Is your question about which techniques are right for you? Please check here and in FAQs (frequently asked questions) before emailing. Whatever your question, Gail is going to begin with "Balance," the first Principle. Simply reading The 3 Principles articles will answer most questions - in other words, start with balance and the rest usually works itself out.
Gail would like to answer all emails. With many emails a day, she may miss an email or give a short answer from time to time. Please don't be offended. Also, visit the Facebook page for SpinningBabies, you can read what other's wrote and find answers there and get a quick response there, too.
Here's another way to get a short answer. Ask her something like,
"What should I do for my breech baby?" or
"What should I do for my posterior baby?"
I can tell you with great confidence the answer you'll get will be, "Come visit the Spinning Babies Website!"
Here's another one,
Q: "How can I tell what position my baby is in?"
A: "Check out Belly Mapping on the Spinning Babies Website or buy the Belly Mapping Workbook."
Now there are more advanced questions that are still quite common. These questions and answers are listed on Frequently Asked Questions.
On the other hand, of course, some questions are unique, and Gail still might be able to help you with it.
Please consider a phone consultation or joining an online chat or class. A consultation option is being prepared for mid Sept. 2013.
Because so many women are now emailing with concerns for upcoming births, Gail is offering consultations for a fee. Not only does it help her manage her time, but it offers the personal reassurance that women seek through one-to-one contact.
Let's make it work for both of us.
Be mindful that Gail is on Central Time which is 6 hours earlier than Greenich Time. Go to the "Store" section and click on "One-to-One's". There will be a way to pay and then together we'll set a time within a week (unless Gail is doing intensive traveling or at a long birth or something, which is rare but happens). If a second call is needed for follow up, there will be no charge for a second call of less than 30 minutes.
Gail Tully is not a doctor. She is not a therapist. Counseling is as "a friend who knows about birth." Gail can't answer those questions about pelvic or spinal surgeries, malformations, diseases, etc. and how they effect birth. She desires to help women feel confident for their upcoming births or to find sense about a birth in which a challenge to fetal positioning or labor progress led to a birth outcome that the woman has questions about. She can't tell you how to manage your labor, or comment on your care provider. She can listen and offer insights.
If you are going to set up a consultation phone call to ask Gail questions, she'll want to know some things to help her answer. Your call is confidential and your story is respected.
How far along you are. Tell her how many weeks pregnant you are. Your due date marks the end of the 40th week. Count backwards on the same day of the week each week on the calendar. Example, If you are 40 weeks on March 14, you are 39 weeks on March 7th, for instance, and 38 weeks on February 29 (or 28th in leap year).
Gail will want to know where you live. This is helpful in the chance she has a referral for you. It also helps her learn about birth communities around the globe. So thank you for sending along what city you live in.
Gail may want to know who's helping you. Is it a midwife or a doctor, family practice or Obstetrician. Do you have a doula. These details may be useful to develop a strategy for a mother who wants to avoid a cesarean for a breech, VBAC, or wants to try activities in labor.
Give some back ground
Your last birth
This is my first birth, there was no "previous" birth
Was a cesarean
Was long and/or difficult - a few details filled in by you here, like length of pushing.
Was breech but now head down?
Was anterior but now posterior? etc.
Then ask your question!
What do you want Gail to address for you?
Again, please try to find your answers here or on other websites, with your careproviders and your community of supportive birth activists, family and friends. Everything you need is given within your self or your community of support, I believe. Though some women will have to drive far and others will have to stay home to get the births they want. This is your life and we support your decisions.
Most of your questions will be answered on this website. I need your feedback when you can't find what your looking for. And please send your story if we can share it on our Stories pages.