Well-woman and well-baby care through the first year

CenteringParenting is a model of group care that integrates the three major components of care: health assessment, education and support, into unified care within a group setting. This group model of dyad care refers to two-part care between mother and child.

Six or seven mother/baby groups come together and parents learn care skills, participate in facilitated discussion and develop a support network with other group members. Parenting groups meet for eight to nine sessions through the baby’s first year. Group sessions will not only focus on your baby, but you will learn more about healthy eating, weight loss, exercise, finding time for yourself, delegating and much more.

CenteringParenting offers moms ease of mind when it comes to your new baby. You will always know when your baby is scheduled for an appointment for the entire year. Your baby will receive all of his or her well-baby check-ups (immunizations) and sick visits during the first year of life at CenteringParenting. This means no waiting to be seen and appointments last 90 minutes to two hours, so you have the opportunity to ask questions without feeling rushed. Moms will also learn to care for themselves while caring for their new baby. There is also a nurse practitioner on-call 24/7 for sick baby calls.

We will also cover:

  • Well-woman care
  • Postpartum care
  • Family planning
  • Mental health
  • Breastfeeding
  • Oral health
  • Relationships, safe sex
  • Infant attachment
  • Life balanc
  • Aechieve weight goals

Well-baby care:

  • Infant growth and development
  • Immunization
  • Nutrition
  • Illness
  • Oral health
  • Safety: car seats, childproofing
  • Motor skills, milestones
  • Cognition
  • Behavior

Refreshments will be provided at each group session and infants will receive diapers at the end of each visit. After completion of the first year, a birthday party will be held for each group.

Come join us and learn interesting facts about parenting and of course have fun in the process.

Patients do not have to be a part of CenteringPregnancy to be a part of CenteringParenting. Sick babies will not be seen during well-baby check-ups. All immunizations will be provided at the visits and state of Alabama Blue Cards will be provided. Moms who receive Medicaid benefits will receive gas vouchers to help with transportation.

To learn more contact:

Khai Salaam, MSN, CRNP, program coordinator
Summer Bass, MSN, CRNP
Andrea Powell, clinical associate
Baptist Medical Center South
Parker Pavilion Suite 404 
(334) 613-7034