2020 Birmingham Guide to Baby


Having a baby is such an exciting time in a mother’s life! We are so excited to introduce you to some amazing local businesses in our Birmingham Guide to Baby to make the journey to motherhood even easier than ever before! All of these businesses participated in our Virtual Bloom Event this year and each one provides a great value to moms and their babies.

At Ascension St. Vincent’s, our OB-GYN care team starts by listening to you to deliver care that’s right for you and your baby. Our OB-GYN doctors and nurse practitioners specialize in women’s healthcare, at every stage of life. We don’t just deliver babies at our birthing center. We deliver personalized care before, during and after pregnancy. From prenatal, pregnancy and birthing care to childbirth classes and breastfeeding support, we provide healthcare close to home. If you need a women’s health doctor, we can help.

Your smile is their specialty at Oxmoor Valley Orthodontics! Located in an historic train depot in the West Homewood/Bluff Park area since 2003, Dr. Sema and her team specialize in aligning teeth and correcting bites with braces or Invisalign. Let them help you have the smile you have always wanted-for your children and you!

Ashley’s Swim Academy is a proud provider of the safest infant/toddler survival swim lessons offered worldwide. I am a certified ISR instructor offering lessons to both Birmingham and surrounding areas. With more than 45 years of research and development, ISR’s Self RescueTM program teaches each child individually both survival skills and basic swim lessons that give them the competence required to safely enjoy the water.

Usborne Books & More is an internationally award winning publisher of children’s books for ages birth-young adult. We believe that the future of our world depends on the education of our children. Usborne Books & More delivers educational excellence one book at a time. We provide economic opportunity while fostering strong family values. We touch the lives of children for a lifetime.

Kendra Scott is a jewelry company based out of Austin, TX that lives by their three core values: Family, Fashion, and Philanthropy. Kendra Scott started her business with only $500 and a dream out of the spare bedroom in her home. Now they have over 100 stores in the United States including a store located in Birmingham, AL at The Summit. They believe in giving back and making a positive difference in the community. Kendra Scott and its employees maintain a focus on their customers and causes close to their hearts, abiding by the mantra “What Matters to You, Matters to Us.”

Birmingham’s choice for the highest quality women’s health care since 1965. Known for our personal attention to our patients, we are dedicated to providing women with the most comprehensive and advanced OB/GYN care possible.
Urgent Care for Children is an after-hours pediatric urgent care clinic headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. We provide less waiting and quality care 365 days a year.

Meghan Ratliff is a DONA trained postpartum doula offering in-home customized evidence based support for mothers and their newborns.

“I am often asked What exactly does a postpartum doula do? It honestly looks different for each momma that I work with. My services are always custom tailored to what that particular family needs.  Through evidence-based information I help a mother and her partner learn all about their baby and how to trust their instincts and develop their own parenting style.  I support the mother in healing and resting from the difficult job of labor.  I assist with infant feeding and postpartum nutrition for momma.  I perform household tasks like light cleaning, meal prep and laundry to keep the home running while mother and baby bond.  It is my heart’s desire to change the way our society looks at this time known as the 4th trimester.  It should not be viewed as a race to see how quickly you can return to your pre-baby jeans but a period of self-reflection, care and learning to nurture yourself and this new beautiful life you’ve created.”

At Ardent Preschool & Daycare, we want the early learning years to be an experience that truly delights both parents and their children. We commit to pursuing excellence in all areas so that the years spent with us are an investment in which parents cannot afford to miss. We don’t want to just see children grow, we want to see them thrive! At Ardent, our desire to continually set standards and exceed expectations sets the stage for a childcare experience that families want to be a part of! We would love to have your family join us!

Our program is a physician supervised weight loss program that offers comprehensive, individual nutrition plans to help you reach your overall healthy weight goal that you set for yourself. Your first visit will include a consultation with a SmartFit team member in which they will go over the program with you in detail. You will also meet with one of our physicians, Dr. John Foster or Dr. William Johnson.

Mama Bear Photography by Brooke Quintero is Birminghams Certified Birth and Fresh 48 Photography Specialist. Brooke has photographed 400+ babies in her career, as well as, been featured and published in Magazine Issues.

Natasha Brooke Photography is a full service photography studio located in Helena, AL. We specialize in Maternity, Birth, Newborn, and Baby photography. We offer printing services and have unique print products available to our clients to purchase.

Celebrate the special moments with handcrafted cakes from Nothing Bundt Cakes! We only use the finest ingredients to bring you Bundt Cake Perfection. We have two locations in the area. The Summit Shopping center, two doors down from Pottery Barn and in Hoover, next to Whole foods.

Taco Mama offers a thoughtfully laid-out menu with build-your-own options on one side and standard specialties on the other.

At Taco Mama, we believe in supporting our local businesses and serving our guests the freshest ingredients possible. We believe any time is a good time for a margarita. We believe in ice cold cerveza. We believe in people helping people. 

Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market has been voted Best Florist in Birmingham by Birmingham Magazine and the Birmingham News and named Alabama Retailer of the Year. We recently celebrated 40 years as a leading florist in Birmingham. We offer everything from simple bouquets to elaborate arrangements and deliver throughout the Greater Birmingham Area. We design for weddings and all types of events. We also provide a full menu of non-floral services including stationery, linen and furniture rental, party tents, and lighting. We even decorate homes and businesses for the holidays.

The go-to floral designer and event planner for occasions around Birmingham and the Southeast, Sybil Sylvester built her business, Wildflower Designs, on Southern sass tempered by graciousness; local blossoms, sometimes from her own garden; and a global sense of what’s hot in the world of international floral design. With over 40 years of experience creating beauty, Sybil has been featured in Flower magazine, Southern Accents, Bridal Guide, Southern Living, Traditional Home, Creative Home, Coastal Living, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Birmingham Home & Gardens, and Cooking with Paula Deen.

The Retreat Day Spa offers Customized Massage, Eminence Organic Facials, Couple’s Services, Spa Packages, Manicures and Pedicures. Now located in Cahaba Heights. Find Yourself Here.

Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank seeks to provide an adequate and reliable supply of diapers to families experiencing financial hardship in Birmingham and surrounding areas while engaging the community and raising awareness for diaper need.

Want to be a part of Bloom 2021?

We want to show our readers all the great mom and baby resources available right here in the Birmingham area. Do you know a great local business that caters to moms and/or babies and should be on this list?