Grace Health’s first CenteringParenting group met on December 14. CenteringParenting brings 6-8 moms, partners, support people and their same-age infants together for family-centered care for the child’s first two years of life. Each CenteringParenting visit includes individual, well-child health assessments, developmental screenings and immunizations along with group discussions and interactive activities that focus on safe sleep, nutrition, development and safety. This creates an environment to get questions answered and build your confidence as a parent. The first year includes 6 appointments with the schedule given a year in advance. The second year includes 3 appointments, again with the schedule given a year in advance. CenteringParenting allows you the opportunity to share with and learn from other parents who are having the same or similar experiences as you. Fun, family activities will be done at each session to help support your growing baby’s development.
Patients who participate in Grace Health’s CenteringPregnancy can receive further support through CenteringParenting where they interact with other parents who have children the same age. During CenteringPregnancy, women meet with their provider and other women with similar due dates allowing time for questions and sharing experiences. With CenteringParenting, women and their support person can continue this learning experience and building relationships that may last a life time.