Giving birth is one of the most significant and life-changing events for a woman to experience. The first step of your successful delivery is finding a provider you trust. CMU Health’s team of obstetricians and certified nurse midwives are trained in the dedicated service of managing pregnancy, childbirth, and the care of women through labor and delivery.

In partnership with the Michigan Health Improvement Alliance, Inc. and Centering Healthcare Institute, we are proud to share with you an interactive model of care for expectant mothers – CenteringPregnancy®.

What is CenteringPregnancy?

CenteringPregnancy brings 8-12 pregnant women who are due around the same time together for routine prenatal care. Each of the 10 visits is 90 minutes to two hours long—giving you ten times as much time with your provider team. During the visit, you engage in your care by taking your weight and blood pressure, recording your own health data, and having private time with your provider for a belly check. This active participation makes you more aware of your results and what it means to your health and your baby’s health. The remaining time is a facilitated discussion on health topics related to your pregnancy. The group learns from your provider and also from one another.