RANSON, W.VA. – WVU Medicine Jefferson Medical Center will host its Fourth Annual Community Baby Shower from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 in the hospital's first floor conference room. Mothers- and fathers-to-be as well as new moms and dads are invited to celebrate new life and parenthood by attending this free educational event.

“The purpose of the Community Baby Shower is to provide a forum for expectant and new families to learn about topics that are important to the health and well-being of new babies,” Arlene Fernandez-Anderson, director of outreach and project management services at Jefferson Medical Center, said.

According to Fernandez-Anderson, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with Jefferson Medical Center professionals and community representatives to get answers to questions regarding all aspects of pregnancy to birth, baby, and beyond.  

Information will be provided along with door prizes and refreshments. Community vendors will also be on site with information and giveaways. Free screenings will be offered along with tours of Jefferson Medical Center. Expecting moms will also have the opportunity to have an ultrasound picture taken of their babies, courtesy of the Radiology Department.   

For more information, contact Latrinda Knight at 304-728-1736 or Arlene Fernandez-Anderson at 304-728-1707. Preregistration is strongly suggested, but walk-ins are also welcome that day.

For more information: Teresa E. McCabe, University Healthcare Vice President of Marketing and Development, 304-264-1223