FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP – CentraState Medical Center is holding a free Baby Fair for parents, parents-to-be and those considering a pregnancy on May 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at CentraState’s Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, 901 West Main Street.
Attendees can meet CentraState’s board-certified obstetricians, pediatricians, family practice physicians and childbirth and parenting class instructors and win raffles and door prizes. There also will be tours of CentraState’s First Impressions Maternity Center, during which guests can learn about the experienced and caring nurses who staff the labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum units and the Colette Cipriano Special Care Nursery.
A variety of mother/baby services and product vendors will provide information and free gifts and a registered dietitian will provide demonstrations on homemade baby foods. Participating adults can also get Tdap shots to protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) for a fee of $50.
Attendees have the option to join three educational lectures during the baby fair: Pregnancy Myth Busters at 6:30 p.m., What to Know About Breastfeeding at 6:50 p.m. and Car Safety for Your Baby at 7:10 p.m.
For more information, or to register for the Baby Fair, visit centrastate.com/babyfair or call 732-308-0570.
CentraState also offers a wide range of prenatal and parenting classes through its Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center. Expectant and new mothers can find classes to help plan for a healthy pregnancy, prepare for childbirth or learn how to comfort a newborn through infant massage, among others. Receive a 10 percent discount on any one class when you register at the Baby Fair. For more information and a complete list of classes and programs, call 732-308-0570 or visit centrastate.com/healthprograms.
CentraState Healthcare System is a non-profit community health organization consisting of an acute-care hospital, a health and wellness campus, three senior living communities, a Family Medicine Residency Program and a charitable foundation. CentraState’s teaching program is sponsored by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.