About

OMBABY-web-white-300

Miraallén 39

070 – 544 1742

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, preparation, and support.  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!

Lori

18012826_10102342881872858_318092614_o

Lori, founder and director of Om Baby,  is a Registered Nurse (Legitmerad Sjuksköterska) with years of experience in Newborn Intensive Care and Postpartum (BB) nursing.  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  a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher, a Certified Prenatal (Gravidyoga) and Postnatal (after birth) 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.

Lydia

IMG_1936

Creator and guide of Make Time, Lydia holds an MA in Arts Education, and has taught all ages in art in the US, Mexico, Belgium and Sweden.

 Emely

FullSizeRender-154

Emely, both professional and mom, leads Om Baby’s Mum-to-Mum Coaching sessions.  She has a background in psychology and has been working in the field of coaching, supervising and facilitation for more than 10 years. In her words….

“I know it’s tough to be a mom sometimes, especially when living abroad and not having the usual supportive environment around you. We often feel exhausted, anxious, overwhelmed, helpless and all it would take sometimes to make us feel better is someone listening, someone that knows exactly how we feel.  That’s why I started the mum to mum coaching. It’s an opportunity to talk, ask questions, get support, share experiences or just to get to know other mums and mingle.

Susanne

IMG_1397

Susanne is a professor of early childhood development at University of Gothenburg.  She leads Om Baby’s Baby Sign Language Workshops and Do Rei Mi, the Kodaly approach to early music learning.  She has previously worked in Australia before moving to Sweden. She has extensive experience as a preschool teacher and has worked with infants/toddlers, their families and teachers to foster positive learning and development. She is also a Mum who is passionate about early education.

 

Mamaste ❤

Advertisements

Classes & Services

Birth Preparation Class 

IMG_1591bw

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-2500 kr per couple, 1000 per person.  Private cost -4000 kr.  All classes are nonrefundable, but can be made up within one month if missed.  24 hour cancellation required.  

Breastfeeding Preparation

IMG_1417.bw

A 2 hour class taught in a small group setting designed to teach the parents-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.  Partners are strongly encouraged to attend.

 

Cost- 400 per couple.  Fika included.

 

Prenatal Guided Breathing & Meditation Workshop

IMG_9117Research shows that mindfulness and meditation during pregnancy reduces anxiety , depression, and stress, improves immune function, decreases pain during labor, and has a positive effect on infant development.  In this workshop, learn the benefits of breath and meditation during pregnancy as well as for labor and how.  Take with you a practice you can repeat daily in preparation for labor. Leave feeling renewed. The workshop ends with fika.

Cost- 300 kr per person

Restorative Prenatal Workshop

IMG_9134

In this Restorative Prenatal Workshop, you will be guided through a deeply relaxing and nourishing practice for the prenatal body.  Learn to tap into the rest and restore part of your brain.  With the help of props, you will be able to find relaxation, comfort, pain relief, and a quieting of the senses that allow you to connect deeply with your baby. Take home tools to help you relax in preparation for the journey to meet your baby.

Cost- 300 kr per person

Daddy Doula Workshop

IMG_9191

This workshop is for fathers-to-be. Are you curious how you can support your partner through the labor process? A doula is a labor support person or coach (non medical) that helps the expectant mama both emotionally and physically through the labor process.  Join us and gain some extremely effective hands on techniques for helping her through this journey to meet your baby. This workshop is an excellent addition to our Birth Preparation class or on its own. Bring your partner, become a daddy doula.

Cost-800 per couple.  Fika included.  

Postpartum Nurse Home Visit

IMG_6998

What is a Postpartum Nurse?  A Postpartum Nurse is a nurse that has specialized in the care of the new mom and new baby in the early weeks/months after birth.  First days at home with your baby? Need support? Book a Postpartum visit with Lori 💗. Get help with feeding, giving your baby a bath, learn basic newborn care and safety.  Learn how to care for yourself in the days following your birth.  Learn signs of infection, depression, and warning signs for yourself in the postpartum period.  Learn how to care for  your stitches or incision.  Have all your questions answered.

Cost-1000 kr per hour

 Parent Support Group

IMG_5573

Parent Support is a FREE weekly support group for new moms and dads. Each week we will cover a baby or mama (postpartum) related topic followed by an open discussion. Come with any problems or questions and share your experience with other parents. Find support in others.  Bring cookies or fruit to share.

Cost-FREE. Bring your babe, bring cookies or fruit.

 Prenatal Yoga 

IMG_1579

Why Prenatal Yoga?  Prenatal Yoga allows new and seasoned yoga students to practice yoga for the pregnant body in a safe, modified environment.  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.   Learn positioning specific for the labor and delivery process.  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.  Any missed classes can be made up within a month.  

Mommy & Me Yoga

IMG_1535

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 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.  Any missed classes can be made up within a month. 

Restorative Yoga

FullSizeRender-151
Restorative yoga is designed for the sole purpose of relaxation.  The focus is on the breath and gentle, passive opening of the body.  It is the perfect way for the new mom or dad to destress.  The class taps into the parasympathetic portion of the autonomic nervous system.  It is like a massage for the brain.  Classes are taught in English.

Cost-10 class card, 1500 kr.  Drop in-200 kr.  All classes are nonrefundable.  Any missed classes can be made up within a month.

Gentle Flow Yoga

cropped-cropped-img_89671.jpg

Gentle Flow combines both the intensity of a traditional Hatha Yoga class with a sprinkle of restorative poses, breath work, and focus on relief from day to day 21st century ailments.   This is the perfect class for the new parent to destress.  Lori teaches with a love for alignment, safety, and a light heart.  Classes are taught in English.

