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Bloom :: An Event for New and Expecting Moms {Event Recap}

Disclosure :: All Columbia SC Moms Blog events are made possible by our amazing partners. Thank you to our local title sponsor Babies R’ Us for sponsoring this event and to the JCC for inviting our readers and guests into their welcoming space.  

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On April 30, Columbia SC Moms Blog welcomed 80 new and expectant moms from Columbia, Lexington and the surrounding areas for a special morning of learning, fun, and pampering! Moms had the opportunity to listen and ask questions of our expert panel, interact with local businesses and enter to win fun giveaways, have their photo taken by a professional photographer at our bump station, enjoy personal pampering like a mini massage, food and demonstrations, and so much more! It was truly a one-stop-shop for all things mom!!

The Venue

The JCC did an AMAZING job of creating a relaxing and welcome space for our guests. They were very accommodating and helpful, and helped create just the right atmosphere for our event.

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Table Sponsors

The room was buzzing all morning! It was energizing to watch moms connect with the businesses and products we love! Dr. Smith’s served as the Premier National Sponsor. We were thrilled to feature their extensive line of products to soothe those precious baby bottoms.

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Guests had a great time connecting with local businesses. From latest fashions for baby to newborn photography and much more, everyone had the opportunity to learn more about the resources available to them in the community.

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We were thrilled to welcome four professionals from our community to speak and teach about all things pregnancy, childbirth and infant care related. Natalie Welanetz, Certified Doula and Childbirth Educator from Healing Grace Childbirth Center gave advice on how to best prepare for childbirth. Leslie Twining from the La Leche League give tips to prepare for successful breastfeeding. Dr. Robert Shoun from Midlands Pediatric Dentistry talked about the best practices to properly care for baby’s teeth. Then Kim Shirk, a Physician Assistant from the South Carolina Center for Integrative Medicine discussed how, when and what for first solids and foods. Guest listened intently and asked great follow up questions to each presenter.

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Swag Bags

Each Bloom attendee received an incredible swag bag full of wonderful goodies and products to enjoy from the following brands!

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Guests had the option to stop by our “bump and baby” station to have their picture made during the event. New moms were welcome to pose with their new little ones.

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The Chance to Win the Ultimate Baby Registry

We added some extra fun to the event by including a fun backdrop with lots of props perfect for the new and expecting mom along with her friends! Moms also had a chance to enter the City Moms Blog Network Ultimate Baby Registry giveaway.

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Giveaways

Who doesn’t love a good giveaway? We were excited to present our guests with so many great items to win, all thanks to our wonderful giveaway sponsors!

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To All the Moms

Thank you for including Columbia SC Moms Blog in your village. We love watching this city bloom!

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Photography Sponsors

Andrea Wood Photography and Emily Ann Photography truly have a gift for capturing the beauty of motherhood. We were so grateful to have them share their talents and capture the overwhelming joy and excitement felt at Bloom.

For all the pictures, check out our Facebook Albums!

All images by Andrea Wood Photography (Bump Station, Newborn & Beyond)

All images by Emily Ann Photography (Ovearall Event Coverage)

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