It was a delight to welcome nearly 200 women to our 2nd annual Bloom: An Event for New and Expecting Moms. The morning was an opportunity to connect, equip and encourage mothers as they prepare to welcome a baby into their family or navigate the new waters of a new baby. Here’s what our attendees had to say about the event!
The location was great, the check-in was beautiful because everyone there was happy to see whomever walked in and greeted them with a beautiful smile. The little details were awesome too, so was the snack area upstairs. There, too, they were all smiles which is great. Enjoyed meeting with all the people at their booths, the prizes were awesome and so thank you for doing this and bringing so many beautiful people together! -Lucy B
My favorite part..everything! It was great to so many mom’s and babies and to see how much the event has grown from last year. -Amber B
My favorite part, besides the whole event which was super awesome, was seeing all the baby wearing mamas. I loved seeing all the littles snuggled up next to mama and sleeping in slings or wraps especially in such a diverse community of women from different backgrounds. -Marissa L
We were so fortunate to hear from Olmsted Medical Center Certified Nurse Midwives and Lactation Consultants the morning of Bloom. Their knowledgeable expertise was so helpful to many moms attending their sessions. Read a bit more about their beautiful, new birth center below and be sure to contact the Women’s Health Pavillion at Olmsted Medical Center for expert pre-natal and postpartum care!
“Understanding that labor is a healthy, natural process, OMC encourages families to become active participants in the entire birth experience. Offering family-centered care from early pregnancy to baby’s arrival, our BirthCenter’s facilities and caregivers work hard to provide the best possible birthing experience for you.
We know your birth experience is one of the most important events in your life. Most likely, you are experiencing strong emotions, dreams, and uncertainty in anticipation of your child’s birth. Our staff will walk with you on your journey, providing exceptional medical care, support, and understanding.”
Thank you to our presenting sponsors! We re delighted to welcome professionals and experts to lead 6 different panel sessions throughout the morning and afternoon. The information presented was relevant, helpful and wonderfully presented.
OMC - Midwives
Patricia Hick and Amy Ntoburi, Certified Nurse Midwives with Olmsted Medical Center
OMC - Lactation
Med City Doulas
Brittany Baker, co-owner of MedCity Doulas
Med City Doulas
Amanda Steele, co-owner of MedCityDoulas
Rochester Chiropractic & Wellness
Dr. Abby Splittstoesser and Dr. Beth McVey co-owners of Rochester Chiropractic & Wellness
Allison Loftus, owner of Flourish Counseling
Thank you to the following businesses for participating as Event Sponsors to add some special extra touches to our Bloom event. Med City Doulas sponsored a comfortable and spacious feeding lounge, Lux Floral Boutique is put their incredible touch on our floral decor and more, Marit Williams Photography provided belly and baby portraits for our VIP attendees, The Creative Gathering is facilitated our nursery block craft that was included with our VIP tickets as well as an add-on or general admission attendees with paint provided by Soul Purpose Boutique, and Amy from A.Krause Studio is painted customized watercolor prints for our guests.
We were delighted to have the following businesses providing us with refreshments for our Bloom sessions: Costco, Tonic Local Kitchen + Juice Bar, Old Abe Coffe Co. Great Harvest, You Betcha Cupcake, Cafe Steam and People’s Food Co-op! Thank you to these businesses for contributing to our event in this special way! You certainly spoiled us with beautiful treats, sweets, snack snd beverages to keep us refreshed!
We always encourage our guests to bring a donation to our chose charity. This year Bloom partnered with Families First of Minnesot to stock their crisis nursery with Diapers and Wipes. We are so pleased to say that we collected over 500 diapers and wipes! These will help equip and encourage families in great times of need! Those that brough donations receive extra tickets for our amazing giveaways. Thank you to our giveaway sponsors, our attended were gifts with over $2000 in incredible products and services!
Each Bloom attendee will go home with an incredible swag bag full of wonderful goodies and products for you to enjoy from the businesses listed below! A big thank you to City Moms Blog Network for providing our darling tote bag!