Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s Family Birthing Center
will host the HRRMC Pregnancy and Baby Fair on Saturday, March 17, from
10 a.m. to noon. The event will be held in the hospital’s atrium
lobby by the main entrance, 1000 Rush Drive, Salida.
The fair is free and open to everyone. Tours of the HRRMC Family Birthing
Center will be available as well as information on breastfeeding, baby
care, nutrition and more.
Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a Q & A with local
experts as well as a gentle exercise session. Salida Family Medicine’s
Vanna Irving, M.D., will also be available to discuss the role of family
medicine physicians in our community and the care they provide for every
stage of life.
A car seat, breast pump, and other great prizes will be given away at the event.
“This is an excellent opportunity to explore all of the resources
available for families,” said Lorrie Hocke, R.N., manager of the
HRRMC Family Birthing Center. “Come meet our staff and see how we
can help you achieve the birth experience you desire.”
More than 20 exhibitors plan to participate in the fair including Chaffee
County Public Health, Salida Early Childhood Center, La Leche League,
WIC, Connect for Health Colorado, Planned Parenthood, Nurse-Family Partnership,
Monarch Anesthesia and HRRMC Rehabilitation.
Other exhibitors are the Salida and Buena Vista Pregnancy Centers, Chaffee
County Early Childhood Council, the Alliance Against Domestic Abuse, Chaffee
County Breastfeeding Coalition, Family and Youth Initiatives, Chaffee
County Oral Health Program, Mothers’ Milk Bank and more.
Information will also be available from local family medicine physicians
who provide obstetrics.
For more information about the fair, please call 719-530-2417.