Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies is proud to be the only provider of CenteringPregnancy in Palm Beach County. This unique, group prenatal care program provides a personal atmosphere for learning and sharing that is impossible to create in a one-to-one setting. Eight to twelve pregnant women with similar gestational ages meet together, learn care skills,participate in a facilitated discussion, and develop a support network with other group members. Each pregnancy group meets for a total of 10 sessions throughout pregnancy and early postpartum.
HMHB's CenteringPregnancy focuses on three major components of prenatal care: health assessment, education and support. Each new mom is seen by a health practitioner or midwife during the session for a prenatal care check up and standard health assessments. Additional time with other members of the group allows for supportive discussion related to concerns and experiences of the pregnancy.
CenteringPregnancy sessions include:
- Prenatal care check up
- Weight and blood pressure monitoring
- Private time with your health care provider
- Imortant information and resources for you and your baby
- Time to talk about pregnancy, childbirth and family
- Time to get to know other women in your group
- Time to talk and share about parenting, child development and family issues
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies offers CenteringPregnancy in English, Spanish and Creole in partnership with Children's Services Council
, the Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County in Lantana and OB/GYN Specialists
in West Palm Beach. Program locations are in Lantana, Belle Glade, West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach.
For more information, or to enroll, please call:
CenteringPregnancy Program Manager