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Capital Regional Medical Center Helps Babies Stay Healthy

October 31, 2011

Tallahassee, FL – November is Prematurity Awareness Month and Capital Regional is stressing the importance of prenatal care with a seminar titled Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies. Designed to address preconception, pregnancy and postnatal care, keynote speaker Dr. Kathrine Lupo and lactation consultant Molly Shakar will walk prospective, expecting and recent new moms through a variety of ways to keep their babies healthy.

The event’s keynote speaker is Dr. Kathrine Lupo, the newest addition to Capital Regional Women’s Health. Dr. Lupo is a graduate of Penn State University and looks forward to providing the highest quality gynelogical and obstetric care to Tallahassee and the surrounding areas.

“I’ve always been passionate about helping women live their healthiest lives,” says Dr. Lupo. “There’s nothing more rewarding than assisting a mom through her pregnancy and seeing the result of a healthy baby.”

Joining Dr. Lupo for Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies is Capital Regional Medical Center lactation consultant Molly Shakar, BSN, RN, IBCLC. Molly has more than 25 years of experience and is the founder and owner of Best Beginnings Lactation Services.

According to the March of Dimes, Florida received an “F” on its premature birth report card, with 13.8 percent of babies born pre-term. In January, Capital Regional Medical Center was recognized by hospital quality watchdog The Leapfrog Group for its strict application of a policy allowing no elective deliveries prior to 39 weeks. Since the policy implementation, the hospital has been 100 percent compliant. 

Capital Regional is also providing soon-to-be and new moms with a resource just for them, The Daily Waddle. The blog offers fun tips ranging from finding cute maternity jeans to dealing with picky eaters. To follow the Daily Waddle, visit http://thedailywaddle.com/crmc.

Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies is Tuesday, November 8 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at 2626 Care Drive, just behind Capital Regional Medical Center. To register for the free event, call 325-3627 or visit CapitalRegionalMedicalCenter.com.