Centering Yourself for a Healthy Pregnancy
Frustrated by short prenatal visits that leave you with more questions than answers? You might be a candidate for the latest trend in prenatal care.
More 'Centering' on the Horizon
Indeed, the bonds fostered in these groups are so strong that Rising is now
developing "centering parenting," a program that would allow the groups
to go forward together into the first year of their baby's lives, with the
focus on well-baby and well-mommy care.
Still, even with all the success, Bernstein concedes that it's not the right
approach for every pregnant woman.
"Some don't have more than 10 minutes once a month to devote to prenatal
care; others are too private for a group situation and just don't feel
comfortable," he says. And for these women, he tells WebMD that totally
private care should remain an option.
The good news: So far, not a single insurance company has refused payment
for Centering Pregnancy, with many now on board supporting and encouraging
To find a Centering Pregnancy group in your area, visit the web site at
www.CenteringPregnancy.org. Or talk to your health care provider.
Colette Bouchez is the author of Your Perfectly Pampered
Pregnancy: Health, Beauty and Lifestyle Advice for the Modern