Welcome to the 3rd Annual Virginia Birth Expo
 Winchester, Virginia

 

Who is the VBE for?

The Virginia Birth Expo is for intended parents, parents TTC, expecting families and families with little ones in arms. As you navigate parenting, it's joys and challenges who do you turn to for support, resources, and professional expertise? The Virginia Birth Expo! It is your one stop shop to meeting and gathering vetted resources for your journey to parenting. 

Bellies. Babies. Toddlers.


What will the day look like?

Schedule
10am VIP Educational Session
11:15am VIP Educational Session
12 Noon EXPO OPENS for attendance
12:30pm workshop
1:30pm workshop
2:20pm workshop
2:30pm raffle drawing
3pm EXPO CLOSES

 

Important details

Date: September 15, 2018
Time: 10am-Noon - Educational Sessions
12-3pm -Main Event

Location:
The Winchester Sportsplex
221 Commonwealth Ct.
Winchester, Virginia 22601

This event is kid friendly, but feel free to grab yourself a sitter so that you can enjoy the sessions, workshops, vendors and other available resources. 

Entrance is FRee, but check the schedule below to register and see what's coming. Details below!

 

 


10:00am-12:15 pm educational sessions only

Available to ALL attendees, come early, join a session of your choice* space is limited so you will need to register to reserve your spot. Learn with your partner and prepare for pregnancy, birth or parenting with experts in our community. After the sessions, hop out to the Body Renew Bistro and grab lunch before you explore the Vendors and workshops at the Winchester, Virginia Birth Expo. Session schedule coming soon so you can choose to reserve your session of choice!

General Entrance
12:00-3:00pm

No interest in the VIP educational sessions? No problem! Come when the vendors and workshops are open for the 3rd annual Virginia Birth Expo- Winchester! Do not miss out on this amazing event for new and experienced parents! Attendance includes a swag bag**, access to our workshops, vendors, and raffle! **Free, Swag bag included in the first 50 guests at the door. 


2018 Winchester Virginia Birth Expo Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Silver sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


2018 winchester Virginia Birth Expo Vendors

Virginia is for Doulas
Pure Romance by Shea Steele
Monica Grimes Portrait Design
Rhea Lana's of Winchester
LuLaRoe with Rachael
NaturallyaWare
Premier Birth Center
HomUnity Health Services
Babies Happen, LLC
Dot Dot Smile Michelle Altman
Creative Lactation
Edward Jones-Financial Advisor: Whitney Kern
Virginia Premier
MenthaBrew
Costco
Colleen Porter Acupuncture

Thrive Life
Jen Marie Photography
Shenandoah Estate Planning & Elder Law PLC
Usborne Books & More with Jennifer
Family Bliss
Riverside Lactation
Mouse Loves Pig
Red House Birth Care
Hike it Baby
AirSolutions
Jordan Essentials
Belle Lola Photography
Mom2Mom Consignment
H2O at home with Julia
Fit4MOM Winchester

2018 winchester Virginia Birth Expo VIP Session Topics

Available to all attendees that register for a seat
10:00am-12:15pm

VIP Educational Session #1
Title: Breastfeeding basics
Session time: 10-11am

Join Rachel as she returns for the third time to the Virginia Birth Expo to teach this VIP educational session on Breastfeeding Basics. If you are planning to breastfeed or looking to navigate some issues, this session is for you! Rachel will create a space for you to learn basics, see and learn about breastfeeding basics to a successful breastfeeding relationship and navigation of issues you may encounter. 

Workshop is limited to 25 seats, please reserve your spot to ensure you are able to attend!

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Meet Rachel
I am a Board Certified Lactation Consultant in private practice and owner of Riverside Lactation, LLC. I have two options to see moms in their homes, or at both locations of Premier Birth Center. I absolutely love helping families struggling with breastfeeding/ the transition into parenthood. I am able to spend 1-2 hours while at a consult, and examine mother, baby, and do a full medical health history. I am an expert in TOTs and vet each specialist in the area before I refer to them. It's important to build a strong team of resources for my clients.

