We are thrilled to announce the introduction of a groundbreaking Centering Pregnancy program. This unique initiative revolutionizes prenatal care by combining standard healthcare practices with group-based sessions, enhancing the overall experience for expectant mothers.

Centering Pregnancy, a model advocated by the Centering Healthcare Institute extends prenatal care visits to 10 comprehensive group meetings. Led by experienced healthcare providers, these sessions create a supportive community, empowering women with knowledge and fostering a sense of shared experience. Patients receive the highest quality of care and, as part of an ongoing group, form a supportive community where they develop skills and confidence to take control of their health. The Centering model combines health assessment, interactive learning, and community building to deliver better health outcomes and a better care experience for patients and their providers.

Dr. Monique Williams, the Lead Centering Physician at Chesapeake Health Care, expressed enthusiasm for the program, stating, “Our commitment to providing exceptional care to expectant mothers has led us to embrace the Centering Pregnancy model. This innovative approach ensures that women receive not only the medical attention they need but also a supportive community to navigate the beautiful journey of pregnancy.”

Centering Pregnancy has demonstrated remarkable outcomes, including a decrease in preterm and low-weight births, increased breastfeeding rates, and improved pregnancy spacing.

“We believe in providing care that goes beyond traditional medical models,” said Dr. Williams.

Chesapeake Health Care is proud to be at the forefront of healthcare innovation, continually striving to enhance the well-being of our community. For more information about the Centering Pregnancy program, please visit www.ChesapeakeHC.org or contact Jodie Foxwell at jfoxwell@chesapeakehc.org or Vera McGowan at vcahall@chesapeakehc.org.

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