ISIS Ob/Gyn and Midwife Services is Bellies to Babies Foundation Platinum sponsor for 2013 Atlanta and Gold sponsor South Carolina. A Boutique practice. ISIS staff gets to know each of their guests, providing comfortable exam room amenities, and most importantly, allow for extra time with the practitioners. Waterbirth options are available. ISIS midwives, Kim Storey and Beverly Tanner, are on staff to assist you in having your best birth experience.Whether it is a natural, unmedicated birth, a waterbirth, or a labor by another method, the Isis midwives are available to help guide your family and see you through your birth plan. Trying to avoid a c-section? ISIS practice maintains one of the lowest c-section rates compared to both the national and metro Atlanta averages.
Expecting Well a Bellies to Babie’s Platinum Sponsor. Expecting Well is a maternity wellness spa owned and directed by Rachel E. Hall, MD, a board certified family physician with fellowship training in obstetrics, who researches all products and services for safety in pregnancy. Since 2003 Dr. Hall has been overseeing prenatal, perinatal, delivery, and postpartum services (to include newborn care) for patients, as well as overseeing the curriculum and education of family medicine residents in the areas of obstetrics and newborn care.
North Fulton Hospital has provided continuous support and sponsorship since 2012. It is generosity like this, that allows our foundation to continue to grow and help other organizations in the community. By maintaining a low 20.8% c-section rate, North Fulton Hospital is considered the preeminent facility for natural childbirth in Atlanta. The friendly and intimate birthing facility allows the staff to get to know a family and assist with the extra support they may need. North Fulton is the longest going hospital to offer natural birth and water birth in Georgia. Their nurses are experienced and very supportive of natural birthing families. The nurses are very comfortable with natural birth and the hospital has an amazing postpartum stay, striving to keep parents roomed in at all times when possible, with their new baby.
Mombo Deluxe with vibration by Kids II is generosly donated by Babies R Us North Point for our raffle. Babies R Us has also donated 200 bags for both events in Atlanta and South Carolina, and allowed the Bellies to Babies team to promote the events in their local stores as well as during their in house Exp for parents in March. Danielle Spradlin and Sekesa Berry both teach the free breastfeeding classes offered in Babies R Us.
Providence Women’s Health Care is another continuous supporter of Bellies to Babies and serving the birth community. Discovering more options and alternative methods for childbirth can be both exciting and overwhelming during the learning process. Our goal is to provide quality service over quantity, and help parents decide what route may be best for them, without judgment. Here at Providence Midwife Services and Care, we have a great deal of knowledge about where, when and how women today and all throughout history, choose to birth. Although knowledgeable, we also understand it is a mother’s intuitive nature that is able to make the best decisions around the information she is provided with.
Sponsoring all of our printing needs!
Covenant Birth Center is for more than just birth! From preconception to postnatal care and beyond, Covenant Birth Center partners with women to give you a positive and healthy experience. We believe in supporting the whole woman throughout the pregnancy and childbirth journey. Covenant Birth Center midwives believe that women, given face to face time, education, information and options, will make healthy choices for themselves and their unborn babies. Studies show that attentive, sensitive, midwifery care throughout pregnancy and labor reduces the chance of complications and the likelihood of unnecessary cesarean sections. Your team consists of midwives, Lisa Byrd LM, CPM, CLC and Alexandra Wagner LM, CPM, doulas, educators, photographers and more. Covenant Birth Center is the ONLY facility offering water birth in the Midlands. Call us to schedule your free tour! 803.794.5889
Atlanta Midwifery has support Bellies to Babies since 2012. This group has gone over and beyond with both donations and helping Bellies to Babies bring in new sponsors for the year.
This collaborative of midwives, incorporate evidence based practice, continuity of care, communication, guidance, and family-centered care into the care they provide.
As a collaborative of midwives working in the North Fulton area, they currently offer a more holistic approach to care, by providing a home like environment plus support and comfort for families choosing natural births and waterbirths.
New Moon Food is a catering and personal chef business led by Chef Cat Moon Erickson specializing in World Fusion, Raw Vegan Whole Food. She has once again donated her services and food for the event and has donated a great deal of time and all the items necessary to cater all of our events. This year’s surprising menu is vegan, kosher, wheat free, dairy free and overall allergen free! This will really helped meet our special guest’s needs in 2012, since Mayim Bialik is Vegan who along with Henci Goer, follows the Jewish tradition of clean eating by eating Kosher foods. Ina May Gaskin living on The Farm where they grow and distribute soybeans around the world follows a vegetarian diet herself.
