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New and Expectant Moms Invited to 2nd Annual Bloom Event

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Baton Rouge, La. – Whether you’re expecting your first bundle of joy, recently welcomed a baby or are considering expanding your family, Red Stick Moms Blog and Baton Rouge General invite you to attend Bloom, an annual event that celebrates motherhood and pregnancy. This year’s brunch will be held Saturday, May 6 at 10:00 a.m. on Baton Rouge General’s Bluebonnet campus.

"While pregnancy is an incredible special time in a woman's life, motherhood can also be lonely and overwhelming. It is the overarching mission of Red Stick Moms Blog to connect local moms both online and off,” said Ashley Angelico, co-owner of Red Stick Moms Blog. “One way we do this is to create meaningful experiences in person, like Bloom, for women to connect with other moms in their immediate community."

Bloom will feature a full brunch catered by Baton Rouge General, The Ambrosia Bakery, Leave Dinner to June, Ty-Ty’s Italian Ice and Truly Southern Pretzel Crunch.

Goodie bags will feature products from Ashtonbee, Baby Bum Bags, Badger Healthy Body Care, Bebe Au Lait, Bug Soother, Enjoy Life, Fruit Bliss, Greenshield Organic, Jambalaya Girl, Kind, Kismet, Kizingo, Kleenhanz, Maidenform Shape, Mrs. Patel’s, Natural Life, Nuby, Nurse Nikki Family & Maternity Services, Once Upon a Farm, Paris Parker, Parish Coffee Works, Pearhead, Pirate’s Booty, RePlay Children’s Tableware, Smarty Pants Vitamins, Truly Southern Pretzel Crunch and Wishgarden Herbal Remedies.

The event will also feature networking, educational booths and resources to help make motherhood easier.

“We are excited to sponsor Bloom,” says Dr. Jo Anne Barrios, an OBGYN with Baton Rouge General Physicians. “We love being part of one of the most memorable moments of a woman’s life. But pregnancy can be an emotional and overwhelming experience. Our team is focused on doing everything we can to make it as stress-free as possible.”

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 29 at 10:00 am and can be purchased online. Guests can choose from either general admission tickets ($30) or limited VIP tickets ($60) that come with an additional $150 in gifts from sponsors like Chewbeads, Lumiere, Marpac, Zubels and more!

Learn more about the BRG Birth Center’s resources and team of experts and take a virtual tour by visiting our Birth Center.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 590 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at@BRGeneral.