Photos of Our Program
Check out this "Look Book" of photos from a few of our CenteringPregnancy sessions. View book (pdf)
In the News
COVID-19 Update: For the safety of our patients and to support social distancing efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, CenteringPregnancy group prenatal care is temporarily suspended.
About Group Prenatal Care
Our group prenatal care program, called CenteringPregnancy, is a great way for pregnant women to participate in their prenatal care and help ensure their baby has a healthy start to life.
CenteringPregnancy consists of 10 two-hour sessions during the second and third trimester of pregnancy. At each session, the mother-to-be has a private check-up with one of the health care professionals leading the group. We closely monitor her health as well as the baby’s development. Participants and providers then meet as a group to discuss important topics such as nutrition, labor and delivery planning, breastfeeding, newborn care and parenting.
Women tell us they like this style of prenatal care because they:
- Have more time with a health care provider
- Enjoy the support and friendship of other pregnant women
- Learn from each other
- Feel more confident about caring for a newborn
Our CenteringPregnancy groups usually are 8-12 women with similar due dates. Spouses, partners or other support people are welcome to participate, too. We offer interpreter services (any language) and groups in Spanish. In addition, child care and transportation assistance is available.
Note: If you have health insurance, please call the number on the back of your insurance card before you sign up for CenteringPregnancy to verify they cover this type of care.
New CenteringPregnancy Baby Closet
All patients receiving their prenatal care through CenteringPregnancy earn points that can be redeemed for essentials like baby clothing, diapers and toys. Mothers are awarded points for each Centering session they attend as well as other designated activities, such as car seat checks and breastfeeding class. We are grateful to Friends of UW Health for their support of the Baby Closet.
Sign Up or Get More Information
If you have questions about CenteringPregnancy or would like to sign up for an upcoming group, please call (608) 287-5825 or complete this form.
CenteringPregnancy sessions are held in Madison at these locations:
- UW Health Arboretum Clinic, 1102 S. Park St. (Groups for Spanish speakers available)
- UW Health West Clinic, 452 Junction Rd.
- Collaboration with the Meadwood Health Partnership located at Joining Forces for Families, 5810 Russet Rd.
- Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St.
CenteringPregnancy participants explain what group prenatal care is like.
Dr. Cynthia Anderson explains how moms and babies benefit from CenteringPregnancy.