Bloom 2017: An Event for New & Expecting Moms


What is Bloom?

East Valley Moms Blog is thrilled to host our 2nd Annual New & Expectant Mom Event! This year’s BLOOM is an event for new and expectant moms that you’re going to love.

We are excited to be partnering with City Moms Blog Network and 50 of our other sister sites to bring local communities this event with an estimated attendance of over 4,000+ moms across the US!

Who is Bloom for?

This event is geared towards moms who are currently expecting a baby (whether it’s your 1st or 3rd), had a baby within the last year, foster moms of infants, or are planning on growing their family soon.

Where will Bloom be held?

Power Ranch Barn Clubhouse

Ranch House Parkway

Gilbert, AZ 85297

Saturday, May 13, 2017


Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible!

This years featured presenters include: (additional speakers will be announced shortly)

Hannah Peterson-Sleep Consultant

My name is Hannah Peterson, mom of four, who is passionate about working with families and helping them teach their little ones how to sleep. I have experience as a Pediatric nurse and a Certified Sleep Consultant working with newborns through to preschoolers. 
I believe that every parent should have the tools to be able to lay a healthy foundation for sleep, no matter what their parenting style (crunchy, breastfeeding, formula fed, attachment parenting, no cry) at the end of the day sleep is a biological necessity and not a luxury.

Natasha Lowe, OBGYN: Banner Health Center


Natashe Lowe, MD is an OB-GYN at the Banner Health Center in Queen Creek.  She is a complete sports junkie, and her favorite sport is football.  She grew up watching the SEC and the University of Georgia and is also a huge Atlanta Falcons fan.  She also enjoys reading current events, listening to music and reading.  Dr. Lowe will be presenting on prenatal care and preconception.  

Jody Drange


Jody is the owner of Nutrition Compass, LLC. She earned her degree in Exercise Science from Minnesota State University – Morehead and a Nutrition degree from Arizona State University. Jody became a Registered Dietitian in 2007. Since then she has furthered her education by becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator and American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist. Jody currently lives in Chandler, AZ with her husband and 2 year old son. Hobbies include: exercise, reading, volunteering, and spending time with friends. Jody has been a contributor with the East Valley Moms Blog since February 2016.

Russell Horton, DO board-certified pediatrician; Banner Health Center


Russell Horton, DO, is a board-certified pediatrician at the Banner Health Center in Queen Creek.  He loves hiking, camping, Ultimate Frisbee, board games cooking, watching movies and spending time with his wife, son and daughter. Dr. Horton will be presenting about What to expect in the fourth trimester: the first three month with baby.

Dr. John Couvaras


IVF Phoenix™ has been known as one of the nation’s premier IVF facilities. Helping thousands of families bring home healthy babies for over two decades, renowned infertility specialist Dr. John Couvaras leads the practice with a commitment to delivering the highest level of personalized care and is certified in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI) as well as Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN).  He has been designated at the top 10% in Arizona by US NEWS, TOP Doc by Phoenix Magazine and Best Fertility Doctor by Arizona Foothills Magazine. His expertise includes all aspects of female reproductive medicine and surgery. He is regarded as the valley’s infertility expert when it comes to recurrent miscarriage, autoimmune disorders and patients with the MTHFR mutation. 

Khara Fuentes, LMFT

Khara Fuentes is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Arizona and California serving adolescent girls, emerging women and couples who desire to navigate through life’s challenges reaching middle ground. Khara’s approach to therapy is highly interactive and practical. She is an active listener and provides compassionate care, support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address their unique challenges. Outside of session Khara spends time volunteering, working out and visiting the dog parks. You might also find her checking out the latest coffee shops and restaurants. 

Thank you to the following food sponsors


Win prizes from the following giveaway sponsors!

Grand Prize:  One night stay for two plus breakfast at Sheraton Grand Wild Horse Pass

Newborn session from Staci Bozer Photography (2-4 hour newborn session at her Queen Creek Studio; includes siblings and family members) ($400 value)

Sally Whetten Photography: FULL newborn session, which includes: 2 hour newborn session at my in-home studio, all digital files (25-30), and 10% off any print or canvas purchase.

$75 gift card to Mini Fresh Organic Baby Food

Lillebaby Carrier ($170 value

Silikids Gift Pack ($75 value)

Snuggle Me Organic Co-Sleeping Cushion ($120 value)

Gathre luxury light weight leather play mats ($120 value)

2 Angel Care Baby bath supports ($30 value)

2 ergo Baby Cocoon swaddles ($75 value)

2 Covers from Covered Goods ($34.99 value)

1 pair of boy Pediped Shoes ($39.95 value)

1 pair of girl Pediped shoes ($39.95 value)

B.Box Kids diaper caddy and travel bib set ($75 value)

Luna Acupuncture postpartum mama & baby bundle (40 days postpartum book, flower essence and acupressure session)

Philips Sonicare toothbrush ($130 value)

3 Mile Mom Gift set (teething necklace, pacifier clip set, dishtowel bib, Mama’s Who Move workout tank & mommy and me matching headbands) ($75 value)

$75 Lauren Snow Beauty gift card;  Gift card good for our 50 minute Mommy-to-be Facial / New Mom Facial; Mommy-to-be will be sparkling through the entire pregnancy. The facial, which focuses on infusing the skin with antioxidants and delivering soothing anti-inflammatory support is designed to specifically replenish the skin for a more youthful, glowing complexion. Yes, mama!

Premier Baby Planners: $75 Gift Certificate towards any Premier Baby Planners private services and/or packages.
Choose from any of our private services- Nursery setup/organization, In-home parent support, Car seat installation and so much more!


Each attendee will receive a swag bag with items from the following sponsors!

**Newborns and nursing babies under the age of 1 are welcome to attend this event.  They must be able to be in some kind of wrap or carrier as we cannot accommodate strollers at this event.  Dads are welcome to attend as well but all adults need a ticket to attend.**

Tickets are $25 (plus service fee) until 4/24/17 and $30 from 4/25/17 until May 7th!

Last years event sold out in a week so don’t wait to purchase your tickets today!

Purchase your tickets below

Check out last years event!


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