Anita Kelder (RMT, Certified Yoga Teacher, and Professional Birth Doula) has been a registered massage therapist since 2005 in good standing with NHPC Alberta massage governing body. She finished her yoga teacher training in 2004 from Prana Yoga School in Vancouver. As a birth doula she has been guiding & supporting birthing families since training in 2013 with Dona International and learning advanced body balancing techniques with various midwives. Anita is also a mother of two children and can be found playing in the mountains with them. Her passion for birth, babies and empowering women during the dynamic adventure of pregnancy and birth inspires her to continue to pursue advanced education in pre and post natal care, and in the near future, pediatrics care.
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Anita has a wonderful pregnancy table that allows the mother to be massaged in a face down position. This allows for the pressure of the growing baby to be taken off of the mother's muscles and ligaments, giving her body the chance to completely relax. An evaluation will take place prior to the massage to understand the mother's goals and needs for her changing body.
A few common pregnancy issues that can be dealt with:
After baby is born your body begins another transition. Massage provides relief for issues including:
The addition of a doula to your birth team is invaluable to families no matter what kind of birth you have. Having the support of a trained birth care professional who is unwavering and unbiased can make both parents feel confident and at ease to help have a truly enjoyable birthing experience.
Learn daily activities to balance your pregnant body to make space for your baby's best birth position. Each week, the first 30 minutes of the class will be dedicated to teaching you techniques for optimal fetal positioning and body balancing. These easy alignment exercises can be done at any stage of pregnancy AND throughout labour!
The last 60 minutes of class will be a gentle flow that will incorporate the following:
Once you get the OK from your health care provider - generally six to eight weeks after birth. We will work through a sequenced flow that will address:
Balance in your body can start early in pregnancy:
Overdue & baby not engaged yet:
Head down is not enough fetal repositioning can help with:
Also see our Easier Birth class, below.
A childbirth preparation class for a more comfortable birth. This hands on partner class will help parents achieve a more comfortable pregnancy and birth with proven techniques that work!This class shows you how to:
Birth Doula, Massage, and Fetal Positioning packages are available, please enquire for more information!
"For my first pregnancy, I didn't have a doula, and had big difficulties during the delivery due to a posterior fetal position. I had had no idea that such a thing could cause issues ... I thought if the baby was
head down, all was good. For my second pregnancy, I wanted to avoid the same issues so when I found out about Anita and her work with Spinning Babies, I was ecstatic. Working with Anita, I learned about fetal position and how
to determine it based on my tummy shape and fetal movements. Sure enough, I was feeling Baby spending more and more time posterior ... Anita came to my home in Hinton to help me do some exercises, and by the time she left, my belly had completely
changed shape and I could feel the movements indicating the ideal position. Success!! In my final trimester, her massages helped ease my aches and pains so that I could actually get some sleep at night. During delivery, Anita was also essential -- it was so comforting to have her around. She helped my husband help me. I would not go through pregnancy, labour & delivery again without her support :) "
"Anita's knowledge and her well-rounded education in various areas of the birthing field eased my fears about trusting someone outside of the Western medical field for the birth of my first child. In addition to all of these things, her compassion, her caring and professionalism brought me back to her for the birth of my second child. Anita was there to make me as comfortable as possible and to help me have the healthiest births possible, within my circumstances. Anita was there for my husband when he was unsure of his role or what was happening at the moment. She was there for both of us and we can't thank her enough."
"As Anita is also a birth doula and RMT, it was a no brainer to do my pre and postnatal yoga sessions with her. Not only did the prenatal yoga classes feel great on my body, it also helped prepare me both physically and mentally for child birth. The postnatal Mom and Baby yoga was a perfect opportunity for me to slowly ease back into exercise, learn massage and yoga for my baby, and spend time with new moms. I enjoyed these sessions so much that I would drive from Hinton to Jasper every week to be in Anita's classes."
Serving the communities of Jasper, Hinton, Edson, Grande Cache, and Valemount. Consultations can be conducted at your location or mine.
Phone: 780-820-0484 (call or text)