Centering Parenting brings 6-8 moms, partners, support people, and their same-age infants together in community with their healthcare providers and other parents who are experiencing similar things at the same time.
Centering Parenting fosters a safe and supportive environment to ask questions and creates lifelong bonds between families.
Centering Parenting Benefits include:
Data has shown that Centering families have better attendance for their well-child visits. Better attendance leads to higher immunization rates, extended breastfeeding, and additional opportunities to screen for maternal mental health.
All of the activities, discussions, and patient materials in group reinforce healthy choices for the entire family.
Members of the group feel welcomed, respected, and listened to - giving them greater confidence in their parenting skills.
Additional time with a provider creates an opportunity to screen for developmental milestones and mental health concerns, leading to earlier intervention and referrals.
Centering Parenting groups foster healthy family relationships, lasting friendships, and community connections.
Sharing questions and experiences, the members of the group learn and grow with each other and the facilitation team.
You can learn more about Centering Parenting in this short video from the Centering Healthcare Institute:
If you'd like to talk further with someone about Centering Parenting, please call our Group Coordinator Mónica Gonzalez at (828) 771-3488.
If you'd like to learn more about Centering Pregnancy (offered at MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists), please click here.