From the Hudson Valley Hospital Center press release:
“Art of Having a Baby” Maternity Fair on Sunday, May 15 featured educational workshops including one for new dads, tours of the hospital’s Women’s Pavilion for birthing, as well as, vendors, a fashion show and a display of the latest labor-saving gadgets to help parents care for the new arrivals. Also on exhibit were the photos of babies throughout the generations who were born at Hudson Valley Hospital Center, which first opened its doors in 1889.
Deana Bruno was recipient of a luxurious baby crib as grand prize raffle winner. “I won a crib, and it is for a boy and I’m having a boy, it was meant to be!” said Bruno. This event is a great way to meet people in the community, support the hospital and promote our local businesses” said Andrew Stein, local videographer.
“Having a baby is a complicated process with so many decisions to be made,’’ said Sabrina Nitkowski-Keever, Director of Maternal and Child Health at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. “How do I choose a birthing plan? Should I breastfeed? How can I take the best care of my health during pregnancy?- those are some of the questions that mothers-to-be frequently ask.’’ Parents got many of those questions answered by attending workshops at the fair which brought in over 250 people.
HVHC's Women’s Pavilion for Birthing is dedicated to giving expectant mothers the birth experience they choose. The hospital offers deliveries by obstetricians and midwifes and assistance by doulas. HVHC is the only hospital and birthing enter in Westchester and Putnam counties to be recognized for breastfeeding support by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.