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Moms and moms-to-be are invited to attend the area’s premier maternity event Oh, Baby! Palmetto Health will present Oh, Baby! from 1-5 p.m., Sunday, May 6, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Admission is free and registration is required. Parents, grandparents and children are welcome.
Co-sponsored by B106.7 FM, buybuy Baby, Grookett Photography and Palmetto Parent, the event will feature brief educational sessions, shopping with local vendors, stage events (such as a fashion show and Daddy Olympics), Ask-the-Physician areas, car seat safety demonstrations, a Kids Corner and door prizes.
At the event, participants can register to win a variety of prizes, including maternity and newborn portraits from Grookett Photography and a $1,000 gift card from buybuy Baby.
“Having a baby is one of the most important moments a family will experience,” said Alice Renfrow, director of nursing at Palmetto Health Baptist’s Birthplace. “Oh, Baby! is intended to help families prepare for the big day and all the days ahead. We’ll have everything a new parent will need, from great information and resources to clothes and baby gadgets.”
Educational sessions featuring Palmetto Health medical experts will cover a wide range of topics, including “Epidurals and Other Options,” “Newborn 101,” “Breastfeeding Basics,” and “How to Get Your Body Back After Pregnancy.” Other Oh, Baby! attractions include a Kids Corner, sponsored by Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. Through hands-on play, children will learn what it’s like to visit a hospital.
Readers of The State newspaper voted Palmetto Health the Best Healthcare System, the Best Place to Have a Baby, and the Best Healthcare Facility (Palmetto Health Baptist). Palmetto Health hospitals deliver more babies than any other in the Midlands and feature the area’s only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units, which provide the highest level of neonatal care available. Every year, Palmetto Health hospitals deliver more than 6,600 babies and treat more than 82,000 children.
For more information or to register, visit OhBabyPalmetto.com.