By: Nathan Jeffersnjeffers@heartlandpublications.com
October 1, 2012
POINT PLEASANT — For a young mother, one of the highlights of a pregnancy is of course shopping and receiving gifts in preparations for the arrival of their baby and an organization called UniCare is working to help new and expectant mothers in Mason County.
From 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 5, at the Trinity United Methodist Church, UniCare will be hosting a free Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby Shower for local new and expectant moms. It was reported that during the shower, new and expectant mothers will be able to receive information to help them with their newborns, as well as entering drawings for prizes such as car seats and baby monitors.
More than 10 other organizations have also been hard at work to help make this baby shower come together and will provide those attending the shower with other important information. Some of the organizations with exhibits and presentations at the shower will include Right from the Start, W.I.C. – Mid Ohio Valley Health Department, and the Mason County Health Department.
“We want to make local moms feel special, but we also want to make sure they leave with plenty of information they can use before their babies arrive, as well as when they bring the babies home,” said Billie Moore, senior health promotion consultant for UniCare. “We know that moms-to-be have many questions about their pregnancies and how they take care of themselves plays an important role in helping to ensure they have healthy babies.”
It was reported that UniCare hosts baby showers across West Virginia in order to help educate families, particularly mothers, on the choices they make on a daily basis and how those choices affect their families.
In order to register for the baby shower, new and expectant moms are asked to call 888-611-9958.