Our seminars are led by local experts and focus on topics related to pregnancy, labor & delivery, newborns & infants, and the transition to parenthood.
Seminars are typically 30-45 minutes long with time for questions at the end. There are three seminars per time slot, and they begin at 10:15AM, 11:15AM, 12:15PM, and 1:15PM. Seating is ample, but available on a first-come, first-served basis. So, if there’s anything that you are committed to seeing, we recommend arriving a few minutes early to get a seat.
We also have 15-minute demonstrations at the top and bottom of the hour throughout the day.
For detailed seminar descriptions, to create your own schedule, and to get info about all of the components of Beyond the Bump, download our free event app.
For an idea of our typical seminar offerings, here’s a list of topics from our 2016 event:
The Golden Hour for Breastfeeding Success: Deanna Galkiewicz, The Peaceful Baby
Baby & Toddler Sleep Optimization: Ann Douglas, Author of Sleep Solutions for Your Baby, Toddler and Preschooler
Infant Sickness Signs & Symptoms: Michael C. Zang, MD, Suburban Pediatrics
Positive Parenting & Gentle Guidance: Kristen MacNeil, Gentle Parenting of WNY
Pre-Birth Anxiety Busters: Ann Douglas, Author of The Mother of All Pregnancy Books
Infant Nutrition: Lisa Rychlicki, RD, Williamsville Pediatric Center
Mythbusting Midwives, Doulas, and Birthing Centers: Gina Varney, Buffalo Doula Collective; Mary Badame, Birthing Center of Buffalo
Our Babies, Ourselves: The Impact of Nutrition, Exercise & Stress: Eileen Stewart, CNM, Buffalo Midwifery Services
Mindfulness for Motherhood: Rachael Phillips, AKA Supermom
Breastfeeding: The Basics: Bridget Kuchta, IBCLC, The Care Connection
The Truth About Newborns: Ann Douglas, Author of The Mother of All Baby Books
The Ultimate “Daddy” Workshop: Deidre Medina & Amanda Rayburg, Doulas & LMTs