Parkridge East Hospital Hosts “Mommy To Bee” Maternity Event Aug. 23

Monday, August 4, 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, Aug. 23. The 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, a vendor fair, an Ask-the-Doctor panel, tours of The Birth Place at Parkridge East Hospital and a baby shower. Participating vendors will include Babies R Us, Sweet Beginnings Ultrasound, Wee Care Diaper Service, Kindermusik 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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