Thank You to our Postpartum & Beyond Expo Sponsors!

I want to give a very special Thank You to our Gold sponsor University of Iowa Children’s Hospital! 

ALL of our sponsors helped make this free community event possible! Thank you!

Robinson Family Wellness

Encompass Lactation

Hills Bank

Veridian Credit Union

Coral West Dental

Bright Futures Chiropractic

Baby Time

Jazzercise IC

Life Connections

Murray, Wilson & Rose

Prairie School of Arts

Schwenn Family Chiropractic

Sweet Feet Yoga

The Conscious Birth Summit


The Expo Vendor List

Here are our 40 fabulous vendors you can stop and see at the expo. Come see what they have to offer your family! 

University of Iowa Children’s Hospital

Robinson Family Wellness

Encompass Lactation

Bright Futures Chiropractic

Baby Time

Prairie School of Arts

Jazzercise IC

Sweet Feet Yoga

Life Connections

Schwenn Family Chiropractic

Ava Anderson Non-Toxic

Barb Danielson Photography

Discovery Toys


Enrichment Therapies

Hannah’s House Playschool

Hearts and Solutions


IC Doulas

Iowa Child Care Resource & Referral

Iowa City Moms Blog

Just Pulling Strings

Lola Beth Designs

Lularoe Clothing

Mapleseed Birth & Bodywork

Monarch Birth Services


Owl Be Green

Paparazzi Jewelry

Poofy Organics

Portraits by Jeanna

Pure Romance


Soggy Bottom Diaper Service


University of Iowa Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Usborne Books & More

Young Living


Your Birth Story Matters

The Expo Speaking Itinerary

The first Postpartum & Beyond Expo is coming up fast! We have a great lineup of speakers for early postpartum to school age. There’s something for everyone so be sure to stop by! Child care will be provided!

Room A

10am              Babywearing Basics with Jasia Standley of Hike It Baby & Hannah Shultz of Tiny Feet Boutique & Playspace

10:30am        Out with the Jars: Homemade Baby Food with Becky Schmooke of Becky’s Mindful Kitchen

11am              Little Chefs, Big Appetites: How getting children involved with cooking can change meal time for the better with Becky Schmooke of Becky’s Mindful Kitchen

11:30am        Attachment Parenting Forum with Kendra Godfrey of API Iowa City

12n                  Lunch Break & Vendor Time

12:30pm        Cloth Diapers 101 with Amy Mangan of Owl Be Green

1pm                Get Back to Your Healthy Lifestyle After Baby with Mariah Ruyle, Certified Health Coach & Fitness Instructor and Kristi Bontrager, Owner Jazzercise Fitness Center

1:30pm           Craniosacral Therapy for Mothers & Babies with Monica Basile of Mapleseed Birth & Bodywork

2pm                Break & Vendor Time

2:15pm           Maintaining Positive Relationships Postpartum with Sabrina Rogers of Hearts & Solutions

3pm                Breastfeeding with Jennifer Pitkin & Kimberly Hendricks of Encompass Lactation

3:30pm           The Value of Play with Beth Downing with Coralville Parks & Recreations Department


Room B

10am              The THRIVE! Formula: Optimizing Your Health Experience with Dr. Chris Grier of Bright Futures Chiropractic

11am              Finding Quality Child Care with Cindy of Iowa Child Care Resource & Referral

11:30am         Child Passenger Safety: Understanding Why 3 out of 4 seats are Mis-Used with Pam Hoogerwerf of the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital

12n                  Lunch Break & Vendor Time

12:30pm         Mom to Mom: An Honest Discussion About Postpartum Wellness with Shannon Wilson of Murray, Wilson & Rose Counseling & Behavioral Services, LLC

1:30pm           Finding the Right Pediatrician– Dr. Temitope Awelewa of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

2pm                Break & Vendor Time

2:15pm        3 Secrets to Healing After a Difficult with Kelly Fischer of Your Birth Story Matters

3pm                Essential Oils in Pregnancy, Postpartum & Healing with Stephanie Berberich

Motherhood Matters: Postpartum & Beyond Expo

MM expo1I am excited to announce a new event for our area! We already have the annual Conscious Birth Summit and Baby Talk from the Iowa City Mom’s Blog, which offer primarily birth information. But we don’t have an event for the postpartum period and beyond… until now! What started off as day two of the Birth Summit (which mother nature decided to snow out) has now become the Motherhood Matters: Postpartum & Beyond Expo. I am happy to be at the newly remodeled Coralville Holiday Inn on October 3rd, 2015 from 10a- 4pm.

I plan on having necessary educational topics such as breastfeeding, postpartum mood disorders, child safety and a parenting forum to new families.  I look forward to offering sessions but also local exhibitors to pamper moms, provide resources like family photographers, postpartum doulas and child care providers. My goal is to facilitate community support for new families by providing a forum where local resources can network and inform. There will be catered snacks and plenty of prizes for fun! It’s a free event so mark it down on your calendar and share with friends!

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Interested in sponsorship or joining as a vendor? Please sign up through this Google Doc. I’d love for you to join!