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Centering Pregnancy Overview
As a commitment to improving healthcare, Baptist Medical Center South is proud to offer Centering Pregnancy as a unique method of providing prenatal care. Centering Pregnancy is a multifaceted model of group care that integrates the three major components of care: health assessment, education and support into a unified program within a group setting. Eight to 12 women with similar due dates meet together, learning care skills, participating in a discussion, and developing a support network with other group members. Each pregnancy group meets for a total of nine sessions throughout pregnancy and early postpartum.
Prenatal care will be provided by Program Coordinator, Khai Salaam, MSN, CRNP. Khai received her bachelor of science in nursing from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. She received her master’s in nursing, with a postgraduate specialization as a family nurse practitioner from Troy University. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. Khai has more than 18 years of combined obstetrical and pediatric experience. Khai loves traveling and reading in her spare time.
Summer G. Bass has been with Centering Pregnancy as a certified registered family nurse practitioner since April 2012. She graduated magna cum laude with her bachelor’s in nursing at Auburn University of Montgomery in 2004. In December 2011, she graduated with her master’s in nursing from the University of South Alabama. She is certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practioners as a family nurse practitioner and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Socieity and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Summer considers it a privilege to provide prenatal care using the model of centering healthcare. She uses her creative talents to bring an extra flare to Centering. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, Pure Barre, Pilates, and spending time with her daughter, husband and dogs.
It’s all about groups
You will be in a group with other women whose due dates are close to yours. In each of the nine sessions you will have a private time with your health care provider. You will also meet as a group to discuss questions about your pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and other concerns. Refreshments will be provided at each visit and a baby shower with gifts for all is held for each group.
It’s all about self-care
You’ll learn to take your own blood pressure and weight and enter the information into your chart. You’ll receive information and tools to help you make healthier choices for you, your baby and your whole family. It’s all about women You’ll meet other expectant moms and have an opportunity to share stories and learn from one another. You’ll be able to talk about health issues that are important to you and all the things you’re going through physically and emotionally.
It’s all about time
At your first visit, you’ll receive a schedule of all the group times. This will make it easier to arrange childcare or meet work obligations. You won’t need to enroll in separate childbirth classes because everything will be covered in the group. Every minute of your time will be occupied, not spent sitting alone in a waiting or exam room. Centering pregnancy
Centering Program Baptist Medical Center South
Parker Pavilion, Suite 404
2065 East South Blvd.
Montgomery, AL 36116