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Virtual DC Citywide Baby Shower

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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The Department of Employment Services (DOES) and Office of Paid Family Leave invites you to join us for the DC Citywide Virtual Baby Shower! In this FREE virtual event, expecting and new parents can get advice from parenting experts on topics such as mental health, nutrition, wellness, breastfeeding, and more. Hear about DC’s Paid Family Leave and how to apply for benefits, including Prenatal Leave! Join us on DC Department of Employment Services’ Facebook Page on Wednesday, May 4, at 12 p.m.

Featured speakers include:

  • Dr. Unique Morris-Hughes, Director of the Department of Employment Services
  • Dr. Yolandra Hancock, Medical Director of CRC Health & Wellness Group
  • Dr. Fabian Sandoval, CEO and Research Director of Emerson Clinical Research Institute

The event will also include a panel on “Taking Care of Mental Health Before and With Baby,” featuring:

  • Jackie Page, WKYS Host – Moderator
  • Brandi Chantalle, Founder of Motherhood Reimagined
  • Dr. Nyasha Chikowore, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
  • Georgette Saad, Senior Early Childhood Manager, Mary’s Center
  • Dr. Amber Thornton, Founder of Balanced Working Mama

Presenting partners include:

  • DC Diaper Bank
  • DC Public Library
  • Flourish Heights
  • Mamatoto Village
  • Yoga District

The DC Paid Family Leave Act offers:

  • 8 weeks to bond with a new child
  • 6 weeks of family leave to care for an ill family member with a serious health condition
  • 6 weeks personal medical leave
  • 2 weeks prenatal leave

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For More Information, Contact Us:
Phone: (202) 899-3700


May 4
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm