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Bloom :: An Event for New & Expecting Moms

Presented by Charleston Moms BlogCity Moms Blog Network, Private Therapy Services and Hosted by Our Sister Sites.

Who :: This event is geared towards Charleston 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 :: A morning of learning, fun, and celebration! Moms will get to listen and ask questions of our expert panel, enjoy 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, April 14, 2018 from 10 am – 1 pm

Where :: Private Therapy Services, 445 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407

Ticket Price ::

  • General Admission (No Swag – perfect for a support person who is not currently expecting or a new mom): $10
  • General Admission (With Swag): $20
  • VIP Attendee (Includes Swag + Extras): $30

All tickets include the following:

  • Access to the event and all of our sponsors and panel sessions 
  • Food, drink, and coffee from local businesses
  • A swag bag loaded with goodies (for those tickets that include swag)
  • 3 giveaway tickets to enter the giveaways of your choice

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

  • A professional baby + belly photo from Taylor Grace Photography
  • A one-of-a-kind ‘Charleston Mama’ t-shirt from Charleston Moms Blog
  • Additional specialty swag
  • Early access to the event beginning at 9:45 am
  • 7 giveaway tickets to enter the giveaways of your choice

**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 Private Therapy Services. Thanks to their generosity, our event will be held in a beautiful and comfortable space. Please be sure to check out all that Private Therapy Services has 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. Here are the experts serving on our panel.

Elaine DeaKyne

Postpartum Support - Elaine
Postpartum Support
Elaine is the Executive Director of Postpartum Support Charleston. About five years ago she was diagnosed with postpartum depression and anxiety after the birth of her oldest daughter. She had no idea how to get help or who to turn to. After seeing her OB and getting her diagnosis, she started looking online for help. Through her search, she found PSC. She attended a support group and started down the path to recovery. Her journey to recovery was difficult, and once she started to feel more like herself, she felt a pull back toward the organization. She’s been involved with PSC for more than 4 years now, and she is working in the community to help bring awareness to this common illness so that new moms can have the resources they need when they are suffering from a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder.

Trina Kiernan

Trina - Physical Therapy Services

Physical Therapist
Trina Kiernan was the first person in SC to receive a Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP) from the American Physical Therapy Association. Trina has been a pelvic floor physical therapist for 19 years. She worked for two years to earn her certification through the APTA and traveled to Maryland, New York, and Oregon for training.

Pelvic Health is a topic that is important for women of all ages and stages of life. It’s especially important for women who have been pregnant or hope to become pregnant someday.

Gervase Kolmos

Shiny Happy Human

Leadership Coach for Mamas
Gervase is Coach Training Alliance Certified Life & Leadership Coach for Mamas, and the founder of your Mommy Soul Tribe™ here at Shiny. Happy. Human™. A self-proclaimed “Real AF” Life Coach, she keeps new moms, working moms and stay-at-home moms in ALIGNMENT, so they can set themselves FREE from the stories they tell themselves that stop them from having it ALL in business and mom life.

Erin DiNicola

Fit4Mom - Erin for Bloom

Fit4Mom 
Erin is the proud owner of Fit4Mom Charleston! Erin and her active duty military husband have two adorable kids and several fur babies. Erin has always been an athlete. Growing up, Erin played basketball, tennis and was a cheerleader, but it was track & field that captured her heart. Erin ran competitively for over ten years and was a nationally ranked 100m and 300m hurdler. Erin has been to countless national track & field competitions and competed twice in the Junior Olympics in the 100m and 300m hurdles. Erin also has an extensive dance background and while living in Vietnam, she started a cheerleading squad to support the local soccer team.

As an adult, she has continued that passion for fitness. Erin is Fit4Mom Stroller Strides, Fit4Baby and Stroller Barre certified. She is also a certified yoga teacher (RYT 200), certified prenatal yoga teacher (RPYT), certified studio Barre teacher, TRX Barre trained, and Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certified. She also continues her passion for running by participating in frequent 5/10Ks with her kids in their double stroller.

A former US diplomat, Erin has served all over the world, including Afghanistan, South Africa, Vietnam and England. Erin holds a Master’s degree in Justice & Transformation, specializing in Human Rights.

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 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!

Belly+Baby Photos

Each guest will receive the opportunity to have a Belly+Baby photo taken by the talented Taylor Grace Photograpy against an adorable backdrop. VIP ticket holders will receive an edited, high resolution image via email after the event, while regular ticket holders can enjoy their pictures in our Bloom album of photos shared after the event on our Facebook page (with the option to share and tag there).

Food Sponsors

The following businesses are providing delicious food and beverage for you to enjoy at Bloom. Thank you for providing for our event in this very special way!

Feeding Room Sponsor

Thanks to our partners La Leche League, you will be able to relax, take a short break, and feed your baby in our cozy Feeding Lounge! Feel free to enjoy yummy snacks and rehydrate with some bottled water while you are there.

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!

One Additional Touch

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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