“Building Blocks to Baby” Offers Would-Be Parents Education on Starting a Family

Posted: 8/29/2013

Building-Blocks-to-Baby-logo_4clr.gifBrookings Health System and Avera Medical Group-Brookings will hold “Building Blocks to Baby,” an educational event for would-be parents who are considering having a child, on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at Brookings Health System’s hospital, conference rooms A and B.

“Many times couples who are planning or thinking about starting a family have a lot of questions, including what will a baby cost, what do we need to do to have a healthy pregnancy, and what is labor and delivery like,” said OBGYN Dr. Ellen Hopper of Avera Medical Group-Brookings. “This event will help to answer those questions and give people a chance to talk one-on-one with delivering physicians, OB nurses, volunteer doulas, lactation consultants, and other local providers in Brookings to help them decide if a baby is in their future.”

In addition to care providers, attendees will also have the chance to visit with a financial planner and receive a complimentary massage from KRAVE the Experience.

Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m., with informational booths open from 7 to 8 p.m. The event is free of charge. Pre-registration is requested by logging on to www.brookingshealth.org/BuildingBlocks.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, and Brookhaven Estates apartments. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock medical-nursing care for patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.