{SOLD OUT} Bloom: An Event for New and Expecting Moms

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Presented by Olmsted Medical Center & Rochester MN Moms Blog


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

What :: We are thrilled to present our 3rd annual Bloom: An Event or New and Expecting Moms!

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, April 21st, 9 AM – 12 PM

Where :: 125 Live | 125 Elton Hills Drive NW, Rochester MN, 55901

Early Bird Ticket Prices (THROUGH MARCH 25th ONLY!)::

General Admission (WITH SWAG): $18

General Admission (NO SWAG – perfect for a support person who is not currently expecting or a new mom): $10

VIP Attendee (INCLUDES SWAG): $37

Ticket Prices AFTER March 25th :: 

General Admission (WITH SWAG): $20

General Admission (NO SWAG – perfect for a support person who is not currently expecting or a new mom): $12

VIP Attendee (INCLUDES SWAG): $40

Optional Ticket Add-On Experiences ::

Nursery Block Project: $10

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 (for those tickets that include swag)
  • 3 giveaway tickets to enter the giveaways of your choice

Our VIP tickets include all of the above in addition to:

*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 Mother’s Lounge sponsors, Vanicream, for providing attending moms with a comfortable space to feed your little ones and take a rest 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.”

Our Venue Sponsor

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We’re thrilled to host Bloom at 125 LIVE. Thanks to their generosity, our event will be held in a beautiful and comfortable space.  Please be sure to check out all that 125 LIVE has to offer families while you there!

Presenting Sponsors

We are delighted to welcome professionals and experts to lead 5 different break-out sessions throughout the morning. 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!

Melissa Kat

Safe Essential Oil Use During Labor & Delivery

Kat is a registered nurse working at the BirthCenter for over 17 years. She is married to her husband Nick, an occupational therapist. Her oldest son is in college pursuing a degree in helicopter aviation. Her second son is a senior in high school with plans to attend River Falls.

Melissa is a registered nurse working at the BirthCenter where she has worked for over 18 years and is the BirthCenter Lead RN. Melissa is married to her husband TJ and has two children. Rachel a sophomore and Carl an 8th grader, both kids are active in sports.

Kat and Melissa are both involved in Young Living Essential Oils. They enjoy teaching classes and supporting others on the use of essential oils in their journey to health and wellness.

Kat and Melissa will be presenting on safe essential oil use during labor & delivery and briefly touch on using essential oils your baby.


Fitness For Mom: Before and After Baby

Nicole is a certified yoga instructor and has been teaching yoga for over 11 years. Nicole specializes in prenatal/postnatal yoga, and yoga for seniors. She and her husband have two daughters ages 12 and 8.

Nicole will be presenting on perinatal fitness options for new and expectant mothers. She will also be demonstrating prenatal yoga and core mama moves that involved both mom and new baby!


Pat + Amy

The Power of a Woman’s Body: Defining a Physiologic Birth

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.

People's Food Co-op

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Building Trust into Pregnancy and Postpartum Nutrition

Heather Plizga is a registered dietitian with her Masters in Nutrition and Wellness. She has worked in many specialty areas in dietetics including: wellness, geriatrics, diabetes, clinical nutrition as well as outpatient nutrition counseling. She currently specializes in parent/child feeding practices. She is working to launch a private practice for families struggling with eating and feeding. You can learn more about her services at www.flourishingfriendsmn.com.

Allison Loftus

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Cultivating Delight: Learning to Love Yourself Even on the Days you Feel Unloveable

Allison Loftus MA, LPCC is the owner of Flourish Counseling.  As a wife, mom of three, and business owner she is a big believer in the power of self-care.  She is committed to inspiring in every woman’s heart the fundamental life value that she is love-able, worthy, and significant.  Her witty and genuine personality adds a special touch as she goes about her esteeming and encouraging the hearts of moms in SE MN.

Our Mother's Lounge Sponsor

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Thanks to our partners Vanicream, you will be able to relax, take a short break, and feed and/or change your baby in our Mother’s Lounge!  Feel free to try their great products (gentle and safe!) on you and baby while you are there.

