Clinica Santa Maria’s “Celebrando a Mama” a Success!

May 18, 2015 3:39 pm
safe sleep

Safe sleep demonstrations were part of the presentations during “Celebrating Mom.”

More than 60 Mothers Celebrated Their Pending Births at the Semi-annual Event!

WZZM was onsite earlier that day, promoting the great work of Clinica Santa Maria.


Mothers were welcome to enjoy light refreshments.

Twice a year, the staff of Clinica Santa Maria hosts an invite-only baby shower for their expecting patients, and most recently, the staff celebrated on May 14, 2015.

The sixth “Celebrating Mom” event “was the best ever for our staff,” said JoAnn Gorby, clinical site manager. “These events take many people to pull it off, and from planning to food prep, to set up, to clean up. We are so proud of our staff for helping with this event each time.”

This event was not only fun, but also educational for the families. Community partner agencies, including the Kent County Health Department, car seat safety technicians and Safe Haven ministries, all attended to educate the mothers on available resources.

medela bilingual packets

Educational materials are provided in both English and Spanish for the mothers.

New learnings still happen at each event for the staff, including an elderly patient who wanted to help with the event. During the night, she sat in a corner, reading to the children.

“It was a blessing for the moms, so they could pay more attention to the presentations without their children accompanying them,” said Gorby.

This simple act sparked a thought for the staff: maybe they can think of ways to link young patients to the older ladies, simply for support.

car seat safety with Jenny chaffer

Car sear technicians were on hand to demonstrate the proper way to strap a baby in and the importance of car seat safety.

“Each time we host “Celebrando a Mama,” we learn something or have another avenue to explore,” said Gorby.

The clinic will host another event in the fall of 2015 for expectant mothers.


Gladys Pico

It is a privilege to work at Clinica Santa Maria where our team is supported in caring for our patients long after they have left the exam room. Very proud of our team!

Jane Weaver

Outstanding Clinica Staff!!!! Thank you for all that you do!!!

Kate Platz

Way to go, Clinica!!

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