Learn More:Riverside Lactation, LLC

VIP Educational Session #2
Topic: Creating healthy sleep habits for your baby
Session time: 11:15am-12:15pm

Join Tiffany in this fun, important educational session about setting your baby and family up for sleeping success! Sleep deprivation is real and difficult for many families, Tiffany wants you to have tools to set healthy sleep habits from the beginning, that will enable you all to get optimal rest! These tools for sleep help you and your partner get more sleep, which means you will have time for your relationship, resting, recovering, and bonding with your sweet little one! 

Workshop is limited to 25 seats, please reserve your spot to ensure you are able to attend!

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Meet Tiffany

Tiffany, Certified Doula, Childbirth Educator and Sleep Coach has been serving and supporting families for a decade. She has an exciting passion for seeing families at ease, educated, and prepared for all things pregnancy, birth and parenting related! She founded Virginia is for Doulas after recognizing the need to bring comprehensive team Doula support to families in the area and Family Bliss for sleep support! She understands how support, education, and sleep all impact a families experience and confidence. She wants parents to be empowered as they achieve their goals!

Learn More: Family Bliss


Workshops

Open to all attendees! Workshops are shorter educational sessions with local expert instructors!

Workshop #1 12:30-1:10pm

"Natural Birth in the Hospital" 

Join this amazing work shop with Karen, long time CNM at Winchester Medical Center, as she talks about planning and achieving a natural birth in the hospital. You have set your goal to have a natural, unmedicated delivery at WMC, now learn from Karen, who has helped close to 3,000 babies into this world at Winchester! There is so much that goes into planning for and achieving your birth goals and this workshop with Karen will give you some of those needed tools.

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Meet Karen

Karen Lint-Nguyen, CNM, received her Midwifery Education from Shenandoah University and began practice in the Winchester area in 1999. She is board certified as a Certified Nurse Midwife by the American Midwifery Certification Board. She is part of the Winchester Women's Specialist practice and is passionate about natural childbirth, supporting families with midwifery care, breastfeeding, fitness for women and improving birth at Winchester Medical Center!

Learn more: Karen

Workshop #2 1:30-2:15pm

"Chiropractic Care for a better pregnancy and birth"

Join Leslie, chiropractor at Lykens Chiropractic in Winchester, as she discusses the important aspects of chiropractic care for a smooth pregnancy and birth. Chiropractic care offers so many benefits including reducing back pain, comfort, optimal fetal positioning help, and so much more! Workshop is open to all attendees and there will be time for Q&A at the end!

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 Dr. Leslie Hiles' background is in women’s health inspired her to expand her education while in chiropractic school to include pregnancy and pediatric care.  Dr. Leslie's passion is to guide, empower, and inspire her community to lead a proactive life through the principles of Chiropractic. Her commitment is to serve families and help them realize their health potential by opening up the communication between the brain and the body.
Learn More: Lykens Chiropractic

Workshop # 3 2:20-2:50pm

Can baby food be healthy AND convenient AND quick? 

Can busy moms have convenient, healthy, delicious meals ready in minutes?  The answer is yes and we'll show you how. See how you can have make-ahead meals on hand that don't need refrigeration.  And make instant baby food that is so very portable.  

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Meet Holly!

I live on a sweet little homestead with my husband here in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. We have two sons, two lovely daughter in law's and a grand baby on the way!! We also have chickens, honeybees, pasture pigs, a passive solar greenhouse and the quintessential farm dog and lazy cat.  We’ve been Consultants with Thrive Life for over 8 years and love the new friendships and opportunities for personal growth that this business continually provides. In my spare time I love to design jewelry, paint or draw

 

3rd Annual Virginia Birth Expo
Winchester

We cannot wait to meet you at the Winchester Virginia Birth Expo. This page represents all details needed about the 3rd Annual VBE located in Winchester, Virginia. Please reach out to our team if you have questions regarding tickets, attendance, perks, workshops, or if you would like to sponsor or participate in the expo.

Pregnancy. Parenting. Toddlerhood.

 
 
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