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Published on April 08, 2015

Mercy “Nesting” event offers expecting parents an afternoon of learning and fun

Mercy Medical Center is hosting "Nesting: An Event for Expecting Parents," from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, April 18. This open house event, at Mercy’s Lundy Pavilion, is designed to be educational, and fun, for expecting parents. 

Educational opportunities:

  • Meet Mercy pediatricians, labor and NICU nurses, and staff from OB offices
  • Take pregnancy-related classes such as prenatal yoga, prenatal breastfeeding, breathing and relaxation techniques, and infant CPR
  • Learn about Mercy’s relationship with Iowa’s highest-level neonatal experts, the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital
  • Find breastfeeding supplies and get tips from Mercy lactation consultants

Participants may also:

  • Taste samples from Mercy’s 24-hour room service menu
  • Sample the warm, fresh cookies the Birthplace serves to patients every afternoon
  • Take home a goody bag full of baby-related information and freebies, while supplies last
  • Get a free massage
  • Register for thousands of dollars in prizes, including a Mommy Day Spa massage, facial and peel; pregnancy massage; baby gift basket; HALO™ Bassinest™ Swivel Sleeper; Halo™ Sleep Sacks; and much more.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Michelle Altmaier, Birthplace Program Coordinator, at (319) 398-6344.

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