OhioHealth Teams with Destination Maternity to Provide Parenting Classes in Columbus, Ohio

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Central Ohio hospital network is partnering with the developer of the world's largest maternity brands to offer maternity classes in Columbus, Ohio.

Our partnership with Destination Maternity is a unique match

In an effort to help parents prepare for the baby on the way, the maternity experts at Destination Maternity® have joined forces with the maternity healthcare experts at OhioHealth to offer an exciting variety of events, products and educational pregnancy classes in Columbus, Ohio. Everything from childbirth classes and prenatal yoga to maternity fashions and accessories for baby will help expectant families in central Ohio prepare for the new arrival.

Beginning October 10, 2008, moms and dads-to-be can enjoy educational childbirth classes in central Ohio by visiting the learning studio. They can also look for the latest fashions for moms-to-be at Destination Maternity located in the new outdoor lifestyle center at Polaris Fashion Place, 1500 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, OH.

"Destination Maternity is excited to be working with OhioHealth to offer Columbus area parents wonderful educational classes," said Rebecca Matthias, President and Chief Creative Officer of Destination Maternity. "Now the expectant family can shop for the luxurious fashions of A Pea in the Pod®, the romantic styles of Mimi Maternity®, the amazing fashion and low prices of Motherhood® Maternity, and begin or end the day with a great class. What could be better?"

"Our partnership with Destination Maternity is a unique match," says Jann Marks, Chief Nursing Officer of Riverside Methodist Hospital, "to offer expectant parents what they need through pre-and post-pregnancy education from central Ohio's leading healthcare experts." Riverside Methodist is the second largest maternity program in Ohio and part of the OhioHealth family of hospitals.

Whether newly pregnant or in the ninth month, creative activities and pregnancy courses taught by experienced and certified instructors are available to expectant mothers in central Ohio. To sign up for classes, visit the OhioHealth Maternity Services website at http://www.birthofamom.com/, or stop into the store and use a telephone linked directly to OhioHealth class registration and information.

  •      To sign up for the Destination Maternity/OhioHealth Parent Education classes or for schedule information, call (614) 4-HEALTH (443-2584), or stop into Destination Maternity in the new outdoor lifestyle center at Polaris Fashion Place, 1500 Polaris Parkway in Columbus - next to Barnes & Noble near the Cheesecake Factory.
  •      To shop online, by phone or for Destination Maternity store information in central Ohio, call (614) 846-6719 or visit http://www.destinationmaternity.com.

About Destination Maternity
Destination Maternity® is the home of the world's leading maternity brands Motherhood® Maternity, Mimi Maternity®, and A Pea in the Pod®. It is a one-stop shop for the most extraordinary selection of maternity fashion, accessories and everything imaginable for the pregnant woman. Visit http://www.destinationmaternity.com for a $1,000 wardrobe sweepstakes, a baby namer, pregnancy information and expert advice.

About OhioHealth
Named by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in 2007 and 2008, OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization serving and supported by the community. Based in Columbus, Ohio, it is a family of 17 hospitals, 23 health and surgery centers, home-health providers, medical equipment and health service suppliers throughout a 40-county area. OhioHealth hospitals in central Ohio are Riverside Methodist Hospital, Grant Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital and Dublin Methodist Hospital. For more information, please visit our Web site at http://www.ohiohealth.com/.


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