Wonderful moms and guests, the "Red Carpet" photos have been posted to Facebook and are available for you to download. Thank you for coming out and sharing in the fun that night and thank you for participating in Moms Club week after week.
We look forward to your posts and would also like to hear from you if you have a special talent you could share with the group. In the past we had a mom that taught knitting and many moms enjoyed this portable skill. If you would be willing to share your talents let us know.
In the coming months we will be expanding our nutrition topic and Moms Club will offer a grocery shopping excursion. A dietician will lead us through the aisles and share tips for making healthy choices and stretching your grocery dollars. Each mom will be given a budget to shop with and at the end may take her groceries home. Stay tuned for more information.
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Captain's Log Stardate 5-21-2012: (what series did that come from?) What a day yesterday was! Last evening we celebrated Moms of Southwest Virginia, Baby Basics Moms Club, and our connection with the film release of What to Expect When You're Expecting. Moms, past and present, joined us for an evening of fun and we were fortunate to have one of our very FIRST Moms Club members in the bunch. I enjoyed hearing about her little boy (now two years old) and how Moms Club had an impact on her and the birth of her baby. Thank you, Hope, for being part of our early days we learned from you too!
We also were treated to seeing several of our more recent moms and their new bundles of joy. Thank you moms for sharing these precious little ones with us! By doing so, it let us see the fruits of your labor and our labor of love. The Moms Club team is proud to have a role in helping pregnant women have a healthy pregnancy and healthier babies. It's all about you!
We are grateful to you and your guests for coming out tonight and playing "Movie Premiere" with us. Watch for your red carpet photos coming soon to the website and on Facebook.
A very special thank you to Sara Long and Nikki Hicks at March of Dimes for helping to make this event happen.
We are celebrating the opening of the new movie What to Expect When You're Expecting with a VIP Party to celebrate YOU! The first 40 pregnant women to RSVP from our HOME page will receive free admission to our movie night (free tickets for moms only, guests must purchase tickets). ALL pregnant women that attend will be treated to a VIP Room Party with "swag bags" for our new moms-to-be. Come fancy or casual! We will be making red-carpet pictures so come in your best red-carpet gown, or just your favorite pair of jeans.
We look forward to a night filled with fun, prizes, and laughs! We're still ironing out the details but the movie will start around 5:00 p.m. with the party kicking off 90 minutes before movie start time. Details on exact times and ticket prices will be posted soon!
Congratulations to Heidi Murkoff, author of the many What to Expect When You're Expecting publications, and President of The What To Expect Foundation who brought us the Baby Basics Program. We are proud to be part of this exciting movie celebration here in SW Virginia!
Look forward to seeing you there!
Baby Basics Moms Club has arrived in your area! Both new Moms Clubs will host an OPEN HOUSE to meet and greet expectant moms, their families, community partners, and healthcare professionals. Mark your calendar for April 17th for New River Valley, and April 18th for Roanoke. Click on your location in the menu bar above for more details. We can't wait to meet you!
So the pregnancy test comes back positive! Maybe this was a planned pregnancy, or an "accident." Either way now is the time to think about the life growing inside you and make preparation for a healthy pregnancy and birth. Come to our Moms Club meeting Monday @ 5:45 pm to find out what you can do to have a healthy pregnancy, and what you need to have in order to arrive at the hospital on time!
Bristol, TN -- A local hospital is coming up with a more visual way to encourage pregnant mothers to quit smoking.
She is named Smokey Sue. Sue is a doll with a fetus in side. Of course, it’s not real. But Sue is designed to show what happens when a mother smokes a cigarette or inhales smoke in general. The amniotic fluid becomes yellow and cloudy.
Kelly Jo Sexton of Bristol Regional says, "Our other Smoky Sue is a smoker and she's been exposed to 4 cigarettes. So you will see the tar and nicotine that darkens the fluid that her baby has to survive in."
Bristol Regional medical center uses Smokey Sue in pregnancy classes and also shows her to mothers in the hospital who are smokers.
Bristol Regional also suggests a way to help them quit just call 1-800-QUIT-NOW. (reprinted from www.tricities.com)
Would you like to be part of a What to Expect When You're Expecting Premiere? The Moms Club Team is working on the plans now. What I can share is that it will be a family event with food, games, prizes and of course the new What to Expect When You are Expecting Movie. As details progress we will post them on Facebook. Watch for more news to come.