What is Centering Pregnancy?

By , October 7th, 2014 | Pregnancy, Women's Health | 0 Comments

Jessica Good, Certified Nurse Midwife, Renown Health

Centering PregnancyCentering is a model of group healthcare that is fun, interesting, and has been shown to reduce some problems that can happen in pregnancy, like delivering your baby too early.

Renown’s Centering Pregnancy typically includes eight to10 pregnant women and their partners. Women are put in a group with others who are due to deliver in the same month. Unlike a class, centering is patient-focused, with an emphasis on empowering women to take charge of their bodies and their healthcare.

While the group has a structure, it is truly focused on what is important to the group at that time. A certified midwife is present throughout the …

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Who’s Who in the Breastfeeding World?

By , October 4th, 2014 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments


Who's Who in the Breastfeeding World

Breastfeeding isn’t easy. Many families have questions and concerns and often lack access to the support and guidance they need to achieve their breastfeeding goals. There are many different providers of breastfeeding support services – “counselors,” “specialists,” “educators,” and “consultants,” to name a few. These designations do not mean the same thing. (see below)

The International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is the gold standard. IBCLCs are healthcare professionals trained to provide clinical expertise in the management of lactation from pregnancy through weaning. The IBCLC cares for basic and complex problems with lactation.

Renown is the only hospital in Nevada that exclusively staff IBCLCs for lactation support. Renown …

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