Bloom Spokane 2011 Annual Report


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Bloom Spokane 2011 Annual Report

  1. 1. Bloom  Spokane  2011  Annual  Report      |     1       2011  ANNUAL  REPORT    Growing a Better Birth Community bloomSPOKANE A BIRTHNETWORK NATIONAL CHAPTER Photography  (above):  Pamala  Phelps  
  2. 2. Bloom  Spokane  2011  Annual  Report      |     2       Bloom  Spokane  is  a  community  organization   working  to  increase  the  number  of  safe  and   positive  births  in  the  Inland  Northwest.       Photography:  Madeline  James  Photography  
  3. 3. Bloom  Spokane  2011  Annual  Report      |     3       Supporting  and  educating   childbearing  families  by   promoting  mother-­‐friendly   maternity  care  and   encouraging  informed   health  care  decisions.    
  4. 4. Bloom  Spokane  2011  Annual  Report      |     4   Birth  Options  Class     Our  free  Birth  Options  class  is  taught  monthly  at  Sun  People  Dry  Goods.  Over  150  local  parents  have  benefited   from  this  class  in  the  first  year  and  our  attendance  continues  to  grow.    Over  the  next  year  we  plan  to  expand  the   number  of  classes  offered  and  move  them  out  into  different  areas  of  our  community.                              “Bloom’s  Birth  Options  Class  was   very  informative—we  could  see   the  instructors  are  highly   informed  on  the  topic.  We  liked   having  people  with  varied   experiences  and  backgrounds  in   the  class.  We  already   recommended  this  class  to   another  pregnant  couple  we   know  and  hope  they  join  you   too.  Thanks  again!”   –  LOCAL  MOM     Bloom  Spokane  leaders  and  professional  members  lead  the  Birth  Options  Class.  
  5. 5. Bloom  Spokane  2011  Annual  Report      |     5   Birth!  Film  Festival   On  Saturday  October  15th ,  2011  Bloom  Spokane  brought  6  amazing  birth  films  to  the  historic  Bing  Crosby  Theater   for  our  first  Birth!  Film  Festival.  We  presented  Birth  Day;  It's  my  Body,  my  Baby,  my  Birth;  Natural  Born  Babies;   Miss  Margaret:  The  Story  of  an  Alabama  Midwife;  Mother  of  Many;  and  Orgasmic  Birth.  We  finished  the  evening   up  with  a  panel  of  local  birth  professionals  answering  audience  questions.             Birth!  Film  Festival  Poster   Marquee  at  the  Bing  Crosby  Theater  
  6. 6. Bloom  Spokane  2011  Annual  Report      |     6             Working  to  increase   community  awareness  of   our  organization  and  local     mother-­‐friendly  resources.    
  7. 7. Bloom  Spokane  2011  Annual  Report      |     7   Website  &  Social  Media  Efforts   No  one  else  in  the  Spokane  region  comes  close  to  Bloom  Spokane  in  terms  of  online  content  and  resources   focused  on  the  topics  of  pregnancy  and  childbirth.  Our  website  and  online  marketing  efforts  have  more  than   doubled  the  number  of  people  we’re  able  to  reach  in  the  past  year  alone.     In  2011  our  website  averaged:   • 2,870  visitors/month   • 6,740  page  views/month   • Over  40%  of  site  traffic  came   from  the  Spokane/CDA  region    
  8. 8. Bloom  Spokane  2011  Annual  Report      |     8   Baby  Fair   On  Sunday,  March  13th  Bloom  had  the  opportunity  to  host  an  entire  section  of  baby-­‐  and  mother-­‐ friendly  exhibitors  at  Spokane's  2011  Baby  Fair.  We  brought  in  15  vendors—Bloom  Spokane  professional   members  and  organizations—to  support,  encourage,  and  educate  childbearing  families  at  this  event  that  draws   over  3,000  people  each  year.   Associated  Traditional  Midwives  (L  to  R):  Victoria  Stickelmeyer,  Dana  Combest,  CPM,  LM,  Terri   Young  and  Margaret  Lipton,  ARNP,CNM.   Entrance  to  the  Bloom  Spokane  section  at  Baby  Fair.  
