Forrest General’s Spirit of Women will host Ali Kellogg North, owner of the baby planning company Sweet Expectations, for the exclusive free event “Sweet Expectations: Planning for a Baby – Medical Information and So Much More! The event will be held at Forrest General Hospital on Tuesday, September 4 from 5 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
First time parents often wonder where to begin in getting organized for their baby’s arrival. North, the first certified Los Angeles baby planner through The International Maternity Institute, guides expecting and new parents through the overwhelming number of products and choices with up-to-date research and experience. Just as a wedding planner prepares a couple for the big day, a baby planner guides parents in the same way. During the “Sweet Expectations” event workshop, North will cover a variety of important topics, including how to choose items for a baby registry, basic baby proofing, planning a baby shower, breastfeeding, finding childcare and more.
Attendees will visit with Hattiesburg Clinic OB/Gyn physicians and pediatricians and meet representatives from The Family Birthplace and Fitness for Two classes. A tour of The Family Birthplace is included, along with light refreshments, door prizes and the opportunity to preview baby items from Forrest General’s CAREing Expressions Gift Shop.
Ali Kellogg North is a native of Madison, Miss. and a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Alabama. She is a former Miss Mississippi and has worked extensively in the entertainment industry. She is the mother of a three-year-old and a one-year-old.
The Spirit of Women program is free but registration is required. To register, call the Spirit of Women number at 601-288-4968.