Bumps and babies galore! On September 18, 2022, Charleston Moms welcomed 70 new and expecting moms to our 7th annual Bloom, an event for new and expecting moms. This afternoon was a truly special celebration with educational resources especially for Charleston area moms, yummy food to satisfy those cravings and an inspiring panel of local, professional experts. A professional photographer was on hand to capture the adorable bumps and babies at our bump and baby photo station. Not to mention, every mom left with a stuffed swag bag plus the opportunity of a giveaway item especially for mom and baby!
A huge thank you to our title sponsors! Project Alive & Kicking (PAK) is a local nonprofit that works with expectant mothers and healthcare providers to promote healthier and safer pregnancies. To this end, PAK created ME Preg, a free mobile app that serves as the ultimate guide for expectant moms on the go!
Roper St. Francis Healthcare lives their mission of healing all people with compassion, faith and excellence. As the area’s only private not-for-profit healthcare system, they choose purpose over profits by putting their extra money back into their system to help meet the health needs of our community.
We were thrilled to welcome four professionals from our community for a panel discussion on all things motherhood from pelvic floor disorders to maternal mental health. Our speakers included Dr. Megan Rome from Rome Physical Therapy; Stevee Martin, co-owner and instructor of Fit4Mom Charleston; Erica Hoppenrath from Cord Blood Registry; and Amber Weakley with Postpartum Support Charleston.
Food is a must with every celebration of motherhood! Thank you to The Great Greek for providing a wide variety of their delicious menu. Heartland Foods was busy cooking lemon pepper chicken on site. Then, we toasted to motherhood with “mom-mosas” sponsored by New York Life! Thank you for providing for our event in this very special way!
Brooke Embry, owner of Belly to Baby Photography, photographed our joyous celebration of motherhood. We are so grateful to have her share her talents and the memories of this special event. For all the pictures, check out our Facebook album.
Chelsea Prestin with Chelsea Prestin Photography photographed our bump+baby photos. VIP ticket holders received an edited, high-resolution image via email after the event. Thank you to these two talented photographers.
Thank you so much for sharing your afternoon with us and letting us celebrate you in this exciting stage of life!