CenteringPregnancy® and CenteringParenting®


Lancaster Health Center has joined with the Centering Healthcare Institute to provide meaningful information and experiences to our patients who are soon-to-be parents and parents of growing families.

Centering® groups replace traditional one-on-one visits and provide assessment, education, and support alongside Lancaster Health Center’s care team. CenteringPregnancy® and CenteringParenting® are offered as groups in our Wellness Circle Program, and are currently lead in both English and Spanish.

Lancaster Health Center’s Centering® groups are held in the Group Room at our New Holland Avenue site. If you have any questions or would like more information on program participation, please contact our Wellness Circle Coordination at 717-299-6371 ext. 11210.


CenteringPregnancy® focuses on prenatal care. We provide you with education on body changes throughout your pregnancy as well as the birth and the care of your baby.

This program is completed in ten sessions throughout your pregnancy, in which you will meet with your provider individually and then join with other parents experiencing pregnancy in a group setting. During each session, group members are encouraged to discuss concerns and solutions about the progress of your pregnancy, your body, and your family.


CenteringParenting® focuses on the full-scope healthcare of mothers and babies, while providing a light and relaxed atmosphere to share questions, advice, and experiences with other parents in the group.

The CenteringParenting® group meets regularly throughout the first 15 months following birth, with the mother actively involved in the health evaluation of herself and her baby. Group discussions encourage group members to comfortably identify the needs of your baby, your own individual health, and your families as our care team completes standard health evaluations for the mother and baby.

*CenterPregnancy® and CenteringParenting® is a 12-24 month Wellness Circle during the transition from pregnancy to the first 15 months of your child’s life. You are encouraged, but not required to participate in both Wellness Circles.