Motherhood

Molina Healthcare celebrates motherhood with a community baby shower

Molina Healthcare celebrates motherhood with a community baby shower

Moms-to-be and new moms in the Northwest Houston area celebrated Mother’s Day by attending a free baby shower with tons of goodies and a community support system.

Over $800 in baby supplies were donated by Molina Healthcare of Texas for moms in need.

More than 30 expectant and new moms received educational materials and other resources at Taylor’s House of Hope Spring Into Motherhood Community Baby Shower on May 7 at Anointed Faith Family Church in Tomball.

“Education is power, so Molina Healthcare hosts numerous educational and support events targeting new moms across Texas with its dedicated community engagement teams,” said Sheila Shelton, Director of Growth and community engagement at Molina Healthcare of Texas. “During our festive events, such as community baby showers, Molina’s teams focus on the different behavioral and physical aspects that mothers can modify or adopt to optimize their health, as well as the health of their newborns.”

The event was organized by Taylor’s House of Hope and sponsored by Molina Healthcare of Texas. Shelton said additional sponsors include Walmart Tomball and Junior League of The Woodlands.

Shelton said the event was for expectant mothers and mothers of infants in northwest Houston who needed baby supplies and postpartum care information. She said the goal was geared towards teaching motherhood.

About 35 expectant and new moms attended the event, Shelton said. All attendees received lunch, snacks, baby essentials and information.

“To educate mothers of infants about postpartum care, self-care tips and possible symptoms of ‘baby blues,'” Shelton said.

Many community partners shared resources on postpartum care and baby essentials. Along with getting educational materials, Shelton said expectant and new moms who attended also received other goodies.

“They also received a gift basket full of hygiene, nutrition and infant development supplies — all of which can help ease the financial burden that families often face,” Shelton said. “Some of the supplies provided included diapers, wipes, pacifiers, bottles, baby toys and baby clothes.”

Molina Healthcare of Texas will regularly sponsor baby showers throughout the year across Texas, Shelton said.

Planned baby shower events include the Spring Branch Community Health Center on May 25 in Spring Branch and the North Pasadena Community Outreach Center on June 10 in Pasadena.

“Upcoming events will focus on overall women’s health, child well-being, vaccinations and behavioral health,” Shelton said.

For more information on upcoming events, visit @molinahealthtx on Facebook. For assistance program details, visit the Molina Help Finder (https://molinahelpfinderstaff.com/) to find information on social services, food pantries, utility payment assistance, housing assistance and health care services.

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