addressing Extreme Prematurity
Eliminating Sleep-Related Deaths
I liked the CenteringPregnancy program because it gave me an opportunity to hear the answers to questions that I didn’t even know I had. The opportunity to “crowdsource” for questions and thoughts was fantastic. Additionally, it let me know that I wasn’t crazy as it seemed like others had the same questions I had. The curriculum provided in the discussions made me feel like I learned a lot more than I would have if I had been going to traditional prenatal appointments.
Lastly, it gave me — someone that had moved in from out of state, away from family and friends — a community to start this new journey with. I still keep in touch on some level with all the mothers and midwives in my class; we have a “reunion” every once in a while. I saw everyone the day before Mother’s Day, and I meet up with one of the moms pretty regularly.
“It gave me — someone that had moved in from out of state, away from family and friends — a community to start this new journey with.”
I heard about Centering from my midwife at University Hospitals. I didn’t know much about it beforehand and wasn’t sure I wanted to do it. I was nervous I wouldn’t get the one-on-one attention I felt I could get with traditional appointments, and I had a lot of questions, so I wanted that attention! But Centering still provided me an opportunity to ask all of my questions, and learn more than I would have known to ask about. Because of the time/location, I always went solo since my husband was at work; despite being the only one on my own, I still felt comfortable coming to the group.
Nicole B. was ecstatic when she brought her son, D’Antoni, home from the hospital in January 2009. Nicole and her husband had three beautiful weeks with their newborn before he passed away in ...
In the CenteringPregnancy program, new moms meet in a group setting for well visits during their child’s first year of life. At the sessions, the infants receive their normal screenings, while...
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