MURFEESBORO, TN — Ascension Saint Thomas and Nashville Parent Magazine welcome expectant parents, their loved ones, and all interested Middle Tennesseans to the Rutherford Baby Fair. This free, fun, and educational event will take place at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, 1700 Medical Center Parkway, Murfreesboro on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Co-produced by Ascension Saint Thomas and Nashville Parent Magazine, the Baby Fair is designed for mothers-to-be, their partners, and anyone in their support system who like to learn how to make a baby’s arrival a smoother transition. The event will pair educational presentations with fun activities like door prizes. Drawings for prizes will take place every 15 minutes; guests must be present to win. The grand prize winner will take home a Magellan 5-in-1 Maxi Cosi car seat ($350 value) and a car seat carrier ($100 value).

The Murfreesboro Fire Department will lead a demonstration on proper car seat installation and infant car safety. Guests will hear from OB/GYNs and Certified Nurse Midwives, as well as other Ascension Saint Thomas experts. Tours of the hospital will depart every 30 minutes. Vendors represented at event booths include: 

O Baby! 4D Live Ultrasound

Redstone Federal Credit Union

Women’s Health Specialists

Aspiring Health Clinic

Music City Med LLC

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic

The Breast Choice Lactation Services

Tennessee Pediatrics

Once Upon A Child

Essie & Olive

Thompson’s Celebrations


In Tennessee, Ascension’s Saint Thomas Health operates nine hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities that cover a 68-county area and employ more than 8,000 associates.  Across the state, Saint Thomas Health provided more than $127 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2018.  Serving Tennessee for 15 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.  Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating more than 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 21 states and the District of Columbia. Visit