Newborns in Gulf County get a healthy start

Published: Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 09:38 AM.

Panama City OB/GYN Dr. Gregory Morrow, M.D. spoke to those in attendance about the importance of smoking cessation, the health risks associated with tobacco use and the dangers it can pose on unborn and young children.

At the closing of the baby shower, the grand door prize, a $200 gift certificate to the Walmart in Callaway was given away to one lucky mother-to-be.

“I can truly say that I feel much more at ease and all of my questions, so far, have been answered,” said Hinds. “I would like to thank the Bay, Franklin and Gulf Healthy Start Coalition for continuing to promote this beneficial event.”

Catering for the event was provided by Subway and 32 vendors set up tables, passed out free information to the soon-to-be parents and donated door prizes.

Healthy Start gives guidance to anyone with a baby up to three years of age. There are no eligibility requirements and new parents can call 800-895-9506 with questions. The Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions has 32 branches across the state all working to improve pregnancy outcomes, reduce infant mortality rates and promote healthy growth and development in all children.

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