The baby-based event, held May 22 for individuals with intense interest in infants, featured goods from 25 vendors, tours of the newly remodeled Women's Health and Birthing Center, lectures, a book fair, oodles of door prizes (car seat, high chair, diapers, a weekend getaway and more) and several gallons of ice cream.
More than 400 people came from as far north as Clearfield to attend, and from as far south as Magna, West Valley and Tooele.
"It was just a lot of fun," Lakeview Marketing Direc-tor Melissa Perkins said of the event.
But fun wasn't the only thing on the docket for the event.
Every hour of the event featured a different lecture or presentation by physicians associated with the hospital.
Dr. Molly Mears, an OB/GYN who will be joining Lakeview's team in August spoke to the crowd about exercise during pregnancy.
Dr. Kathleen Liou and Dr. Kara Burnett, both pediatricians who will eventually be moving to the soon-to-be-built Medical Office Building (MOB) at Lakeview Hospital, spoke about child safety and the precautions parents need to take.
Dr. Nathan Ward, an OB/GYN who will be joining the Lakeview team with Mears later this year, spoke about the effects of labor and birth.
Dr. Douglas R. Coombs, a pediatrician, gave a lecture that many parents understood all too well titled, "So you're going to have a baby. Will you ever sleep again?"
And the final lecture of the event--which wasn't really a lecture at all--was by Bountiful OB/GYN Dr. Gene W. Pead, and was simply a question and answer period.
"It was a chance to ask that question you've always wanted to ask an OB/GYN," Perkins said.
The lecture period served two purposes, the first being to disseminate information and instruct parents. However, as Perkins noted, the presentations also gave attendees a chance to meet the new faces of Lakeview.
Over the past few months, Lakeview hospital has been expanding its women's health services, and plans to make women's and children's health the focus of its MOB.
Perkins explained that next year's event will include a car seat check, along with more of the same events and sponsors.
The Davis County Clipper was proud to be an event co-sponsor.