Friday, June 11, 2010

New Centering Pregnancy site on the Peninsula ready to schedule patients

Beginning in early September, Riverside Family Medicine Residency will be offering Centering Pregnancy to its maternity patients. Centering Pregnancy is a new model for prenatal care. Prenatal care occurs in a group setting with 8 to 12 pregnant women and two facilitators. Physical assessment (fetal heart tones, blood pressure, weight checks) is followed by education and support. Randomized trials have shown that this unique model of prenatal care reduces the rate of preterm birth in women who participate.Women can be scheduled now for an intake appointment and for enrollment in the first group. Please encourage pregnant women who would benefit from Centering Pregnancy to phone 594-3800 and ask for Michelle Wells, RN. The first group will meet in the afternoon on Wednesday, September 8 and is for women with due dates in February and March. The next group will begin in late October for women due in March and April. New groups will begin every 6-7 weeks thereafter.For more information or for Centering brochures to distribute, please contact Liz Marshall, MPH at

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