BRG's Bloom Event Gives Moms-to-Be Special Deliveries

Baton Rouge, LA – The second Red Stick Moms Blog Bloom event at Baton Rouge General’s Bluebonnet campus Saturday was sold out, with nearly 100 new and expecting parents touring BRG’s Birth Center and celebrating motherhood with a catered brunch.

“Bloom was a great way to bring young families together in an informative, fun environment,” said Dr. Sarah Drennan, an OB/GYN with Baton Rouge General Physicians. “Giving birth is truly life changing, and our team is committed to helping families learn about and adapt to all the changes ahead.”

Catered by BRG’s award-winning chefs, The Ambrosia Bakery, Leave Dinner to June, Ty-Ty’s Italian Ice and Truly Southern Pretzel Crunch, the event featured educational booths, drawings, and swag bags with items from local and national vendors, including Bebe Au Lait, Kind, Maidenform Shape, Paris Parker and Smarty Pants Vitamins. Participants networked, gathered resources and toured BRG’s comprehensive Birth Center.

"As moms ourselves, it was our pleasure to connect local Baton Rouge moms and moms-to-be with not only each other but also dozens of brands and businesses that we truly believe in,” said Ashley Angelico, co-owner of Red Stick Moms Blog. “Moms pour so much energy into caring for their children, but we believe it is important to provide them with an uplifting community that promotes self-care. Baton Rouge General was the perfect backdrop for a morning of celebration, and we all left with full hearts and bellies ... and some amazing goodies, too!"

BRG Occupational and Physical Therapists Trisha Smith and Angie Netterville explain the benefits of infant massage to Bloom attendees.

First-time parents-to-be Christiana De Silva and Devonte Lee tour BRG’s Birth Center, asking nurses about skin-to-skin time (Christiana) and exactly where to come when the big day arrives (Devonte). Both commented that they “felt relieved and excited” after seeing where their baby will be born.

Learn more about the BRG Birth Center’s resources and team of experts and take a virtual tour here.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s the first and only not-for-profit community hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900 and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit BRGeneral.org, find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BatonRougeGeneral and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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