Houston Methodist Childbirth Center at Sugar Land invites new and expectant moms – along with their partners and babies – to the annual Community Baby Shower from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 4. This event is held in recognition of World Breastfeeding Week and will take place in the Brazos Pavilion Conference Center on the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital campus.


The event will feature demonstrations on how to safely use baby carriers, presentations on the importance of safe sleeping practices, water safety, post-partum recovery, and a Sugar Land police officer will speak about car seat safety. In addition, lactation support from the Childbirth Center and community partners will be available to talk one-on-one with moms and provide guidance as needed.


“This is a great opportunity for new moms to speak directly with someone who understands their concerns,” said Donna Timmer, MSN, RN, IBCLC, lactation consultant. “Our goal is to celebrate new and expectant moms, as well as help them learn techniques to provide the best care for their newborns.”


Timmer says attendees are welcome to stop by any time during the shower. Demonstrations will be provided throughout the event and light refreshments will be offered. Attendees can also participate in numerous raffles and door prize drawings. In addition, all new and expectant mothers will receive a handmade burp cloth and nursing pads made by our community and staff.


“This is a fun event, but it’s also a great outreach program,” Timmer said. “Sometimes a mom gets home from the hospital and realizes that she needs additional support or information, and we’re here to help.”