{ON SALE NOW} Bloom: An Event for New and Expecting Moms

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Presented by Olmsted Medical Center, Rochester MN Moms BlogCity Moms Blog Network and Hosted by Our Sister Sites

**Ticket Sales ended 4/30/2017 for this event**

Who :: all Rochester Area moms (you do not have to be expecting to attend!)

What :: Bloom is a national event for new and expecting moms hosted by City Moms Blog Network and our sister sites, which will be taking place in 50+ cities across the country during the month of May.

Why :: Whether you’re expecting for the first or third time, are fostering, adopting, have a newborn at home or are working your way through the toddler years and thinking of expanding your family in the future, this event is for you. Come enjoy a morning of delicious food, educational resources, giveaways and swag, fun experiences and connecting moms and families with relevant local resources!

When :: Saturday, May 6th, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM 

Where :: Autumn Ridge Church, 3611 Salem Road SW, Rochester MN, 55906

Ticket Price :: General Admission: $25, VIP Ticket: $45 (Scroll to bottom to purchase tickets!)Optional Ticket Add-On Experiences :: Nursery Block Project: $10, Customized Watercolor Hand-Lettering 4×6 Print: $15

All tickets include the following:

  • Access to the event and all of our sponsors and panel sessions 
  • Food and drink from seven different local businesses
  • A swag bag loaded with goodies
  • 3 giveaway tickets to enter the giveaways of your choice

Our VIP Ticket includes extra swag items listed under our VIP swag section below.

*Please Note: This event is geared towards new and expecting moms. Children OVER one year will not be permitted and due to space constraints children UNDER one year old must be worn in a carrier or held as there is no room for strollers at this event. A huge thank you to our feeding lounge sponsors, MedCity Doulas, for providing attending moms with a comfortable space to feed your little ones during the event!

Our Title Sponsor

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We are so pleased to have Olmsted Medical Center as our Title Sponsor for our Bloom this year. Be sure to attend the presentation by the Olmsted Medical Center Certified Nurse Midwives and Lactation Consultants, read a bit more about their beautiful, new birth center and be sure to visit their table at Bloom!

“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.”

Presenting Sponsors

We are delighted to welcome professionals and experts to lead 6 different panel sessions throughout the morning and afternoon. Regardless of what stage of motherhood you’re in, there’s always something to ask or something new to learn. We encourage and welcome all questions during these sessions!

OMC - Midwives

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Olmsted Medical Center’s thriving midwifery service now has 5 Certified Nurse Midwives who attend births at the Women’s Health Pavilion. Midwives view pregnancy and birth as normal life events that can be a healthy time in your life. They are experts in knowing the difference between normal changes that occur and symptoms that require extra attention. Midwives specialize in providing support and education in addition to regular health care and offer health care that respects the goals and choices of each individual woman and family.

Patricia Hinck has been a certified nurse midwife for 12 years: practicing at Olmsted Medical center since July 2013. She is married with two grown children and two dogs.  Amy Ntoburi has been a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner for over 12 years and a Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) since 2014. She has been caring for women and their families at Olmsted Medical Center (OMC) since 2009. She was the 3rd CNM to join the midwifery practice at OMC. 

Pat and Amy will be presenting on the OMC Midwife services and your Birth Options within a hospital.

OMC - Lactation

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 Olmsted Medical Center offers a full spectrum of lactation services and eduction.  From preparing mother for their breast-feeding journey to combatting breastfeeding issues after your baby is born, their knowledge and helpful Lactation Consultants areavaailable to you.

KatieAnn is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a registered nurse at Olmsted Medical Center’s Birth Center. She and her husband have four children ages 13, 11, 3 and 2. Patti Cierzan is a Lactation Consultant and registered nurse at OMC. She has been married to her husband, John, for over 31 years. She and John have 4 adult children (who were each breastfed) ranging in age from 26 to 19.  

KatieAnn and Patti will present “Breastfeeding: The First Weeks (and Leaks).”  This will be an interactive panel discussion so come with all of your breastfeeding questions!

