PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- St. Peter's Church in Port Chester is set to host a special Spanish program for expectant and new mothers in March.
Hudson Health Plan will present the mothers-to-be course at 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 2 at St. Peter's Church in Port Chester. The free event is open to pregnant women, their partners and parents of babies under age one. The program will include classes, refreshments, prizes and fee child care.
“Pregnancy and birth are wonderful experiences, but there’s a lot for parents to know,” said Dr. Janet Sullivan, chief medical officer at Hudson, a community-based not-for-profit health plan. “Our Community Celebration for Expectant and New Mothers is designed to educate parents to make healthy choices for their babies, beginning with allowing the baby to come to full term.”
Hudson Health Plan is advising parents that "a baby born before 39 weeks can appear normal yet might not be fully developed," according to a release.
"Hudson’s Community Celebration for Expectant and New Mothers will emphasize the importance of regular prenatal checkups throughout pregnancy, and specially trained Certified Application Counselors will be present to help uninsured guests enroll in health insurance on the New York State of Health benefit marketplace," representatives said. "Pregnant women are eligible for health insurance through the Pre-Natal Care Assistance Act, and after birth, their infants are eligible for New York State’s Child Health Plus."
Hudson’s Community Celebration for Expectant and New Mothers is supported by Open Door Family Medical Centers, the Latino Network of Port Chester, and The Carver Center. Register by emailing Carmen Reyes at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 914-372-2090.