Mommy, You Don’t Have To Be Lost – This Mom And Baby Expo Is For You

Posted on Jan 27 2017 - 10:30am by tweenselmom
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Me, with my eldest, who is now a tween. We were just blessed then that I had healthy pregnancy and my CS delivery was successful with the help of my OB, Pedia and my loving husband. But life as a new mom back then will be much easier if I had known more and there were more available help.

If I can turn back time, when I was pregnant with my first child, I wish I had just been pregnant in this decade. My pregnancy with my eldest was like groping in the dark, and my husband and I had just relied on my ob-gyne and pediatrician. We made sure we listen carefully with what they say and their words are like words of God for us. We had to follow all theΒ  diet, drinks and vitamins prescribed to me and my baby. In short, we were dependent and if not with regular check ups, we wouldn’t have a successful pregnancy.

I am not saying that I had regrets with my OB and my Pedia. They were the best of their kinds for me. But when you think of my situation, as a first time mom, with my husband not knowing anything about perinatal health, me as a full-time working mom, pregnancy had become both an exciting but a fearsome experience for the both of us.

Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way for the mothers in this decade. There are so many different associations available online and offline where a mother can get valuable information regarding pregnancy and not only that, even mental, emotional and sometimes financial support.

And to give better news to all, new moms and moms who are planning to have babies have a great reason to be happy because the first Mom and Baby Expo is happening in the Philippines. And it’s happening very soon in April 21-23, 2017!Β  This event is organized by the Perinatal Association of the Philippines (PAP) and it’s going to be BIG because the association hopes to cover all aspects of perinatal healthcare. According to PAP, the main objective of this event is to educate and provide new ideas to mothers that they can use to strengthen maternal bond with their babies.

What is PAP?
Perinatal Association of the Philippines (PAP) is a government organization which is under the wings of Philippine Medical Association. It’s composed further of different medical societies which you may have seen as affiliated by your OB-Gyne and Pediatricians.

1. POGS – Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society
2. Philippine Pediatrics Society
3. Philippine Society of Newborn Medicine
4. Maternal and Child Nurses Association of the Philippines
5. Integrated Midwives Association of the Philippines

What is the difference of perinatal and prenatal healthcare? From the presscon I attended, these two are very closely interconnected however, perinatal healthcare is more of the healthcare for the newlyborns AND maternal health while being pregnant and after pregnancy.

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Why is this expo different from other baby expos?

While most of the events being organized these days are mostly meant for babies, baby products and babycare, the Mom and Baby Expo PH will be more about the mothers and their infants, connected to each other.

What To Expect

The Mom and Baby Expo 2017 will be having the following in their program:

  • talks from perinatal experts
  • pocket workshops
  • booths selling baby products and products for pregnant moms and lactating moms
  • food stalls
  • raffle draws
  • promos

Want to know more? Visit Mom and Baby Expo 2017 in its official FB page www.facebook.com/mombabyexpoph or follow Twitter account @MomBabyExpoPH

29 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Mywondermom January 30, 2017 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Glad that there are more events like this available for mommies. Especially the new moms. When I got pregnant, every piece of information matter.

  2. Mommy QueenElizabeth January 31, 2017 at 3:14 am - Reply

    Gusto ko ‘to! Sad that i can’t go out that much this season. Im currently on bed rest until my OB’s advise was lifted.

  3. to bring together January 31, 2017 at 10:13 am - Reply

    I agree that in this era, most of the data that moms or moms to be are already just a click away. But still, it’s better to seek information directly from the certified medical experts. Good to know that there are organizations like this in our country πŸ™‚

  4. mama speaks January 31, 2017 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    I love attending expositions. So many things to do and see under one roof. I am taking note of this date. Thank you for sharing.

  5. islesgilian February 1, 2017 at 9:02 am - Reply

    This is so true. With my first, I find it hard to enjoy because there was fear of holding and doing and not doing things the right way. With my second, I was too depressed…haha this 3rd is where I feel I enjoy motherhood because the fear is somehow gone, plus there’s a lot of communities to engage in. I like this move by mommy and baby expo. It’s about time for women to get educated about womanhood, prnancy, motherhood and parenting.

  6. EINz February 1, 2017 at 10:58 pm - Reply

    Agree. There were lots of helpful information available nowadays. And we have more options as we decide what’s suits us. Also, mommy expos makes it more easier as they present almost all the things you’ll need before and after pregnancy.

  7. Mommy Levy February 2, 2017 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Agree, mommies nowadays are lucky for having a lot of support groups and valuable information in raising kids. This is one of the changes I have seen in the world in the last 10 years πŸ™‚

  8. Meg Villamarin-Mortega February 3, 2017 at 1:57 am - Reply

    Getting pregnant at an early age, I never experienced this kind of talk. My lack of knowledge that time put my baby at risk. When we have our baby no.3, sana may ganito ulit para maka-attend ako. For sure it’s informative and fun.

