Gail offers one-hour phone consultations to help you plan for your upcoming birth or address a past birth.
Gail is not a doctor nor a therapist and cannot help with medical management questions or mental health treatment. She can offer an experienced ear, a compassionate heart and insights to your situation. She is practical without being jugemental and pragmatic without being ideological. But she'll tell you as she sees it.
1. Click on the payment link and pay for the consultation hour.
2. Receive an email from her with time choices within the next week. A delay may be possible when Gail is traveling where internet is scarce or her time is being in classes from dawn to night and traveling. That's monthly but not every week.
- Please tell Gail in your reply what your time zone is! We have to coordinate times.
- Please tell Gail 2 sentences to decribe your goal for the phone call.
- Please tell Gail a brief description of your births, your situation, the background for the call
- Please give Gail 1-3 times you are available
- You can email birth records and a written paragraph giving me permission to read them.
3. Call Gail at the hour agreed upon. A back up time may be chosen in case you or Gail have a birth or a time conflict.
4. If Gail recommends a follow up phone call, there will be no additional charge for the first 30 minutes. There will be a $25 dollar charge for the second 30 minutes or portion there of.
5. Skype might be an option instead of the phone. Send Gail your Skype name in your email and she will send a request for being a Skype friend/contact that you will click on to accept before we can talk.
In person meetings are sometimes available in Gail's Minneapolis/St. Paul area or where she is traveling for workshops (see Calendar). A one-hour meeting payment is made on the website at the time of scheduling.
A full refund is given if Gail is not available for the first time choice or the second "rain date" time choice. You could also email Gail to arrange for times first, before you go through the payment process.
No refund is available once the phone call or meeting takes place. If you are disappointed in the phone call there is still no refund once the phone call has taken place. If you cancel the call 24 hours in advance or more there is no charge. Within 24 hours there is no refund. If Gail wonders where you are because you miss the call, you will have to begin again with Step 1, Payment.
Phone consultations give women a chance to process their upcoming or previous birth experience. This can be considered a peer support conversation. One-to-one is often an empowering and nurturing experience with some personal growth challenges to help create a new opportunity for healing, awareness and to make our dreams come true.
Think about what you want to discuss, and write out your questions and needs. Gail will want to know how many weeks pregnant you are, if you are pregnant. She'll want to know what city you are in and which child this is for your or which children's birth you are discussing (first, second, how many years apart). It will be helpful to tell her the weights of babies, lengths of labors and whether we're talking about a VBAC, a hospital/birth center/home birth, etc. Any records you might scan and email are not fully protected. Even though I wouldn't share them and will delete them after our meeting, because of email, I am not able to protect our privacy, yours or mine, on any thing emailed.
Your call is confidential and you will be respected.
A co-venture video experience with Spinning Babies and Blooma Yoga! Coming Soon!
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.