Centering Pregnancy works to achieve healthy babies by providing support to expectant mothers through greater access to prenatal healthcare, education and programs.

The Issue

In Greater Atlanta, one in every 11 babies is born at a low birth rate. Those babies are more likely to suffer severe health problems while their families suffer from increased emotional and financial stress.

United Way's Role

United Way leads the effort for Centering Pregnancy, providing investment, strategic direction and progress evaluation, while working alongside its partners to increase program access in Georgia.

The Results

From 2010 to 2014, Centering Pregnancy provided support to 400 expectant mothers, increasing time spent with providers by 10 times and improving healthy birth weights by 7 percent.

A Doctor’s View of Centering Pregnancy

Each day, I see women come into my office for their appointments. I wonder about the life they have when…

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