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Fort Hood Press Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: October 26, 2012 4:17:01 PM CDT

Oh baby! CRDAMC hosts first Baby Expo

FORT HOOD, Texas – In celebration of the sharp rise in the number of births over the last few months, the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Women’s Health Clinic staff is hosting its first Baby Expo Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Women’s Health Clinic on post.

More than 45 vendors from Fort Hood and the surrounding communities will be on hand to discuss a wide range of topics like pregnancy, labor and delivery, car seat safety, infant education and what to expect during the first year after birth.

According to Captain Arielle Kalin, an Army nurse who works in CRDAMC’s Labor and Delivery Department, the event will be an excellent opportunity to have some fun and answer those questions that only come to mind when people are expecting or during 3 a.m. feedings.

“This is a perfect chance for new parents and future parents to talk to CRDAMC OB/GYN doctors, midwives and nurses about things they may not have time to discuss during their appointments,” she said. “They can also tour the Labor and Delivery unit too.”

It’s not just for first-time parents either, Kalin said.

“We will have door prizes, free pony rides, inflatables, food trucks, education opportunities and lots of very helpful booths and service information from local vendors,” she said. “Our goal is to be able to answer any question new parents may have and also introduce them to the wide-array of support services available to them in the local community.”

Children’s books, cloth diapers, baby blankets, breastfeeding support, maternity clothes, Doula services and local childcare are just a few of the items and topics at the event which is free and open to anyone with a picture ID, Kalin said.

For more information about this event or other CRDAMC opportunities please visit our website at:  http://www.crdamc.amedd.army.mil/default.asp?page=index.

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For more information contact:
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
Public Affairs Office
(254) 553-1870
Capt. Erin Cooksley
Fort Hood, TX 76544
[email protected]