Passionate About Pittsburgh
and the Moms Who Live Here

Bloom 2018: An Event for New and Expectant Moms in Pittsburgh

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Who ::

This event is geared towards Pittsburgh 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 ::

An afternoon of learning, fun, and pampering! Moms will get 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 with an adorable backdrop, enjoy personal pampering like a mini massage, food and demonstrations, 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 great 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 21, 2018
12:00-3:00 pm

Where ::

Allegheny Health Network, Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion

12311 Perry Highway
Wexford, PA 15090

** 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.

Presenting Sponsors

We are thrilled to welcome these professionals to speak and teach about all things pregnancy, childbirth, infant care, postpartum issues and so much more. Regardless of how many children you have, there’s always something to ask or something to learn. Here are the experts serving our panel.

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Dr. Brianne Kemp, Webster Certified Chiropractor

Dr. Brianne Kemp is a Webster certified chiropractor who is best known for her work with expectant mothers and young children. Her passion is to help women feel strong and vibrant while pregnant and to experience a positive birth for both mom and baby. She’s been helping families thrive with chiropractic care for over 10 years. Her patients fondly call her Dr. Brie.  She graduated valedictorian of Palmer College of Chiropractic, is a Presidential Scholar, and is a member of the American Pregnancy Association.  She has completed additional training with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.  Dr. Brie is the author of the blog “Babes and Bellies”.  She has been named Best Chiropractor, Reader’s Choice by Trib Total Media and was featured in the “Women in Business” section of Pittsburgh Magazine. Dr. Brie’s office, Live Well Chiropractic, is located in Wexford, PA., where she works with her husband Dr. Chad Stemmler. They have one child, Dane, and two bulldogs, Captain Pickles and Lady Penelope.

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Sara DePierre, Lactation Consultant

Sara DePierre, PA-C is a board certified Physician’s Assistant; she attended Chatham University’s Masters of Science Program in 2010 and worked in Obstetrics and Gynecology for 5 years. In addition, Sara has completed the IBLCE’s Lactation Consultant program.

Sara is a Jefferson Hills native and is excited to be working in the community she knows and loves.

 

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Lawrence Mauro, DMD, FAGD
 
Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Mauro was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area. Originally from Donora, PA. he earned his B.A. in Biology from Washington and Jefferson College in 1999, and his D.M.D. from University of Pittsburgh of Dental Medicine in 2003. Following Dental School, Dr. Mauro completed an optional General Practice Residency at the VA Pittsburgh Health Care, where he was mentored by some of the most talented General Dentists and Dental Specialists in Pittsburgh. While completing his residency, he married his beautiful and brilliant wife Melissa in 2003 and they have been blessed with five amazing daughters.
 
Dr. Mauro has been awarded the prestigious “Fellowship Award” with the Academy of General Dentistry, an honor less than 1% of dentists nationwide achieve. His goal at North Hills Family Dental is to provide his patients with optimal oral health care in a pleasurable and comforting environment. He believes that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice a caring patient-doctor relationship for state-of-the-art, top quality dental care – at North Hills Family Dental, you get both!
 
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Deena Blumenfeld ERYT, RPYT, LCCE, FACCE

Deena Blumenfeld is the maven behind Shining Light Prenatal Education. She has been working with women since 2008 as a prenatal yoga instructor, doula, Lamaze certified childbirth educator and teacher of teachers. She specializes in women’s health for all phases of reproduction: fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and pelvic floor health. Her two children put her on her path to serving other women throughout their childbearing years. She can be reached through her websites, shininglightprenatal.com and silentmother.com

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Bayh Sullivan, Director of Enrollment Management 

Bayh Sullivan is the Director of Enrollment Management at The Ellis School, Pittsburgh’s only age 3 to grade 12 all-girls independent school. A graduate of The Ellis School herself, Bayh continued her all-girls education at Bryn Mawr College where she studied English, Spanish, and psychology. Upon graduation, Bayh began her career in admission at Bryn Mawr before entering the independent school world in fundraising at Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia. Subsequently, she joined a consulting firm in New York City and shaped admission, development, and marketing strategies for independent schools, colleges, universities, and nonprofits, before returning to her alma mater as the Director of Enrollment Management. As an alumna, Bayh understands the transformative nature of an all-girls education. She believes that students who attend Ellis benefit from an immersive, empowering environment that challenges each student to uncover her strengths, broaden her academic exposure, and cement her innate value.

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Mary Yohannan, CTA, Owner

Mary Yohannan started Life is Better Traveling, LLC as a travel agency built on authenticity, love, and integrity.  She built her business on her own personal travel experiences, having traveled to over 20 countries on 4 continents.  Because of her knowledge and expertise, she has been able to plan hundreds of customized vacation experiences for honeymooners, single travelers, and families.  She strongly believes in staying on top of knowledge and routinely takes trainings to stay current with her Certified Travel Associate (CTA) certification. 

One of many benefits that our clients like when working with a Life is Better Traveling travel agent is that we are always ONE Phone Call away, we don’t believe in automated systems.  You will work with the same travel agent throughout the entire planning process, during the vacation, and even after the vacation 

If you are looking to make your next vacation amazing, then you want to make sure your next vacation planning experience is with a Life is Better Traveling travel agent.  When you are ready to plan, simply go to www.LifeisBetterTraveling.com and choose one of our many highly qualified travel agents.

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Christine Rathway, Director of Community Outreach, TEIS, Inc.

Christine Rathway is currently the Director of Community Outreach at TEIS, Inc. where she has been working hard to reach as many people as possible in order to educate them on the importance of Early Intervention services.  At TEIS, she works on the company’s mission, which is to empower all those whose lives they touch to reach their full potential.  By reaching as many families as possible that are in need of early intervention services, she tries to empower the families with the resources they need in order to help their children 0-3 years of age.

Christine is very passionate about her work at TEIS.  She enjoys reaching as many physicians, parents, and communities as possible within Allegheny and neighboring counties.  Christine is very proud that due to the quality of treatment that TEIS provides, it has become the #1 parent requested provider for Early Intervention in Allegheny County.  She shares the same vision and goals that TEIS encompasses which is to change the trajectory of children ages zero to three.

Christine was born in Pittsburgh and continued there through college where she attended Duquesne University and received her B.S. degree.  Currently, she lives in the area with her husband and 3 children. 

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Diana Shane, RN, MS, CN

Ms. Shane is a certified nurse midwife who provides antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum care, breastfeeding support, first trimester ultrasound dating, well women screenings, family planning services, and gynecological and primary care for women of all ages. As a midwife, she practices holistic and personalized care for women, sharing her knowledge and using her skills to help women participate fully in their health care. 

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Paige Beauchemin, RN

Paige Beauchemin received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Chatham University and is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Shadyside School of Nursing. She has a special interest in Women’s Health, with many years of experience working with mothers and babies during the perinatal period as a nurse, educator and mental health advocate.

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 latest fashion for baby to newborn photography and much more, our sponsors are excited to meet you! Enjoy!

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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! Each Bloom ticket includes one giveaway ticket but you have the opportunity to purchase more!

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Swag Bag Sponsors

Each Bloom attendee will go home with an incredible swag bag full of wonderful goodies and products for you to enjoy!

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2018 Bloom Swag Bag

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We are working to add to this list every day, so stay tuned for more to come!

Food Sponsors

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Photography Sponsors

Guests will have the option to stop by our “bump” station with an adorable backdrop to have their picture made. And we’ll also have a photographer walking around catching candid shots of all the fun from the event.

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