Columbus Regional Health opened its doors to expecting parents and their families for the second annual Arrival Day Baby Fair.
The event was held Sunday afternoon at the Conference Center at Midtown Medical Center. Just over 500 people registered for the event and around 350 people were in attendance.
“It’s an opportunity to engage with our baby experts, for anyone who’s maybe a first-time mom or even if this is your fourth child, you’re a little anxious,” said Jessica Word Roberts, Senior Public Relations Coordinator for Columbus Regional Health.
Event attendees had the chance to tour the Olivia D. Amos Birthing Center and find out what makes Midtown Medical Center so special for babies and their families— like having the area's only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, spacious rooms and the most experienced team in town.
Many first-time mothers and families say they enjoyed the event.
“This is my first baby and my first time coming here, so it’s really cool to see all the vendors and the photographers and getting a tour of the labor and delivery to see what I will experience when I do have my son,” Baylee Carington, an expectant mother told WTVM-TV.
Nearly 25 area businesses and vendors were also on hand to handle every aspect of what it takes when having a baby.
WTVM/WXTX news anchor Roslyn Giles was the emcee for the event. Giles, a mother of three, had plenty of mothering experience to share with event attendees.
Those who attend were given the chance to win nearly 30 cool door prizes and attend “Baby School” presented by experts with Safe Kids Columbus.
The Marketing Department at Columbus Regional Health would like to thank those who attended as well as vendors, workers and volunteers who helped make this such a successful event!