Founder Desiree Miller has kindly invited Bellies to Babies Foundation to this amazing Expo for expectant parents and new parents May 11, 2013. She has generously donated an exhibitor table space worth $1000 in value for its prime location where Bellies to Babies can be greatly show cased. She has gone over and beyond to provide donations from various companies offering baby gear and baby planning options. This year we have items from Britax and Kids II has provided Mombos for hour raffle!
Daddy Scrubs is the perfect gift for dad! Daddy Scrubs has donated several gift bags and a big Daddy Diaper Bag with many daddy essentials in it for both the Atlanta and South Carolina upcoming events.
Providing nanny services for Bellies to Babies 2013 Michel Odent event Atlanta! Our kids will be entertained with bouncy houses and fun galore!
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Happy Family Brands is giving is stuffing our door bags with yummy organic baby food! owned and operated by moms, Happy Family is the leading premium organic food brand delivering optimal nutrition for the entire family. Happy Family products are consistently recognized for superior taste and nutrition. In 2011, founder and CEO Shazi Visram earned the title of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year for New York. Happy Family has been named as one of the fastest growing organic food companies in the nation by Inc. magazine for two years running, and was named “Rockstar of the New Economy” by Fast Company in 2012. Learn more about why Happy Family Brands is a good fit for Bellies to Babies Foundation and how they strive to be socially good!
Afterbirth Anywhere is a placenta encapsulation service offered by Melanie Nasmyth. She is a Gold sponsor in South Carolina for the upcoming event, and also sponsoring Atlanta!
A special thank you to Dr. April Roberson for being a significant contributor to Bellies to Babies Foundation since the original intimate meet ups before the foundation was formed in 2011. Dr. April specializes in family chiropractic care and serves many of the pregnant women in the Atlanta community. Harmony Chiropractic is currently located in Sandy Springs Georgia, but is looking to open a second office in the Roswell area.
Dr. Jamie is a graduate of Life University. During her training, she and her husband were able to welcome a sweet baby girl into their lives in the privacy of their home. Her relationship with her birthing team led her to specialize in prenatal and pediatric care because she wanted to be able to empower and encourage women through this beautiful time in a woman’s life. She recognizes the brilliance of the human body, and it’s innate abilities to create another life. Dr. Jamie treats her clients with compassion and love to ensure that the mother feels completely comfortable. Dr. Jamie is well versed in Bradley and HypnoBirthing methods, she encourages synergistic efforts with everyone in the Birthing Team to create the most natural and healthiest pregnancy and birth possible. Dr. Jamie looks forward to growing healthy babies with you.
The Pregnancy Massage
Center owned and operated by massage therapist Renee Kimes, has been greatly involved with Bellies to Babies since our first big event with Mayim Bialik, PhD in 2011! Renee devotes hours of her time every year to help “bar tend” bring the supplies and serving “Preggatinis” for our moms-to be to enjoy.
Studio 9 Photography specializes in Maternity, Birth, and Newborn Photography. We offer services in the Sumter SC, Columbia SC, and surrounding areas. Beautiful, Life-Changing, and Priceless moments happen during these special times in your life and Studio 9 Photography would love to capture all the precious memories.
Leah and Mark & Co will be providing photography for the Atlanta April 14th event. Hello! We’re LeahAndMark.com and we love photography. From portraits to parties to products, you name it – we shoot it. We’re also pretty fun folks to work with. So check out our photos and drop us a line!email@LeahAndMark.com
Legal Mama is providing us with legal services. Many important tasks and issues can be pushed to the back burner because of time restraints, whether you work outside the home, or work inside the home managing the family. (Let’s face it, there is no such thing as a stay-at-home-and-do-nothing-mom!) Have you put off creating a family contingency plan that sets up your wills, child care and life insurance? Do you feel discriminated against because you need to nurse or pump at work? Is there a nagging unresolved issue and you wish you had time to talk to a lawyer to get it resolved? The number one lesson I have learned as a mom is to get outside expertise and assistance when needed to help get through some of life’s little obstacles.
