Announcing our 2nd Annual BLOOM: An Event for New and Expecting Moms!
Saturday, May 6, 2017
VIP Tea 9-10a
Main Event 10a-12:30p
**Please note, the general event does not begin until 10am. Only VIP Ticket holders should arrive early for the 9am VIP Tea.**
Memorial Hall OTR
1225 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
What is Bloom?
Bloom is an event for new and expecting moms that is geared toward moms who are currently expecting a baby, have had a baby within the last year, or are planning on growing their family soon.
What makes Bloom unique? We have hand-selected a limited number of vendors to give you an opportunity to have quality interactions with some of the area’s top specialists and resources.
We want you to be encouraged, experience rich learning from local resources, and feel highly valued during your Bloom experience!
**Please Note:: This event is designed for expectant and new mothers. Due to the nature of the event, we request that guests do not bring children unless they can be worn for the duration. There is not room to accommodate strollers at this event.**
Click the tabs to learn more about the event!
We have assembled four experts to answer your questions about lactation, labor & delivery, chiropractic care and wellness in pregnancy and beyond, and finding your purpose after baby.
From 9-10a, VIP ticket holders will be able to interact with our experts while in small groups, enjoy a delicious breakfast spread from Whole Foods (can you say DIY Yogurt Bar? Yum!), and take away special VIP swag in their swag bags.
**Special thanks to ABC Market for providing gorgeous book art, lights and other decor for our VIP Tea and event!**
The Doulas of Cincinnati are dedicated to providing Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s new and expectant parents with professional, experienced and unbiased support through the childbearing years and beyond. Emily and Katie will both be joining us at our VIP tea! They will be focusing on labor and delivery as well as tips to help you prepare for the big day. What have you been dying to know? They are here to answer those questions and more.
Not only are Doulas of Cincinnati equipped to support moms as they prepare for and deliver their babies, they are also committed to providing global resources to meet all of those new-mom needs. As part of our VIP panel, one of their team members and an IBCLC, JoEllen will also be on hand to lend her expertise about breastfeeding. VIP guests – think about your questions for her now – she’s an expert!
Bright Futures Family Chiropractic specializes in the care of families of all ages, with an emphasis on prenatal, postnatal, and pediatric care. Dr. Stephanie Spiers is the area’s only Certified Prenatal and Pediatric Chiropractor and she has hundreds of hours of experience and education in the care of this population. As a mom of three, Dr. Stephanie’s passion lies in the care of pregnant moms and their babies because she knows first-hand how important a healthy nervous system is to a successful birth process, the health of the baby, and overall enjoyment of the entire process.
Nothing changes you the way new motherhood changes you. As a new mom, it is easy to be so consumed with all the ups and downs that you lose sight of who YOU are, and many moms go from doing it all to merely surviving it all. Katelyn, a new mama mentor and coach, will be leading conversations about taking care of you and your relationships as a new mom, building your support network, and finding and embracing this new version of you. With the right tools and routines in place, we can make sure that you blossom and thrive in new motherhood.
General Event Experiences
We have a diverse group of professionals that are eager to take a few steps in the journey of new motherhood with you
(whether it be for the first or fifth time!).
Local Photography Talent
Ali Wolfe Photography :: Event Photographer
Lending her artistic talents to capture the essence of Bloom. Say hi, if you see her and her camera!
Cincy Birth Stories :: Baby Bump Photo Booth
Swing by for a sweet pic with our sweet friends and download it later!
Unique Goods for Sale
Swift Arrow :: Custom Baby Goods
100% customizable baby wear! Plus, free shipping for Bloom guests!
Meeha Designs :: Custom Decor
Browse ready-to-hang nursery art and make a “Baby is Sleeping” sign!
baybay Puree :: Organic Baby Food
Local parents making fresh baby food with local produce just for your baby!
EVER Skincare :: Pregnancy & Post Partum Skin
Botanically derived skincare with safe ingredients for mom and baby!
Paper + Petal :: Giftable Boxes
Playful gifts with purpose! Custom boxes for new Cincinnati mamas!
ABC Market :: Hand-Folded Book Art
Custom book art and handmade goods perfect for your nursery and home!
Cobblestone Road Hand Lettering :: On-site Hand Lettering
Have something hand-lettered for your little one (or you!) while you wait!
Usborne :: Books & More!
Build your at-home library with high-quality, engaging books!
Fresh Wave :: Natural Odor Remover
Wampler Law Firm :: Wills & Trusts
Here to help with important decisions about your future (and baby’s!).
Au Pair Care :: Childcare Support
Learn how to make parenthood easier with a live-in nanny!
BabysitEase :: Childcare Support
Learn how to find and schedule the city’s best childcare providers!
Becoming Mom Spa and Ultrasound :: Pregnancy Support
Enjoy an Ecofin hand massage or an eyebrow wax!
