Strong Start is a federal grant project that delivers enhancing prenatal group care to women on or eligible for Medicaid who are at-risk for preterm birth. This program offers CenteringPregnancy® prenatal care in groups.
What is CenteringPregnancy®?
Centering is a unique way to receive care while pregnant because it combines health assessment, education, and social support in each visit. Participants get to meet other moms-to-be and get to share their pregnancy experience with new "mom friends."
Groups of about 10 women with similar due dates meet for up to 10 sessions for about 2 hours each. Each session includes a Mom and Baby health check up with the physician, discussion and learning, time to share with other women, and healthy snacks. All sessions are prescheduled for convenience, and there is no waiting because groups start and end on time!
If you want to enhance your pregnancy experience and have fun at your prenatal visits, CenteringPregnancy® could be the perfect fit for you!
Strong Start Group Prenatal Care Brochure: Bilingual English/Spanish
Top 10 Reasons to Join A CenteringPregnancy® Group Poster
Below is a listing of CenteringPregnancy® provider sites in New Jersey. Contact the site closest to you to find out if you are eligible to participate.
Newark Community Health Centers
- Newark (Ludlow Street): 973-565-0355
- Newark (Jefferson Street): 973-522-0570
- Newark (Broadway): 973-483-1300
- Irvington: 973-465-2828
- East Orange: 973-675-1900
Jewish Renaissance Medical Center, Perth Amboy: 732-376-6600
St. Peter's University Hospital, Women's Ambulatory Health, New Brunswick: 732-745-8600 Ext. 8520
Capital Health Regional Medical Center, Women's Ambulatory Health, Trenton: 609-394-6000
Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Jane H. Booker Family Health Center, Neptune: 732-869-5721
JFK Family Practice, Edison: 732-321-7487
Rutgers Medical School/University Hospital, Newark: 973-972-6220