Parkridge East Hosts "Mommy To Bee" Event For Expecting Mothers

Monday, October 7, 2013

Parkridge East Hospital will celebrate the excitement of birth and and new beginnings with an exclusive “Mommy to Bee” event for expecting mothers on Saturday, Nov. 2. This morning of educational classes and fun activities is designed to help moms-to-be prepare for the moment when they will meet their new babies for the first time.

The “Mommy to Bee” event begins at 9 a.m. and features door prizes, vendors, an Ask-the-Doctor panel, a hospital tour and a baby shower. Participating vendors will include Babies R Us, Origami Owl, Thirty One Gifts, Yoga Landing and more. As part of the event, First Things First will offer the “When Baby Makes Three” class designed to help new parents maintain a healthy relationship while adjusting to the demands of life with a new baby. 

The cost to attend the “Mommy to Bee” event is $10 per person and attendance is strictly limited to the expectant mom plus one guest. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call MedLine at 800/242-5662. 

Parkridge East Hospital is located at 941 Spring Creek Road in East Ridge and is a part of Parkridge Health System. 


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