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Friday, July 22, 2011

After a long rest, we have an Announcement!

Fall registrations begin August 22nd! The website and new phone # will be live that date as well.
So sorry to those who are wondering what is happening at Birth Rhythms!  2011 began with the arrival of my grand-daughter who has been an absolute joy to have around. I let her little face gobble up tons of my time, but I have been busy attending births, and making BIG plans for something new in Saskatoon.  A while back I casually asked if women here thought they would frequent a centre that was based on support services for pregnancy, birth and the first year of parenting. The response was overwhelming and I got inspired. Firstly its not like I had to go create a pile of amazing programs, you see, they are already out there. Many many other doulas, childbirth educators, and mommies with small businesses who cater to exactly this period of life are scattered around Saskatoon.  Running out of our home offices or a nook in the baby room has been working for us.

Now, we have come together and will be sharing space in the New Birth Rhythms Pregnancy and Parenting Health Centre in Saskatoon.  It is due to open September 5th, 2011, with all program registrations beginning mid-August.  When I first took my website down last year to re-vamp I really struggled with what it should look like. I was having a doula-identity crisis.  I felt like we were about to make a big change but couldn't quite put my finger on it. Let's just say, it is now coming together perfectly! It too will go live mid-August .

Thank you to all those who have been helping make this vision a reality for the ones we love; the mamas!

While Birth Rhythms still specializes in Doula services, we are excited to bring together so many other amazing supports. Click on the photo to enlarge it. Get a little taste of what is to come!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Passages, a new class to help you discover the path to your best birth!

Passages is an ELECTRIC movement and birth success class rolled into one! During this 7 week prenatal adventure you can explore dance moves big and small from, Middle Eastern, African and Latin traditions meant for birthing, get to know how your baby wants you to move during birth and discover what kind of birth YOU really want!

This 90 minute class combines mental and physical birth preparation in an active format as well as focused weekly discussion and a great book that we will review together. Partners are invited out for class # 6 to join in the adventure. Come out and have some fun with that belly while you still can!

Beginning Sunday January 16th. 7-8:30pm Regularly $125,

FREE to the first SEVEN! expectant mamas who post here!

50% off for the next FIVE women after that!!!!

( This does not include the cost of the book~$25)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Winterbelly Special! Infant Massage training for parents to warm up your baby's bits. Birthtalk! mom's group for you!

We will offer two winter sessions for Infant Massageon Mondays 6-7 pm.

February 28th-March 28th. 

All classes are held at the Birth Rhythms Studio in Oshun House.

Birth Rhythms will give 50% off this class to the first three moms who register before January 20th and include their birth story.

Each Infant Massage class is followed by our 90 minute Birthtalk! session. This group is designed as fun peer support for pregnant and new moms. We discuss a different topic each week and often watch birth and early parenting related videos. It is a drop-in class 7-8:30 pm for only $5. Come whenever you need some adult conversation and support from those who are going through the same phases of life!

I know there are many moms who have expressed an interest in Infant Massage, so I have tracked down an amazing teacher and a course that goes WAY beyond the basics for you. In addition to all the great research about increased mother-baby bonding, infant massage is now proving to be an excellent treatment program for mothers who are suffering from postpartum depression.

This is a hands on class for parents to learn how to safely and therapeutically massage their babies. You may come as a couple or alone with your newborn.

It consists of five 1 hour classes, once a week. Each class has a specific focus and covers a different body routine and concern ie: colic pains, growing pains, teething etc... Sunava will lead the class with a doll, and couples work on their babies.

You will need to bring a small bottle of natural oil( olive, , sunflower, shea butter etc..) If you wouldn't eat it you should not use it on your baby's skin!!

You need a blanket/and a change pad in case baby goes to the bathroom, as they are usually naked from the waist down. A copy of the book Infant Massage, A Handbook for Loving Parents by Vimala Schneider McClure is included in the class price. This is a great book and includes all of the pictures of the routines for the body.

The 5 week class is $150/couple.

Sunava Hintz has been an RMT and Doula in Saskatoon for 18 years.You can click here to read her bio.

To register contact Lisa at 612-3777 or email