FORT HOOD, Texas—The Centering Pregnancy program at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (CRDAMC) is holding an open house May 3 from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. All expectant beneficiaries with due dates from October through December are invited to come and learn about the program, meet providers, and connect with other expectant moms.

Attendees also are invited to register for the upcoming sessions:

May 7 for October 1-15 due dates

May 16 for October 16-31 due dates

May 29 for November 1-15 due dates

June 5 for November 16-30 due dates

July 9 for December 1-15 due dates

July 15 for December 16-31 due dates.

Centering Pregnancy is a 10-session, prenatal care model conducted in a small group setting and provides expectant moms 10 times more visits with their provider than traditional prenatal care, plus the added benefits of conversations, education, support and group bonding. The program includes individual health check-ups and resources to help an expectant mother better prepare for birth and care for the baby. Participants also will receive information and tools to help make healthier choices. The Centering Pregnancy healthcare method has been proven to reduce the risk of preterm birth and lead to healthier outcomes for both mom and baby.  Sessions are held once a month in the beginning of the pregnancy period and then twice a month toward the due date. Each two-hour session provides the expectant mother with time for a one-one-one with their provider.

The Centering Pregnancy healthcare method has been proven to reduce the risk of preterm birth and lead to healthier outcomes for both mom and baby

For more information, contact the Centering Pregnancy coordinator at 254-553-1554.

Interested media should RSVP with CRDAMC Public Affairs at 254-553-6218 or 254-338-6087.  Gate time for media will be 9:15 a.m.