Area women are invited to virtually attend “Pregnancy and Delivery 101,” an informal educational event Thursday, Sept. 24. Go to at 4 p.m. to view the presentation.

Obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Ann Johnson, of Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby, will briefly provide tips about the importance of staying fit, getting plenty of rest and eating a healthy diet as ways to help the body cope with the pressures of pregnancy.

She’ll also present a go-to guide for labor and delivery, including the best ways to manage labor pain, the three phases of labor and labor procedures. Participants will be able to submit their individual questions via chat and they will be answered by Johnson and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Melissa Goble, a former labor and delivery nurse.

Johnson recently joined the medical staff of CRMC after completing a residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center at the University of North Carolina. She earned her medical degree at the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts degree in biochemistry and molecular biology at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.

The presentation is part of a series of workshops offered by CRMC Women’s Health. For more information, visit