Empowered Mothers Maternal Health Fair Offered at Freedom Center January 26

In conjunction with our special exhibition, Women Hold Up Half the Sky, the Freedom Center will offer Empowered Mothers, a maternal health fair covering a range of women’s health topics, including mammography, obstetrics/gynecology, diabetes, heart health, oncology, osteoporosis, fitness and nutrition.

A primary care physician from Mercy Health will be on site to answer general health questions, as well as to answer questions about the maternal health topics covered in Women Hold Up Half the Sky.

Free blood glucose and blood pressure screenings will be provided, and guests who don’t have a primary care physician can receive a referral.

In addition to health awareness booths and workshops, the fair will offer dramatic storytelling for children, and a showing of the film A Walk to Beautiful which focuses on women dealing with fistula, a health condition found in developing countries.

Who: Mercy Health Partners, Healthy Beginnings and other area health providers will offer booths.

Significance: January is cervical cancer awareness month, birth defects prevention month and thyroid disease awareness month. Upcoming in February is heart disease awareness month and prenatal infection prevention month.

When:
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013
1-4 pm

Where:
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E Freedom Way Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.333.7500

Info:
Cost: $12. Includes admission to the special exhibition, Women Hold Up Half the Sky, a one-of-a-kind exhibition that shows how women around the world are helping other women overcome obstacles through education, entrepreneurship and self-determination. Also includes admission to Freedom Center’s permanent exhibits.

513.333.7500 or freedomcenter.org for more info.

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