How We Were Born
When pregnant with her first child, founder Melissa Bowley, like all new parents, filled her baby registry with tons of things she was convinced she needed. Once her son arrived she quickly realized that she needed support and self-care but instead her house was filled with baby products.
Melissa struggled and had little guidance on how to take care of herself, her postpartum body or new baby. She soon realized all the families around her were struggling too, whether it was sleep deprivation, postpartum depression, challenges breastfeeding or recovering from birth.
In that moment Melissa's mission became finding a solution to improve maternity care in the US; and shift the spend to more wellness and less stuff.
Flourish Fund is the only experiential baby registry focused on wellness essentials for mom and baby, self-care and support. In addition to the traditional baby gear, now parents-to-be can register for vetted support services, such as doulas, sleep and lactation consultants, yoga, massage and more.
Did you know?
3 out of 4 new moms wish they had invested in more support and their own health and wellness.
The Team Helping Moms Flourish
Our leadership team of former CEOs and marketing executives has collectively launched over 20 products, founded/led 9 companies, and authored over 55 scientific publications, with experience across medical devices, digital platforms, UI/UX design, e-commerce, and women's health. Our core team has been responsible for revenue growth and investments of $500M+ over the last decade.
Founder + Chief Executive Officer
Elisabeth Howard PhD, CNM, FACNM
Chief Clinical Officer
Salil Patel MD
Chief Operations Officer
Head of Customer Experience
Head of Creative
Head of Strategy
Provider Relations Manager
Ariana Raufi, MD
Medical Assistant + Doula
Ginger Breedlove, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN
Author, Founder March for Moms
Melissa Sherman, PhD
CEO of Mobilion
Jocelyn Albertson, CD(DONA), LCCE
Doula + Midwife in Training
Shannon Sullivan, MSW, LICSW, CCM
President/COO, Women & Infants Hospital
Desmond Sutton, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology
"What I really needed was support, self-care, sleep and an extra set of hands!"
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