Centering Pregnancy group reunites with joy

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
The first group of mothers completes the TAMC Centering Pregnancy program and gathers for a "reunion" with their infants at TAMC. (Photo by Pacific Regional Medical Command Public Affairs)

The first group of mothers completes the TAMC Centering Pregnancy program and gathers for a
“reunion” with their infants at TAMC. (Photo by Pacific Regional Medical Command Public Affairs)

Spc. Paxton Busch
Pacific Regional Medical Command Public Affairs

HONOLULU — The first Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) Centering Pregnancy group has completed the program and reunited after delivery at TAMC, here, recently.

Centering Pregnancy, offered through TAMC Obstetrics/Gynecology, is a prenatal care program from the Centering Healthcare Institute, which began in May 2014.

“Group care helps build community, increases motivation to learn and make positive changes, and improves understanding among participants through sharing,” stated Christine Host, Centering Pregnancy coordinator, TAMC.

This patient/family-centered model approach to pregnancy, which starts at the beginning of the pregnancy and completes after the mother’s first check-up, incorporates health assessments, prenatal education and support, and aids women in having a more active role throughout the process.

Host said, “It has been a great pleasure to see the theories in action, to see patients proudly report to the group that they have made a positive change … and to see patients share their experiences and support each other.”

The group gave the participants the opportunity to express their similar concerns or questions, to include the uncomfortable ones, freely.

“The group was so warm and welcoming, and everyone that ran it was just so open that it made it just a great experience. I hope we can do it again when we have our next baby,” stated Christine Rose, mother participant of Centering Pregnancy.

The mothers were all excited to see each other again after their deliveries and had nothing but good things to say about their time and experience with Centering Pregnancy.

“My experience with Centering was absolutely amazing. It was nice to have such a great support group and be around other moms who are going through this for the first time as well,” stated Rose.

More Details
The mission of the TAMC Obstetric and Gynecologic Department is to provide optimal health care to all female beneficiaries while training the future leaders of the profession in the premier training program in the Army system. For more information on Centering, call 808-433-5933.

 

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