The free events held at STHS McAllen and STHS Edinburg will help prepare expectant moms in welcoming their child

Becoming a mother, especially for the first time, is one of the most exciting human experiences a woman can have  and cause for celebration. From preparing the baby’s nursery and working with your employer to request  maternity leave to learning how to take care of yourself and the life growing inside of you during your pregnancy,  there is so much newness to navigate. And it may at times feel overwhelming. 

It’s normal to have a wide range of emotions during pregnancy — both positive and negative — but seeking  support is one of the best ways to avoid excess stress. To help expectant moms best prepare for their little ones,  the Maternity Center at South Texas Health System is teaming up with Molina Healthcare for two community baby  shower celebrations during the month of May. 

The special events will be held at South Texas Health System McAllen and South Texas Health System Edinburg.  Moms-to-be are invited to these free celebrations to learn more about the programs and services offered by the  center, take part in educational seminars, confide in and share experiences with one another and enjoy plenty of  fun games and activities. 

Who: Maternity Center at South Texas Health System & Molina Healthcare 

What: Community Baby Shower 

Note: event will adhere to social distancing and mask protocols 

When &  Where: 

Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  STHS McAllen 

First Floor Education Room 

301 W. Expressway. 83, McAllen, TX 78503 

Saturday, May 14, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  STHS Edinburg 

Texas Room 

1102 W. Trenton Rd., Edinburg, TX 78539 

About South Texas Health System  

South Texas Health System is a multi-facility healthcare system serving patients throughout the Rio Grande Valley.  The system includes four acute care facility campuses with specialties in pediatrics, heart and vascular  services, maternity and women’s health and trauma services. Inpatient and outpatient treatment for  behavioral health needs and addictive disorders is also provided through the system’s South Texas Health System  Behavioral facility. South Texas Health System is affiliated with the South Texas Clinical Partners ACO, Prominence 

Health Plan, and Cornerstone Regional Hospital. The system operates an advanced Level II Trauma Center at South  Texas Health System McAllen, the first and only freestanding children’s facility and pediatric ER at South Texas  Health System Children’s, the region’s only freestanding heart hospital and specialized cardiac ER at South Texas  Health System Heart, and six freestanding emergency rooms located in and around Weslaco, Mission, Edinburg,  McAllen and Alamo. For more information about the system and its comprehensive services, please visit 

About Molina Healthcare of Texas 

Since 2006, Molina Healthcare of Texas has been providing government-funded care for low-income individuals. As  of September 30, 2020, the company served approximately 357,000 members through Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare,  Medicare-Medicaid (Duals) and Health Insurance Exchange program, with service areas across Texas. For more  information, visit 

Physicians are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of South Texas Health System. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians.