The City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District’s (Metro Health) Healthy Start program is hosting the 10th Annual Baby Buggy Walk and Health Expo this Saturday to raise awareness about infant mortality and pregnancy loss.
This no-cost event will provide information on free and low-cost resources for new mothers and pregnant women, according to Metro Health. This year, Metro Health will have their immunization team on-site to provide free flu, COVID-19, and Tdap vaccines. The San Antonio Food Bank will also provide 200 produce bags and 200 snack bags for attendees.
Parents can bring strollers. The Health Expo will include over 20 vendors and other Metro Health programs.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Roosevelt Park.
Events like the Baby Buggy Walk are part of the way the Health Start Program provides resources to the community. The program also hosts community baby showers all year long and other activities to ensure it continues the lifelong learning about pregnancy, maternal, child, and family health.
Kori Eberle with Metro Health said some groups are at higher risk for experiencing infant loss, but anyone is at risk.
There are things you can do to reduce to reduce the risk, like getting your first-trimester prenatal care. Eberle said it’s also important to take your prenatal vitamins.
For more information on Metro Health, you can visit their website at sanantonio.gov/Health.