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Time to meet our  Modern Bump Brunch sponsor and photographer, Anita Alberto from Portraits by Anita.

Anita will have a photo booth set-up at the event to snap some excellent maternity photos for all you mamas-to-be. A great memory to have of this special time in your life.

Anita has been a professional photographer for 10 years and started her business to channel her passion for people and passion for photography. Her favourite part of running her own business? “Meeting new people and making people happy. Since I’ve now been in business for 10 years, it’s been a blessing to photograph couples weddings, then their pregnancy and their children. My clients have become friends whom I care deeply about.”

Her overall business goal is simple – to make people happy. Anita wants to capture all the special people and moments in her clients’  lives and to provide them with quality photography and great customer service.

Anita’s photography services include pregnancy, newborn, family, headshots, events, boudoir and Top Model Parties. View her on line portfolio here: http://www.portraitsbyanita.com

Anita will see you at her photo booth on Sunday at our Modern Bump Brunch – get your best pose ready!

Modern Bump Brunch tickets are just $29 until the end of today! $39 regular price. Join us for a photo book, speakers, and loads of awesome prizes. And, don’t forget to enter our current facebook contest for free tickets.


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I’m excited to introduce you to another fab speaker and sponsor at our upcoming Modern Bump Brunch on November 27th  – the team from Cherish Childbirth Care.

About Cherish:
Cherish Childbirth is committed to empowering birthing. We believe that birth is much more than a one-time event, it is an opportunity for self-discovery. It is our mission to educate clients about their options so they can make informed choices. At Cherish it is our role to support these decisions. We act as both teachers and mentors while helping families prepare for childbirth and parenthood.

Cherish offers the following services:

  • Birth Doula Care – A Doula provides physical and emotional support for an overall sense of calm in the birthing environment, as well as advocacy with medical professionals, education and referrals during pregnancy and in the postpartum phase.
  • Postpartum Doula Care – The first weeks home with a newborn are very exciting but may also be challenging times. A Postpartum Doula steps in during this time of adjustment to nurture the mother, father, and baby .
  • Breastfeeding Support – Breastfeeding can be a learning curve for Mom and Baby. Getting help in the first hours, days and weeks is invaluable. We visit you in your home where you will be primarily feeding baby for the first few weeks to insure things are on the right track and problem solve.
  • Prenatal Classes – Our prenatal classes offer parents-to-be the tools they really need to cope with the process and be able to make informed decisions during their births.  These classes cover the things that really come up during birth and eliminate the myths.
  • Infant Massage Classes – Learn how to massage your baby from head to toe! In these three classes you will learn the proper techniques for massaging your baby along with the signs and signals of overstimulation.

A team from Cherish will be at our Modern Bump Brunch to tell you about Birth and Post-Partum Doulas. Can’t wait to learn more about their doula care!

Don’t forget, our early bird $29 ticket deadline ends November 20th and our Facebook contest to win 2 free tickets closes on November 18th.

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I just love the the poster for our Modern Bump Brunch on November 27th:

We are giving away 2 tickets to attend the brunch on our facebook page this week! Just visit our page and “like us,” and then comment on this post. Winner will be announced on November 18. Good luck!




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As our November 27th Modern Bump Brunch approaches, let’s meet another one of our fabulous speakers and sponsors, Kim Vopni of Fitness Doula.

Kim is a personal trainer and pre and postnatal fitness consultant specializing in the pelvic floor. She is also an importer and distributor of pelvic floor and diastasis recti products.

Modern Mama: Tell us about your family?
Kim:  I live with 3 crazy boys – 2 are my children ages 7 and almost 5 and the other is my husband – I’m outnumbered!

Modern Mama: How long you have been in business?
Kim: I started distributing a product after the birth of my first son 7 years ago but it was very much a pastime while I worked in corporate Human Resources.  Little did I know what that pastime would turn into!  I incorporated my business in 2008 and it has been my main gig (aside from being a Mom) since Jan of 2009

Modern Mama: Why did you start your business?
Kim: I used a product in my pregnancy to help with pelvic floor function.  I had great success and decided to contact the company to see if I could be a distributor so I could make it accessible to other women. I was working in HR and my intention was to just make a few extra dollars while I climbed the corporate ladder and raised a family.

In late 2008 I was a bit disenchanted with working full time, 2 kids in daycare, and filling orders here and there. I decided that in a year I would focus on trying to grow my side business into something that would allow me to work from home. Then the recession hit and I was laid off from my HR job so I decided it was no time like the present!

I became a pelvic floor zealot and read anything I could get my hands on and took any kind of course available. I then learned about diastasis recti and I became an instant core function geek!

I continue to grow my business with passion because so many women suffer needlessly from core dysfunction and I am on a mission to educate women and help them heal.

Modern Mama: What is your goal and main focus of your business?
Kim: The main focus of my business is to educate women on preventive and restorative measures to help them preserve the function of their core (aka prevent abdominal separation, incontinence and organ prolapse). A major goal I have is to play a part in creating a funded postpartum core rehabilitation program that helps women recover from childbirth.  Pregnancy and birth are miraculous but can wreak havoc on our bodies.  We need our healthcare providers to play a more active role in our preparation and recovery.

Kim will be speaking about the pelvic floor at our Modern Bump Brunch on November 27th. Don’t miss our early bird ticket deadline (just $29), coming up on November 20th.

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As we gear up for the Modern Bump Brunch in Vancouver on November 27th (early bird pricing on now), we’re getting to know our many excellent speakers that will be at the event, offering their experienced advice to pregnant mamas-to-be.

Our first featured speaker is Stephanie Lauzon from Busy Bump Maternity Services.

About Busy Bump:
Busy Bump Maternity Services is a baby planning service for expectant mothers,  offering a variety of packages and a la carte services to help with the transition to motherhood such as registry shopping, preparing baby food, budgeting for a baby and planning a shower. Becoming a new parent can be overwhelming. It’s hard to sort through all the advice from family, friends, books and online. Busy Bump will help you decide what information you don’t need and teach you the essentials so you can focus on what is most important, you and the baby.

Owner Stephanie Lauzon in your Baby Planner & Maternity Concierge and a mother of two kids, 6 years and 9 months. Stephanie launched Busy Bump Maternity Services in June of this year.

Stephanie says: “The idea for Busy Bump Maternity Services was conceived during my pregnancy and grew into a small business in the beginning of my maternity leave. I wanted to provide other moms with services I would have loved to have during my pregnancy and post-partum as well. Before I had my daughter I was a busy working professional who worked 40+ hours a week, while trying to balance work, friends and family. Between running my step-son to soccer or kindergarten, meetings with clients, making dinner and trying to go to the gym or a date night with my husband, it was hard to find time to read all the baby books and look online for all the information I knew I would need as a new mother. I truly have found my passion helping expectant couples prepare for their baby’s arrival and I love being able to help take away their stress and anxiety that comes along with becoming new parents.”

Stephanie’s primary goal is to provide other woman and/or couples someone that can help with everything she would have loved help with. Busy Bump’s services can include helping plan a baby shower, creating a registry, teaching some new mom tips or just being there to offer advice or support.

We’re looking forward to Stephanie sharing her advice with expectant mamas at our upcoming Modern Bump Brunch. If you have a question you’d like to ask Stephanie, let us know and we’ll make sure she addresses it at the brunch event on November 27th!

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