At Atrium Health Obstetrics and Gynecology - Downtown Health Plaza, a service of NC Baptist Hospital, we have exceptional practitioners and staff who take pride in providing the best preventive and primary care as well as comprehensive care to women of all ages.
With the latest medical technologies at our disposal, you can feel assured that our medical staff is able to assist you on every step of your journey to wellness.
CenteringPregnancy is an innovative approach to prenatal care with the potential to improve pregnancy outcomes.
CenteringPregnancy is a group model of care. You’re joined together with other women due around the same time. They receive and participate in assessment, support, and education in one space.
Privacy is respected and sensitive issues are addressed separately.
Women are engaged in a number of topics related to pregnancy such as:
- Nutrition and healthy choices in pregnancy,
- Setting personal goals
- Prenatal tests
- Common discomforts
- Breastfeeding, relaxation
- Labor and birth
- Newborn care
- Emotional health
- Family dynamics
- Contraception for postpartum
Group dates are known in advance, meet as often as prenatal visits, and last about 1.5 to 2 hours.
Studies have shown that among women who participate in this group regularly, there is a 33 to 41% reduction in premature birth as compared to women in traditional care. In addition, women have been shown to be more likely to breastfeed and have enhanced readiness for motherhood.
The Downtown Health Plaza is recognized as an official site by the Centering Healthcare Institute.