Join Us! Bloom :: An Event for New & Expecting Moms

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Presented by Columbia SC Moms BlogCity Moms Blog Network, Segra Park, and hosted by our Sister Sites.

Who :: This event is geared towards Columbia area moms who are currently expecting a baby, had a baby within the last year, foster moms of infants, or moms who are planning on growing their family soon.

What :: Bloom is an event that brings wisdom, encouragement, and support to new and expecting moms in the Columbia area! Join us for a morning of learning more about the local resources and “must have” mom products on the market, along with lots of fun and meeting others who are in the same stage of life as you. Moms will get to listen and ask questions of our expert panel, enjoy a catered Mother’s Day brunch, interact with local businesses and enter to win fun giveaways, have their photo taken by a professional photographer at our bump+baby station with an adorable backdrop, and so much more! It’s your one-stop-shop for all things mom!

Why :: Whether you’re expecting for the first or third time, have a newborn at home, are waiting for that phone call or paperwork to clear to bring that baby to their forever home, this event is for you. Every guest will leave with an adorable tote bag filled with fantastic swag, enjoy specialty food, meet and chat with other moms, enter some fabulous giveaways and receive introductions to local experts on topics pertaining to parenting.

When :: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where :: Segra Park {formerly Spirit Communications Park} in the 7,000 square foot state-of-the-art indoor Club Lounge, 1640 Freed Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Ticket Price ::

  • General Admission (No Swag – perfect for a support person who is not currently expecting or a new mom): $15
  • General Admission (With Swag Bag Valued at $100 + 3 giveaway tickets): $35
  • VIP Attendee (Includes Swag Bag Valued at $150, Professional Photo at our Bump + Baby Station, On-Site Chair Massage, + 7 giveaway tickets): $50

All tickets include the following:

  • Access to the event and all of our sponsors and panel sessions 
  • Delicious sit down Mother’s Day brunch with “mom”mosas
  • A swag bag loaded with goodies (for those tickets that include swag)

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

**Please Note: Bloom 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. 

Venue and Title Sponsor

We’re thrilled to host Bloom at Segra Park, home of the Columbia Fireflies. Thanks to their generosity, our event will be held in their beautiful and comfortable indoor space overlooking the field with views of Columbia. Please be sure to check out all they have to offer families while you there!

Presenting Sponsors

We are thrilled to welcome these professionals to speak and teach about all things pregnancy, childbirth, infant care, postpartum issues, fitness, and so much more. Regardless of how many children you have, there’s always something to ask or something new to learn. 

SouthernMed Pediatrics

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Dr. Daniel Powers, Pediatrician 

Dr. Daniel Powers is originally from Memphis, TN, but has called Columbia, SC home since 2015. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University and then completed a Masters in Biomedical Science from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He earned his Medical Doctorate from the University of Tennessee and completed his Pediatric Residency at the University of South Carolina. He joined the SouthernMED Pediatrics team in 2018. Personally, he met the love of his life, Ashleigh, while on a blind date during medical school and they were married in Charleston in 2017. As a family they enjoy spending time together at home, church, or traveling to see family and friends.

Heal & Seal

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Ashley Kates, Diastasis Recti & Pelvic Floor Support
 
Ashley Kates, owner and founder of Heal & Seal, is a wife, mom, and former fitness competitor who was diagnosed with Diastasis Recti at 3 months postpartum from a pooch that would not disappear. After much research of existing programs, she realized nothing out there actually addressed WHY women have abdominal separation or pelvic floor dysfunction. After months of studying, researching and a trial group, she created Heal & Seal – a 3-phase program that HEALS Diastasis Recti and alleviates symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction ranging from incontinence, to painful sex, to relieving stages I & II of uterine, vaginal, rectal, bowel and bladder prolapse. She is on a mission to share this amazing program that doesn’t just restore function to a woman’s body postpartum but restores confidence and hope that what they struggle with is not normal and there IS a real, tangible solution.

Babybird Doula LLC

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Anne Anderson, Certified DONA International Doula
 
Anne owns and operates Babybird Doula, LLC in Lexington, South Carolina. A transplant to the South from Alberta, Canada. She has been attending births and supporting women’s choice to birth their way since 2016. She is a DONA International certified doula, and currently serves on a committee with ‘Love Your Birth Columbia’ to bring awareness to patient autonomy and that also supports an annual doula grant. Anne is passionate about birth and serving birthing families and they navigate all their options to assist them in creating the most empowering experience.

Table Sponsors

In our passionate pursuit of local, we are thrilled to connect you to the businesses below.  We hope that you will take the time to visit each of our table sponsors. From finding the right doctor to newborn photography and much more, 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! These companies provide innovative products and resources to help make motherhood easier!

Swag Bag 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! Our bags aren't stuffed with paper, but actual products you can take home and enjoy firsthand. A big thank you to City Moms Blog Network for providing our darling tote bag!

VIP Swag

Our VIP attendees will have some very special extra perks at Bloom! Each ticket holder will receive a MAM anti-colic bottle and learn to brush toothbrush set, product samples from Hyland's Baby and Boogie Wipes, a Baby+Belly digitally edited photograph from Marcelle Raphael Fine Art Newborns, 7 total giveaway tickets to enter the giveaways of your choosing, and MORE!

Massages by Fuse Massage Therapy

Our VIP ticket holders will have the opportunity to enjoy some on-site pampering by the talented folks at Fuse Massage Therapy. Nominated year after year as "The Best of" by the Free Times, this Columbia favorite has been referred to at the most therapeutic massage in the area. Relax those cares away and indulge in some self-care ... just for you!

Feeding Room Sponsor

You will be able to relax, take a short break, and feed your baby in our cozy Feeding Lounge courtesy of South Carolina Lactation and Newborn Wellness Center! Their center is a place where all families experiencing feeding difficulties are welcome; no physician referral needed. They are committed to helping you meet YOUR goals and want to be your community resource for breastfeeding/breastmilk feeding.

Changing Room Sponsor

Thanks to our partners babyganics, you'll have a designated place to change your baby with the opportunity to try out their diapers, wipes and other products!

Photography Sponsors

There is nothing more sentimental than capturing the important moments in your growing family’s life. From your growing bump to delivery to the first steps and beyond, all of these photographers are talented – it’s simply a matter of finding the right one for your artistic preferences and needs. We truly adore these photographers and think you will, too!

Extra Special Touches

There are so many incredible resources in our community way beyond motherhood! Special thanks to Sign Gypsies for creating our custom welcome sign and to Brush and Petals for their amazing handmade flower centerpieces!

One Additional Perk

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. We’ll have photo props, signs, an other items to make your photo ops Instagram worthy!

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