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Martha Jefferson Monday: What is the Baby Basics Mom’s Club?

For expecting moms, pregnancy can be a difficult time. Now, the Baby Basics Mom’s Club, held at the Martha Jefferson Starr Hill Health Center, is helping to educate and bring moms – to – be together for a good time.

“It’s a very relaxed environment,” noted Jackie Martin, director of community outreach. “It truly is a club!”

Joining the group is free. They meet weekly and each session includes social time, as well as an educational component taught by childbirth educators.

“Our community’s most recent health assessment shows that women in our community are not accessing prenatal care as they should,” commented Martin. “Mom’s club isn’t meant to replace any of that, but it is a very relaxed way to learn some of the information."

Everything from packing for the hospital to pre-term labor is discussed, and no topics are off-limits, as the group really wants to meet the needs and answer the questions of its attendees.

“The bonding as been terrific,” noted Martin. “The women are already getting to know each other and support each other. We have first time mothers, we have women in our program who have a child already and who have been married for years, some have just got married, so it’s a very diverse group.”

Care partners are encouraged to attend the club as well, and babysitting is provided for children over age three. In addition, cab rides are available to people in need of a lift within 10 miles of the Starr Hill Health Center.

The club is held every Tuesday night at 5:30 at the Starr Hill Health Center. No registration is required, but for more information on childcare services or taxi rides, please call Health Connection at (434) 654-7009.

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