PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Being pregnant or having a child is not an easy feat for most women, and one veteran’s organization wants women to know there are resources available and people they can talk to.
On Friday, the Gulf Coast VA Clinic held a drive-through baby shower to offer support to women who have served or are currently serving in our nation’s military.
“[I want] to help our female veterans and to offer them assistance in any way that we can and just show them that we’re here for them and that we care,” said nurse practitioner Mary Price.
Officials say pregnancy can increase depression, anxiety and intimate partner violence, so the organization wanted to make sure the moms know they are never alone. Women Veteran’s Program Manager Donna Maxwell invites all veteran maternity moms to take advantage of their programs.
“We just wanted to let our moms know, hey, we’re here for you, we’ve got some nice gifts for you, come by and see us and we’ll let you know about things that we have available in the VA, resources in the VA, as well as resources in the community,” said Women Veteran’s Program Manager Donna Maxwell.
Any pregnant veterans can find resources they may need at the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System in Panama City Beach.
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By Ramsey Romero, MSN 6/26/21