SIMCOE, OCTOBER 12, 2012 – A prenatal fair being held in Vittoria on Thursday, October 25 will feature a variety of exhibits, demonstrations and health professionals, addressing virtually every aspect of pregnancy.
“The arrival of a new baby can bring many changes to a family, and parents spend lots of time preparing for this,” said Gillian Raffay, Public Health Nurse with the Health Unit. “This fair is a great way to get a variety of information to future parents as early as possible.”
The free fair, organized by the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit, will take place at the Vittoria Community Centre from 6 to 8 p.m.
Expecting mothers and their partners, friends and families will be able to find information on a wide range of products and services, from massage therapy and pregnancy photography to cord blood banks, home cleaning services and financial planning. Community agencies, including the Health Unit, will also be on hand to offer information on services and topics such as breastfeeding, post-partum depression, child nutrition, 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,” added Raffay.
Fair-goers will be able to visit a taste-testing booth to compare homemade versus commercial baby foods and also watch a demonstration on car seat safety. A number of door prizes are available to be won, and free light refreshments will be provided.
To find out more about the prenatal fair, contact the Health Unit at 519-426-6170 or 905-318-5367.
Public Health Nurse
Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit
Ext. 3269 at either 519-426-6170 or 905-318-6623