Parkridge East Hosts "Mommy-To-Bee" Event

Monday, March 3, 2014

Parkridge East Hospital will celebrate the excitement of birth and new beginnings with an exclusive “Mommy-to-Bee” event for expecting mothers on Saturday, April 5. 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 BeYoga, Leslie Dearman Photography, Origami Owl, Thirty One Gifts, 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.

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