Once baby flips head down
A common question here at Spinning Babies is, "Now that my baby is head down, should I continue the exercises?" Balance only improves with balancing.
Give yourself a few days of brisk long walks. Wear a pregnancy belt. Do sidelying release on both sides daily for a while and then 2x a week. Keep balancing. You've done good work, but keep going so tight muscles don't return and add their mischief again.
After that if your baby is favoring your right side, firm more on the right than left, resume the 30-second forward-leaning inversions but not the breech tilts. Continue with the pelvic stabilizing exercises and psoas release, and any myofascial releases (standing or abdominal release).
Spinning Babies Parent Class
Soon pregnant parents around the world can take a Spinning Babies class from their own monitor! Join six couples and find out how Spinning Babies might enhance your labor and birth.
Real consultations with two couples right at our class location, one with a breech baby (head up) and one with a baby in a transverse lie (lying sideways).
A companion to Daily Essentials (below), Spinning Babies Parent Class goes beyond the basics. Simple props show complex concepts. Little-known anatomy is linked fetal positioning.
The section on labor discusses two labor patterns- the one "promised" in other books and the unexpected labor pattern associated with the posterior labor.
Learn techniques to help baby through the pelvis.
Empowering birth with practical know-how.
Filmed in Minneapolis at Everday-Miracles Pregnancy Center. This video is all Spinning Babies.
Purchase this co-venture video experience with Spinning Babies and Blooma Yoga!
Spinning Babies; Daily Essentials Video
Together Sarah Longacre, international prenatal yoga instructor and birth doula, and Gail Tully, yours truly, created a unique instructional video for flexibility and comfort in pregnancy and to support better fetal positioning in time for birth.
Here are daily activities for stretching and balancing a pregnant body. Start early in pregnancy to prepare to make the most space for baby's best birth position and the most ease for mother's opening during the birth process.
We begin the program for women of average flexibility (or just plain stiff to start with) and beginner tips. But soon, you'll be ready to move freely! That's when Sarah brings the stretches all together into her easy to follow, playful, sensual, and flowing "Blooma Style" daily routine.
Sarah's "dance of opening," moves joints and ligaments to come alive under the delightful melody and percussions of Carin Vagle. This isn't about core strength; its about freedom of movement and creating space in the body.
Sarah plays along with Gail's little game of "Flashlight" to show pregnant women how to evaluate their own posture and positions. Smart Maternal Positioning helps baby snuggle their backs into the front of the womb for Optimal Fetal Positioning.
Daily Essentials includes tips for using Maternal Positioning around the house. Actual scenes in the bedroom, living room and even the bathroom. Practical instruction like no other video. You will be sleeping more comfortably immediately when using these tips. Within a week or two many pregnancy discomforts of the pelvis and lower back may be reduced when all these nurturing techniques are integrated into your daily lifestyle.
Spinning Babies and Blooma Yoga-- a natural collaborative!
Blooma Yoga Prenatal Yoga for AM and PM
Warm up in the morning and cool down in the evening in two 30-minute sequences. Sarah Longacre shares her own blossoming pregnancy to the exquisite music of Carin Vagle. Sarah's affirmations will carry you through labor with emotional strength and encouragement. Bring your hormones into harmony with the day. Cool down at night with a sleep enhancing stretch before bed. This video is all Blooma! Blooma's AM/PM Yoga
All three videos are professionally produced by Melissa Koch of Grey Duck Productions, with stills by Tanya Villano Photography, each of these three videos are dynamic on their own. Together they will enhance your pregnancy and labor experience with fun and empowerment in the most practical manner. Feel hope for your birth abilities, this is support for your journey. Gain the confidence and flexibility to fully bloom. I believe these videos carry the potential to bring your best birth dreams into the gentle reality.
Compassionately priced. Estimated Due Date for Spinning Babies Parent Class, November, 2014.