Moms and moms-to-be, their toddlers and entire families flocked to the first ever Mom and Baby Expo held this weekend at the SM Megatrade Halls 1 and 2. Organized by the Perinatal Association of the Philippines (PAP), the exhibit showcased all facets of comprehensive perinatal healthcare such as products, services, technology and new methods, all of which were designed to aid Filipina mothers and their babies.
PAP Mom and Baby Expo
From Aprils 21, 22 and 23, families had the time of their lives visiting booth after booth, checking out the greatest finds- ranging from products loved and trusted by moms- both for themselves and for their babies . Other exhibitors used the event as a vehicle to introduce to the public their various services which are meant to improve the lives of the whole family. Aside from the selling booths, expo guests also had a heyday trying out the various fun activities.
Some of the topics that drew huge crowds were tips on how to get pregnant; vaccines needed for expecting moms as well as their babies; preconception tests; macro and micronutrient needs for moms; Sayuntis- exercise during pregnancy; and skin care for mom and baby.
PAP President Dra. Belen Velasco was elated over the number of moms and families who took the time to listen to the experts during the talks. She explained that it helped the PAP attain their goal of giving out advices and introducing new ideas and information to moms and expectant moms which can strengthen their maternal bond with their babies. Dra. Belen shares: “We have always dreamt of mounting an event where both parents and their children can learn and enjoy at the same time. But more than that, we are honored that, thru the Mom and Baby Expo 2017, we have created an avenue for the public to know more about the importance of perinatal care”.
The three-day event was made possible by the PAP, in partnership with its trusted affiliates- the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecology Society (POGS), Philippine Pediatrics Society (PPS), Philippine Society of Newborn Medicine (PSNbM), Mother and Child Nurses Association of the Philippines (MCNAP), and the Integrated Midwives Association of the Philippines (IMAP).