Baptist DeSoto to host free baby fair

Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto, located at 7601 Southcrest Parkway, is hosting a free baby fair on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the hospital’s outdoor rehabilitation courtyard.

“We are excited to host our annual baby fair for local parents,” said Lori Porter, nurse manager of Baptist DeSoto’s mother-baby unit. “We have an excellent maternity team at Baptist DeSoto, and we are committed to helping moms in our community have a safe and memorable experience, from pregnancy to delivery.”

During the baby fair, moms, dads and other caregivers can learn about car seat and seat belt safety, get healthy pregnancy tips, receive infant CPR information and learn about breastfeeding and hospital lactation support services. Local vendors, a photo booth, giveaways and a grand prize will be highlights of the day. Baptist’s nurses, obstetricians, pediatricians and other child health experts will also be on hand to answer questions.

Attendees should park at the north entrance of the hospital. For more information, please call 662-772-4164.

The national BlueCross BlueShield Association designated Baptist DeSoto’s maternity care program as a Blue Distinction Center of Excellence for Maternity Care. Baptist DeSoto meets or exceeds the criteria that emphasizes patient safety and positive clinical outcomes. Baptist DeSoto also meets additional criteria defined by BlueCross BlueShield of Mississippi’s Maternity Quality Model, a statewide initiative aimed at improving maternal health and making childbirth safer.

Baptist DeSoto has a 55 bed emergency department and an obstetrical emergency department in the Women’s Pavilion.

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