Baby Bonanza to focus on every stage, age of baby

A new baby in your family doesn’t come with an owner’s manual to guide you step-by-step. Fortunately for parents and grandparents, a new resource is coming to Jefferson City.

Baby Bonanza 2012, which will be held from 1-5 p.m. March 18 at Capitol Plaza Hotel, will feature a wide range of exhibitors, great prizes, crawling contests, a fashion show, and educational presentations for every age and stage of baby.

Presentations will be given by: Dr. Sarah Gordon, JCMG pediatrician, on childhood development and parent resources; Denise Coots, St. Mary’s dietitian, on diet during pregnancy and making your own baby food; Dr. Esteban Marten, JCMG plastic surgeon, on getting your body back after baby; Stacey Welling, Whaley’s Mommy & Me, and Becky Schwaller, St. Mary’s certified lactation consultant, on breast-feeding; Women’s Clinic of JCMG obstetricians Dr. Amanda Rodemann, Dr. Jodi Berendzen and Dr. Brandi Nichols and MU infertility specialist Dr. Mira

Aubuchon, on getting pregnant in your 30s; Dr. Jamie Showers, Showers Chiropractic Clinic, on chiropractic pre-natal manipulation, acupuncture and massage; and Dr. Jackie Henry, St. Mary’s health psychologist, on changes in your family when the new baby comes home.

General admission is $5; no RSVP is needed, and all proceeds benefit the March of Dimes.

St. Mary’s Health Center, JCMG and City Magazine will host the event.

For more information, including times of speaker presentations, crawling contests and the fashion show, go to www.babybonanza2012.com or call (573) 761-7175.

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