Cost-10 Class Card, 1500 kr.  Drop in-200 kr.  All classes are nonrefundable.  Any missed classes can be made up within a month.

Infant & Child CPR in English

FullSizeRender-149

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-700 kr per person.  All classes are nonrefundable, but can be made up within 2 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.  This course is best beginning after 8 weeks of age until your baby begins to crawl.

Cost-400 kr

Mum-to-mum Coaching 

IMG_5519

Mum to Mum coaching are monthly sessions led by Emely Mösko, both professional and mom. This is for both new moms and moms-to-be. Emely has a background in psychology and has been working in the field of coaching, supervising and facilitation for more than 10 years. In her words….

“I know it’s tough to be a mom sometimes, especially when living abroad and not having the usual supportive environment around you. We often feel exhausted, anxious, overwhelmed, helpless… And all it would take sometimes to make us feel better is someone listening, someone that knows exactly how we feel.  That’s why I started the mum to mum coaching. It’s an opportunity to talk, ask questions, get support, share experiences or just to get to know other mums and mingle. Mum to mum coaching is a structured and highly efficient concept on how to get support and ideas from different perspectives within a very short time (max 30 min). You can either present “your case” and ask the other mums for advice or you can support the brainstorming and consultation process. Topics can be anything and everything concerning your actual role as a mum.”

Cost-100 kr, fika included.  

Do Rei Mi for Infants

IMG_6144

In this music and movement class you and your baby will engage in the Kodaly approach to early music learning. You will learn music through sound, singing, hand signs and musical instruments. The Kodaly approach is based on child-development sequences to music learning.  The class is lead by Susanne Garvis, a professor of early childhood education. She has previously worked in Australia before moving to Sweden. Susanne has extensive experience as a preschool teacher and has worked with infants/toddlers, their families and teachers to foster positive learning and development. She is also a Mum who is passionate about early education.

Baby Sign

IMG_5584

Baby sign is a fun way to communicate with your baby before they can speak. You can start signing to your baby from 4 months of age. Babies and infants are able to communicate emotions, gestures and desires from 9-12 months of age. Research suggests it is an effective way to develop a child bond, reduce frustration around communication and increase the richness of linguistic diversity. In this workshop you will learn about basic gestures for routines to baby sign.  The class is lead by Susanne Garvis, a professor of early childhood education. She has previously worked in Australia before moving to Sweden. Susanne has extensive experience as a preschool teacher and has worked with infants/toddlers, their families and teachers to foster positive learning and development. She is also a Mum who is passionate about early education.

Cost-225 per person, fika included.  

Make Time

IMG_5505-2
Make Time is an  arts and crafts session for mom and baby. Conceived and Guided by Lydia, an arts educator and mother of two, Make Time is a time to explore your creative side with your baby. Lydia holds an MA in Arts Education, and has taught all ages in art in the US, Mexico, Belgium and Sweden.  Experiment with new materials and techniques while making something fun with or for your baby.  Appropriate for pre crawling infants.

Cost-150 kr, fika included.  

 

 

 

 

Please note:  Once paid, all classes are nonrefundable, but can be made up within a month.  24 cancellation notice required.  Mamaste ❤

 

Schedule & Booking

Spring, 2018

Our last class before summer vacation is June 28th.  Fall classes resume August 13th 🙂 Click below for scheduling and booking.  Once you book through the booking button, you reserve your spot and your booking is binding.   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.

Online appointments by Smoothbook

Testimonials

Tania, Gothenburg, Sweden

“I’ve attended mommy & me yoga, gentle flow yoga as well as the regular parent support groups and baby workshops. Om Baby classes are varied (from baby sign language to yoga) and fantastic for new moms like me during mammaledig. As a newbie in Gothenburg, I was grateful I could find classes in English and I even found a great community of parents on the same journey as we are. Lori is an incredibly talented, knowledgable and wonderful person in general. Highly highly recommend!”

Pelin, Gothenburg, Sweden

“I do not know what I would do without Om Baby as a newmom and a newbie in Gothenburg! It is beyond offering high quality classes, you are also welcomed by an amazing group of international moms. I attended Mommy&me yoga, infant massage class, weekly support groups and several workshops. It is my go to place to enjoy activities with my 6months old. Highly reccomended!”

Lisa, Gothenburg, Sweden

“I went to both baby massage and CPR for babies and infants with Lori and I really enjoyed it! Lori is a wonderful teacher and I can highly recommend Om Baby!”

Anya, Gothenburg, Sweden

“I attended the breastfeeding class with Lori. It was really informative and we had time to ask all of our questions. It was great to hear about all the ways to trouble shoot, prevent and find solutions to breastfeeding problems. I feel much more confident now.”

Marianna, Gothenburg, Sweden

“I have done prenatal yoga, birth preparation class, the cpr course for baby and infants, baby and mom yoga and baby massage with Lori. I loved all the courses and I would highly recommend them to everyone.”

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.”

Charlotte, Gothenburg, Sweden

“A really informative and well taught infant/pediatric CPR course! Lori was great at explaining things clearly step by step, answered any questions we had and gave us plenty of time to practice with certified CPR dolls (infant and child size). Wonderful chance to have an experienced teacher who has been working as a NICU nurse in both the US and Sweden for years! Feeling confident in my CPR skills now!”

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!”