Birth Fest Milwaukee was founded in 2022, when three local entrepreneurs recognized that the community was lacking opportunities for expecting and new parents to connect with each other and learn about birth resources available to them. With a mission to create an inclusive event for Milwaukee’s parenting community and allow local providers to showcase their offerings, Lauryn Beecher (Northshore Wellness Collective), Jo Ann Bishop (Jo Ann Bishop Doula), and Kirsten Kessler (Alimus and Doulas Milwaukee), brought the first event in July 2022 to fruition. With over 25 exhibitors, 2 featured TV segments, and many, many parents, Birth Fest Milwaukee was an impactful event. Now a registered 501c3, Birth Fest Milwaukee, has an important role to play in the Milwaukee community. With a strong working Board of Directors, Birth Fest Milwaukee continues to work tirelessly to bring this unique event annually to the community, with a focus on support, information, and inclusivity for expectant parents.