Inaugural PAM 2008 Kick Off Event
Motherhood Begins Now® – May 1, 2008
At the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA
Pregnancy Awareness Month® (PAM®) officially launched in Los Angeles on May 1 with the Motherhood Begins Now® lifestyle event sponsored by Cookie Magazine. Hosted by PAM® founder Anna Getty, the event celebrated the four initiatives of PAM®: education, exercise, nutrition & wellness and nurture. Guests enjoyed a panel discussion with Pre & Post Natal experts, including Anna Getty, Dr. Alan Greene, MD, Lisa Druxman, Josie Maran and Christopher Gavigan, all of whom encouraged guests to remember that their own wellness, healthy fitness, nutrition and living habits translates into the wellness of their children, and a Work/Life Balance roundtable moderated by Cookie Magazine’s Executive Editor Alanna Stang. Three busy moms- Brooke Burke, celebrity mom of four and founder of Baboosh Baby, Trisha Ashworth, co-author of “I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids,” and Brenda Berg, founder and preseident of Scandinavian Child, participated in the panel and encouraged moms to trust themselves and lose the guilt that often comes with comparing yourself to other moms; trying to do it all.
Nurturing was a major focus of the day with guests also being treated to prenatal reflexology courtesy of Burt’s Bees and mini manicures by Barielle, and a delicious organic lunch. Between panels and pampering services, guests also had the chance to visit vendors and service providers with especially mom and earth friendly products. Many of these companies participating in PAM® are run by moms, who were there to share and speak about their genuine passon for thier work, their children and their products, all of which are featured in the Motherhood Begins Now® celebrity gift bag.