Our VIP Experience Sponsors

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All of our VIP ticket holders will have access to our Once Upon A Child VIP Lounge!  While there, enjoy special snacks and beverages just for you. Enjoy a glossing station and make-up and color consultation hosted by GLAM Beauty Lounge.  Erin Young Portrait Design. will be taking baby + belly photos for all VIP ticket holders.  Your beautiful, professional photo will be sent to you via email after the event is over (please allow 10 days).   (For event purposes, your email will be shared with Erin Young Portrait Design prior to the event if you purchase a VIP ticket).

Event Sponsors

Thank you to the following businesses for participating as Event Sponsors to add some special extra touches to our Bloom event.  Fox and Fern is putting their touch on our floral decor and more, Erin Young Portrait Design  is providing Baby + Belly Photography for our VIP attendees as well as our Event Photography, Paper & Penz is lending her creative touch to our event signage, and Katie from GLAM Beauty Lounge is providing our beautiful floral wall for fun photo-ops!

Refreshment Sponsors

The following businesses are providing delicious food and beverage for you to enjoy at Bloom.  Thank you for providing for our event in this very special way!

Cravings Bar

New this year at Bloom is our CRAVINGS bar!  Enjoy gelato samples and chocolate from Chocolaterie Stam, popcorn from Carroll’s Corn, custom cookies from The Cookie Mama, and gorgeous macarons from Persimmon Bakeshop!

Table Sponsors

In our passionate pursuit of local, we are thrilled to connect you the businesses below.  Please take the time to visit each of our table sponsors (and make sure to get your passport stamped for our grand prize when you do!).  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 seven giveaway tickets but you have the opportunity to receive more!  We are excited that our giveaway donation opportunity will benefit Women’s Shelter, Inc. They provide outreach, advocacy, and housing to battered women and their children. Their advocates are passionate about helping families in need by assisting them every step of the way.  YOU can make a difference by providing cash donations that will directly benefit the Women’s Shelter. $3 cash donation will get you one extra giveaway ticket, $5 will get you two extra giveaway tickets and $10 will get you four giveaway tickets.  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! (CASH ONLY at the Bloom check-in table). 

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!

Grand Prize Giveaway

New this year is our Bloom passport!  Visit all of our table sponsors and get your stamp.  Turn in your completed passport at the giveaway table (included in your program) in the River View room by 11:45 AM and be entered to win our GRAND PRIZE giveaway  which is a downtown Rochester, MN staycation! Use as a baby-moon or a chance to getaway and rejuvenate. Regardless, enjoy!  You will win a one-night stay at the DoubleTree, dinner at Bleu Duck Kitchen and gift card to Cafe Steam for a coffee break.

Nursery Block Craft

We are pleased to offer a very special Bloom experience for you this year! You will be able to bring home a customized Nursery Block Craft  The craft consists of 3, 2″x2″ pine wood cubes that you will chalk paint in various designs.  See examples below.  There will be various shapes and designs to choose from: all to fit the them and style of your baby’s nursery!  We will have step-by-step instructions and someone to guide you through the process .  There will be two craft sessions to choose from during the morning.  However, it is also available as an add-on for $10.  Simply add the Nursery Block ticket to your purchase below!  Please note: you MUST be a ticket holder to purchase the nursery block add-on.

The Minnesota Mama Shop

We’re pleased to bring you our Minnesota Mama pop-up shop! For the very first time, our Rochester MN Moms Blog gear will be available for purchase!  Please stop by the Rochester MN Moms Blog table to get yours at Bloom! Shirts: $25 Mugs: $15 Totes: $10 (Cash Only Please!)

Purchase Your Tickets Below!

**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. All ticket holders will be added to the Rochester MN Moms Blog email list for communication purposes.  All VIP ticket holder emails will be given to Erin Young Portrait Design prior to the event for communication purposes.

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2 Responses to {SOLD OUT} 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?

    • Becky
      Becky April 19, 2017 at 1:36 pm #

      Hi Shannon. We do have a ticket order for a Shannon but we just need to confirm it’s you. Can you please send an email to [email protected] with your first and last name, what session you purchased and the email you used to purchase your ticket? We’ll then be able to confirm if the Shannon we have on file is you! Thanks so much! All the best, Becky for Rochester MN Moms Blog