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Dozens of expecting moms attend mega baby shower

Resources provided at baby shower for expecting or new moms

SAN ANTONIO – Dozens of expecting mothers or new moms were on hand to be part of the first mega baby shower of the year.

Hosted by the Healthy Start program, the shower provided a chance for community representatives to provide moms with useful support.

"We want them to come and listen to the messages that we have, which are really related to family health," program director Kori Eberle said.

A lot of the resources provided focused on healthcare and prenatal care.

Prenatal care is a main focus of Healthy Start as the program focuses on the county's immortality rate.

Estimated numbers for the year 2014 show that the U.S. has a 6 percent infant mortality rate.

That number is doubled in Bexar County, according the San Antonio March of Dimes.

"It is the most important thing that you can do during pregnancy," Eberle said. "Early prenatal care means within the first trimester and to make sure you continue that care throughout the duration of your pregnancy."

Healthy Start will be hosting more baby showers throughout the year around the city to make sure new moms understand the importance of ensuring their baby's health.


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