Join us for the Babypalooza Baby & Maternity Live Expo in The Shoals on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at the Marriott Hotel Convention Center in Florence, Alabama from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  If you’re thinking of having a baby, just found out you are expecting, or have had or adopted a child in the last twelve months then Babypalooza is for you. Presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama and hosted by Helen Keller Hospital.




October 6, 2018
10:00AM – 1:00PM


Marriott Shoals Hotel
10 Hightower Place
Florence, AL 35630

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Helen Keller Hospital will have representatives from Labor & Delivery as well as Pediatrics with information on infant CPR, lactation consulting, child safety and mini-presentations by physicians and other instructors.  They will also have lots of giveaways and door prizes.

Seminar Schedule


10:15 AM – DIY In Home Fetal Assessment, Dr. F.C. Gapultos, OB/GYNA

10:45 AM –  Great Start to Breast Feeding Basics, Diana Castillo

11:00 AM – Tips to Decrease Your Chance of a C-Section, Dr. Lisa Christian, OB/GYN

11:30 PM – Exercise During Pregnancy, Jana Hess, NP


12:10 – Immunizations 101, Alicia Nix, CRNP

12:20 – Healthy Pregnancy, Dr. Larry Stutts, OB/GYN


Plus health information from:

  • Colbert OB/GYN
  • Helen Keller Labor & Delivery/Nursery
  • Helen Keller Pediatrics
  • Keller OB/GYN
  • Tennessee Valley Pediatrics
  • Wellcare Center
  • Women’s Clinic Shoals
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Visit with Heartsail Medical to find out if you qualify for a free breast pump with your insurance. If you do just let them know and they will file your insurance and have your pump mailed directly to your home with supplies. They will have several breast pumps for demonstration to help you pick the one that’s best for you!

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The Shoals Doula Group will be there to for talk about preparing for birth and giving Optimal Fetal Positioning (OFP) and Abdominal Lift tutorials.

You will also be able to connect with breastfeeding, nutrition, and other support resources:

  • A Nurturing Moment
  • Help Me Grow Alabama
  • La Leche League
  • WIC
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  • Alfa Insurance
  • Alabama Parenting Assistance Line
  • Balloon Elegance
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • CollegeCounts 529
  • Florence Fire & Rescue
  • ICAN
  • Keelan Walker Photography
  • Champion Windows & Home Exteriors
  • Safer Birth in Bama
  • WIC (Women’s Infant and Children)
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It wouldn’t be BABYPALOOZA without the fun and games. You’ll get to see, touch and win our Babypalooza Baby Registry Picks. Plus play games like baby bingo in the baby shower area. Babypalooza is 100% free just register below for your free ticket. The entire family is welcomed to attend.

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