This 10 minute video focuses on the CenteringPregnancy program offered by the Nurse-Midwives of San Francisco General Hospital.
Centering Pregnancy is a prenatal care model offered by the by the SFGH division of Ob/Gyn. The program is based on the philosophy of the parent organization – “that the health and well being of women, children and families is fostered through the nurturance and care of women, their families, their communities, and their environment.” CenteringPregnancy combines pregnancy assessments with education and social support in a group format, with time allotted for one-on-one interaction as needed. CenteringPregnancy honors the cultural backgrounds of participants and encourages discussion, the building of relationships, and a sense of community and shared purpose. The model is based on the premise that adult and teen women benefit from, and enjoy active participation in their health care and in their health care decision-making.