New and Expectant Moms Invited to Community Baby Shower

Maria Sombillo, Heather Rodriguez, Judy Jacob Mathew, Mai Dinh, Sandy Cernota, Anita Joseph, Donna Timmer, Michelle Smith, Munira Sachwani, Beverly Jones, Pat Henke, Camille Tarley, Christie Whitmore, Cristina Martin, Gretchen Belmarez, Amy Cheng, Reena Tharakan and Jisha Jacob.

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 am to 2 pm on Thursday, August 2nd, 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, and a Sugar Land police officer will speak about car seat safety. In addition, lactation consultants and counselors from the Childbirth Center will be available to talk one-on-one with moms and provide guidance and support.

“This is a great opportunity for new moms to speak directly with someone who understands their concerns,” said Donna Timmer, lactation consultant.  “There will be great discussions and information provided at this event; it’s been a very beneficial experience for our attendees in previous years.”

Timmer says attendees are welcome to stop by any time during the shower. Demonstrations will be repeated several times throughout the event, and light refreshments will be provided. Attendees can also participate in several drawings.

“This is a fun event, but it’s also a great outreach program,” Timmer said. “Our goal is to celebrate new and expectant moms, as well as help them learn techniques they need to know in order to care for their newborns. Sometimes a mom gets home from the hospital and realizes that she needs additional support or information, and we’re here to help.”

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital hosts its annual Community Baby Shower in recognition of World Breastfeeding Week. For more information, visit

For more information about Houston Methodist Childbirth Center at Sugar Land, visit or call 281-274-7080.