ROCKINGHAM — Parents-to-be will be introduced to a variety of topics regarding childbirth and newborn care during the upcoming Richmond Memorial Hospital Pregnancy Fair.
The program is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at the hospital. Highlights of the event will include presentations on breastfeeding, the birth certificate process, when to call the doctor when your baby is sick and general infant care.
Presenters will include representatives of the women, infants and children department of the Richmond County Health Department, the Richmond Memorial Hospital Pharmacy, the Crisis Pregnancy Center, FirstHealth OB/GYN in Rockingham and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.
A Safe Kids representative will be on hand to talk about car seat laws and safety, and the evening will also include door prizes and refreshments.
“The annual pregnancy fair is always an important event for Richmond Memorial Hospital,” said Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim, of FirstHealth OB/GYN, “because it gives us the opportunity to talk about the many important services FirstHealth offers for parents-to-be, new parents and babies.”
According to Ibrahim, who will be present for the event, one of the topics to be discussed will be Richmond Memorial’s partnership with the birthing center at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
“My colleagues and I see patients here in Rockingham,” he says, “and we are on the delivery rotation at Moore Regional, which can accommodate high-risk pregnancies and deliveries while serving premature or sick infants in its high-tech neonatal intensive care unit. This relationship, as well as many other important subjects, will be discussed at the upcoming pregnancy fair.”
To register for the Aug. 13 pregnancy fair at FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital, call 910-417-3735.