All Thingz Inflatables has provided Bellies to Babies with amazing fun and supervision for the kids who have attended since 2012. We are happy they are participating again this year, offering the best in bouncy houses and inflatables, including big screen TVs! All Thingz Inflatable supplies a variety of high quality commercial inflatable screens. Our 12 foot indoor/outdoor inflatable movie screens are ideal for any event. They serve crowds of up to 75 people and are great for any event. All thingz Inflatable is one of the only companies in Atlanta that does 3D movies. Our screens come with a great sound system, quality projectors with over 3200 lumens, Blu ray/3D high def dvd player and the state of the art Mackie speakers. All you have to do is supply the DVD. Please note that all parties in a public area will have to have a public viewing liscense. It is not hard to obtain one with our help. Our screens are also great for weekend football games, gaming systems (Wii, XBox, Play Station), weddings, engagement parties with slide shows and so much more.
Get Bent is based out of South Carolina, and is a sponsor of the Bellies to Babies’s Michel Odent, MD event. Attendees have the opportunity to win the raffle prize of a gift certificate for a massage/stretch. Get Bent Massage & Stretching offers integrated, innovative bodywork sessions tailored to your unique needs. If your expecting, training for a marathon, chasing toddlers, looking for pain relief or simply need to give yourself the gift of deep relaxation then call and book your first appointment today.
Izzy Maternity has provided Bellies to Babies with valuable raffle prizes and gift bag giveaways since 2011! They have once again stepped up for April 14th with Michel Odent, MD.
The nine months of pregnancy are a beautiful time in life, yet some women feel confused about the best ways to dress their changing bodies. With twenty years of experience dressing expecting mothers, Izzy Maternity can help women of any size embrace their new figures with the most flattering and fashionable maternity styles.
“At Palmetto Acupuncture Clinic, we feel that the more the public can learn about treatment with acupuncture and herbal medicine, the healthier the public will be. That’s why we are one of the few clinics in Columbia, South Carolina that treats with a combination of herbal medicine and acupuncture catered for your specific needs.”
We have several more sponsors being added daily. Please see below to see our full sponsor listing.
doTerra Sage is a proud sponsor of the April 13th Bellies to Babies event featuring world renowned physician, author and speaker, Michel Odent!doTerra means, “gift of the earth” and sage implies wisdom. We have fallen in love with the amazing power of doTerra Essential Oils and the wise healing they bring to the body. Our goal at doTerra Sage is to help you find safe and natural solutions for your health care needs. doTerra Sage is focused on providing high-quality, Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) DoTerra Essential Oils and wellness supplements to our clients. We provide ongoing and varied free classes, individualized coaching and product support to help you meet your health care goals and expectations. With a variety of effective and pure essential oils and supplements to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be as empowered as we are! You can be a healer in your own home. Let us show you how! Call us for a free essential oil sample or Zyto Scan. Health in Harmony with Nature~~ DoTERRA Essential oils for Natural Healing Lisa Byrd LM, CPM, CLC 803-917-1517www.doTerraSage.com
Carolina Cloth is a business owned by a work at home mother who has cloth diapered two of her children. Leslie started the business in July 2011 because she had a desire to show local families how easy cloth diapering is, the environmental benefits, and financial savings. Carolina Cloth offers in-home consultations, group classes, and mail-order or local delivery of natural baby products, and popular cloth diapers and accessories.
Greater Carolina Clinic specializes in non-force chiropractic care for your entire family. Our lead doctor, Dr. Patricia Brickey, is a member of the American Pregnancy Association, The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, and is one of only a handful of doctors in South Carolina that is certified in the Webster Technique. This technique helps establish a balance of the pelvis and has demonstrated an 82% success rate in helping breeched babies turn to a vertex position after an adjustment. Our state-of-the-art techniques and instrumentation are gentle, safe, & highly effective for everyone: from prenatal care to the elderly. We also offer free workshops on nutrition, toxicity, & fitness for our patients and businesses in our community. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with simple, common sense tips to preventing disease and living a fuller, healthier lifestyle. Contact us today at www.GreaterCarolinaClinic.com to see for yourself why Dr. Brickey is regarded as one of the best in chiropractic & wellness care in South Carolina.
