On April 13th we hosted our 5th annual Bloom, for new & expecting parents event at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Lakeway!
Austin mamas swooned over swag, giveaways, enjoyed food from Hat Creek Burger, Shipley’s, Mad Greens, & Papa Murphy’s Pizza. We had a wealth of knowledge from our speakers that included the OBGYN team from Baylor Scott & White as well as their pediatrician and lactation consultant. We heard about infant massage, newborn basics, and pediatric dental.
One of our most sought after swag items was from Panasonic – swag bags included this awesome baby monitor… a $150 value!
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Title Sponsors :: Bloom, for New & Expecting Parents
Our 2018 Bloom for New & Expecting Families simply wouldn’t be possible without our amazing partners.
Austin Health Partners is a pediatric and family medicine primary care supergroup founded by board-certified physicians. We are an independently-owned, physician-led Super Group, or Group Without Walls, located in Austin, Texas.At UT Health Austin, we put you, your family and your goals at the center of your care. That is why we start building your care team before you arrive for your first visit. By understanding your unique needs, circumstances and goals, our doctors, nurses and other medical professionals will create a care plan that is as unique as you.
Booth Sponsors :: Bloom, for New & Expecting Parents
Dr. Robinson & staff combine years of training and expertise with a passionate dedication to keeping Austin adjusted.Your spine is your lifeline, and we aim to keep you mobile, healthy, and pain-free throughout your life. We specialize in caring for the entire family with pre-natal and pediatric services, in addition to injury rehabilitation and preventative care. Our goal is to Keep Austin Adjusted, one happier, healthier person at a time.Austin Birth Company offers birth and postpartum support for all birthing people and their families. ABC offers everything from doula support, to childbirth classes, lactation support, sleep consultations, placenta encapsulation, newborn care, pelvic physical therapy, postpartum care and more. Check them out here :: AustinBirthCompany.comThe Confetti Crew is a luxury boutique rental company for all your bounce castle, ball pit, soft play, balloon house, bumper karts, and party fun needs. We offer unique celebratory rental options for all ages, 0-100! We proudly serve the Austin and surrounding areas. We look forward to bringing a confetti full of fun to your next celebration!CraigO's Pizza & Pastaria has been operating in the greater Austin area for 20 years. CraigO's specializes in New York Style Pizza, pasta, salads, sandwiches and much more. Every neighborhood needs a good pizza shop, and CraigO's strives to be the pizza shop of choice in the communities we serve.Umbilical cord tissue is able to be collected at the same time as umbilical cord blood and contains another type of stem cell called mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Mesenchymal stem cells have many unique functions including the ability to inhibit inflammation following tissue damage, to secrete growth factors that aid in tissue repair, and to differentiate into many cell types including neural cells, bone cells, fat cells and cartilage. Learn More www.cryo-cell.com
At Empower Massage Studio, we specialize in providing therapeutic massage services for families. If you're thinking about growing your family, expecting, postpartum, feeling overwhelmed, in pain, or simply looking to maintain an active lifestyle through parenthood, we're here to support you! For our little clients, we offer Pediatric Massage Therapy to promote healthy motor development, regulate the nervous system, and foster connection. From infants to teens, we are dedicated to helping your child thrive. We look forward to meeting you!
