PINEHURST – Christine Siska, R.N.-C, clinical director for 2A, Labor and Delivery/Newborn Nursery at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, has an important word of advice for expectant parents: Prepare.
“Being prepared for pregnancy and childbirth is important to your health, and it’s important to the health of your baby,” she says.
Moore Regional’s annual Pregnancy Fair is designed to help parents-to-be prepare by providing information about pregnancy, childbirth, baby care and related community services in a fun, informal and relaxed atmosphere.
The 2011 program will be held on Thursday, April 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Fair Barn at the Harness Track off Highway 5 in Pinehurst. Experts on prenatal care, pediatrics, childbirth, mother-baby care, neonatal services, breast-feeding and other topics will be available to answer questions.
More than 30 vendors will also be on hand with a variety of giveaways to share.
“The Pregnancy Fair is an excellent way for people to learn the basics about childbirth and parenting,” says Siska. “They also get the opportunity to ask experts about more detailed questions or concerns they may have.”
There is no cost to attend the Pregnancy Fair, and registration is not necessary. For more information or directions, call (910) 715-2275 or (800) 213-3284 toll-free.