Centering Pregnancy is a model of prenatal care in groups that is changing the way people think about obstetrical care. The model has three components: health care assessment, education, and support. It’s provided in a group facilitated by a credentialed healthcare provider and a co-facilitator. Instead of traditional visits one-to-one with a physician or midwife, a small group of pregnant women and their provider come together on a regular basis for their prenatal visit in a group setting. Women enter centering groups after three months of pregnancy, when initial lab tests and pelvic exams have been completed. By the time they are ready to deliver, they know everyone in their group like old friends. Many times they continue to get together even after their babies are born. "Pregnant women wonder if the changes going on in their body are normal and want information about how to stay healthy. It’s hard to address everything in the typical fifteen minute appointment. Women also need to connect with other women going through pregnancy, to learn from each other," says Vicki Fleury, MSN, CNM, and co-facilitator of the groups. “Centering is the perfect place to do that since we have two hours together each month."
The totals are in and the number is huge. This year's Relay For Life of Henderson County raised an astonishing $180,000 in the fight against cancer! Pardee continues to raise money for the event so the total Pardee pledge will not be available for a few weeks. Pardee had approximately 100 associates and nine teams at the event. The Pardee teams were the Lab Rats, Mom's Team, Pardee Fusion, Jim's Angels, 2 West, Oncology Angels, Beam Team, Psychlones and the Rx Rock Stars. With the money raised at Relay we are working toward an important goal - a future without cancer. -CJP [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]
[gallery link="file" order="DESC"] The Pardee Pavilion Adult Day Health Services hosted an Open House on Sunday, May 23. Interested participants, caregivers, and current participants of the Pavilion came out to meet the staff and nurses, tour the facility, and enjoyed cookies and punch during the open house celebration. Ron Comeens with Pardee Lifeline was also on hand. Raffle prizes were given away thanks to the generosity of the Pardee Health Education Center as well as free glucose screenings. If you're caring for an elderly or mentally impaired adult in your home, then you know it can be difficult to run errands, shop, or find time for your own needs. Pardee Pavilion may be just the help you’ve been looking for. Or you may know someone, a friend, a relative, a neighbor, who needs a little extra assistance. The Pavilion may be just what the doctor ordered. Stop by for a tour of the Pavilion and speak with one of their knowledgeable staff members about how Pardee Pavilion can make a difference in your life, and the life of your loved one. The Pavilion is located in Flat Rock adjacent to Blue Ridge Community College. For more information call, (828) 697-7070.