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Centering Connects

December 6, 2017 // 

Over the years, we’ve thought of new and different ways to discuss several of the topics that we cover during pregnancy. I’ve kept a log of some of these new ideas, and spent some time over the past few months making them available to all our partners and colleagues in South Carolina and beyond on… » Read more.

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Postpartum reunions

December 6, 2017 // 

Postpartum reunions are the BEST! and…. also the worst. The BEST because it’s been a couple of months since we’ve seen these mommas and it’s so nice to see them and catch up about how they’ve been since we last chatted. And of course we get to meet the babies that they were cooking up… » Read more.

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Transitions

December 4, 2017 // 

It’s been a busy fall, but not much here on the blog and I’m sorry about that. The main reason for that is that I’ve gotten caught up in work and office transitions around here. We have hired a new Centering Coordinator for the OB-GYN Center (more on her in another post). This allows me… » Read more.

I did a webinar thing!

October 25, 2017 // 

I did a review of facilitation skills for one pf Centering Healthcare Institute’s regular webinars. It was fun – and certainly one of my favorite topics… If you get yourself a logon to Centering Connects you can see it too right here.  

Science! Bloody, gutsy science

September 8, 2017 // 

Another publication! Our latest involves blood and placenta specimens, so we’re into the hard-core microbiology world now. Have a read, or if you want the highlight reel here you go: Children from low socio-economic backgrounds have worse cognitive, psychiatric, and health outcomes than their wealthier/higher status peers (this means they tend not to do as… » Read more.

Who do you put on a pedestal?

August 22, 2017 // 

It’s really easy to be outraged by things these days. Everyone’s angry with the state of the world, on all sides of civic discourse, it seems. On my vacation last week, I woke to hear that people were openly marching for Nazism and the KKK in broad daylight in Charlottesville Virginia. And that they were… » Read more.

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When “So Lonely I Could Die” is not hyperbole

August 16, 2017 // 

Elvis was right. You can be so lonesome you could die. I came across this study in my daily social work brief, “Deadly epidemic for our times: Loneliness.” According to this meta-analysis (fancy language for a big study of all other studies), being or feeling lonely is associated with a higher risk of death (regardless… » Read more.

New Centering practices!

August 4, 2017 // 

Well Centering fans, it’s a great year here in South Carolina, because for the second year in a row we’re adding FIVE NEW Centering practices. We are now up to 24 practices offering CenteringPregnancy here in the Palmetto state, and we are really proud of that. Our newest sites are: Walterboro OB-GYN – right there… » Read more.

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Shout out to our fellow Greenvillian game-changer

May 19, 2017 // 

Today was our annual OB-GYN Research Symposium here in Greenville. We close all the offices and focus on getting smarter for the whole day, it’s fabulous. One of our presenters was the fabulous Melisa Holmes, one of our OB-GYN physicians and founder of the amazing Girlology. This is a wonderful program that helps parents have… » Read more.

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Another fantastic intern farewell

May 5, 2017 // 

This week we had to say goodbye to another fantastic intern, Alondra deSantiago from Clemson. She has been amazing – I really wish that at her age I’d had 1/2 of her professionalism, work ethic, maturity, and poise. We were lucky to have her. She did a great website about her experience, which I also… » Read more.