Mercy Hospital Fort Scott is partnering with UnitedHealthcare Community Plan and Southeast Kansas Multi-County Health Department to host a Community Baby Shower for expectant mothers, new parents and support people at the Buck Run Community Center in Fort Scott, Kansas, on Monday, Oct. 30 from noon to 2 p.m.
The baby shower will include presentations from Kayla Tinsley, Mercy RN, who will speak about the hospital’s High 5 Program and the benefits of breast feeding. Sergeant Tim Harper with the Fort Scott Police Department will speak on child passenger safety, and Accent Dental Clinic will present valuable information on the importance of oral hygiene during pregnancy. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in educational games and raffles and talk with local agencies that provide services and supports to families in the community. Healthy snacks and refreshments will also be provided.
Attendees will also receive information about Healthy First Steps case management program and Baby Blocks, a web-based, mobile tool to remind and reward pregnant women and new parents to receive prenatal, postpartum and well-child care through pregnancy and the first two years of a child’s life. Rewards include gift cards to retail outlets, and other baby items such as teething rings, diaper bags and thermometers. Healthy First Steps and Baby Blocks are provided at no cost to UnitedHealthcare Community Plan members.
The Community Baby Shower is designed to help mothers understand the resources and support available to them during their pregnancy. Additionally, moms-to-be can learn how to get the most from health plan providers. The baby shower is part of a series of community events taking place throughout the state by UnitedHealthcare Community Plan to provide expectant moms and new parents with important prenatal and well-baby care resources and information.
Learn more about childbirth at Mercy Hospital Fort Scott.