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 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:

Building Your Registry: Dr. Danielle Privitera, Perinton Pediatrics; Dr. Michael Gavin, Tow Path Family Medicine

Discovering Infancy: Rose Shufelt, Child Care Council

Pre-Birth Anxiety Busters: Ann Douglas, Author of The Mother of All Pregnancy Books

All About VBACs: Dr. Assaf Yosha, North Ponds Family Medicine and Maternity Care

Planning for Your Birth: Amy V. Haas, BCCE, Rochester Area Birth Network

The Truth About Newborns: Ann Douglas, Author of The Mother of All Baby Books

Preparing for New Motherhood: Jessica Fowler, LCSW, JLF Counseling Services

Mythbusting Midwives and Doulas: Michele Burtner, CNM, UR Medicine Midwifery Group; Christy Muscato, CD(DONA), LCCE, Beautiful Birth Choices

Infant Sickness Signs & Symptoms: Drs. Liz Loomis, Luzann Ampadu, and Lindsay Mammarella, Highland Family Medicine

Baby’s First Foods: Dr. Danielle Danielle Renodin-Mead, Oak Orchard Health

Breastfeeding: The Basics: Dianne Cassidy, IBCLC, ALC, CCE, Irondequoit Pediatrics

Baby & Toddler Sleep Optimizer: Ann Douglas, Author of Sleep Solutions for Your Baby, Toddler and Preschooler