Nothing is more exciting than thinking about life with a new baby. But along with that joy can come questions about pregnancy, labor and deliver, and life with baby.
Let Sioux Center Health help you prepare for a life-changing commitment at our Baby Fair! At this free open house event, we will offer practical advice in a fun and relaxing environment. You’ll meet our team of experts—doctors,  nurses, dietitians, financial assistances and other educator —ready to help you prepare for pregnancy, parenting and everything in between.
You’ll get the opportunity to visit with our department booths:
•  Medical Clinic: Prenatal visits, immunizations, blood pressures, and ER vs Urgent Care
• Birthing Center: Labor support, skin to skin, c-ceason, breastfeeding, and prenatal classes
• Physical Therapy: Post-partum exercises and education
• Diabetes: Healthy blood sugar levels, A1C, and glucola testing
• Dietitian: Healthy caloric intake during pregnancy, postpartum and while breastfeeding
• Diagnostic Imaging: Ultrasound
• Social Services: Paternity affidavits and family planning financial resources
• Business Office: Financial planning, financial assistance, and Medicaid guidelines
• Home Medical Equipment: breast pumps/accessories, owlet, compression socks, and nursing bras
Breakout Sessions + Great Prizes:
9:30 am: Helping your bladder and pelvic floor muscles after baby
Carrying and delivering a baby can be hard on your pelvic floor and abdomen. In this breakout session, we will discuss pelvic floor health and how to keep the muscles of the pelvic floor and abdomen healthy and strong. Taking care of you will allow you to take care of your baby.
Speaker: Julie Bajema, DPT, CLT
Register Prize: Pamper Gift Basket from Renae’s Salon and Spa
10 am: Breastfeeding expectations and pump purchasing
Breastfeeding has many benefits for moms and babies, but sometimes moms struggle to find balance in their new life as a mom. We will discuss newborn feeding habits, like cluster feeding, and some easy tips to get started. Breast pumps will also be discussed to determine what options are best for you, and what options we have at Sioux Center Health.
Speaker: Jennifer Van Middendorp, RN, BSN, CLC (Certified Lactation Counselor)
Register Prize: Spectra S2 Plus  Electric Breast Pump
10:30 am: Car seat buying guide
While all car seats sold in the US meet federal safety standards, they have many different features. We will look at some of these features to help you decide which are important for you to have and which you can do without.
Speaker: Marcia Van Voorst, CCPT (Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician), Certified Breastfeeding Counselor, International Certified Childbirth Educator
Register Prize: SnugRide® SnugLock 35 Infant Car Seat and Milk Snob Cover
11 am: Childbirth education options
Woman face many options in childbirth education and determining what is right for them. We will discuss different birthing methods, including hypnobirthing and Bradly method, and help to guide you to what’s best for you and your birth experience.
Speaker: Jennifer Van Middendorp, RN, BSN, CLC (Certified Lactation Counselor)
Register Prize: Angelcare AC315 Breathing and Video Monitor for Babies

Participants can get a personal tour by our physicians. Refreshments, great door prizes and party flavors will be available.
RSVP: By Monday, October 8 to be register for the grand prize ~ FastAction Fold Jogger Click Connect Travel System!