To support new and expecting mothers from Tupelo, West Point and the surrounding area, Molina Healthcare of Mississippi is teaming up with local organizations to host a community baby shower. Molina and its partners will provide the moms and moms-to-be with educational materials related to having a healthy pregnancy and baby. Attendees will also receive giveaways and can enjoy door prizes and refreshments.
Partnering organizations include the following: Family Resource Center of Mississippi, Mississippi State Department of Health, Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition and First Steps Early Intervention.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Mississippi has the highest infant mortality rate in the country. The event is designed to create awareness about the importance of prenatal and postnatal care. Improving birth outcomes and reducing infant mortality rates can often be achieved through education and healthy choices, and this event seeks to give families expecting a baby the resources to help them get the care they need.
This event is FREE and open to the public. All giveaways will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.