Southside hospital, Brooks host free health walk for moms, families May 21

Mission Trail Baptist Hospital and the South Side’s “favorite park” The Greenline in the heart of Brooks City Base, are hosting fun and vital health activities free to expectant moms and their families this Saturday, May 21, at their first “Moms on the Move” health walk and health fair. The public is invited to join the fun and to bring along their leashed four-legged friends.

The first 50 moms to check in at the registration table on May 21 at the event will receive FREE diapers.

Event details:

·         What: “Moms on the Move” health walk and fair

·         Time: 9 a.m.

·         Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022

·         Location: The Greenline park, 2532 Sidney Brooks, SAT 78235

·         Admission is FREE and open to the public and leashed pets.

A warm-up with lively music will kick off the event followed by a 30 to 40-minute walk through the scenic Greenline park. Healthcare professionals and doctors will be on hand and walking alongside event attendees to help answer any health-related questions they may have and to offer health advice. There will be fun for the entire family with various activities, booths and delicious snacks and drinks.

Mission Trail Baptist Hospital, located in the heart of the South Side of San Antonio, which just last year opened its brand new Women’s Services Unit, is proud to help lead efforts to encourage healthy routines for all women and expectant moms.

“We are committed to helping all women establish and maintain healthy habits because they are the leaders of their families, the decision makers, and engines that keep families safe and moving forward,” said Michael Cline, CEO of Mission Trail Baptist Hospital.  “By bringing this event to women in the community we serve, our goal is to promote exercise during pregnancy and throughout life and encourage families to, literally, take steps to support their moms and all the women in their lives toward a healthy lifestyle,” Cline said.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists indicates that exercise during pregnancy benefits expectant moms and their fetus in the following ways:

·         Reduces back pain

·         Eases constipation

·         May decrease your risk of gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and cesarean birth

·         Promotes healthy weight gain during pregnancy

·         Improves your overall fitness and strengthens your heart and blood vessels

·         Helps you to lose the baby weight after your baby is born

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