Avera will sponsor its popular Maybe a Baby Event on Tuesday, June 21, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Women’s Center Atrium at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center and 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen.
By participating in “Maybe a Baby,” potential parents can make decisions to benefit the health of both mother and baby, and prepare in other ways. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with physicians and other health care professionals in a casual setting as they cover topics including:
• Successful pregnancy planning
• Financial planning
• Healthy living and fitness
• Pediatrics/pediatric safety
Participants can tour the labor and delivery area at their local hospital. Refreshments and door prizes will be available.
“We cover lots of things that prospective parents might not think about – not only what the prenatal care and delivery is like, but also, things like financial planning, breastfeeding versus bottle-feeding, and even the cost of formula and diapers, which can be unexpected for new parents,” said Kimberlee McKay, MD, OB/GYN specialist with Avera Medical Group Obstetrics & Gynecology.
“It’s good for prospective parents to know what they can do to optimize a pregnancy before they ever conceive,” McKay said. “Ultimately, our goal is healthy moms, healthy babies and healthy families.”
Go to www.Avera.org/MaybeABaby to sign up for this free event.