St. Cloud VA Health Care System
St. Cloud VA to host Baby Shower
April 10, 2018
To honor and support Veterans welcoming new children into their families in 2018, the St. Cloud VA is hosting a baby shower on May 9, from 5 to 8 p.m., in the Auditorium (Bldg. 8), at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center, 4801 Veterans Drive, in St. Cloud.
The goal of the baby shower is to celebrate Veteran parents — especially moms — while also increasing awareness of VA’s comprehensive maternity care services and to encourage women Veterans to choose VA to support their health and wellness goals, said Amber Willert, St. Cloud VA Women Veterans Program Manager.
“Veteran moms, dads and adoptive parents with babies born or expected in 2018 are welcome,” said Willert. “Spouses are welcome to attend, and food, games, gifts and information are all part of the shower.”
Reservations are required to attend the shower. Veterans can call 320-252-1670, Ext. 6655 or Ext. 7625 to sign up.
Women make up approximately 10 percent of the Veteran population in the United States, and nearly half of the nation’s 2 million women Veterans are of reproductive age. VA offers comprehensive primary care, prenatal and preconception (pre-pregnancy) care, infertility services, maternity care services and the first seven days of newborn care.
St. Cloud VA is one of 60 VA medical centers around the country hosting baby showers between May 5-16, the weeks surrounding Mother’s Day.
For more information about VA’s benefits and services for women Veterans, as well as the Nationwide Baby Shower, visit https://www.va.gov/womenvet.