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Your Care Choice - Prenatal Healthcare Model


At Lawndale Christian Health Center, we offer two models of prenatal care. You can choose the one that is right for you.

  1. Traditional Model

    In traditional care you have individual visits with your provider. You also have the option of attending free classes to prepare for labor, delivery, and parenting. In a traditional visit, you meet with your provider each month to discuss your health and growth of your baby.

  2. Centering Model

    Your other option is group prenatal care, called “Centering”. In Centering, you have your prenatal visit with a small group of other women due around the same time you are. You don’t wait in the waiting room because groups start and end on time, and you will spend about 2 hours with your provider! We play games, learn from one another, share our hopes and worries and have snacks. After delivery, you can choose to continue with group well-baby visits in Centering Parenting during your child’s first year.

We work hard at providing excellent care through both models. Whichever choice you make, we look forward to sharing this journey with you.