  9. Michelle Adriano February 3, 2017 at 3:13 am - Reply

    I love attending talks or seminars meant for moms or parenting because it opens up my mind and I am learning a lot. And I would love to attend this Mom and Baby Expo kaso ka-buwanan ko na yan. Mabigat na ang pakwan ko by that time. Hihi πŸ˜€

  10. TheMissusV February 4, 2017 at 2:32 am - Reply

    There are so many online resources and parenting seminars these days, unlike in the past. Like you, I also groped in the dark and relied on the advice of my OB and son’s pedia. But we turned out dine, right? Hehehe

  11. Nini Perez February 4, 2017 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    What a wonderful event! Actually, even when I gave birth in this decade, I still had quite a few disappointments when I gave birth. I think my OB was great too. She was a wonderful woman who was quite motherly to me especially that I didn’t really have anyone to rely on (because my mom’s abroad). But I found out a little too late that I can actually wait for the baby even after the due date. I was so excited hearing I was 1cm at 40 weeks and 3 days, asked if I wanted to be induced, and I said yes immediately, then ended up CS the next day. This event will be helpful to soon-to-be mummies and mummies again. πŸ™‚

  12. May De Jesus-Palacpac February 5, 2017 at 12:13 am - Reply

    Ay sinabi mo pa haha! I was also pregnant with my kiddos during the dark ages wuhahaha. I simply relied on my other pregnant friends for more info, but they had sosyal OB GYNE’s, while I stuck to my good old doc who was old school, hehe.

  13. animetric February 5, 2017 at 1:10 am - Reply

    I know what you mean, super swerte na moms and kids these days with so many options available to them.

  14. Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy February 5, 2017 at 3:18 am - Reply

    Interesting! I’ve liked the FB page to get more updates. πŸ™‚

  15. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen February 5, 2017 at 10:17 am - Reply

    I can’t wait for the mom and baby expo!!!

  16. luckyfinds February 5, 2017 at 11:33 am - Reply

    This Mom and Baby Expo is a great resource for first time parents. I wish they had it when I was adjusting with my role as a first time mom.

  17. Claire Santiago February 5, 2017 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Mom and Baby Expo is something Moms always look forward too. It offers a lot of learning and fun activities

  18. Janice Lim February 5, 2017 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    I’d love to attend this expo! Even if our newest baby is already my 4th, there are still a lot of things for me to learn as a mom.

  19. Dane Relente February 5, 2017 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    Haiiist I remember my 1st pregnancy din so much bawal and so much pamahiin haha

    I had to follow coz I was only 16 then
    Hehee

    Sana maka attend ng expo I know id be learning so much from that

  20. Migs.Alaine Alejandrino February 5, 2017 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    First time moms these days are lucky because of Expos like this.

  21. Cris Evert Ruffolo February 5, 2017 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    There were none, if not only a few, of these during the time my Mom was pregnant with me so when I showed this to my 49-year-old mother (yep, she’s young!), she said: “Mothers of today have it easy.” So first-time mothers, really, grab this opportunity and attend expos like this one. πŸ™‚

  22. Maria Teresa Figuerres February 5, 2017 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    I share the same sentiment. I didn’t get that much help, too, when I was pregnant with my son. Moms today are so lucky because there’s Mom and Baby Expo that educates them on the things they need to know and do for themselves and their little bundles of joy.

  23. Ayi Dela Cruz February 6, 2017 at 3:11 am - Reply

    I got pregnant in this decade, but it was only when I gave birth to my second child when I realized my “mistakes” and the “should’ve done this” things. My first pregnancy was not smooth-sailing and I relied heavily on other people. First time moms these days are really lucky πŸ™‚

  24. Anna Plaida February 6, 2017 at 6:49 am - Reply

    Same here bakit ba wla ganyan dati, kaya moms now a days are lucky ang daming support group and expo, maybe because of the social media kaya iba na din ngayun

  25. MacyMichelle February 6, 2017 at 8:06 am - Reply

    In this day and age getting support from people who are in the same predicament is very much available. That is the beauty of modern connection and innovation in science. Great workshop for mommies.

  26. Berlin Domingo February 6, 2017 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    Would love to join this expo. Surely the expo would be a great help to this expectant mom. WOuld like their FB page to get regular updates. Thanks for the lead.

  27. jared's mum February 6, 2017 at 11:46 pm - Reply

    Yes, mums and would-be mums these days are so lucky to have all these resources readily available for them. Looking forward to experiencing this expo in April. I sure hope I will have more reasons to look forward to this event, too! πŸ˜‰

  28. badudets February 14, 2017 at 7:58 am - Reply

    Moms and babies are really lucky these days because of so many FB groups and organizations that offer help for newbie parents.

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