3rd Annual Pregnancy Market to be Bigger and Better; Public invited to come out

Section Youth Health Care, part of Collective Prevention Services (CPS) of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, in collaboration with the Department of Community Development, Family & Humanitarian Affairs and Women’s Desk, have finalized preparations for the 3rd Annual Pregnancy Market that will take place on Wednesday, August 7.  

The 3rd Annual Pregnancy Market will be bigger and better. It will be held at the Vineyard Office Complex in Philipsburg in the parking lot from 5.00pm to 8.00pm. Entrance is free.

Minister of Public Health Hon. Cornelius de Weever’s ‘Get Checked’ campaign, encourages the community interested in products and services related to pregnancy to visit the market on August 7.

The pregnancy market is an information market that will provide the public with a variety of information on a wide array of topics related to healthy pregnancy and new born child care.

Different stakeholders such as the Sint Maarten Medical Center, Civil Registry, pharmacies, physical therapists, White and Yellow Cross and distributors of products related to baby and/or mother care will provide information on their services and products.

In addition, several informative presentations will be given on topics ranging from healthy nutrition, staying physically fit, child birth and breast feeding.

The market will target in particular women and their partners who are planning a pregnancy, women who are pregnant, new parents and other persons who or are in need of information.

Participants are reminded that it is an informational market and not a seller’s market: participants are not allowed to sell services or products, but can refer those interested to their place of business.

PHOTO CUTLINE: Minister Hon. Cornelius de Weever