Monroe Free Library will host free healthy pregnancy and birth discussion on March 2

| 22 Feb 2012 | 04:58

MONROE — All Things Birth is offering a series of free discussions to help local women and families navigate the childbirth landscape on Wednesday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Monroe Free Library. The discussions are facilitated by Tamara Wrenn, executive director of All Things Birth and an expert in the field of maternal infant health. The first discussion is called “From soup to nuts, understanding your options for having a healthy pregnancy and birth.” These free discussions will be guided by the Ten Steps of the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative, developed by the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS). Its mission is to promote a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs, according to program officials. Officials added these discussions are part of an effort by All Things Birth to educate women about their options for having a healthy pregnancy and childbirth; as well as supporting them in pregnancy planning by “helping them get their body’s baby friendly.” To register, and for more details, call 914-595-2065 or email to