FAIRFIELD — Pregnant black women are invited to the eighth annual “More Excellent Way” baby shower from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Samaritan Missionary Baptist Church, 407 Capitol St. in Vallejo.
Black babies die at twice the rate of other babies before they reach their first birthday. Black women also have a higher incidence of dying from delivery complications, according to a press release for the event.
At the baby shower, mothers- and fathers-to-be will learn how to access prenatal and other health care services. The free event will also include food, games and prizes. The event is funded by First 5 Solano, Solano Children & Families Commission and Kaiser Permanente.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 648-1247.
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