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.
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