Ambiance Birth specializing in women’s health and services for 17 years, is raffling free HypnoBirthing Classes and Doula services by Corrinna is the founder of Bellies to Babies Foundation and volunteers many hours towards the website, promoting and booking guests. She mostly directs sponsorship. Corrinna is a certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner, and specializes in prenantal fitness and doula services. Corrinna is a 4.5 year midwifery student, working towards sitting her CPM exam in 2014. She works in Atlanta and South Carolina. Corrinna also heads the Atlanta Midwifery group as the Family Liaison and events coordinator.
Mama Senseis owned and operated by Kristen DuBard, South Carolina’s Michel Odent event coordinator.
Mama Sense believes that you have the inner knowing to journey through your birth in a way that is right for you. Through doula care and Birthing From Within classes I support your growth through pregnancy and birth into new roles as parents and partners.
“I delight in sharing this experience with you; the birth of your new family!” – Kristen
Kristen Giamber DuBard Serving Richland and Lexington counties, SC
Oasis Lactation Services, owned and operated by Danielle Spradlin CLC, and board member of Bellies to Babies Foundation is donating several hours of time and raffling a free breastfeeding class. Danielle is the celebrity relations manager and breastfeeding support for Bellies to Babies, keeping the foundation in alignment with the WHO code and the mother-friendly initiative.
Nurturme.com has donated boxes of organic baby food for every gift bag PLUS a raffle prize. Nurturme has continued to support Bellies to Babies since 2012. This is a great option for parents on the go who still would like to go organic with their child’s meals.
Natural Afterbirth is an Atlanta based placenta encapsulation service offered by Melanie Nasmyth. She is a sponsor in Atlanta and also for the upcoming event in South Carolina!
Love n Touch Doula Services based in Atlanta, by Sekesa Berry, CLC, CD is a sponsor of Bellies to Babies and volunteer. She travels with Corrinna for workshops, celebrity relations and is helpful where ever needed. “Giving birth to a baby is so much more than a physical phenomenon; it engages parents-to-be in a transformational experience. Labor and Birth are key life events full of emotion and meaning. I, having birthed four children of my own, can appreciate the dynamics of the birthing process. It demands a woman to be in full submission of her own will to the will of her body. She must be open-minded and fearless to the workings of her body. All while maintaining patience and endurance. A good sense of humor helps too. Birth is truly a miraculous paradox. Every pregnant and laboring woman should have all of the care and support she needs. As a Doula, I use my combined knowledge and experience to teach expectant parents techniques and ideas that will prepare them for birth. My own experiences gives me intuitive insight to assess which comfort approach will be most effective for a laboring Mom. I use my nurturing touch to help sooth the stress and tensions associated with labor. I give words of praise and encouragement to help her stay focused and strong. As a Doula I do my best to ease the “Labor” in Labor and Delivery.I truly enjoy fulfilling my role as a Doula.” -Sekesa Berry
Midwife To Be is an online course providing the academic outline to equip aspiring midwives achieve the title of Midwife. (mail, email or fax correspondence available for Amish ladies or special circumstances ) Having always been active in training midwives, Lisa Aman, Licensed Midwife of SC in 1985, founded the Midwife To Be course which is beneficial for anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of midwifery. Doctors, nurses, experienced midwives, midwives seeking to take the NARM exam (North American Registry of Midwives), direct entry midwives, lay midwives and others have all been successful. This course can prepare you for the path you choose. MTB (Midwife To Be) was originally made to meet the needs of apprentice students Lisa trained in South Carolina. Having grown, it now serves students worldwide. There have been many changes over the years and it keeps improving. The freedom of the course allows you to work at your own pace. There are resources within the course that connect and network you to other students, preceptors, educational tools and much more! MTB has been approved in South Carolina by the Department of Health and Environmental Control as well as in Alaska as an approved program for midwives seeking licensure.
Adventures in Childbirth offers a variety of services from HypnoBabies classes to placenta encapsulation. Nicole King, owner and of Adventures in childbirth has been a dedicated B2B sponsor since 2011. Nicole is an active volunteer and vendor at all of the events, serving the birth community. Nicole is donating a $350 dollar value in placenta encapsulation and 1 month supply of lactation cookies for the Atlanta B2B Michel Odent, MD event.
