$49 – $99

Evenings with Experts: Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum & Babies

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$49 – $99

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A one-of-a-kind, three-night event featuring 20+ expert panelists, gift bags and swag for all, the chance to win prizes, and more!

About this Event

This isn't a webinar! It's a fun-filled, info-packed, interactive event designed to empower parents with a baby or one on the way by answering questions you may not even know you should be asking. (Bonus: prizes and gift bags!!)

Join us for 1, 2, or all 3 nights, depending on where you are in your parenting journey and what you want to learn.

Hosted by Babies & Bumps, Evenings with Experts will feature 20+ panelists who have dedicated their careers to supporting new and soon-to-be parents. Just like our in-person events, Evenings with Experts is designed to connect you to valuable resources before you need them and facilitate real conversations about all aspects of having a baby.

We were highly intentional about the panelists we invited to participate and the topics they're discussing, all of which was based on feedback we've received from our attendees and online community about things they WISH they had known about pregnancy, birth, postpartum recovery, and life with a baby.

The fact is that experts like our panelists spend years becoming educated, completing/maintaining certifications, fine-tuning their craft, and learning from experience what works and what doesn't.

Yet parents are expected to become experts in mere months.

One of the challenges we hear about most often from expectant parents is they don't know where to start.

That's where we come in!

We'll talk about everything from the difference between the midwives and OBs, labor pain management options that are both natural and pharmacological (hint: there's more than an epidural!), and how birth partners can bond with babies and support mamas...to sex and intimacy after baby, breastfeeding and pumping, and how to prepare for the realities of the "fourth trimester."

Each night will feature seven panelists and a deep dive into pregnancy & birth, newborns & new parents, or life with a baby, depending on which night/s you attend. (Scroll down for a complete list of dates, panelists ,and topics.)

Plan to leave feeling connected, informed, and confident about the next steps in your parenting journey!!

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • Access to seven experts each night! Submit questions in advance or ask in the chat box for a chance to have your question answered. (Check out our lineup of panelists below!)
  • Chances to win prizes during the event!
  • Babies & Bumps swag! We're excited to launch our new brand and we want to share the love.
  • GIFT BAG!! We're hand-packing lavish gift bags with ~$80 worth of products from brands you know and love, and shipping them right to your door. This isn't a bunch of samples — we're talking full-sized products from brands like MAM, Jack & Jill, Mama Mio, and Angel Dear.

TIMING:

Each evening runs from 7 to 10 p.m. EST with two scheduled breaks. We recommend planning to attend the entire evening so you can soak up as much information as possible and be eligible to win the prizes we're giving away!

SCHEDULE:

Evening #1 (Tuesday, December 8th): Pregnancy & Birth

  • "Bump Basics" with Dr. Naomi Paschall (Nashville, TN)
  • "Providers & Places" with Megan Hogan-Roy, CNM of UR Medicine Midwifery (Rochester, NY)
  • "Birth Planning" with Tara Withey of Birthing by Design (Buffalo, NY)
  • "Birth Partners" with Bridget Strub, CD of Wildflower Birth Support (Rochester, NY)
  • "The Cascade of Intervention" with Danielle Assibu-Gilmore, MSN, CNM, Bethany Fjeldheim, MSN, CNM, FNP, and Nancy Miltsch, RN, CCE of Rochester Regional Health, Midwifery at Baycreek (Rochester, NY)
  • "Natural Labor Pain Management" with Christy Muscato, CD, BDT, LCCE, sbBCPE of Beautiful Birth Choices (Rochester, NY)
  • "Beyond the Epidural" with Dr. Heather Graham (Charlotte, NC)

Evening #2 (Wednesday, December 9th): Newborns & New Parents

  • "Baby's First Hours" with Meghan Nowland, CPM, IBCLC of Cincinnati Birth Center (Cincinnati, OH)
  • "Breastfeeding in the Golden Hour" with Donna Barrows, RN, BN, IBCLC-RLC of UR Medicine Breastfeeding (Rochester, NY)
  • "Body After Birth" with Lou Ann Cane of Bee Maternal Organics (Buffalo, NY)
  • "Postpartum Life" with Emily Pardy, LMFT, PMH-C or Ready Nest Counseling (Nashville, TN)
  • "Why Babies Cry" with Dr. Shelley Senders of Senders Pediatrics (Cleveland, OH)
  • "Breastfeeding Basics" with Dianne Cassidy, MS, IBCLC, ALC, CCE of Dianne Cassidy Consulting and The Badass Breastfeeding Podcast (Rochester, NY)
  • "Newborn Sleep" with Ashley Bell of Little Bell Sleep Solutions (Pittsburgh, PA)

Evening #3 (Thursday, December 10th): Life with a Baby

  • "Sleep in the First Year" with Missy Yandow of Slumber and Bloom (Rochester, NY)
  • "Infant Developmental Milestones" with Brooke Dorsch of Pediatric Therapy Professionals, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • "Positive Parenting" with Terry Manrique of Working with Parents (Columbus, OH)
  • "Post-Baby Intimacy" with Dr. Pebble Kranz, FESCM of Rochester Center for Sexual Wellness (Rochester, NY)
  • "Fitness for New Moms" with Laura Thomas of Thomas Fitness Consulting (Cleveland, OH)
  • "Pumping with Confidence" with Stacy Notestine, RN, BSN, IBCLC of Baby's Best Beginning (Columbus, OH)
  • "Baby's First Foods" with Drs. Allie Effron and Keili Mistovich of Greater Cleveland Pediatrics (Cleveland, OH)

TESTIMONIALS:

"This event puts you in touch with professionals you didn't even know you needed." - Erica Rochester, NY

"What an amazing event, filled with wonderful people...thank you for the opportunity to learn & grow as a growing momma!" - Abigail, Pittsburgh, PA

"There's nothing more informative or beneficial than this event!" - Rachel Buffalo, NY

Evenings with Experts is an inclusive event and a judgment-free zone. Religion, sexual orientation, gender, race, ethnicity, trying to conceive or pregnant with your 4th, married, single, you name it -- if you have a baby in your life or one on the way, the things that tie us all together are that we want health and happiness for ourselves and our children, and that we need support to make that happen. All are welcome <3

Since 2013, Babies & Bumps has hosted 25 in-person events for new and soon-to-be parents. We've missed you this year and can't wait to see you in December!

XO

Monica + Team B&B

*We're only able to ship B&B swag and gift bags to addresses in the United States. One swag and gift bag per household.

P.S. Our panelists for this event have been secured. If you'd like to apply to participate in future events, tell us about yourself and we’ll be in touch!

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