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Marena commented on Centering

Thanks for the thoughtful questions, Kate. Centering is group healthcare - the prenatal visit or the well-child visit. Moms, dads, partners and support people can all be a part of a Centering group. You'll see some fabulous dads in the photos I posted from a CenteringParenting group at Einstein Medical Center. One of the dads confided in me that he worked all the time but had not missed a single one of his daughter's well-child visits. He loved being a part of the group. And typically it is the healthcare provider who is the champion for bringing Centering to their practice or health system. They may have learned about it in residency or med school, or experienced Centering at another practice. We hear that they love providing care in this way, because it allows them to get to know their patients in a more relaxed and meaningful way. Instead of fifteen minute individual visits, Centering providers are with their patients for two hours. Spending this time together allows for deeper connection and more time to discuss the topics that are important to both patient and provider. You can learn more at or join the conversation on our online forum, CenteringConnects.