Baby Barre

Pregnancy Ballet

Om Baby is super excited to announce Baby Barre, ballet class for the expectant and new mom  Classes start in the spring. Details coming soon!!

Join Lori as we explore the basics of ballet while preparing the body for delivery or restrengthen the body after birth. Lori, neonatal and postpartum nurse and founder of Om Baby, trained professionally with The Ailey School in New York City.  Join her in a fun and safe ballet class for the pregnant or postpartum body. Wear your baby to class 

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Free Intro to Developmental Infant Massage

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Join us next Tuesday, April 20, for a FREE introduction to Developmental Infant Massage.  This type of massage is best for babies around 8 weeks of age when there is better head and neck control.  Bring a towel and some oil and bask in the benefits of infant massage.  Massage benefits to baby include an increased breath capacity, better digestion, relief from colic, decreased stress hormones, increased happy hormones, and bonding time with mom or dad.

Tuesday, April 20th, 1500-1600

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Spring Schedule

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Hi everyone!  The spring schedule is now up with new classes added.  Beginning March 7th, we meet every Tuesday for Breastfeeding Support, Developmental Infant Massage, Mommy & Me Yoga, and Prenatal Yoga.  Space is limited so book your spot today!  In addition, we will be offering monthly Birth Preparation, Breastfeeding Preparation, and Infant/Child CPR courses.  Please note also that we will be meeting in a new location, Miraallén 39.  See you soon 🙂

Happy Holidays & Thank You!!!

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Happy holidays, everyone!  Thank you so much for your support in Om Baby’s constant growth!  Together, we have created an amazing network for parents-to-be and new parents here in Gothenburg.  It’s been an honor to witness the blooming friendships and support you have become for one another.  I look forward to meeting you all again in 2017 and continuing our important work together.  All classes start back the first week of March.  Check back for the complete schedule and sign up in January.  I keep class sizes small for your benefit so as always-first come, first served.  God jul och gott nytt år!!

Xoxo!

Lori

Developmental Baby Massage <3

FullSizeRender-38Hi Om Baby parents and caregivers!!!  It’s Lori checking in from London.  Hope you are all having a nice weekend!

Om Baby is growing in both numbers and services.  I see new faces in class almost every week and so enjoy watching bellies and babies grow.  I can’t thank you all enough for giving me the opportunity to do what I love most, teach.  We will soon be offering both Developmental Infant Massage classes and Newborn CPR classes (dates soon to be announced)!!

My background (for those who may not know) is in postpartum (30 day period after delivery of baby) and neonatal (newborn period) nursing.  I have worked as a nurse in these areas for the past twelve years both in the U.S. and Sweden.  In addition, I have certifications in prenatal and postnatal yoga.  I lovvvve what I do.  I love the babies, love the parents, love teaching.  Om Baby is my baby.

Om Baby was actually “conceived” out of the urging of friends here in Gothenburg that were pregnant or new parents.  I became (to my joy) their pregnancy and baby “consultant.”  It was at their suggestion that there was a need for pregnancy and baby services for English speaking expats that I started.  My students come from all over the world as well as right here in Sweden.  I can’t thank you all enough for supporting this endeavour and for those who show up every week despite being sleep deprived or with a crying baby.

I have been planning to blog here since I started Om Baby back in October.  This weekend has been so inspiring that I thought there was no better time than now to start.  I am spending the weekend here in London where I am taking a teacher certification course in developmental baby massage.  I just walked in the door to my hotel room and could not wait to share a little of my amazing day with you!

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Close contact between mom, dad, and baby is as important as food and shelter.  Skin to skin contact should start right at birth whether you deliver your baby
naturally or by caesarean section.  You can begin introducing your baby to his/her
belly and gentle “massage” as soon as shortly after birth.  Early tummy time encourages your baby to breathe more deeply, stretches and strengthens the back and neck, soothes the tummy, and above all is relaxing.

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Skin to skin in the operating room right after delivery ❤

Around 8 to 10 weeks of age, developmental infant massage can be introduced.  It is a weekly class that is designed to relax and bond mom/dad and baby, soothe a colicky baby, encourage flexibility of the hips and shoulders, and encourage opening and strengthening of the spine that leads to sitting and eventually standing.  A four week commitment is highly recommended to see the benefit.

Stay tuned for our updated schedule and please share with your friends (expats and natives alike)!!  I teach classes in English but speak Swedish and often add a sprinkle of Swedish here and there.  Again, thank you all for your support!!