Solano County

Solano church plans baby shower for expectant parents

By From page A3 | February 19, 2013

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.

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.

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  • JaneFebruary 19, 2013 - 9:56 pm

    Wow, can you imagine the cries of racism if someone threw a shower for "white pregnant women"? But it's ok to have events like this and a Black Student Union, Negro College Fund, etc.

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