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Pregnancy Support


  • “You get to hear other people’s stories and share. It’s more personal."
    --Rasheeda Bagwell-Kale, 32, mother of two and CenteringPregnancy participant 

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    What is CenteringPregnancy?

    CenteringPregnancy is a new option in prenatal care that helps you make healthy choices for your baby as you get to know other moms-to-be in a casual, group setting. Read a story about our program in the Philadelphia Inquirer and watch a news clip to see how the program helps prevent premature births.

    How It Works

    • You will participate in 10 sessions, held once a month in the beginning and twice a month as you get closer to your due date.
    • All sessions start and end on time so you can fit them in with work, school or child care. A partner, family member or friend can come with you.
    • Each meeting will include a speaker who will lead a group discussion on a featured topic 
    • You’ll get a CenteringPregnancy notebook that gives you lots of helpful information to track your health, progress and baby’s growth.
    • Each session begins with a private prenatal exam with your group’s healthcare provider - no need for separate doctor’s office visits!
    • Light refreshments are served at each meeting
    • Once you deliver, you’re welcome to come back with your baby and share experiences about adjusting to life with a newborn.

    What You Will Gain From Our Program

    You will learn to take charge of your pregnancy through:

    • Tracking your baby’s growth and your pregnancy progress
    • Recording your blood pressure and weight
    • Gaining a support system and friends
    • Sharing similar emotional and physical concerns and questions
    • Learning from each others’ experiences

    Studies show a supportive approach to pregnancy may:

    • Help you make healthier choices for yourself and your growing family
    • Lower your risk of going into labor too early
    • Make it easier to give your baby the advantages of breastfeeding

    Locations

    Paley OB/GYN Associates
    Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
    5501 Old York Road
    Paley Bldg., 3rd Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19141

    Genuardi Family Foundation Maternal Health Center
    1330 Powell Street
    Suite 507
    Norristown, PA 19401


  • Questions? Call Us:

    1.800.346.7834

    Accreditation & Partnerships


    Breastfeeding Friendly Employer Seal

    Designated by the City of Philadelphia and Maternity Care Coalition.


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