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McKinnon Park to host Prenatal Health Fair on April 17th

SIMCOE, APRIL 4, 2012 – Tips on pregnancy, ranging from family planning to parenting and everything in between, will be provided at a free fair in Caledonia later this month.

The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit will be holding a Prenatal Fair, which will be of interest to anyone pregnant or planning a pregnancy, at McKinnon Park Secondary School on April 17th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

“Welcoming a new baby into a family brings great excitement, discovery and surprises,” said Leia Bulosan, a public health nurse with the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit. “If there’s a baby in your future, this event gives you one-stop shopping for a variety of products, services and information about pregnancy and raising a little one. It’s a great place for pregnant women to find answers to any questions they might have.”

Expecting mothers and their partners, friends and families will be able to find information on a wide range of products and services, from pre-natal nutrition supplements and hypnotherapy to pregnancy photography and infant massage. A fashion show featuring expecting mothers in trendy maternity clothing will also be featured.

Community agencies, including the Health Unit, will also be on hand to offer information on services and topics such as breastfeeding, post-partum depression, parenting and ways to be physically active with your newborn.

“We want to offer useful and practical information to pregnant mothers and their supporters, and help make their transition from expectant to new parent as smooth as possible,” Bulosan explained.

The evening will also include car seat safety demonstrations, door prizes and refreshments. Admission to the fair is free.

The popular, semi-annual fair has been alternating between Haldimand and Norfolk county locations since 2008. The next Prenatal Fair will be held in Vittoria in October of this year.

To find out more about the Prenatal Fair, contact the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit at 905-318-5367 or 519-426-6170.

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Media contact:
Leia Bulosan
Public Health Nurse
Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit
905-318-5367 ext. 316
[email protected]