Thursday, April 30, 2009


The Birth Circle Pregnancy Fair

Saturday, May 9th
from 10am to 5pm
at The Market on State (formerly University Mall)

Shop, win, learn and celebrate Mothers Day weekend at this free, family event. Booths will feature pregnancy resources ranging from healthcare providers to locally-made baby products, plus hourly educational sessions focused on empowering women to make healthy choices for themselves and their babies during pregnancy, labor and the postpartum period. It’s one-stop shopping for anyone who has or is thinking of having a baby!

Schedule of Presentations:

10:15am How to Have a Low-Risk Pregnancy by Kathleen M. Bertuna, D.O.

11:15am Prenatal Nutrition and Exercise by Jody Shriver, Athens/Perry WIC Director and Nutrition Associate

12:15pm Resources for Pregnant Teens by Virginia Kaufman, GRADS Instructor

1:15pm Relaxation and Pain Relief Methods for Labor by TBA

2:15pm Role of a Birth Partner by Angela Cross, Doula

3:15pm Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mother and Baby by Julie Gladney, La Leche League leader

4:15pm Postpartum Health by Angelita Nixon, Certified Nurse Midwife

Drawing for DOOR PRIZES will happen mid-day and at the end of the Fair!

Thanks to our sponsors:

Holzer Clinic
La Leche League of Athens
Lamaze Childbirth Classes
River Rose Obstetrics & Gynecology
University Medical Associates
Ohio Department of Health, Office of Healthy Ohio, Bureau of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction, Violence and Injury Prevention Program, OUCOM AHEC/CHEAO
Amy Erlewine, Doula
Frog Ranch Foods
Liz Maule Realty
Angelita Nixon, Certified Nurse Midwife

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