SphinxMD is a vitamin supplement company that is committed to providing high-quality, natural supplements to people looking to supply their families with the best options in solving their health needs. SphinxMD’s goal is to continually update consumers with the latest developments in maintaining better health, and more importantly, to provide natural supplements to those consumers who find themselves unable to locate products that meet their high standards.
Here at SphinxMD, we work closely with a team of doctors from various fields to identify supplements that help alleviate common ailments. We then set out to find the highest quality, most natural products in each category saving you time and energy. Using the advantage of online ordering and the convenience of home delivery, we are your one-stop shop for purchasing the best products available. End your search with us at sphinxmd.com.
North Atlanta Pregnancy Massage and Wellness is owned by Tara Thompson, prenatal and infant massage specialist. Tara has devoted her time to Bellies to Babies since the very first small meet ups organized in local practitioners offices. North Atlanta Pregnancy Massage, where we specialize in Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage and we offer Infant Massage Instruction and Early Pregnancy Education Classes.
Mother~2~Mother Labor Support Services offers prenatal, labor, and postpartum support to expectant parents in and around the Metro Atlanta area. As a birth doula and mother of 4, I am passionate about helping women achieve their birth goals by offering evidence-based information, emotional and physical support while also helping dads/partners confidently support their loved one and be actively involved in the birth process as well. My experiences during childbirth and the experiences of my family and friends have propelled me on this exciting doula journey. I feel honored and blessed to witness every birth as new families are born.
We seek out the healthiest organics and naturals on the planet. We offer products for men, women, children, babies and even pets! We also carry items to promote the beauty of an expectant mother, with massage oils and lotions during pregnancy and nursing/post-partum products after the baby arrives. The skin, body, lips, nails and hair should be radiant without chemicals. We also provide an organic pesticide that is edible! We can a full line of baby items free of toxins and harmful ingredients. Many of our products have a direct link to Environmental Working Group’s Skindeep database, so our customers can be assured they are getting the healthiest products available. Almost all products carry a certifying label ensuring the highest quality. We intend to provide the healthiest certified organic products available on the market. We hope to help you on the journey to truly natural and organic bliss!
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Green samples and supplements available at booth. Libby Forrester has sponsored Bellies to Babies since 2012. She runs a booth overing body wraps and supplements. “Hello! My name is Libby. As a registered nurse I see the effects of unhealthy choices on a daily basis. It is my calling and service to educate myself and others on making healthy choices. I want to help fix the root of the problem, not mask the symptoms. The resources we have today to shape our bodies, change our bodies, and heal our bodies is at our fingertips. I have witnessed awesome things thanks to It Works! I am a firm believer that what we put in and how we use our bodies directly affects the way we look, the way we feel, and how long we live. So much of the sickness I see from the bed side is preventable. I want to help people get healthy before they are in a hospital bed. If I have missed that opportunity, I want to help you now!! It Works has given me the tools and resources to help you; to help myself; and help my own family and friends. We have some of the best plant based supplements available to date. Each one of these products has mountains of science behind them. They aren’t pumped full of synthetic fillers, flavors, and harmful ingredients. Our products are derived from nature and put together in a state that is best for you. I look forward to hearing from you! Please don’t hesitate to contact me! Always remember- Nothing is impossible with God!!” – Libby Forrester
Mimi’s Murals provides Bellies to Babies Foundation with donated time to face paint and belly paint. Mimi has worked with us since 2011, dedicated to supporting the birth community.
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Non-profit Choices in Childbirth always contributes helpful resources and information to all parents attending, about national stats, c-section rates, choosing a care provider, hiring a doula and midwife and more! They have several recommendations for websites, reading, videos, classes and everything related to Choices in Childbirth.
Grant Park Chiropractor, April Warhola creates an Evolutionary Chiropractic and Vitalistic Life Center that shifts the way society views and participates in health and healing. Everyone is invited to sample and enjoy the experiences served at the Café of Life in Historic Grant Park. We offer family chiropractic, massage, yoga, acupuncture and reiki. We have ongoing nutritional support, birthing resources, animal healing, including Bow Wow Yoga for your dogs, and more! People who come to the Café may be seeking a greater life expression, a more active life or better health. Whether you feel good, are in pain, ill or affected by a disease, you are welcome. 1030 Grant Street, Atlanta GA 30315 www.comethrivewithme.com 404.917.4992
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