Experiencing a mental health crisis? Contact Mass Behavioral Health Line:

Access our new Patient Portal: MyChart

Pregnancy & Parenting Services

Trying to Join Virtual Meeting?

Click the button below to access the pregnancy and parenting virtual meetings!

Pregnancy & Parenting Services

Family Health Center of Worcester is proud to provide high-quality perinatal care to women and families in the Worcester area.

Our team of experienced providers is committed to providing comprehensive, compassionate, and culturally sensitive care throughout the pregnancy and parenting journey.

We offer a variety of services, including prenatal care, childbirth education, and postpartum care.

We are also proud to be a Centering Pregnancy provider, which is a group perinatal care model that has been shown to improve birth outcomes.

Want to Register for Pregnancy and Parenting Services?

Baby Cafe

Baby Cafe is a breastfeeding support group offering ongoing professional lactation care and intervention. These support groups are offered for free to FHCW Patients and non-patients alike.

Baby Cafe Features

  • Safe and supportive environment: Babycafe provides a safe and welcoming space for parents and caregivers of young children to gather. This can be a great way to connect with other parents, share experiences, and learn from each other.
  • Free services: This can be a great way to get the support you need at no additional cost.
  • Parent education: Providing education programs on a variety of topics, such as breastfeeding education, child development, and more.
  • Community involvement: This can be a great way to get involved in your community and meet other parents.

Baby Cafe Calendar

 Monday
TuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
10AM – 12PM

Latinx Support Session – Spanish Speaking Only

Virtual: ZOOM Link

On-Site: Ground Floor Conference Room

Virtual: ZOOM Link

 

On-Site: Ground Floor Conference Room

Virtual: ZOOM Link

On-Site: Ground Floor Conference Room

Virtual: ZOOM Link

On-Site: Ground Floor Conference Room

Virtual: ZOOM Link

 

 

 

 

   

 

Centering Pregnancy

Pregnant person holding pregnant belly

Centering Pregnancy is a new way of delivering quality prenatal care by bringing women together in groups. The group medical visits provide strengths-based, interactive, prenatal care. Research has shown women in Centering Pregnancy groups experience fewer emergency room visits and premature deliveries, and they report knowing more and feeling more ready for labor and delivery.

Centering Pregnancy sessions are led by trained staff and medical providers who partner with patients to improve birth outcomes. During group visits, more time is spent in discussion so women learn from one another as well as from the clinician. Those who are least likely to ask questions, including many immigrants and refugees, are most likely to benefit from the group format. Within the relaxed, social environment of the group, providers have multiple opportunities to recognize and assess risk factors. Self care and risk reduction strategies are discussed at every visit. Nutrition is reviewed in the early sessions of the program and clients are screened for depression. Family Health Center offers Centering Pregnancy groups in English, Vietnamese, and Spanish. Interpretation is available in other languages upon request.

Services available include:

  • Group interaction and discussion
  • Clinician one-on-one time
  • Pre-natal care and education
  • Self-care education
  • Labor and delivery education
  • Risk reduction strategies
  • Nutrition education
  • Depression screening

Centering Pregnancy Calendar (Needs updating/info)

 Family MedicineWalk-In / Urgent CareDental ServicesSocial Services / Behavioral HealthPharmacyHealth Benefits Advising
Baystate Lab @ FHCW
Monday8 a.m.-
5 p.m.
8 a.m.-
8 p.m.
8 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.8 a.m.-
5 p.m.
8 a.m.-
8 p.m.
8 a.m.-
6 p.m.
8 a.m.-
6 p.m.
Tuesday8 a.m. –
8 p.m.
8 a.m.-
8 p.m.
8 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.8 a.m.-
5 p.m.
8 a.m.-
8 p.m.
8 a.m.-
6 p.m.
8 a.m.-
6 p.m.
Wednesday8 a.m.-
8 p.m.
8 a.m.-
8 p.m.
8 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.8 a.m.-
5 p.m.
8 a.m.-
8 p.m.
8 a.m.-
6 p.m.
8 a.m.-
6 p.m.
Thursday8 a.m. –
8 p.m.
8 a.m.-
8 p.m.
8 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.8 a.m –
5 p.m.
8 a.m.-
8 p.m.
8 a.m.-
6 p.m.
8 a.m.-
6 p.m.
Friday8 a.m.-
5 p.m.
8 a.m.-
8 p.m.
8 a.m.-
6 p.m.
8 a.m. –
5 p.m.
8 a.m.-
8 p.m.
8 a.m.-
6 p.m.
8 a.m.-
6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. –
5 p.m.
  9 a.m. –
5 p.m.
 8 a.m.-
3:30 p.m.
8 a.m.-
3 p.m.
Sunday       

 

Questions? Connect with our team by reaching out on our Contact Page.