Mother Nurture :: Mom Life Coaching
Be encouraged & learn how to best care for your whole self post-baby!
Babywearing International of Greater Cincinnati :: Mom Support
Get support from other baby-wearing mamas!
West Chester Mothers of Twins and More Club :: Mom Support
Build community with other moms of multiples!
Holistic Health Helpers :: Essential Oils
Learn the ins and outs of healthy use of essential oils for your baby (and you!).
Health & Medical Resources
Doulas of Cincinnati :: Doula & Lactation Services
Learn safe swaddling techniques for baby!
Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund :: Breast Health
Protect yourself and your family by learning about early detection!
Your Wellness Center :: Hormone Health
Learn how to spot the signs of hormone imbalance post-baby!
A Tender Beginning :: Doula Services
Learn relaxation techniques for labor & tips for soothing baby!
Operation Peaceful Slumber :: Safe Sleep
Learn about safe sleep techniques and take home your own box*!
*Boxes will be provided to any mom who shows an electronic certificate of completion for Baby Box University (Ohio takes 10-15 minutes)!
Bright Futures Family Chiropractic :: Family Chiropractic Care
See the benefits of pre and post-partum chiropractic & get a check-up on-site!
Goldfish Swim School :: Swim Safety
Learn basic techniques water safety at home with your little one!
West Chester Pediatric Dentistry :: Pediatric Oral Health
Learn the best time for a visit & how to best care for baby’s teeth at home!
**Special thanks to Paper Acorn for providing gorgeous, hand-crafted decor that will make Bloom especially lovely!**
As mentioned in the VIP Tea tab, we are partnering with Whole Foods to bring our VIP guests a delicious breakfast spread (including a DIY yogurt bar – yum!)!
Delicious Designs Cookies has signed on to provide their delicious treats for all of our guests and Costco will be providing some amazing fruit and veggie trays. And, our friends at Holtman’s Donuts are providing donut holes for all our guests! YUM!
Stay tuned to our Bloom event page and follow along as more details are added!
In addition to the giveaways that vendors will be doing at their tables, we’ve secured great giveaways from great sponsors!
All the guests at Bloom will have the chance to win!
Flower Bloom Power Pink Flower Floor Pillow
b.box Gift Set
MAM Bottle Gift Set
Angelcare Bath Support
Gathre Highchair Mat
ergoPouch Coccoon Swaddle to Sleep Bag & Sleep Suit Bag
WubbaNub Assortment of 6 Pacifiers
Princess Awesome Infant Bodysuits with Matching Headbands
Sassy Toys Gift Basket
Covered Goods Nursing Cover
Cuddles and Keepsakes Zoo finger puppets + $20 gift card
Silikids Gift Basket
Mila Christina Cashmere for Baby
Kendra Scott Necklace and Earrings
and we are adding more every week!
All VIP guests will automatically receive a VIP swag bag while general admission ticket-holders may choose between a swag ticket or a non-swag ticket.
We highly recommend a swag ticket, because the bag itself is adorable, but it’s even better when filled with free products and samples from our sponsors!
Here are just a few:
Knittins with Kittens (VIP only)
All-Natural Baby Soap
Cincinnati Area Doula Society
Modern Breastfeeding + Education
Hello Little Monsters (VIP Only)
Reusable Baby Food Pouch
Calming Intentions (VIP Only)
“MomGirl” 5×7 Print
Paper Acorn (VIP Only)
Paper Garland Kit for baby’s room
Free Pizza Coupon
“Dream Big Little One” Nursery Print
(A gift from Cincinnati Moms Blog to you!)
Milk Storage Pouch
Organic Hazelnut Spread
Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
Be sure to grab this awesome swag from our vendors on-site!
West Chester Pediatric Dentistry
Holistic Health Helpers
Make-and-Take Essential Oil Rollers
Bright Futures Family Chiropractic
Ice & Heat Pack
Goldfish Swim School
Family Swim Passes
Samples of some of their most popular products
We are working to add to this list every day, so stay tuned for more to come!
2017 Bloom Swag Bag
Help us help our fellow Moms in Need!
At Bloom, we will be collecting diapers to benefit our non-profit sponsor “No Child Wet Behind” and the Diaper Drive to help eliminate diaper need in Greater Cincinnati.
Guests who bring and donate a package of diapers will be given TWO extra raffle tickets to be used in any of our giveaways at Bloom.
Want to do more to help the cause?
Join Doulas of Cincinnati and Q102 for the inaugural Cincinnati “No Child Wet Behind” Diaper Drive, 5k and 1 mile family fun run to help eliminate diaper need in Greater Cincinnati. Diaper Drive runs from Mar 20 – May 20; 5k and 1 mile family fun run hosted at Winton Woods Park on Saturday, May 20, at 9am. This is a day full of having fun and doing good – perfect for kids and adults alike!
Not a runner? You can make a donation HERE as well!