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Expecting mothers learn tips from professionals

Dozens of first-time moms learned information that will help them during their pregnancies. (Source: WALB) Dozens of first-time moms learned information that will help them during their pregnancies. (Source: WALB)
Health officials spoke with about 40 moms on all kinds of topics including breast feeding, food and nutrition and health check-ups.  (Source: WALB) Health officials spoke with about 40 moms on all kinds of topics including breast feeding, food and nutrition and health check-ups. (Source: WALB)
Lakisha Bryant Bruce, United Way of Southwest Georgia. (Source: WALB) Lakisha Bryant Bruce, United Way of Southwest Georgia. (Source: WALB)
Richunta Kennedy, participant. (Source: WALB) Richunta Kennedy, participant. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dozens of first-time moms learned information that will help them during their pregnancies.

Friday, United Way of Southwest Georgia hosted a "Mother-to-be" empowerment workshop at Darton State College. 

Health officials spoke with about 40 moms on all kinds of topics including breast feeding, food and nutrition and health check-ups.  

Organizers said they just want to make sure these new moms have the right information. 

"A lot of times they don't get the correct information, they go off what they have heard from other women. They go off of myths that they have heard, and so we are dispelling some of that, but also making sure they are armed with the correct information but necessary items they are going to need as first time moms," said Lakisha Bryant Bruce, United Way of Southwest Georgia.

"I just want to get as much information as possible. I ask friends, but its different getting it from professionals," said Richunta Kennedy, participant. 

Besides information, the women also got some free gifts to take home including diapers, bottles and pacifiers. 

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