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What is the centering pregnancy model?

Some doctors and certified nurse-midwives follow a model for group prenatal visits called Centering Pregnancy. At each prenatal visit, the provider facilitates learning and discussion among a group of pregnant women. In addition, the provider gives individualized private care to each woman at every meeting.

Centering pregnancy groups provide a dynamic atmosphere for learning and sharing that is impossible to create in a one-to-one encounter. Hearing other women share concerns which mirror their own helps the woman to normalize the whole experience of pregnancy.

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