Daily Essentials: Activities for pregnancy comfort and easier birth
Spinning Babies new Video featuring Blooma's Sarah Longacre
Or, purchase the DVD to be mailed to your home:
Find Your Balance
Move your way towards an easier birth.
Nature has a plan for a woman's birthing body to open for baby to emerge. Yet, sitting through 12+ years of school, spending time in cars, in front of a computer, or relaxing on the couch all reduce pelvic flexibilty. A more flexible pelvis can support your desires for your baby to have an easier birth. Is your body back to balance?
Regular stretching make a remarkable difference.
Daily Activities, a gentle 35-minute stretch into birth. Step by step instructions anyone can use!
Yoga Sarah Longacre integrates Daily Activities into a 28-minute Blooma Yoga Flow
Move Smart: Immediately, gain insights on how to move ways that encourage fetal positioning.
More on how to sit correctly on a ball, in the car, on a couch.
Reduce pregnancy discomforts such as sciatica, pelvic instability, symphysis pubis weakness, sore back or hips. Keep your pelvis dynamic!
Forward Leaning Inversion - the daily -do that relieves back and hip pain and makes room for baby to move head down and anterior. Gravity friendly and fun ways towards easier childbirth.
79 minutes of action and learning
- Daily Essentials
- Move Smart
- Rest Smart
- Forward Leaning Inversion
- Blooma Yoga Flow
Daily Essentials prepares women for easier birth and increases pregnancy comfort.
Each move is choreographed to prepare muscles, joints and ligaments for “opening day!” Start Streaming now. Your comfort is waiting for this happy, daily habit. Each day brings us closer or further from our dreams. We're here to support an easier birth for you. Join your own parade and celebrate your birth.
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Products are shipped out of Minnesota and usually take 1-2 weeks for the 48 lower states or 2-3 weeks for other countries and Alaska and Hawaii.
$14.95 USD -US ShippingPlus Shipping and handling
Written for parents - but professionals love it!
48 pages, 100 illustrations and photos.
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"Gail’s calm approach includes affirmations of trusting birth to make this booklet a joy to share with families in a midwife’s care." -Midwifery Today Website.
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Lilac Birth Ball
WE ARE OUT OF BALLS WITH PUMPS. 65 cm is the size for people 5' to 5' 7" or 152 to 170 centimeters.
This is a special purchase to get birthie purple!
I just love mine so I am making them available while they last.
The actual color is lilac, actually, the lower picture shows the accurate color.
This is a picture of my ball in my garden. I sit on it at my desk.
Get the purple ball in a poly bag with two plugs, and a (non-pregnancy) exercise poster. There are no balls with pumps left.
Choose the second "drop-down" selection.
You must now have a pump already! Do not order the one with the pump now. This is for a purple ball only. Choose carefully.
Actual color is lilac purple.
Live in Minnesota? You gotta order here, then. That's nice.
Minnesota residents must add sales tax. The ball is mailed USPS.
Already have a birth ball? Be sure to pump up the ball so that your hips are equal or a little higher than your knees. An underinflated (squishy) ball is not effective in supporting your back or aiding the belly to be a hammock for a gestating one. Every few months, give your ball some fresh air!
If you are a Certified Professional Midwife, you may earn 2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by watching the DVD and taking the post test. Buy the MEAC CEU option now ($25) or read more to decide... THE RSD DVD is out of print. You can use these CEUs if you watch your friend's copy of the DVD. Get a group of 5 CPMs and get a discount on CEUs. Buy 4 and get 5 CEU certificates when CPMs register (simply by listing names and the date of the gathering) as a group and attaching the posttests to the email. Easy right?
Download the English Parent Belly Mapping handout pdf.[Adobe Acrobat PDF - 1.96 MB]
Download Espanol Mapeo del Vientre Para los Padres [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 1.84 MB]
Your order will be mailed out within three working days. Expect your item(s) to arrive in the continental USA within 8-10 days or two weeks, and to HI or AK in two weeks. Over seas or an APO address? It may take several weeks.
Check your product immediately and contact Gail letting her know you are sending it back if it is broken or wrecked. Check your video right away! If it doesn't play, try in on a computer less than 7 years old.
A 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!
Spinning Babies Childbirth Preparation Class
Soon pregnant parents around the world can take a Spinning Babies class from their own monitor! Join six couples as they learn the reason why Spinning Babies works and how it can 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).
See how to do these birth preparation techniques.
A companion to Daily Essentials, Spinning Babies Childbirth Preparation Class goes beyond the basics. Simple props show complex concepts sweetly. Little-known anatomy is linked to childbirth and the role of fetal positioning.
The section on labor discusses two labor patterns- the one "promised" in other books and the unexpected one associated with the posterior labor. Learn techniques to help baby through the pelvis.
Empowering with practical skills.
Filmed in Minneapolis at Everday-Miracles Pregnancy Center. This video is all Spinning Babies.
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 Daily Essentials April 2014; for Spinning Babies Parent Class, Fall 2014.