On the Saturday before Mother’s Day, nearly 50 new and expecting mamas gathered at Ready Set GROW in Northeast Portland to attend Bloom: A Celebration of Motherhood. Rather than a large, trade-show-style event, BLOOM was designed as an intimate event for mamas and mamas-to-be to gain access to resources, learn from experts, and connect with one another! Many thanks to Luna Wellness, Milagros Boutique, and Ready Set GROW for sponsoring this event! Below are some of the highlights of this year’s edition.
Dr. Becky Higginson, DC, of Luna Wellness shared great info in her presentation: “#1 Exercise for Your Pelvic Core.” Important stuff!
Throughout the day, guests heard from experts on postpartum care, baby wearing, baby sign, sleep tactics, and more! Presenters were:
The talented team at Milagros Photography offered complimentary newborn and maternity photo shoots to those who signed up ahead of time. There was some serious cuteness going on in the studio! We even saw them catch a few candids along the way.
Photos were courtesy of Kimi Burk; check out some of the amazing photos she took during the mini-session at BLOOM, as well as the rest of her portfolio here.
Most presenters at the event offered 1-on-1 consults throughout the afternoon so that attendees could get answers to their specific questions. PDX Waitlist owner Ren Johns shared her expertise about childcare options for Portland-area families with attendees in private sessions, and Luna Wellness provided complimentary massages in a quiet room adjacent to the event so that mamas could take a well-deserved break.
In addition to their offerings during BLOOM, presenters also gave away additional free services to lucky winners in the event raffle!
BLOOM would not have been possible without the generous participation of Ready Set GROW, who hosted the event in their studio! Ready Set GROW is a movement, art, education and wellness space in Northeast Portland. Owner and Founder Daniele Strawmyre even offered complimentary prenatal and baby&us yoga sessions to event attendees before the event began!
Check out the amazing line-up of classes and events for growing families happening at Ready Set GROW on their website.