Centering Parenting

Centering Parenting is MAHEC's preferred model of care during your child's first year of life.

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

BETTER HEALTH OUTCOMES

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.

 

SELF-CARE

All of the activities, discussions, and patient
materials in group reinforce healthy choices for
the entire family. 

 

SELF-CONFIDENCE

Members of the group feel welcomed, respected,
and listened to - giving them greater confidence
in their parenting skills.

MORE TIME WITH THE PROVIDER

Additional time with a provider creates an
opportunity to screen for developmental
milestones and mental health concerns, leading
to earlier intervention and referrals. 

SUPPORT & FRIENDSHIP

Centering Parenting groups foster healthy
family relationships, lasting friendships, and
community connections.

LEARNING & FUN

Sharing questions and experiences, the members
of the group learn and grow with each other and
the facilitation team. 

 

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!