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.
HMHBs 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
- Important 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