The Tiny Cubs Community Baby Shower will include a sibling boot camp.

Tiny Cubs Community Baby Shower Set for Saturday

Nov. 02, 2022

Michelle R. Eubanks , UNA, at, 256.765.4392

FLORENCE, AL – The third Tiny Cubs Community Baby Shower, sponsored by the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions, is set for Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Harrison Hall on the University of North Alabama campus. 

Designed for expectant moms in the Shoals, the event will also include a boot camp for siblings as they and their families prepare for the new baby’s arrival.

“I have a passion for promoting perinatal education to the community,” said Dr. Melissa DeFoor, an event organizer as well as the Assistant Department Chair of Undergraduate Programs in the College. “We are so excited to offer the community baby shower again this semester. We believe this event has impacted many perinatal women throughout our community.” 

The free community event offers a way for mothers-to-be to learn about basic prenatal and baby care from senior-level nursing students, clinical supervisors, and faculty from the College. 

“The community baby shower is an exceptional service-learning opportunity for ACONHP students,” said Dr. Tera Kirkman, Interim Dean of the College. “Students are able to share knowledge learned in the classroom to address the unique healthcare needs of individuals in our community.” 

In addition to learning about basic care, participants are also able to win items, including car seats, pack ‘n’ plays, breast pumps, and more. As part of the Tiny Cubs Community Baby Shower, the ACONHP has partnered with several community organizations who also specialize in healthcare.

“The Tiny Cubs Community Baby Shower has been such a phenomenal experience,” said Dr. Ann-Marie Irons, an event organizer and an Assistant Professor at the College. “Hearing the gratitude expressed by the expectant mothers as they receive baby care items and seeing them become more at ease while learning about resources and ways to care for themselves and their babies has been a highlight of my nursing career.”

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: and