Oh, Baby! | April 29, 9 a.m. - Noon

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4/29/2017 - 9:00 AM 1415 Woodland Avenue - Education and Research Center - Iowa Methodist Medical Center

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Whether you are thinking about starting a family or are currently pregnant, this event is for you!

Oh, Baby! is a FREE expo offering a variety of educational sessions, knowledgeable vendors, interactive exhibits and great giveaways!

Educational Sessions

  • Comfort Measures: Learn from an anesthesiologist and nurse the options you have for comfort during labor. Whether you are planning for a natural labor and delivery, or plan to use medications for comfort, this session will help explore all your options.
  • Feeding Your Baby: Once your baby is born, one of your most important jobs as a parent is providing nutrition and nourishment. Breastfeeding, supplementation and formula feedings will be addressed as well as our lactation support services. 
  • Keeping Baby Safe on the GoWhile car seats are very effective when used correctly, approximately 90% of car seats in Iowa are used wrong. Learn how to keep your child safe with a properly installed car seat.
  • Bonding With BabyLearn how to connect and understand your baby's needs the days, weeks and months after their arrival. Ultimately, cultivating a happy, healthy childhood for your baby. 

Interactive Session

This session will run concurrently from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  Plan to stop in to learn more on the following:

  • Keeping Baby Safe at Home: Preparing for your baby can be an overwhelming time. Learn about products you need and products that just are not safe for your baby. 


Vendors will offer education on a variety of topics as well as fun giveaways and resources for your pregnancy and new baby:

  • Blank Children's Hospital
  • Maternity Services
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Childbirth & Parenting Education
  • Midwife Services
  • Perinatal Services
  • March of Dimes
  • Financial Counselors
  • DSM Moms Blog
  • Lactation Services
  • UnityPoint Clinic
  • And more!

We will also have healthy snacks for you to enjoy while attending the event! Click the "Register Now" button above to pre-register. We hope to see you there!