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CenteringPregnancy™ begins around the 12th week of pregnancy. Appointments are held once a month, then more frequently as you get closer to your delivery date. Each session lasts about two hours and is conducted by a nurse midwife as well as an additional nurse or medical assistant. During this time you will also have your private, regular OB/GYN check-ups with your provider. Your partner is encouraged to attend. 

Topics include:
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Nutrition
  • Body changes
  • Relaxation
  • Fetal development
  • Birth experience
  • Breastfeeding
  • Newborn care
  • Parenting
Our program is offered at various days and times, including evenings and weekends. Sessions always start and end on time, so there is no wait for your appointment. You will be part of a group of women who are all at the same stage of pregnancy. 

CenteringPregnancy™ extends the support system women have during this important time. Research shows participation in this program results in improved outcomes for both the mother and baby including greater satisfaction with prenatal care, decreased risk of preterm birth and increased breastfeeding rates. You will be better prepared to care for yourself during your pregnancy and more confident in caring for your baby.

If you are interested in participating in our program, please talk with your medical provider. 
For more information, contact Carle Midwifery at (217) 383-6434.

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