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