Bloom: A Virtual Event for New and Expecting Moms Recap


Bloom :: A Virtual Event for New and Expecting Moms

Disclosure :: Our Bloom Event for New and Expecting Moms is sponsored by Blank Children’s Hospital, and supported by MercyOne, University of Iowa Hospitals, Great Western Bank, Iowa Food and Family Project, Iowa Baby Lady, Enfamil and our other wonderful partners. We can’t make this event fabulous without their support. 

We were thrilled to host BLOOM: An Event for New & Expecting Moms VIRTUALLY on Sunday, October 3.

BLOOM was an event for women who are currently expecting, adopting, fostering, or who have become a parent to an infant in the past year.

BLOOM was a virtual experience to keep everyone as safe as possible while COVID-19 continues to be a threat, moms were provided with excellent resources and enjoyment of an event, and they got to enjoy this event from the comfort of their home!

bloom baby showerMoms picked up their amazing swag bags through a drive-through pickup with Des Moines Mom staff and Blank Children’s Hospital Staff. Then they wore their comfiest leggings and enjoyed their favorite seat in the house while hearing from local experts. They learned about baby brands and enjoyed swag and giveaways.

We had so much fun interacting with all of the new and expecting moms, and were ecstatic about the information we were able to give them during our VIRTUAL event! 


Blank Children’s Hospital, a service of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, is completely dedicated to meeting the unique health care needs of children. Blank Children’s is an 108-bed facility that embraces and encourages families to be a part of their child’s healing and recovery. Everything from equipment to decor is designed specifically for children. Blank Children’s Hospital is committed to improving the lives of children and families.

This commitment extends beyond the walls of our hospital. They believe in supporting their community through programs and sponsorships like the Des Moines Mom Bloom Virtual Baby Shower Event. They hope to help bring resources and education to the new and expecting mothers within their community.


One of the highlights of the virtual event was a live panel discussion with health care professionals from UnityPoint Health Des Moines. 

Safe Sleep Tips

Postpartum Depression

Newborn Baby Care


mercy one

You want the best care for you and your baby. And so does MercyOne! MercyOne Maternity & Infants’ Care is committed to providing excellent patient care and delivering the best outcome possible for each and every patient. Delivery services and Neonatal Intensive Care Units are available at both the downtown and west campus locations. Visit for more information.

COVID-19 Vaccine During Pregnancy


University of Iowa Health Care offers the right location for your convenience and medical needs. Whether it is their 800-bed main campus hospital complex in Iowa City, their world-class pediatric hospital right next door, or one of their dozens of offsite locations throughout Iowa.

Orthopedic Pediatric Surgery


Great Western Bank strives to Make Life Great in each of their communities by forming strategic partnerships with charitable organizations and addressing defined community needs. They don’t just talk values they live them each day. They pride themselves on doing the right thing, putting the customer first, getting the basics right, being authentic and respectful, and empowering their employees to make decisions locally with an eye towards a global focus.

Iowa Food and Family Project is an activity-led initiative that brings together Iowans from all walks of life. All those who are involved in the Iowa Food and Family Project believe in the increasingly significant role Iowa plays in feeding and fueling their state, nation, and world. 



The Iowa Baby Lady actively provides families with labor doula support, postpartum doula support, and/or birth/new parent classes. They tailor their support to each family’s unique needs and goals. With specialties in labor comfort, postpartum transitions, and twins/multiples, their team loves working with all families in their Central Iowa area! All services are available in-person or virtually and they offer free consultations. 

Dr. Laura Rehmer has a passion for helping others feel their best and practices a whole person approach to wellness. This approach means getting to know YOU, looking for underlying causes of any symptom or disruption, and working directly with the nervous system and brain to promote healing so you can live life fully! The team at Whole Health Chiropractic has been proudly helping individuals and families in the Des Moines community find health and healing for the last 12 years and looks forward to caring for you and your family. 

Enfamil NeuroPro™ is the only brand that has brain-building Omega 3 DHA & added MFGM, an ingredient clinically shown to improve developmental milestones by the time baby turns one. 






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