  9. 9. Bloom  Spokane  2011  Annual  Report      |     9   CHER’s  Mother’s  Gala  &  Baby  Shower   Bloom  Spokane  participated  as  an  exhibitor  at  two  events  hosted  by  Community  Health  Education  &  Resources   (CHER)  this  year—Mother’s  Gala  (March)  and  Baby  Shower  (October).    Our  leaders  and  volunteers  spoke  with   women  and  families  about  their  local  birth  options  and  handed  out  information  including  our  provider  directory.       CHER’s  Baby  Shower  event  in  October,  2011.  
  10. 10. Bloom  Spokane  2011  Annual  Report      |     10           Strengthening  and   connecting  health  care   providers  so  that  they     can  better  serve  the   women  and  families  of     our  community.        
  11. 11. Bloom  Spokane  2011  Annual  Report      |     11   Birth  Professionals  Forum   We  host  quarterly  meetings  for  all  local  professionals  who  serve  childbearing  women  and  their  families  with  the   goal  of  fostering  a  community  of  respect  amongst  participants,  opening  the  lines  of  communication,  learning   from  each  other,  and  working  toward  a  common  goal  of  improving  maternity  care  services  and  outcomes  for   moms  and  babies.  Our  meeting  topics  this  year  covered  breastfeeding  and  breech  birth.   This community resource is brought to you by: Growing a Better Birth Community bloomSPOKANE A BIRTHNETWORK NATIONAL CHAPTER Breastfeeding Resources SUPPORT GROUPS Spokane WIC Monday, 1:00 – 2:00pm East Central Community Center 500 S. Stone St., Spokane WA 99202 (509) 323-2828 Embracing Your Birth Tuesday, 10:30 – 11:30am 16715 E Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley WA (509) 216-1045 Mother's Haven Tuesday, 12:00 – 2:00pm 2112 N Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 (208) 676-1300 Sacred Heart Mother Baby Time Wednesday, 10:00 – 11:30am 101 West 8th Avenue, Spokane WA, 99204 (509) 474-2400 Spokane Mindful Mamas Thursday, 10:30am – 12:00pm Unity Church of Truth 2900 S Bernard St., Spokane, WA Spokane Valley Mindful Mamas 1st & 3rd Wednesday, 10:30am – 12:00pm Liberty Lake (contact for meeting locations) Lollipop Lemondrop Boutique Thursday, 12:00 – 1:00pm 23129 E Mission, Liberty Lake, WA (509) 927-2005 Valley Hospital Mommy & Me Club Friday, 10:00am – 12:00pm 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley (509) 473-5706 LA LECHE LEAGUE La Leche League Leaders are experienced mothers who have breastfed their own babies and who have been trained and accredited by LLLI to help mothers and mothers-to-be with all aspects of breastfeeding. They are available by phone whenever you have breastfeeding questions or concerns. Spokane Northside 2nd Friday / month, 10:00am Holy Family Medical Building Health Education Center 235 E. Rowan, Spokane, WA Call Alicia at (509) 484-0340 Spokane City 3rd Wednesday / month, 6:00pm United Manito Methodist Church 33rd and Grand Ave., Spokane, WA Call Alicia at (509) 484-0340 West Plains 2nd Monday / month, 9:30am Airway Heights Library 1213 S. Lundstrom St., Airway Heights, WA 99001 Call Laura at (509) 244-4191 or Shannon at (509) 258-6850 Coeur d’Alene 2nd Thursday / month, 10:30am –12:00pm Mother's Haven 2112 N Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 Call Jolie at (208) 777-9679 Bloom  Spokane  produced   these  community  resource   flyers  with  information   gathered  during  our  2011   Birth  Professionals  Forum   meetings.  
