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Spinning Babies is an approach to childbirth preparation like no other.

Mom's job is to dilate, but baby' s job is to rotate. When baby's job is easier, labor is easier for mother as well. Spinning Babies offers 3 Principles for any childbirth method to empower childbearing women. 

 

 

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Gail - 

I wanted to update you! We welcomed our spinning babies baby this week. I had two hours of active labor - which I certainly believe happened because all of my muscles and ligaments were able to work together flawlessly! 

He was born at a local birthing center, assisted by wonderful midwives but caught by me! He quite literally "spun" out into the jacuzzi! 

Though the maternity provider is focused on cervical dilation, labor progress is often dependent on baby's rotation. To fit the pelvis, the baby often rotates, or spins around, to face mother's back--and does so whenever possible. Spinning Babies shows how to make rotation easier for the baby.

Spinning Babies is the active part of patience. 

 

"I caught three babies in 24 hours and saved TWO from C/S with Spinning Babies techniques." -- Aszani Stoddard, CNM

 

Spinning Babies begins with a series of activities for Balancing the mother's body. When a mother's body is generally balanced, or symmetrical, and what I mean is that she doesn't have a misaligned pelvis or have super tight ligaments or muscles on one  or both sides of her uterus.

Balance helps the baby aim into the pelvis more easily. Body balancing comes through body work and a woman's own activities.

 

"Thank you for all that you're doing to spread the word that babies can and do spin into more optimal positions for birth with a little well guided support!!  You've positively changed the outcomes of many, many births and are a blessing in the lives of the families involved!"

Angel Phillips, CST, Blessing Way Bodywork, Craniosacral Therapy for Mother and Child
www.angelphillipscst.com

 

Spinning Babies also maintains the trust of birth through traditional midwifery skills for the long labor. This skills are being lost quickly around the world but not here!

Medical help is sometimes necessary, helpful, and occasionally life saving. I'm all for the cooperative, appropriate use of medical interventions. Our challenge, Granolas and Techies alike, is to know when intervention is appropriate. I expect that everyone is doing the best they can for the mother and child - especially the mother and child!

 

Spinning Babies? -Doesn't sound very nice. Sounds, kind of, like juggling kittens. --  Andrea Millage, Minnesota.

 

Spinning Babies never uses force or manipulation.  Gentle techniques and movements can and do improve birth outcomes. Many of these techniques involve postures and activities a thoughtful pregnant woman will feel comfortable doing at home.

This is the website where we talk about fetal positioning. That means baby's position in the womb. A large minority of posterior and breech babies (but 100% of babies lying sideways in the womb in a Transverse Lie) may need surgery to get born.

Spinning Babies offers a way to reduce birth complications due to fetal malposition.

Pregnant women will enjoy figuring out their baby's position over the course of a few evenings. There are pages here that can help you. If you're ready for more detail, you can purchase my Belly Mapping Workbook. Its a packed 48 pages with over 100 illustrations and photos showing you exactly how to tell your baby's position.

Tips on flipping a breech or coping with a posterior labor. Most pregnant women will be able to Belly Map by their 7th month. Buy a Belly Mapping Booklet today.

 

 

Spinning Babies extends the concepts of Optimal Fetal Positioning. OFP is a break-through concept in childbirth. Read the description of Optimal Fetal Positioning and praise for the midwife/childbirth educator duo who began it on my Optimal Fetal Positioning article.

 

"You are a treasure, Gail. I use your website at so many births (I seem to attract these malpositioned babies). I've sent you a paypal donation before and will again. Who knows how many labors were shortened by hours because of the information on Spinning Babies."

Warmly,
H B, doula, Chicago

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