 
 

Med City Doulas

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MedCity Doulas is Rochester’s premier doula agency serving Southern Minnesota. Offering a full range of services for expecting and new parents including: Birth and Postpartum Doula Support, Birth Photography, Placenta Encapsulation, Birth and Postpartum Planning and Childbirth Education.  MedCity Doulas is brings together area experts to feature various educational courses and host value-added events.

Brittany is a Postpartum Doula and Babywearing Educator with extensive knowledge in the art of babywearing, at any stage of development.  

Brittany will present, “Babywearing and Other Postpartum Tools.”

Med City Doulas

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MedCity Doulas is Rochester’s premier doula agency serving Southern Minnesota. Offering a full range of services for expecting and new parents including: Birth and Postpartum Doula Support, Birth Photography, Placenta Encapsulation, Birth and Postpartum Planning and Childbirth Education.  MedCity Doulas is brings together area experts to feature various educational courses and host value-added events.

Amanda is passionate about helping and empowering mothers and their families through the journey of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Since her Doula training in 2011, she has been helping women welcome their babies earth side with unbiased support and compassion.  Amanda will present, “Packing Your Labor Bag with MedCity Doulas.”

 

Rochester Chiropractic & Wellness

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Dr. Abby Splittstoesser and Dr. Beth McVey are certified pediatric and family chiropractors at Rochester Chiropractic & Wellness.  While each brings a unique passion to the team, they both share the common goals of genuine balanced health for each patient. Both Dr. Abby and Dr. Beth have a special passion for women and their children and have been certified in the Webster technique. Their clinic is focused on gentle and effective chiropractic care as well as acupuncture, nutrition and lifestyle education.

 Dr. Abby and Dr. Beth will be presenting on the topic of how chiropractic care can help promote optimal health before, during and after pregnancy for both mom and baby. You will learn about the importance of alignment during pregnancy, and labor & delivery as well as how chiropractic adjustments can help with common conditions in newborns like colic, reflux and difficulty breastfeeding.

Allison Loftus

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Allison Loftus is a licensed professional counselor who has a heart for women. She is the founder of Flourish Counseling Center, which focuses on meeting the mental health needs of women and teen girls with a specialty in perinatal mental health. As a co-founder of Mother’s Matter, she is active in cultivating a supportive community response to postpartum mental health. Her witty and genuine personality adds a special touch in her care of postpartum families. Allison will present, “Loving Yourself Well: The Art of Self-Care.”

Event Sponsors

Thank you to the following businesses for participating as Event Sponsors to add some special extra touches to our Bloom event.  Med City Doulas are sponsoring a comfortable and spacious feeding lounge, Lux Floral Boutique is putting their touch on our floral decor and more, Marit Williams Photography is providing Baby + Belly Photography for our VIP attendees, The Creative Gathering is lending her expertise to our nursery block craft, A.Krause Studio is painting customized watercolor prints, and Soul Purpose Boutique is providing the materials for our special nursery blocks. 

Refreshment Sponsors

We are delighted to have the following dining establishments, grocery stores, coffee shops and businesses providing us with refreshments for our Bloom sessions. Thank you to these businesses for contributing to our event in this special way!

Table Sponsors

In our passionate pursuit of local, we are thrilled to connect you the businesses below.  We hope that you will take the time to visit each of our table sponsors.  From styling services to newborn photography, our sponsors are excited to meet you! Enjoy!

Giveaway Sponsors

Who doesn’t love a good giveaway? We’re excited to present you with so many great items to win, all thanks to our wonderful giveaway sponsors!  Each Bloom ticket general admission tickets includes three giveaway tickets to enter the giveaways of your choice and each VIP ticket includes five giveaway tickets but you have the opportunity to receive more!  We are excited that our giveaway donation opportunity will benefit Families First of Minnesota Crisis Nursery. They are a non-profit organization in our community working as a resource for parents, child care programs, and community members in all areas of early childhood.  We’d like to help pro diapers for Families First as they seek to equip local families with this much needed resource. For each pack of wipes, tube of diaper cream or 20 diapers you bring, you will earn one additional giveaway ticket.  The more you donate, the better your chances of winning – it’s that simple! We hope you will participate in this important initiative of giving back to moms and families in our community for a chance a giveaway from one of these businesses!

