Piloted from 1993–1995 by Nurse Midwife, Sharon Schindler Rising

The program was held in a hospital clinic, a community health center, and a private office. Now there are sites in almost all of the 50 states and some foreign countries. In CenteringPregnancy® Healthcare prenatal groups: Know when all their appointments are scheduled and never wait to be seen Spend quality time with their health provider Enjoy healthy snacks and refreshments Discuss health concerns and expectations in a supportive setting The unique group dynamic promotes: Self-Care Prolonged provider and patient contact time Empowerment of participants Support and friendship Learning Better birth outcomes Fun!