Public Health Department Hosts Community Baby Shower
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Hundreds
of new mothers, fathers, and soon-to-be parents came together for one big baby
The Metro Public Health
Department hosted this year's "Incredible Baby Shower" at Tennessee State
University's Gentry Center. Just like a personal baby shower, there were gifts
handed out, including diaper bags filled with baby items and other goodies. The
event was all free and featured a wealth of information for those new parents
with helpful tips on having a healthy pregnancy and parenting skills.
"This is critical because
if you start life healthy, you're more likely to have a healthy life throughout,"
said employee of the Metro Public Health Department Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge. "Whereas
you start with a deficit, it's really hard to catch up. So by providing this
information to the community now, to moms before pregnancy, we have the opportunity
to improve birth outcomes for the whole community."
The local health
department started this event 20 years ago.