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Avera's Maybe a Baby event held in 6 locations Tuesday

SIOUX FALLS — Avera is expanding its popular "Maybe a Baby" event throughout the region to help couples feel more prepared for the challenges, commitments and rewards of becoming a parent.

Maybe a Baby, a free event, will be held Tuesday in Aberdeen, Mitchell, Pierre, Sioux Falls and Yankton and Marshall, Minn. Sign up at

By participating in "Maybe a Baby," potential parents can make decisions to benefit the health of both mother and baby, and prepare in other ways. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with physicians and other health care professionals in a casual setting as they cover topics including successful pregnancy planning; financial planning; healthy living and fitness; nutrition; childbirth; breastfeeding; and pediatrics/pediatric safety.

Participants can tour the labor and delivery area at their local hospital. Refreshments and door prizes will be available.

A diverse group of experts are on hand so couples can get all their questions answered.