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Health Department to offer expectant parent workshop
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The birth of your baby will be one of the most memorable events in your life. Warren County Health Department will be offering a free workshop on Aug. 5 to help expectant parents prepare for their bundle of joy.
“We feel it is important for families to be as prepared as possible for the moment their baby is born,” said Warren County Health Department director Andrea Fox.
The Warren County Health Department is offering the fun and informative prenatal workshop to educate expectant parents on the latest baby information. Topics will include prenatal care, safe sleep practices, recommended immunizations, car seat safety, nutrition, substance abuse prevention, baby spacing and breastfeeding.
Fox adds, “Early prenatal care and educating mothers on the importance of proper nutrition and good health habits have been important factors in the ongoing effort to decrease infant deaths.”
In 2013, there were 542 infant deaths in Tennessee, according to the Tennessee Department of Health Division of Policy, Planning and Assessment.
A prenatal workshops is a great way for expectant parents, grandparents and other family members to learn about and prepare for a healthy pregnancy and baby. The goal is to provide participants with information to minimize fears and make informed decisions while pregnant and when the baby arrives. 
The Aug. 5 workshop will be from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Warren County Health Department. To register for this event, contact Warren County Health Department Nutrition Educator Allison Keith at (931) 473-8468. Refreshments and incentives offered for attending.