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CAMBA Hosts Baby Shower And Clinic For Moms in Need

The baby shower and clinic helped recently post-partum and new moms find direct access to healthcare.

In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, nonprofit group CAMBA held a baby shower at its Flagstone Family Center in Brownsville on Friday, April 19. 

Expectant moms and new moms of babies were treated to refreshments, games and gifts, according to a news release. 

Resources were available at the shower from partner organizations, including the Brooklyn Perinatal Network, who spoke to the attendees about their free birth and post-partum doula support; the Family Wellness Suite from the Brownsville Neighborhood Health Action Center, who discussed their lactation clinics, children's music classes and reading programs; the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene's Bureau of Early Intervention, who offered resources on helping babies meet important developmental milestones; and Collective Food Works, who did cooking demonstrations as part of their NutriNatal Initiative. 

Collective Food Works offers maternal support and wellness services including food deliveries and meal prep support. They showed attendees how to make a a healthy meal, as well as a special lactation tea.

In the afternoon, CAMBA's Moving Mother's Health Forward program held one of its clinic days. CAMBA regularly hosts clinics in collaboration with Downstate Family Medicine, which serves moms who are expecting (or recently post-partum) with getting care by providing them with on-site access to women and baby wellness visits with physicians.