Excitement. Nervousness. Delight.
Sudipta Chakrabarti and Surya Pathak had so many feelings when they found out they were expecting their first child. They were overwhelmed with joy, and like so many first-time parents, they were also overwhelmed with questions.
After an initial appointment, their obstetrician suggested they try the Centering Pregnancy program. They were skeptical at first, but decided to give it a try knowing traditional care was always an option.
By the end of the first session, their doubt was replaced with confidence. It was reassuring to meet 11 other couples all experiencing pregnancy together. Their group facilitator, Mallory Betz, and her team addressed concerns and described a plan for the next eight months, emphasizing that they would have as much support as they needed from the team.
“We didn’t feel alone,” says Surya. “We felt that we would have the support one expects from close friends—only better in this case as they are also trained professionals.”