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Maybe a Baby Event

Are you thinking that it might be time to start a family? Maybe a baby? Becoming a parent is a challenging, rewarding, life-changing commitment. Avera would like to help, by providing an opportunity to learn more at "Maybe a Baby," a free, event on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015.

By participating in "Maybe a Baby," potential parents can make decisions to benefit their relationship, the health of both mother and baby, and feel better prepared for when "Maybe a Baby" turns into "Definitely a Baby." This event will provide the opportunity for prospective parents to talk one-on-one with physicians and other health care professionals in a casual setting as they cover topics including:

• Successful pregnancy planning
• Financial planning
• Healthy living and fitness
• Nutrition
• Childbirth
• Breastfeeding
• Pediatrics/pediatric safety

Participants can tour the labor, delivery area. Refreshments and door prizes will be available.

Leah and Michael Murray

No Surprises

Michael and Leah MurrayLeah and Michael Murray wanted the gender of their first baby, due in April, to be a surprise.

But that’s about the only surprise they wanted when it came to the birth of their first child, so the Mitchell couple prepared themselves ahead of time through an Avera Queen of Peace Hospital Maybe a Baby event. The event has information on pregnancy-related costs and wellness information and is a chance for potential parents to meet with providers to ask questions and even tour the facility.

Leah, who grew up in the Mitchell area, heard a radio advertisement about the event and thought it might be helpful. Best of all, it was free.

“We just wanted to know if there was anything I could do before pregnancy,” Leah said. “My husband was concerned about the financial aspect of it. They gave us information about who to call just to make sure our insurance would cover it and what we might expect to pay. It was actually not as expensive as I expected it to be. That’s one thing that was surprising.”

During the event, the couple also talked with an obstetrician and pediatrician. Leah learned how to prepare for a healthy pregnancy by taking prenatal vitamins and had some fears put to rest regarding exercise and dietary restrictions during pregnancy.

Leah’s obstetrician is Elizabeth Campbell, MD, FACOG, who she saw before pregnancy. The Maybe a Baby event gave them a chance to talk more.

“She talked about her views on pregnancy and delivery procedures and it just confirmed for me that I would stick with her,” Leah said. “I just feel very comfortable talking to her about all the questions I have.

“Everyone was just very helpful and very friendly, so it made us more comfortable to want to use Avera for our doctors,” Leah said.

Happy, Giggling Baby

Find an Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN) Provider

The following doctors and midwives deliver babies at an Avera facility near you. Read their profiles and watch their videos to find the provider perfect for you! To find a complete list of OB/GYN providers, please visit our online provider directory.