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Pregnancy and the arrival of a new baby is a joyous time, but it can be overwhelming. There are countless books, websites and family members offering advice; but it is nice for new and expectant mothers to have experts available to answer specific questions and ease anxiety.
The fifth annual Baby Expo is the place for new and expectant mothers (and fathers) to have their questions answered and fears lessened while socializing with other parents. This year’s festivities are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on April 9 at Dry Ridge Elementary School.
Informational booths will cover a variety of topics from car seat safety to the benefits of breastfeeding. Refreshments and child care for children 6 and under will be provided. Door prizes such as car seats and baby goodie bags will be given out throughout the evening, and special guest speakers will include Myra McElheney, from the St. Elizabeth Birthing Center, and Rick St. Blancard, from Kentucky State Police.
McElheney will talk with expectant mothers about what to expect during labor and their stay at the hospital. Specific information will include watching for, timing and breathing through contractions. She will also go over the stages of labor and when mothers should call their doctors.
St. Blancard will be giving new parents tips on the general safety of their children. This will include information on installing the car seat, baby-proofing the house and preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Contact Joanna Surgener at 647-5533 for more information and to RSVP.