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April 18, 2010

Pregnancy Awareness Month™ (aka: PAM)

Pregnancy Awareness Month™ (aka: PAM)

Declared and founded by author & holistic lifestyle expert Anna Getty, and co-founded by LCSW & mompreneur Alisa Donner, May 2010 marks the 3rd year of Pregnancy Awareness Month™ (PAM). Through PAM, Anna & Alisa aim to empower pregnant women and new parents with information, “how to” ideas and inspiration to incorporate PAM’s four key initiatives – education, exercise, nutrition & wellness and nurture – into their life routines and to show how easy it can be to make healthy changes in their lives, for themselves, and their children.

“My life was altered not only by the birth of my daughter, but by the experience and choices I made as I prepared my body, mind and spirit to become pregnant and the incredible inward journey of pregnancy itself. In PAM we have adopted the tagline: “Motherhood Begins Now,”™ and I really believe that. I took that message to heart before I actually became pregnant as a way to prepare my mind, body and household for this fabulous moment of creativity, and my life literally turned upside down, for the better.” (Anna Getty, March 2008)

PAM 2010 Events

“Motherhood Begins Now” Kick-Off Event:
Celebrating Motherhood & Mother Earth,
TreePeople & Pregnancy Awareness Month

12601 Mulholland Drive
Beverly Hills, 90210
Sunday May 2, 2010
12:30 – 4:00pm

PAM 2010 officially launches again this May with an inspiring FREE lifestyle event celebrating the four initiatives of our month-long campaign, in partnership with TreePeople, come on out and enjoy the fun!   “Motherhood Begins Now, Celebrating Motherhood & Mother Earth” will be hosted by PAM founder Anna Getty , Ricki Lake, Catherine McCordJosie Maran, and Trista Sutter at TreePeople off Mulholland Drive in Coldwater Canyon Park (free shuttle parking at Harvard Westlake).  Attendees will be invited to participate in panel discussions with pregnancy, child development  and green lifestyle experts including reknowned pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene, author/filmaker Ricki Lake, actress Joely Fisher, and authors Elizabeth Rogers and Kim Barnouin.  A fabulous Pregnancy Fashion Show produced by Expecting Models will open with Grammy award winner, singer, songwriter, and the voice of Creed, Scott Stapp performing an acoustic rendition of “Arms Wide Open.”  Take a nature hike with mommy fitness expert Lisa Druxman or learn from Treepeople experts on planting, water conservation and more.  Ecostiletto & Bash Eco Events presents the Holistic Mommy Lounge Spa for your pampering pleasure. Enjoy tons of non-toxic toddler activities presented the Hot Mom’s Club.  Of course our sponsors & partners will have a focused area offering mommy-related & green product education and shopping!   Our day kicks-off with Trista Sutter & Jessica Denay’s book signing for The Hot Mom to Be Handbook at 1pm sharp!  (there is free shuttle from the Harvard Westlake parking lot, allot for extra time)  See you there!!

Stay tuned as each week of May will be devoted to one of the topics below challenging expecting women and new parents to make time to do something for themselves each week.  This information will be provided each week during the month of May via our weekly Twitter Parties & RadioBlogShows, Anna’s “PAM’s Blog” and our Online Newsletters directly to PAM participants. Click here to sign-up to participate!

  • Week 1 – Education
  • Week 2 – Exercise
  • Week 3 – Nutrition & Wellness
  • Week 4 – Nurture

ENTER TO WIN INCREDIBLE PRIZES

4 Twitter Parties in May – one to mark each week, attendees to include green, mom and celebrity bloggers.  Follow us now on Twitter at PregAwareness

Facebook Fan Page Contest & Sponsor Giveaways! Become a fan of Pregnancy Awareness Month on FB to stay on top of the happenings.  We’ll be giving away prizes and sharing life-changing information.

Pregnancy Awareness Month Internet Radio – LIVE BROADCASTS and podcasts on topics close to the heart for pregnant and newly parenting women and families.  Stay tuned for broadcast details and dates.  Anyone can listen and call-in.

Don’t forget to follow Anna on PAM’s Blog and sign up for our online newsletter.  Click here to find out more!

PAM’s Four Motherhood Begins Now events for 2010 – Check out an event near you!

pregnancy awareness month mamafest belly sprout the world's largest baby shower
Los Angeles
May 2nd
San Diego
May 7th
Orange County
May 15th
Atlanta
May 22nd-23rd

Sponsors

PAM is grateful to our wonderful sponsors.
Contact us to learn more about being a PAM partner/sponsor.

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November 6, 2008

The Childbirth Workshops – Laboring into Parenthood

Last night I attended a workshop given by Ana Markel and Elizabeth Bachner.  The workshop was titled “How to make a Hospital Birth a Beautiful Experience”, and I have to say, it was wonderful.  The workshop was extremely informative with the perfect amount of humor.  Hosted in a cozy atmosphere by the lovely ladies of Divine Wellness, it was absolutely a great evening.  I highly recommend any and all workshops instructed by Ana and Elizabeth, please take a look at the flier below to find out how you can be a part of these beautiful workshops.  I hope to see you there sometime…

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