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Published on March 23, 2017

Mercy "Nesting" event offers expecting parents education, prizes and fun

Mercy Medical Center is hosting "Nesting: An Event for Expecting Parents," from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 1. This open house event, at Mercy’s Lundy Pavilion, is designed to be educational and offer expecting parents a chance to see what they can expect when they meet their baby at Mercy! 

Educational opportunities:

  • Meet Mercy pediatricians, labor nurses and staff from OB offices
  • Take pregnancy-related classes such as prenatal yoga, breastfeeding basics, breathing techniques and pain control during labor, and infant CPR
  • Get tips from Mercy lactation consultants
  • See the Birthplace's bed with Tempur-Pedic® overlay, a safer birthing experience – only available in Cedar Rapids at Mercy
  • Check out the Spectra Breast Pump, the ultimate in efficiency, comfort and style – only available in Iowa at Mercy

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 great prizes, including a Spectra breast pump, car seat, bouncy seat, gift certificates, Breastfriend pillow, handmade baby blankets, 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.