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Centering Pregnancy: practical tips for your practice



With increased access to care, current health delivery systems will need expansion to meet higher demands and needs.


To define Centering Pregnancy and practical tips for implementation into both private and academic practices.

Methods/evidence acquisition

Evidence was gathered through literature reviews.


It was found that Centering Pregnancy offers a patient-centered, evidence-based approach to helping with access issues, as well as improving outcomes.


This article describes the benefits of Centering Pregnancy to the practice, the provider, and the patient.


Practical implementation tips will be offered, with suggestions for negating common implementation barriers.

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Dr Julie DeCesare is a paid speaker for Bayer.

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DeCesare, J.Z., Jackson, J.R. Centering Pregnancy: practical tips for your practice. Arch Gynecol Obstet 291, 499–507 (2015).

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  • Centering Pregnancy
  • Group prenatal care
  • Obstetrics