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World's Greatest Baby Shower - Titusville, Florida - May

Titusville Florida's World's Greatest Baby Shower

SATURDAY, May 14, 2016
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Searstown Mall, Titusville

Free to New and Expectant Parents
Lots of great presentations and prizes

Have a great Mother's Day and then come learn how to be a great Mom on May 14

Come learn the best ways to care for your baby.

Communities working together to promote healthy babies and healthy mothers.

The twentieth World's Greatest Baby Shower is coming to Searstown Mall in Titusville on Saturday, May 14 from 9 am to 1 pm.

There will be mini seminars including the popular "Ask a Doc," and Car Seat Safety.

Over forty exhibitors will be there at this annual FREE event to help new parents or expectant parents learn what services are available.

For more info, contact (321) 633-1702 ext.228.


In addition to the forty-odd booths offering information on services for expectant parents and parents of infants, the mini-seminars at the 21st World's Greatest Baby Shower from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, May 14 at Sears Town Mall, Titusville include:

"Ask A Doc" Panel which gives parents the opportunity to meet North Brevard medical experts and gather a wealth of information about pre-natal, delivery and infant care:

+ Obstetrics - Dr. Christiana Caito offers comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology care on the medical staff of Parrish Medical Center. She received her Medical Degree from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and completed her internship and residency at Garden City hospital in Garden City, Michigan.

+ Obstetrics - Lena E. Weinman,DO. Dr. Weinman holds her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Davie, Florida; residency at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology Surgery plus postBaccalaureate education at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida. Her Bachelor of Science degree was earned at the University of Florida, Gainesville in Exercise and Sports Science. Dr Weinman is dedicated to comprehensive women's health from adolescence to post menopause. Why Obstetrics? Dr. Weinman is a women's health advocate, believer in continuity of care and the life cycle of women's care.

+Anesthesiology -Jane Berrios, CRNA, works at Parrish Medical Center as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthestist. She earned her undergraduate degree from Daytona State College and University of Central Florida, plus her Masters at Adventist University.

+ Pediatric Dentistry - Gregory Gullikson, DMD, has practiced dentistry in Titusville since 1990 and has been a welcome participant on the "Ask A Doc" panel. Dr. Gullikson is a graduate of the University of Florida with Doctor of Medical Dentistry and internships at the University of Louisville, Kentucky.

+ Lactation - Rita Jordan graduated from Mennonite Hospital School of Nursing in Bloomington, Illinois in 1980. She worked at Parrish Medical Center on the Surgical floor, ICU and the Newborn Nursery. Ms. Jordan became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2011, which is her current position. She states, "I love helping to empower new moms through education and assisting them to successfully breastfeed and care for their newborns."

+ Pediatrics - Douglas G. Barimo, MD, FAAP. Dr. Barimo practices at 1653 Jess Parrish Court, Titusville. He received his Medical Degree from the University of Miami, Miami, Florida and both internship and residency at the Children's Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics. Many of his former patients are now parents themselves.

CAR SEAT SAFETY -Returning expert , Gayle Whitworth, a Certified Child Safety instructor, will offer safety issues involved with car seats, including proper installation, how to check to see that your baby's car seat is properly installed, and where to take classes on infant car seat safety. Whitworth, who has been with the University of Florida Brevard County Extension fort twenty years, holds her Bachelor's degree in Child Development and Family Relations from Western Carolina University and her Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida. In addition to serving as Chair for exhibits for the World's Greatest Baby Shower, she works with Brevard County residents in the areas ofHousing, Child Passenger Safety and Family Financial Management.

SIDS/SAFE SLEEP - Brevard C.A.R.E.S. representative Diana Kuzma assisted by Maria Lozano will discuss habits best for the newborn so Mom and Dad can also get some zzzzs.

FOOD PRESENTATIONS - As an added attraction of this year's World's Greatest Baby Shower, Suzi Bamber of the University of Florida/Brevard County Extension Service will offer food presentations. Ms. Bamber has been working for the University of Florida's Family Nutrition Program for over six years. She enjoys the prospect of furthering the needs of the community through the implementation of nutrition education as an adults and youth educator within Brevard County. While Suzi is not teaching, she also enjoys the outdoors with her three children.

Dr. Will Blechman is coming to the World's Greatest Baby Shower

Dr. Blechman will present on Infant Brain Development

Dr. Wil Blechman Dr. Wil Blechman is a rheumatologist who developed a major interest in children's issues as a result of his work with Kiwanis. A past president of Kiwanis International, Dr. Blechman was instrumental in developing the organization's ongoing worldwide program, Young Children: Priority One, which focuses on children from before birth through age 5.

Since leaving his medical practice, Dr. Blechman has served as Florida's State Health Officer and as a consultant to the Departments of Health and Children and Families. He was Charter President of the Florida Association for Infant Mental Health (2001-03 and again in 2006) and Member and Vice Chair of the Board of The Miami-Dade Children's Trust (2003-2009)

Presently he serves as Vice-Chair of The Children's Forum and on the Advisory Board of ReadyNation as well as the Advisory Council for Nemours BrightStart! Dyslexia Initiative. He also serves on the Lawton Chiles Foundation Board.

Dr. Blechman has received numerous awards for his services and was specially recognized for the impact his efforts had on the increased immunization rate in Florida for children under two. In 2009, he was made an Honorary Member of the Florida Pediatric Society and he is listed in Marquis' Who's Who in America.

In addition, Dr. Blechman is very interested in recent research on brain development in the preschool child and is part of a team of individuals in Florida who speaks to this issue.

April 30, 2016 -- Brevard County Press Release

Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Funds Help Support 'Greatest Baby Shower'

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- The World's Greatest Baby Shower will be held May 14 at Searstown Mall in Titusville, with an expected attendance of over 500 moms, dads, and family members.

This educational event seeks to inform and educate expectant and couples thinking of embarking on parenthood about available services, products, etc., within Brevard County. We want to assist in paving the way to smooth pregnancies and building positive infant/child relationships.

The event includes vendors from local non-profit agencies and businesses who provide information to all registered participants, as well as educational workshops and information throughout the day. This year's workshops include Safe Sleep/SIDS prevention, Infant Brain Development, Car Seat Safety, and an "Ask a Doc" panel.

This is the World's Greatest Baby Shower's 20th year. The event is a joint venture of University of Florida/IFAS Extension - Brevard County, Kiwanis Club of Titusville, The Children's Center, Parrish Medical Center, Florida Department of Health/WIC, Healthy Start Coalition of Brevard, and B.E.T.A of Titusville. Funds for this years' event were provided in part by Jess Parrish Medical Foundation.

For more information, please contact the UF/IFAS Extension office at (321) 633-1702 ext. 0.

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Heading to the World's Greatest Baby Shower is one happy 13 month old. Event targets babies two and under.

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Gayle Whitworth, Exhibit Chair of World's Greatest Baby Shower, handles Car Seat Safety seminars for new and expectant parents.
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Showing the display board of lucky prize winners for prior year is Barbara Iwanicki of Kiwanis Club of Titusville

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