Alameda Health System (AHS) was on KCBS Radio this week for a program that integrates group singing and lullabies into perinatal care.

AHS partnered with Carnegie Hall and Noe Music to offer the Lullaby Project to perinatal patients enrolled in its Centering Pregnancy program. The Lullaby Project pairs professional musicians with expecting families. Together, they compose and sing personalized lullabies in English and Spanish for their babies. 

Midwifery Chief Eva Goodfriend-Reaño spoke to KCBS reporter Megan Goldsby for the story.

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Alameda Health System’s adoption of the Lullaby Project delivers therapeutic music experiences to patients enrolled in its Centering Pregnancy program, a group perinatal care service for cohorts of birthing people and families who are expecting around the same time. Centering groups are a midwife-led model of care that integrates perinatal medical care with social services, interactive learning, and community building.

Alameda Health System offers culturally congruent Centering cohorts including Spanish-language Centering and Beloved Birth Black Centering. Studies show that Centering reduces rates of babies born too soon and too small, and Centering has been shown to reduce racism-based disparities in maternal health outcomes.