Happy 2020 Om Baby Mamas, Papas, and Babies!! Here is our first newsletter of 2020. Hope you had a wonderful holiday season whether still expecting, in the newborn period, or thriving as new parents. And for those that have struggled in any way in 2019 through pregnancy, birth, or have experienced loss, we are thinking of you too. You are never alone!!!
2019 was such a wonderful year for Om Baby! With all of our classes nearly at capacity, the word is spreading. It is thanks to you! Please keep spreading the word of all our services. Remember, for every referred yoga booking you get two free yoga classes.
Beginning in 2020, for those willing, Om Baby would like to share a photo of each baby born on our Instagram and Facebook, a birth announcement if you will. If interested, send a photo with whatever information you are willing to share.
All of our classes begin week 8. Booking is already up. As classes are small, it is important to book your spot before it’s gone. Also beginning in February, Monica will be in house once a month offering massage during support group. I will care for your baby while you get a few minutes to yourselves. Booking is not up yet. Don’t forget to book your spots in support group as they will fill up.
If you have not already, please join Om Baby Parents on Facebook. It is a group driven by Om Baby alumni. There are events and tons of support as well as excellent resources for your new family in Gothenburg. If you are not already following Om Baby Facebook, please do as there are a lot of new courses and events upcoming in 2020. And don’t forget about Om Baby’s Food Train for new or struggling parents. We bring free meals to you! All you need to do is sign up. It’s under Om Baby’s Facebook Groups. Om Baby meets the first Tuesday of every month for Birth Trauma Support and every other Tuesday for Parent Support. Every Friday is Breastfeeding Support. Details on our website. Another excellent resource for those new to baby and parenting world is Gothenburg Parents
In April I will be heading to the Organization for Doulas in Sweden (ODIS) in Stockholm to give a talk and set fire to bringing postpartum support back. Did you know that traditionally women in history have had someone to care for them the first many weeks after birth? My dream with Om Baby is that one day every parent and new baby will have any and all support they need after birth.
Night Doula Support
Beginning in February, Doulas of Gothenburg are offering a Night Doula special for parents in need of a night or two of rest. We arrive around 10 and stay with and care for your baby all night. If you are exclusively breastfeeding, we bring baby to you for each feed. If you are mixed bottle and breast, we can give your baby their dream feed and see to them during the night. In the morning, when you and your partner wake up, you will wake to a tidy house and nice breakfast to start your day. All of the Doulas of Gothenburg are both Infant CPR trained and Certified Postpartum Doulas through Om Baby. This will book fast, so don’t hesitate. Only 2000 kr!!
Don’t forget that Om Baby offers private Lactation Consultations for any mama struggling with breastfeeding. This can be anything from struggle with latch to pumping, weaning, breastfeeding strikes, and everything in between. It can even mean deciding to end your breastfeeding journey. We support you in any decision you make. While breastfeeding is ideal, it does not make you a bad mother if you decide it is not working for you. We help you come up with a plan that works best for you and your baby and support any and every feeding decision you desire.
Thanks to all that donated last year! Om Baby will continue leading donation drives in conjunction with Doulas of Gothenburg. We will begin taking donations again in Week 8. You can drop your donations at Om Baby on the first Wednesday of every month. You can also drop donations at Gos Butiken on Magasinsgatan.
Wishing each and every one of you a happy and healthy new year! See you all in February.