{RECAP} Bloom: An Event for New and Expecting Moms 2018

Our annual Bloom: An Event for New and Expecting Moms was sponsored by Olmsted Medical Center.

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On April 21st, Olmsted Medical Center joined the Rochester MN Moms Blog team, along with several community members and businesses, and new and expecting Rochester MN area mothers, and we filled 125 LIVE for a joy-filled brunch to celebrate motherhood.

 

All event photos by Erin Young Portrait Design

Our Title Sponsor

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We were so pleased to have Olmsted Medical Center as our Title Sponsor for our Bloom this year. 

“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.”

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Our Venue Sponsor

125 LIVE | Rochester MN Moms Blog

We were thrilled to host Bloom at 125 LIVE. Thanks to their generosity, Bloom was held in a beautiful and comfortable space.  Please be sure to check out all that 125 LIVE has to offer families!

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Presenting Sponsors

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

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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.

Nicole

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

Heather Plizga | Rochester MN Moms Blog

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 Mothers' Lounge Sponsor

Vanicream | Rochester MN Moms Blog

Thanks to our partners Vanicream, our moms were able to take a break, and feed and change their baby in our Mothers’ Lounge!  Vanicream provided their great products (gentle and safe!) for all of our mamas to try. Thank you to Erin Young Portrait Design for providing the changing table!

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Our VIP Experience Sponsors

Once Upon A Child | Rochester MN Moms Blog

All of our VIP ticket holders had access to our Once Upon A Child VIP Lounge!  While there, they enjoyed special snacks and beverages,  a glossing station and make-up and color consultation hosted by GLAM Beauty Lounge.  Erin Young Portrait Design took beautiful baby + belly photos for all VIP ticket holders.  All VIP ticket holders also received a lovely yoga mat from Olmsted Medical Center.

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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 for putting their touch on our floral decor and more, Erin Young Portrait Design  by providing gorgeous Baby + Belly Photography for our VIP attendees as well as all of our stunning Event Photography, Paper & Penz for lending her creative touch to our event signage, and Katie from GLAM Beauty Lounge for providing our beautiful floral wall for fun photo-ops!

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Refreshment Sponsors

It is safe to say that all Bloom attendees were completely spoiled by the beautiful food, treats, and beverages the businesses below brought to our event. We are so thankful for how these businesses really went above and beyond to make this a special morning for our mamas!  

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Cravings Bar

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

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Table Sponsors

In our passionate pursuit of local, Bloom was so pleased to have an amazing representation of Rochester businesses as table sponsors.  We would like to take a moment to recognize the wonderful businesses who came out to share some information, products and services that are relevant to new and expecting mothers.  There’s nothing that brings us greater joy than sharing these amazing products and services with you!

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Giveaway Sponsors

We had an incredible selection of premium giveaway this year at Bloom!  From local to national products, there was so much to win…we’re so thankful to all the businesses that provided giveaways!  We were honored to work with the Women’s Shelter as our charity of choice for Bloom.  Over $150 was raised for this important local organization!  For the first time this year, we also had a Bloom passport.  If attendees complete the passport, they were entered into our Grand Prize drawing sponsored by Bleu Duck Kitchen , DoubleTree Clinic Rochester Mayo, and Cafe Steam.

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Swag Sponsors

Each Bloom attendee went home with an incredible swag bag full of wonderful goodies and products from the businesses listed below! A big thank you to City Moms Blog Network for providing our darling tote bag!

Thank You!

We want to thank each and every attendee, business, organization and volunteer that made this event so special.  We are so privileged to work with the best.  It is our joy to meet you, know you and be on this motherhood journey with you!

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All event photos by Erin Young Portrait Design

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