Texas Health Stephenville Offers Free Parenting Resource
01/13/2010

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Are you pregnant and curious about both the week-to-week development of your baby and local resources to help you prepare for parenthood? Do you want to learn tips to encourage your new baby’s development? Texas Health Resources, one of the largest health systems in North Texas, now offers Oh Baby!, a free weekly parenting e-mail.

The e-mails cover the entire pregnancy through the child's first year of life. Topics discussed include healthy eating, exercising, prenatal tests, and information to help during the hospital stay, to name a few. Information for new parents and grandparents include what position babies should sleep in, tips to develop healthy eating habits, and adapting to different child-rearing styles, along with information about developmental milestones.

In addition to general articles detailing the baby's development, Oh Baby! subscribers may e-mail Texas Health employees to ask questions. When signing up, individuals may pick which Texas Health hospital to subscribe through. Responses to any questions and information about classes or programs then focus on that specific hospital.

"Texas Health’s Oh Baby! Weekly Parenting E-mail is a great way for parents to stay informed throughout the pregnancy and early stages of their child's life," said Jennifer McMeens, R.N., clinical educator in Women’s Services at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville. "We are thrilled to offer individuals across North Texas this free resource."

For more information, or to sign up, visit TexasHealth.org/OhBaby.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville is a 98-bed acute care, full-service facility serving Erath and surrounding counties since 1926. The hospital's services include inpatient and outpatient surgery, women’s services, advanced diagnostic imaging, inpatient and outpatient physical therapy and wound care. Texas Health Stephenville, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has been recognized as a Nurse-Friendly Hospital and a Level IV Trauma Center. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Stephenville.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. Texas Health’s system of 14 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, and Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health Organization for Physicians and Texas Health Physicians Group provide a variety of models for engagement with physicians. Texas Health Partners is a joint venture development and management company owned by Texas Health Resources. Texas Health MedSynergies is a joint venture that offers physicians a range of office management and other business services to support their practices. Texas Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.