'Before Baby' Moms Club of Virginia focuses on providing educational services and support to pregnant women by working with community partners to establish Baby Basics Moms Clubs across our service area. Our meeting discussions are based on Baby Basics: Your Month-to-Month Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy published by The What to Expect Foundation in partnership with March of Dimes. It doesn't matter what month a pregnancy is in because topics apply to all expectant moms. Meetings are free and everyone receives the Baby Basics book and planner that tracks activities through each month of pregnancy. Dads or support partners are always invited to attend with our moms-to-be. Look under the "more..." tab to learn about other Before Baby Program initiatives aimed at improving pregnancies and changing lives.
The Moms Club Hands-On Demonstration Garden
Healthy eating starts from the ground up and that’s just what the Moms Club Team in Southwest Virginia aims to offer pregnant women. Expecting moms want to do all they can to have a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby. An important part of promoting good health is taking a look at the way we shop for groceries and the way we eat. The Moms Club of Bristol, Washington County and Johnston Memorial Hospital have put on their garden gloves, loaded up their wheelbarrows and headed to the garden to help expecting women learn more about growing their own food and shopping fresh. It’s about the whole process from planting your garden, cultivating, harvesting and cooking it up for your family. We want moms to experience the rewards of growing vegetables and fruits, then integrating them into their daily diet. This is a garden to demonstrate the various steps and let our moms be part of the journey from seed to dinner plate.
Moms have the opportunity to hear speakers about growing and tending a garden, nutritionists about ways to prepare what they have grown and learn from both novice and experts the secrets to the best tasting veggies. It’s also a chance to pull weeds, water plants and share in the bounty of what we grow.
All pregnant women, Moms Club Moms past and present, are invited to participate in the fun. We also encourage our community partners that have knowledge they would like to share to contact us about joining us in the garden. Garden space has been provided in-kind by Frye-Shaffer Insurance.
To learn more about sharing in the Moms Club Demonstration Garden please call 276-644-0501 or email email@example.com. Be sure to drive by and take a peek. We are located at the entrance to Lowry Hills on Old Dominion Road (off Lee Hwy), directly across from the DMV and beside Frye- Shaffer Insurance. You can’t miss it! Just look for the pregnant lady in the garden.
Moms Club Virginia Model Facilitator Training
BB Moms Club of Virginia hosted a one-day training for facilitators implementing the Virginia Model program on June 10, 2014. This fun and informative day included information on how to replicate our group model program that is being successfully implemented in 10 sites across Virginia. This training was sponsored by the March of Dimes Virginia Chapter, in Glen Allen (near Richmond). If you are interested in requesting training to bring Moms Club to your organization or community, contact Merry McKenna at 276-644-0501, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baby Basics Moms Club Joins in March for Babies
Moms Club Welcomes Two New Community Partners
Baby Basics Moms Club of Virginia welcomes Virginia Premier Health Plan to the team of club sponsors. If you’re pregnant, they are excited and we are too! The combined efforts of VA Premier's Healthy Heartbeats Program and BB Moms Club of Virginia offer expecting moms the opportunity to learn about having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. To learn more about Virginia Premier Health Plan visit their website at www.vapremier.com.
We want to also express our appreciation to INTotal Health (formerly Amerigroup Virginia LLC) who has our new baby bums covered with diapers for moms attending Abingdon Moms Club. We are also excited to have their support for special nutrition surprises for participants. Come and join us as we learn about healthy snacks for the mom-to-be. To learn more about INTotal Health visit their website at www.intotalhealth.org.
Martha Jefferson Baby Basics Moms Club
Roanoke Moms Club Reunion
Roanoke Moms Club will be celebrating two years at their Second Annual Reunion on July 30th 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Join them for an evening of fun, refreshments, and door prizes. It will be great to reunite with past moms and meet some of their adorable new babies. RSVP by emailing Tara at email@example.com or by calling Angela at 540-266-6436.
Charlottesville Moms Club