  12. 12. Bloom  Spokane  2011  Annual  Report      |     12   Professional  Memberships  &  Provider  Directory   In  2011,  we  expanded  our  provider  directory  to  include  over  80  professional  members  and  businesses,  growing   the  exposure  of  mother-­‐friendly  professionals  in  our  community.  In  addition  to  being  listed  on  our  website  and   printed  provider  directory,  Bloom  Spokane  professional  members  also  benefit  from  having  their  marketing   materials  distributed  at  our  classes  and  events.      “In  the  days  before  Bloom,  I  tried  to  keep  a  list  of  doctors,  midwives,   doulas  and  other  local  resources  that  support  families.  My  resource  list   was  pretty  good  but  nothing  compared  to  Bloom.  Now  I  refer  all  my   couples  to  the  Bloom  website  at  their  first  HypnoBirthing®  class.  A  good   share  of  them  already  know  about  Bloom  because  that’s  how  they   found  me.  The  Bloom  Provider  Directory  is  always  up  to  date.  The  birth   stories  are  amazing  …  the  blog  too!     Joining  Bloom  Spokane  as  a  professional  member  is  the  best  thing  I’ve   ever  done  to  grow  my  business.  At  least  50%  of  the  people  who  take  the   course  found  me  on  Bloom.  Thank  you  Bloom  for  all  you  do!”   MARY  LONG   INLAND  HYPNOBIRTHING®     Growing a Better Birth Community bloomSPOKANE A BIRTHNETWORK NATIONAL CHAPTER BIRTH & Beyond 2012 RESOURCE GUIDE
  13. 13. Bloom  Spokane  2011  Annual  Report      |     13         Making  connections  with   professionals  from  across   the  region  by  sponsoring   and  attending  conferences   and  trainings.    
  14. 14. Bloom  Spokane  2011  Annual  Report      |     14   Midwives  Association  of  Washington  State  (MAWS)  Conference   On  May  6,  2011  one  of  Bloom  Spokane’s  leaders  and  a  few  of  our  professional  members  attended  the  MAWS   Conference  in  Seattle,  WA.  They  heard  presentations  from  Ina  May  Gaskin  (Author,  Midwife,  Activist,  Innovator),   Penny  Simkin  (Author,  Doula,  Childbirth  Educator,  Birth  Counselor),  and  midwives  from  across  Washington  State.   It’s  not  everyday  that  these  world-­‐famous  childbirth  experts  are  practically  in  your  backyard!          “The  MAWS  conference  was  a   great  way  to  connect  with   childbirth  professionals  from   across  the  Northwest.  I  am   excited  to  share  what  I  learned   from  these  inspirational  women   with  our  community  in  Eastern   Washington  and  North  Idaho.”   TINE  REESE   BLOOM  SPOKANE  LEADER       Bloom  Spokane  leaders  and  professional  members  with  midwife  Ina  May  Gaskin  at  the  2011  MAWS  Spring   Conference.  
