Overextended. Overstressed. Overworked. These words are a reality for many women who are living in overdrive, taking care of their families, working 40-plus hours per week, and ensuring their household is running smoothly. And while they’re aware of their long list of responsibilities, not many are aware of the health status of their own bodies.
To help them reconnect with their bodies, minds and spirit, Mountain Vista Medical Center, 1301 S. Crismon Road in Mesa, is hosting its third annual Women’s Health and Wellness Expo this Saturday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to noon.
The free event will offer a true 360-degree view of women’s health, covering wellness topics that most impact females of all ages. During the expo, women will have the chance to undergo health screenings and learn easy-to-implement tips to improve their health and wellness.
“Women today are living in overdrive,” said Dr. Manisha Purohit, an OB/GYN who will be speaking about infertility at the Women’s Health and Wellness Expo at Mountain Vista Medical Center. “Women are taking care of their families, working 40-plus hours per week and ensuring their household is running smoothly. While they’re well aware of their long list of responsibilities, not many are aware of the health status of their own bodies, not to mention many women nowadays are having children after the age of 35, so they need to educate themselves about their overall health and their fertility.”
In addition to the screenings, the event will feature several free seminars about a variety of important women’s health and wellness topics, including:
- Women’s Health at All Ages, presented by Marla Vogt-Roberts, CNM (8:30 a.m.)
- Depression and Anxiety, presented by Suzanne Northey, M.S., LMFT (9:05 a.m.)
- Understanding Infertility, presented by Manisha Purohit, M.D. (9:40 a.m.)
- Healing Your Body Through Food, presented by Jaime Parker, Ph.D., C.P.T. and Victoria Barrios, C.P.T. (10:15 a.m.)
- Make Over Your Kitchen for Better Health, presented by Jaime Parker, Ph.D., C.P.T. and Victoria Barrios, C.P.T. (10:50 a.m.)
- Preparing for Pregnancy and Understanding High-risk Pregnancies, presented by Holly Todd, WHNP and Richard Blumrick, M.D. (11:25 a.m.)
The hospital also will offer health, wellness and beauty exhibits including express facials, chair massages, and mini makeovers with beauty tips and manicures. Brunch items and mocktails will be served throughout the morning. As well, there will be special performances by the Phoenix Suns’ Golden Grannies and the Phoenix Mercury Hip Hop Squad.
Busy moms (as well as dads, expectant parents and caregivers) can also find a little more peace of mind when it comes to their little ones by having their child safety seat checked by a certified child safety seat technician and obtaining educational materials for infants and children. Appointments are required.
To register for this free event, visit mvmedicalcenter.com/womens-expo or call 1-877-924-WELL (9355). Individuals who pre-register for the event will receive additional tickets for prize drawings at the event.