About

Om Baby is an infant and maternal wellness company here in Gothenburg, Sweden.  We help parents and their baby transition into their new lives together through comprehensive education and preparation.  We  offer Prenatal Yoga, Mommy & Me Yoga, birth preparation classes, breastfeeding preparation classes, newborn care classes, developmental infant massage, and breastfeeding support.  New parents will take with them the knowledge and confidence to care for their new baby.  We make house calls.  Crying baby?  Having a hard time with breastfeeding?  Want to learn how to bathe your newborn?  Have general questions?  We come to you!

About Lori

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Lori is a Registered Nurse (Legitmerad Sjuksköterska) with years of experience in newborn intensive care and postpartum (BB) nursing from the U.S. and now Sweden.  She works part time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Sahlgrenska University Hospital (Östra), Gothenburg.  She writes regularly for AWHONN (Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses), The Gypsy Nurse, and Neonurse.  She has also been featured in The Huffington Post.  She is also a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher, a Certified Prenatal (Gravidyoga) and Postnatal yoga teacher, Pediatric CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) Instructor, and a member of ICEA (International Childbirth Educators Association).  Her passion is teaching new parents about their babies and guiding them in the process of becoming a family.  She is fluent in Swedish.

Classes & Services

Birth Preparation Class 

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Birth preparation class is a 6 hour class taught in a small group setting or privately in your home.  It is a class designed to prepare the expectant parents for labor and delivery and the early days thereafter.

 

 

Class Highlights:

Recognizing Birth as a Natural Process

  • Signs of Labor
  • Stages of Labor
  • Breath in Labor
  • Positioning during labor & delivery
  • Hormones of labor
  • Basics of Breastfeeding
  • Benefits of Skin to Skin
  • Basic Newborn Care & Safety

Group cost-2000 kr per couple, 1000 per person

Private cost -4000 kr

All classes are nonrefundable, but can be applied to other Om Baby classes if missed.  24 hour cancellation required.    

Breastfeeding Preparation

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A 2 hour class taught in a small group setting designed to teach the mom-to-be about the basics of breastfeeding.  Learn the benefits of breastfeeding to both mom and baby, essentials of proper positioning, proper latch, and troubleshooting in the early days.

Group cost- 200 kr per person

All classes are nonrefundable, but can be applied to other Om Baby classes if missed.  

 Prenatal Yoga 

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Why Prenatal Yoga?  Prenatal Yoga allows new and seasoned yoga students to practice yoga for the pregnant body in a safe, modified environment. Taught privately in your home or in a group setting.  The benefits of prenatal yoga are endless from relief of insomnia and anxiety, to increased circulation, reduced swelling of the extremities, and increased breathing capacity.   The gift of yoga to the expectant mother is the tool of breath control which is essential in the labor process.    Prenatal yoga, above all, gives the expectant mama the opportunity to bond deeply with her baby.  It also creates a network of support.  Meet other expectant moms and find friends for life

Cost-10 class card, 1500 kr.  Drop in-200 kr.  All classes are nonrefundable.  

Mommy & Me Yoga

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Taught privately in your home or in a group setting.  Beginning around six weeks after natural childbirth or a little longer for cesarean birth (midwife discretion), we offer Mom/Baby yoga.  The focus is on gently restrengthening and energizing the body following birth-with emphasis on the pelvic floor, back, and abdominal muscles.  Find renewal and restoration here post birth here.  Babies (pre crawl) are welcome and included in the class.  Classes are taught in English.

Cost-10 class card, 1500 kr.  Drop in-200 kr.  All classes are nonrefundable.   

Infant & Child CPR in English

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Do you know what to do in the unlikely, but frightening event that your baby or child is choking or stops breathing?  Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an essential skill -essential for any parent, grandparent, babysitter, or caregiver.  Learn from an expert.  Lori has worked over twelve years as a Registered Nurse (Legitimerad Sjuksköterska) in neonatal (newborn) intensive care and will guide you through the steps of CPR until you leave feeling comfortable and confidant.  All participants will receive a certificate of completion.  We offer private instruction in the home or office as well.  Contact us for details.

Cost-600 kr per person.  All classes are nonrefundable, but can be made up within 6 months if missed.  24 hour cancellation required.    

 Developmental Infant Massage Course

IMG_1518.bwThe Developmental Infant Massage course is a four week, one hour a week class where you learn to massage your baby in a way that encourages baby’s growth and development.  Designed by expert, Peter Walker, a physical therapist with over 35 years of experience teaching infant massage to both parents and professionals the world over, the class offers many benefits for your baby.   Learn to soothe and calm your baby while gently stretching and strengthening your baby’s body in preparation for sitting, standing, and walking.  Learn also the most essential element of tummy time.

Cost-400 kr.  All classes are nonrefundable.

Schedule & Booking

Spring classes, 2017

The booking button is for our weekly group classes.  To book CPR, Breastfeeding Preparation, or Birth Preparation, email us directly.  As there is limited class space, please book as far in advance as you can and note that any classes that are missed without a 24 hour cancellation notice will be charged  🙂

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Testimonials

Martina, Gothenburg, Sweden

I attended Lori’s CPR class and it was really helpful. There was no rushing through the content, but Lori made sure everyone felt ok with the different steps. After studying the theory, it was great to be able to practise with the dolls. Also, it was nice the class was in English. I hope nothing will happen, but I feel much more comfortable knowing some basic CPR for children.

Philippa, Gothenburg, Sweden

I feel much more confident that I would know what to do if anything terrible was to happen to one of my children. Lori explained clearly what we needed to do, and had the relevant equipment for us to practice what we were learning about infant/child CPR. It was also great that I was able to do this in English, so there was definitely no misunderstanding and I was even able to do this with my six week old baby there as Lori made me feel very welcome.

Kasra, Gothenburg, Sweden

“On Sun. May 17th we had our first baby.  She is so delicate and small.  And we, as first-time parents, were so afraid of everything that could happen to her.  Lori is our guardian angel.  After two days in hospital, we arrived home and invited Lori to pay us a visit. She gave us the most valuable advice of how to take care of our precious little darling. Most importantly, Lori gave us peace of mind. Her professional opinions, a result of many years of caring for premature babies, are so useful before and after birth and during first days of taking care of your little one. Especially since we didn’t have our parents by our side, Lori is our saviour.  During my wife’s pregnancy, Lori’s yoga exercises were amazing.  Her breathing techniques helped my wife to have a smooth labor without the need for epidural.  After birth, Lori’s every little advice was a life saver.  I cannot express my depth of gratitude for all of her help.”

Chiara, Stockholm, Sweden

“Lori is a wonderful and patient yoga teacher. She makes sure every moment is lived at its fullest and most importantly does that with a smile. Her yoga practice happens to fit my needs and nature quite well and I could see the improvements already after a few classes. The pace during practice allowed me to focus on my body more than any other classes I have taken and after a while I found myself able to almost “meditate” and let go of all the worries.
I truly recommend her!”