Sumter M.O.M.S. (Making Our Mothers Stronger): A Program for Moms to be.
Our program is designed for expecting mothers and fathers. It is full of information, guest speakers and things for mom, dad, and baby.
Each session has 15 meeting days that are one hour long. At the end of each session we hold a Baby Shower for the participants complete with sturdy Baby Bag's full of baby items. A drawing will be held for a new car seat or pack and play. This is free to all expecting Sumter County residents.
The meetings are facilitated by a Florida Department of Health in Sumter County registered nurse and certified lactation counselor.
Session Topics Include:
1st, 2nd and 3rd Trimesters what to expect; Nutrition; Exercise and Oral Care; Prenatal Appointments and Labs;
Body Changes; Comfort Measures; Immunizations for Baby and Mom; Preterm Labor and Pregnancy Problems;
Infection Prevention; Safety; Positive Parenting; Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs during Pregnancy; Post Partum; Appointment and Problems; Breastfeeding all you ever wanted to know; SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome); Domestic Violence and Shaken Baby Syndrome; Car Seat Safety and CPR for Infants and Children