  15. 15. Bloom  Spokane  2011  Annual  Report      |     15   Sponsored  INDN  Doula  Conference   Bloom  Spokane  sponsored  and  attended  the  Inland  Northwest  Doula  Network  Conference  on  November  5,  2011.   Seattle  Doula  and  childbirth  educator  Kim  James  spoke  on  numerous  topics  including  Supporting  the  VBAC   Women  in  Your  Community  and  Helping  Clients  Create  Realistic  Expectations.  This  was  the  first  time  Kim  James   has  come  to  Spokane  to  conduct  a  workshop  and  our  local  doulas  benefitted  greatly  from  her  experience  and   expertise.     Photography:  Small  Beginnings  Photography  
  16. 16. Bloom  Spokane  2011  Annual  Report      |     16       About  Bloom  Spokane Volunteer  Leaders   Courtney  Clark   Aly  Knudsen   Tine  Reese   Xylina  Weaver   Contact  Us   Mail   PO  Box  21005   Spokane,  WA  99201   Email     Professional  Members   Sarah  Andrews,  CPM,  LM   Lauren  Armstrong,  ARNP,  CNM   Inga  Arts,  CPM,  LM   Melanie  Bailey   Tonia  Baker,  ARNP,  CNM   Kathleen  Bentley,  ARNP,  CNM   Carrie  Blake,  CPM  LM   Jennifer  Bookamer,  AAHCC   Shawn  Brow,  CRNA,  MAE,  E-­‐RYT200   Dawn  M.  Brown  LCCE,  CLE,  CD   Kate  Carrick,  CLE   Dana  Combest,  CPM,  LM   Becky  Coombs,  DDS,  Pediatric   Dentist   Annie  Coon   Katrina  DeVries,  LMP,  RYT   Catherine  Donnelly,  AAHCC   Colleen  Donovan-­‐Batson,  MS,  CNM,   ARNP   Andrea  Durham   Valerie  Ewert,  ARNP,  CNM   Andrew  Garabedian,  DDS   Dr.  Monica  German,  MD,  Chom   Rebekah  Giangreco,  EAMP   Sarah  Green   Amanda  Greif   Renata  Gruber,  ARNP,  CNM   Jeannine  Hansen,  AEA   Stacy  Harrington,  R.Ph.,  FCP   Susan  Hines   Christopher  Herzog,  DDS   Sara  Holt,  ARNP,  CNM   Inspired  Solutions   Erin  Johnson,  DDS,  MS,  Pediatric   Dentist   Elizabeth  Jones-­‐Boswell,  M.Ed.,   PMA-­‐CPT   Dr.  Tricia  Kamerer,  DC   Andrea  Kennedy,  LMP,  CLE   Wendy  Knudtson,  AAHCC   Rinzen  Shay  Kruger,  LMP   Margaret  Lipton,  ARNP,  CNM   Mary  Long,  HBCE,  CC,  CHT   KC  Loveland,  C.P.E.S.   Catherine  K.  Luchini,  DDS,  General   Dentist   Gerrie  Margell  ,  CD  PALS   Dr.  Nathan  Meltzer,  MD   Megan  Menard,  BSN-­‐RN   Linda  Morgan,  LM,  CPM   Melissa  Morgan,  IBCLC,  CLE   Dr.  Lesley  Morical,  ND   Beth  Morrill,  LM,  CPM   Mothers  Haven   Sandra  Norman,  CHT   Shelley  Northern,  ARNP,  CNM   Becky  Oos,  L.Ac.   Tawni  Pargman   Dylan  Patterson,  LMP   Sarah  Patterson,  C.H.   Courtney  Pegram   Gail  Peterson,  ARNP,  IBCLC   Pamala  Phelps   Amber  Riemersma,  RN,  LM,  CPM   Dr.  Julie  Rietze,  MD   Alison  Rubin,  ERYT   Johanna  Russum,  AAHCC   Jen  Schwab   Courtney  Slater,  CLD  (CBI)   Amanda  Smith,  LMP   Dr.  Coleen  Smith   Dr.  Michelle  Snyder,  DC   Sweet  Cheeks  Diaper  Service   Laurel  Sylvan,  LM,  LICSW   Bruce  Toillion,  DDS   Charlie  Toillion,  DDS   David  Toillion,  DDS   Jennifer  Trunkey,  AAHCC,  LMP   Xylina  Weaver,  HBCE,  CLE,   CD(DONA),  CPD(DONA)   Katrina  Weissig   Cathy  Weston,  CPM,  LM,  RN   Mary  Willard,  LMP,  EFT_CC   Cara  Wright   Terri  Young,  CPM,  LM  (Idaho)   Leanne  Zilar,  ARNP,  CNM   Dr.  Thomas  Zolezzi,  DC   Laura  Zulliger,  LLL  Leader,  IBCLC   Bloom  Spokane  is  an  official  chapter  of  BirthNetwork  National,  a  501c3  nonprofit  organization.