Group Prenatal Care

Play an active role in your pregnancy in a supportive group environment.

Imagine receiving your prenatal care with other families and a dedicated nurse midwife who are supporting you every step of the way. Feel more confident and prepared for pregnancy, labor, delivery, and parenthood!

What is group prenatal care?

  • Groups of 8-12 pregnant patients due in the same month
  • Facilitated by a consistent provider and co-facilitator
  • 10 prenatal visits; 2 hours long each
  • Take an active role by taking your own weight and blood pressure
  • Groups join in discussions and fun activities
  • Receive a semi-private health assessment before joining the group

What are the benefits?

  • 10 times more face time with your provider
  • Meet at consistent days and times
  • Have fun and create bonds with other expecting parents
  • Feel more prepared for labor, delivery, and parenthood
  • Increase the chances for a healthy baby and delivery

Frequently Asked Questions

You will have a semi-private “tummy checks” with your provider at the beginning of each group. Patients will also collectively agree not to share another group member’s private information outside of groups. “What happens in Centering, stays in Centering!”

Our Centering® prenatal groups are designed so that the majority of our patients do not need to schedule additional appointments outside of care. We actually have high-risk patients who are able to go through our prenatal group care without ever having to do a one-on-one visit! With that, patients can arrange to be seen on another day for non-urgent conditions. Your group facilitators will go over what conditions and/or concerns would be appropriate for a one-on-one visit outside of your prenatal group.

Yes! Each group has one clinical facilitator (doctor or midwife) and one co-facilitator that will provide your individual assessments and lead each week’s group.

Yes! These will take place at scheduled appointments outside of group sessions. Speak with your group facilitators to set up an appointment.

Centering® encourages pregnant patients to bring a support person with them! This must be a consistent person to create a trusting and supportive group environment.

Children are not allowed to attend Centering® group prenatal care. The groups are interactive, in-depth, and private. Having children present would interrupt the activities and experiences of other group members. Patients are encouraged to arrange childcare while they are attending group appointments.

Yes! Group prenatal care is accepted by most insurances, including Medicaid. Self-pay patients are also accepted.

Interested in group prenatal care?

Call our office at 352-792-6123 to find out more about your birth month’s group and how to get registered!