Bumps and babies galore! On May 18, 2019, Charleston Moms Blog welcomed 75 new and expecting moms to our 4th annual Bloom, an event for new and expecting moms. This morning was truly special with educational resources especially for Charleston area moms, pampering Me Time for those tired mommy muscles, retail therapy, lots of food to satisfy those cravings and an inspiring panel of local, professional experts. A professional photographer was on hand to capture the adorable bumps and babies at our bump and baby photo station. Not to mention, every mom left with a stuffed swag bag plus the opportunity of a giveaway item especially for mom and baby!
Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital welcomed Charleston’s newest moms with welcome arms. Roper St. Francis Healthcare is the Lowcountry’s only not-for-profit health system, with more than 90 facilities and doctors offices conveniently located throughout the Lowcountry. Roper St. Francis Healthcare cares for more families than any other healthcare provider in our area. Roper St Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital offers home-like labor & delivery suites with labor tub available upon request. Roper St. Francis Healthcare is proud to be the first health system in our region to achieve the prestigious Baby-Friendly USA status.
The Title Sponsor
A special thank you to Once Upon a Child. At Once Upon a Child, they know you want the best for your family: quality, value, and kids’ stuff that is safe. Once Upon A Child buys and sells gently used kids’ clothing, shoes, toys and baby gear offering you the opportunity to recycle your children’s nearly new items and get paid on the spot. You can rest assured that products found in your neighborhood store meet current safety standards and have not been recalled.
Food is a must with every celebration of motherhood! Our food sponsors provided delicious food complete with chicken salad from Chicken Salad Chick, yummy breakfast pastries from Costco, and the biggest biscuits you’ve ever seen with an array of homemade butters and jams from Vicious Biscuit. Lowes Foods completed the brunch with a cravings bar to satisfy those pregnancy cravings! We toasted to motherhood with “mom-mosas” sponsored by New York Life! Thanks to Metto Coffee & Tea for providing coffee, a mom’s best friend!
Belly + Baby Station
Each guest had the option to stop by our Belly + Baby station to have their picture by Christine Angeline Photography. VIP ticket holders received an edited, high resolution image via email after the event, while regular ticket holders had the opportunity to enjoy their pictures in our Bloom album of photos shared after the event on our Facebook page.
We were thrilled to welcome four professionals from our community for a panel discussion on all things motherhood from pelvic floor disorders to finding your mommy soul tribe. Our speakers included Dr. Lindsay Foley from from Roper St. Francis Physician Partners OB/GYN; Dr. Megan Rome from Rome Physical Therapy; Erin DiNicola, owner and instructor of Fit4Mom Charleston; Dr. Kaitlyn Carroll, owner at Corrective Chiropractic; Sheila Lawson, owner of Kindermusik of Charleston and Dr. Will MacDonald of Kids Teeth.
Changing Room Sponsor
Thank you to our changing room sponsor, Babyganics. Babyganics provided everything moms needed to change their little one.
Wow! We gave away over 35 items especially for new moms and babies thanks to these local and national sponsors. We were so excited over half of our moms were able to leave with a great item!
To All The Moms
Thank you for choosing Charleston Moms Blog in your motherhood journey. We enjoyed celebrating with each of you in this amazing city we call home!
Brooke Embry, owner of Belly to Baby Photography, photographed our joyous celebration of motherhood. We are so grateful to have her share her talents and the memories of this special event. For all the pictures, check out our Facebook album.