My mission is to help parents worldwide transform their family trajectory by healing from the manipulation and control that traditional methods encourage us to enforce and to create a new legacy of connection within the family unit!Thoughtfully designed to promote early developmental milestones. Griö baby bottles turns each feeding routine into a meaningful cognitive experience. Our systems blend ideas from parents, medical professionals and developmental specialists to re-imagine the “one-size-fits-all” baby bottle and tailor it to you and your baby's changing needs.Your child’s teeth don’t exist in isolation. Their teeth are a part of the rest of their body, and their oral health has a large impact on the health of their cardiovascular system, brain, and GI system. Dr. Sarah Carpenter focuses on the health of your child’s whole body and their teeth and gums. We offer natural options and education to improve your little one’s overall health while supporting your journey by being another voice encouraging healthy habits. We believe that prevention is the best treatment available, and Dr. Sarah and her team are committed to giving your children the tools and support they need to stay ahead of dental issues. Their smile is beautiful; they should want to share it with the world.We are a mobile IV Vitamin and Hydration therapy service that comes directly to you ASAP! From energy boost, to hydration, to immune health, to weight loss and more IV Drip Ladies is your one stop shop that comes to YOU. Cozy up at home and revitalize your system. Schedule your drip today! ivdripladies.comJam Boutique was created to support the local and faraway community with a complete wardrobe from baby to early teen. While Jam prides itself in the best customer service, we provide USA made, Texas made, and sustainably manufactured products. Jam has it all – hats, shoes, swimwear, underwear, pj’s, special occasion outfits, rain wear, backpacks, diaper bags, gifts, and much more!We believe the better the ingredient, the better the result and we do not sacrifice quality! Each item is made with love and care from our home kitchen for custom orders or a commercial kitchen for wholesale orders and each item has been perfected from years of trial and error. Owner Maiah Miller has won numerous baking awards, from her triple ginger cookies to a fluffy snickerdoodle cake. Her recipes have been featured in several publications and blogs including Food & Health, Taste of Home, Laird Superfoods, Lululemon, Barre3, and more! Maiah lives in Liberty Hill with her veteran husband, twin daughters and baby boy.At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool we believe that a child’s work is PLAY! We teach children lessons, manners, and social skills all through creative and preplanned play. We know that if children enjoy learning at a young age it will carry with them throughout their lives! Creatively Shine™ guides our teachers through each day, enriching the classroom environment, building each child’s self-esteem, facilitating smooth transitions between activities and creating a literacy-rich and multi-cultural environment where each child will be comfortable to explore.Trying to find a solution to your baby’s sleep problems can often feel overwhelming. When your little one does not nap well or wakes several times in the night, you often don’t have the energy to research and find the answers you need. What you do can have a great impact on your child’s sleep habits for years to come. https://mrsleepsolutions.com/From screen printed onesies, to mama sweatshirts, custom embroidery on anything mama or baby related Noelle Handmade Custom Embroidery is your one stop shop for all the cute and cozy things to put in the nursery and your home.We’re committed to using only sustainable sources, which is why we created a proprietary Texas limestone filtration system that allows us to impart our signature taste consistently at scale in Texas and beyond, instead of depleting sensitive water sources. Our purification process is simple. We isolate and remove impurities through reverse-osmosis and Texas limestone filtration, then we remineralize, resulting in Rambler’s signature taste – crisp and refreshing.A little about us...Just north of San Antonio, at the edge of the Texas Hill Country, sits the small community of Leon Springs. The founder's son opened a one-stop gas station, garage, and grocery store. Bar-B-Q was added to the operation in 1989, and Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q has been serving up tasty food ever since. Our pits are 100% wood fired with oak, a slower burning wood than the mesquite used by others. Along with time and oak, we cook with a dry spice that ensures each plate of Rudy's Bar-B-Q is perfectly ready for you. Apply some of our famous " Sause" and dinner is served. Enough about us, check out our menuSee My Baby.live provides a unique experience for moms to be to share the joy of their new baby with friends and family. We specialize in 2D/3D/4D imaging for expectant mothers. We can come to you or you can come to our beautiful viewing room in Dripping Springs.Owned by pelvic floor physical therapist, Dr. Lauren Kirk, DPT, The Mama Clinic's mission is to support you through the conception, pregnancy, and postpartum journey. We help you regain confidence in your body by learning to heal, strengthen, and move smarter! Schedule your free consultation at www.themamaclinic.com and follow @dr.laurenpelvicpt.Year One Wellness was founded to help infants build a strong foundation from day one to set them up for optimal development throughout the rest of life. We offer physical therapy services to infants with musculoskeletal and movement challenges that may cause difficulty with essential infant functions such as feeding, sleeping, pooping, and playing. Challenges may include torticollis (head turn preference), body tension, head flattening, motor milestone delay, tongue tie, oral motor dysfunction, and breastfeeding difficulties. We also offer baby play classes and milestone checks to screen for, achieve, and progress developmental skills for optimal growth and development.