Swag Sponsors

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!

VIP Swag Sponsors

Our VIP attendees will have some very special extra perks at Bloom!  Each ticket holder will receive a full size jar of Vanicream, our nursery block craft (see below) facilitated by The Creative Gathering and sponsored by Soul Purpose Boutique, a Baby+Belly photography from Marit Williams photography (see below), a limited edition #rochmnmoms print from Rochester MN Moms Blog and 5 total giveaway tickets to enter the giveaways of your choosing!

Nursery Block Craft

We are pleased to offer a very special Bloom experience for the first time this year! You will be able to bring home a customized Nursery Block Craft sponsored by Soul Purpose Boutique and facilitated by The Creative Gathering.  The craft consists of 3, 2″x2″ pine wood cubes that you will chalk paint in various designs.  See example below.  There will be various shapes and designs to choose from all to fit the them and style of your baby’s nursery!  The fabulous Ange Nelson from the Creative Gathering will be there to assist you every step of the way.  There will be two craft sessions to choose from at each session (you are free to choose the morning or afternoon of the event).  Each VIP ticket holder includes this fun craft.  However, it is also available as an add-on for $10!  Simply add the Nursery Block ticket to your purchase below! Be mindful to choose the appropriate addo-on ticket for whatever session you are attending: AM or PM. There are a limited number of add-on spots for each session. Please note: you MUST be a ticket holder to purchase the nursery block add-on.

Custom Watercolor Hand-Letting by AKrause Studio

We are very honored to have the talented Amy Krause from AKrause Studios joining us for Bloom this year!  She will be on hand to paint your very own customized watercolor hand-lettered print. You will be able to choose a name, word or short phrase to have hand-lettered. Amy will have some color and background options available at Bloom for you to choose from. This is a unique opportunity to take home a piece of customized art for your baby or loved one.  These are not replicas or prints, but your very own unique, one-of-a-kind piece to treasure.  Custom prints will be available for $15 each.  This can be purchased as an add-on experience in the ticket purchase section below (be sure to carefully choose AM or PM session…whichever you are attending.)  There are a limited number of spots for each session. Please note: you MUST be a ticket holder to purchase your custom print.

Custom Print Example from AKrause Studio

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Baby+Belly Photos by Marit Williams Photography

Our VIP ticket holders will each receive the opportunity to have your photo taken by the talented Marit from Marit Williams Photography.  Take a picture with your baby or take a picture with your belly…each  VIP ticket holder will receive an edited, high resolution image via email after the event. View Marit’s talents below!

Event Photos by Bliss Photography

For the second year in a row, we are privileged to have Catharine from Bliss Photography capturing all of the special moments, memories and details of our Bloom event.  Thank you to Catharine for providing us this wonderful service! See below for highlights from last year (all photos by Bliss Photography).

One Additional Special Touch...Because We Can!

Be sure to stop by our photo booth for a fun photo keepsake of your time at Bloom!  Take a selfie or a group shot, we’ll have event staff there to help you.  OR, for $1 you can bring home a super fun, old-school style Polaroid portrait from our Instax camera! We’ll have photo props, signs, an other items to make your photo ops Instagram worthy! 🙂

Purchase Your Bloom Tickets Now!

**ticket sales ended on 4/30/2017 for this event**

 

**Please Note** No tickets will be available at the door. ALL tickets must be purchased beforehand. We are selling a limited number and expect them to go fast. Due to the nature and planning of this event, we cannot accommodate cancellations or refunds. By purchasing a ticket you are permitting Rochester MN Moms Blog to take photos of you at the event for promotional use.

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2 Responses to {ON SALE NOW} Bloom: An Event for New and Expecting Moms

  1. Shannon April 19, 2017 at 11:24 am #

    I bought my ticket last week and saw that the money was taken out of my account but I looked through my new and junk mail and did not receive a confirmation email and ticket. What should I do?

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