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Posted on: September 17, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Free support for moms-to-be

Sept. 17, 2015 - The Hampton Health Department is offering a new Baby Basics Moms Club, free and open to all pregnant women in Hampton (and their partner or other support person).
Topics include crib and carseat safety, breastfeeding, healthy eating and healthy relationships, pregnancy and labor, and more.

Meetings are on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at West Hampton Community Center, 1638 Briarfield Road, for 14 weeks from Sept. 22 through Dec. 22.

Registration is not required, and women at any point in their pregnancy are invited. Snacks will be served, and there will be giveaways, such as diapers. Participants at the Sept. 22 meeting will receive a free copy of the “Baby Basics” book and a pregnancy planner.

The group is funded by the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant and collaborates with the March of Dimes. Each Moms Club meeting is led by trained facilitators and focuses on health aspects of pregnancy

Moms Club offers a free prenatal education to all pregnant women in an effort to promote healthy pregnancies, prevent premature births, and improve birth outcomes. The program will help establish a support system among moms and health care professionals.

For more information call 757-727-1172 x 21737 or email or visit

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