Speakers :: Bloom, for New & Expecting Parents
After roles in hospitals, public and private clinics and as an educator for the Texas Department of Health, as well guest lecturing for UT Nursing school for many years, Kristine now works privately with a strong, reality-based focus on sane and competent breastfeeding with Austin Birth Company.50,000 happy Mamas can’t be wrong!All of our pediatricians are board-certified and well-trained. We adhere to the highest medical and ethical standards and maintain our licenses and certifications through continuing medical education. All of our care centers do what’s best to make decisions based both on experience, the most current research/recommendations, and for every family. We offer a wide range of services to provide the best care for our patients.Dr. Kristi Hammerle is a pediatric physical therapist who specializes in infant development. She owns Year One Wellness, an infant physical therapy and wellness practice in Austin, TX. She will share tips on how to play with your newborn during their wake windows, including how to perform no-cry tummy time activities to develop a solid foundation for all other milestones. She will also teach you how to identify one of the most common infant conditions, torticollis (neck/body tension), which causes head flattening, breastfeeding difficulty, and milestone delay. Early identification and treatment can help prevent the need for a baby helmet, improve latch with breastfeeding, and help your baby feel more comfortable in their body. Dr. Kristi and Elaine are both owners of their own private practices and have launched a set of popular baby play classes, Play & Coo and Cruise & Chat for babies 0-18 months old. Parents and babies get a chance to hang out and play while learning from developmental specialists in these one-of-a-kind baby/toddler classes in Austin, TX.Elaine Nguyen is a pediatric speech-language pathologist who specializes in early communication and intervention skills, as well as play and social-emotional development. She owns a private clinic, Elaine SLP, and services families in the greater Austin area and through virtual teletherapy support. She is a first-time mama to a 9-month-old baby and knows firsthand how valuable it is to have trusted resources and guidance for activities and strategies that will promote your baby's overall development.Learn how to create the blueprint and set the foundation for great language learners with simple strategies to spark communication and social-emotional development starting at birth. Elaine will help you learn quick tips on picking fun and educational toys, promoting bilingual babies, and finding balance with screen time to ensure your little one is on their path to becoming a dynamic talker!Hi! My name is Michelle Read. I am a certified Sleep Sense Consultant and mother of two grown boys. I can well remember the struggles I had especially with my firstborn. He cried a lot and every time he did, I fed him. It’s a wonder he didn’t pop for being overfed! I also remember standing over the crib holding the pacifier in his mouth, praying that he would just fall back asleep. Those early days were hard and because I was not getting adequate rest, I felt overwhelmed most of the time. But what I have learned over the years is that it doesn’t have to be that way. Your child can learn to sleep well and independently! I am passionate about helping tired Moms, Dads and their babies get better sleep. Join me in the journey!Renee is a Certified Postpartum Doula, Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, and Parent/doula educator with a career that spans over 34 years. She offers Postpartum Support through HeyDoulaRenee.com and private, in-person parent classes and Postpartum Doula Training workshops through Austin Birth Company.Lisa Boyars, MD is a perinatal and reproductive psychiatrist in the UT Health Austin Women’s Reproductive Mental Health Clinic of Texas and Comprehensive Fetal Care Center, a clinical partnership between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s. She specializes in the diagnosis and management of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and substance use disorders. She is an enthusiastic educator, researcher, and presenter on perinatal and reproductive behavioral health regionally, nationally, and internationally. She has been an investigator in several grant-sponsored research studies and initiatives to provide novel and better care to women with maternal mental health conditions.Denise Johnson, MD, is a board-eligible obstetrician-gynecologist in Women’s Health, a clinical partnership between Ascension Seton and UT Health Austin. Additionally, Dr. Johnson is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Women’s Health. Dr. Johnson earned her medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and her bachelor’s in human biology from Stanford University, where she graduated with honors. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Johnson has completed several global health projects, including an elective OB-GYN placement at the Princess Marina Hospital in Botswana, located in Southern Africa. She also has a special interest in patient safety and quality improvement.Karla Maguire, MD, MPH, is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist in Women’s Health, a clinical partnership between Ascension Seton and UT Health Austin, and a part of UT Health Austin’s Pregnancy Loss Management care team. Additionally, Dr. Maguire is an associate professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Women’s Health. Dr. Maguire previously served as the interim Generalist Division Director and the Director of the Ryan Residency Training Program for the University of Miami Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences. Her research interests include intrauterine devices and contraception/preventative health screenings in underserved populations.
Swag Sponsors :: Bloom, for New & Expecting Parents