On November 14th, expectant mothers from Head Start and Early Head Start participated in the first annual Mommy-To-Be Fair, sponsored by the Education 0-36 months service area, and hosted at John E. Uxer II Early Head Start.
The purpose of the event was to promote healthy newborns and pregnancies by providing information on prenatal care, and networking opportunities for pregnant women and teenagers.
15 Community Partners set up information booths, providing a variety of information on pre and postnatal care and assistance, as well as, parental guidance and family preparation.
Guest speakers were Claudia Rodriguez, of USANA Health and Sciences, and Liliana Oaxaca, the March of Dimes’ Program Services Coordinator
The event was also open to new mothers and fathers within the community “Overall, I feel it was a great success thanks to our service area teamwork,” says Education 0-36 Months Program Manager, Maria Elena Hernandez, “We will continue to work with the community and the site managers to provide more Mommy-To-Be Fairs in the near future and at other site locations.”