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ADH and March of Dimes to host Mission: Healthy Baby Shower
Little Rock, Ark. –March of Dimes and the Arkansas Department of Health will host an educational baby shower for military families as part of the Mission: Healthy Baby program.
The March of Dimes recognizes the challenges military mothers face and through the Mission: Healthy Baby program, they strive to help military families through pregnancy and birth. The program features free health information and support services for pregnant women and new mothers in the military.
During this time of social distancing, this year’s event will be virtual. It’s set for 1 p.m. on Dec. 4.The baby shower is designed specifically for military families who may be stationed away from family and friends, or who may be actively deployed while their partner is expecting a child at home. Those in attendance will receive free pregnancy and newborn health information and support services to help minimize anxieties and provide valuable resources to complement their journey toward a healthy pregnancy.In addition, families will be"showered" with baby supplies and much more, courtesy of March of Dimes, Philips, Campbell’s and First Security Bank.
More information about the program is available at missionhealthybaby.org. Space is limited, however expectant military mothers or families who wish to participate can call (501) 661-2622.
“This will be the second shower for military families that our office has been able to partner with March of Dimes, SISTERS UNITED and Healthy Active Arkansas. We are thankful that the March of Dimes is offering them in a virtual format so moms can still interact with other families,” stated Dr. Michelle R. Smith, Director of Health Equity at the Arkansas Department of Health who also serves in the Arkansas Air National Guard.
Since 2009, March of Dimes has showered over 2,000 families at various military bases across the country.