Resolving Shoulder Dystocia DVD

 The Resolving Shoulder Dystocia DVD is for all birth providers.2 hours  

$60 USD

  • Studio class, and
  • Practice drills and role playing
  • Five types and techniques shown with doll and pelvis
  • Midwives telling their own stories 
  • Educators, study groups, distributors, call Gail for the bulk rate
  • Option to earn 2 MEAC CEUs for CPMs with post test... Make an evening of it with your midwife friends. This is not a video meant for parents and doulas, but is an entire class on shoulder dystocia for midwives. Nurses and Doctors have appreciated it and now a couple hospitals have included portions in their inservice trainnings.


"Dear Birth Light Midwives,
Your shipping charge for your Resolving Shoulder Dystocia DVD was over charged. Here is $11.17 back. Thanks for your order!" 

There is quite a difference in how I teach you to resolve a stuck shoulder than what you learned elsewhere. Testimonies below:

You learn to assess how the shoulders are lying, meaning where are they according to the diameter and the depth of the pelvis. When you know the way the shoulder(s) are stuck, you can more quickly match the proper technique to save time... and maybe a life. 

Fear dissolves as you go step by step. Yet, you will learn far more than a formula! That's why this is so well praised.

Midwives all over the country tell me this is working and they are no longer afraid. It doesn't mean it will be easy, but you can have learned what is going on inside the mother and what to do to get baby out quickly. Save a life. Get this DVD.

 NTSC (I do not have it in PAL) 



RSD DVD Options




Praise for Resolving Shoulder Dystocia

Gail teaching RSD at MANA


Thank you taking the time at MANA to teach me how to turn a Shoulder Dystocia baby the right way. I was able to save a very stuck baby yesterday without a panic because my hands knew what to look for and do! My gratitude can not be described with words!

-Midwife Sara Bolger.

Dr. Rachael Rapacz, great support for any mother desiring natural childbirth in a hospital setting!


From Facebook: Rachael Rapacz

"really hates shoulder dystocia. However, I hate it much less than before I took Gail Tully's dystocia course, probably the most useful CME [Continuing Medical Education] I've ever done. Baby is great, and great big..." 

Later, Dr. Rapacz said, "I'll buy a copy, Gail, and probably an extra for the residents, although really there is no substitute for doing the workshop. Still, a DVD is a start for some and a review for me. Highly recommended all you birthy folks out there!!"

Dr. Rachael Rapacz, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota




"Just wanted to tell you that I am so, so, so happy I took the Resolving Shoulder 

Dystocia workshop in Richmond this past winter! I had a 4 1/2 minute SD a week ago with an unexpected 11lb 6 oz baby! I went for that posterior arm while having mom go from a half leaning, half standing position to a knee-chest position. ...couldn't have done it without having your thoughtful instruction. Mom and baby are doing great. I am still recovering because that baby gave me a run for my money...but I am celebrating!  
Thank you Gail!"            Blessings, [Midwife] Bettie Sheets


Hi Gail
I just watched your DVD and loved it! I found it so much more informative than what we have been taught at university, especially with real life footage (a little difficult to see in the water but still great).
Have you read the book “Labor Progress Handbook” (3rd ed) by Penny Simkin & Ruth Ancheta? I only ask because I don’t remember you mentioning it in your presentation so I was wondering what you thought of it. [LOVE it!!!] They feature your ‘Belly Mapping’ in this book.
Also I wanted to ask where on your website is the Flip FLOP chart ? ...
Are you still going to publish your book next year? Please keep me informed if you do as I’d really like to get it.
Kind regards,
Caron Spurway, Midwifery student in Australia

Gail and Vicky Hedley at Seven Moons Midwifery's RSD class in NJ.

"The DVD is fabulous, I really love it.  I've only ever attended one shoulder dystocia birth, a 13 min. double shoulder inlet dystocia. [Later, L. C. wrote Baby and mom are fine now.  Baby is a happy and healthy 3 year old!]  I feel like the DVD has given me some really good tools that I didn't have before.  Thanks for making it!"

Canadian Midwife, L. C.

Rebecca Feyder posted on your Wall.
"Your video reminds me that I need to share a story with you sometime about how Spinning Babies was brought to a birthing room by hospital staff at a birth I was at. Usually I'm the one bringing it up, but they did! They said they've been watching your video. Love!"
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Here's the trailer for Gail Tully's Resolving Shoulder Dystocia class DVD. 

The video class includes slides; doll and pelvis Demonstrations; videos of normal birth and shoulder dystocia; 

five types of shoulder dystocia; class drills; and midwife stories of how they used the methods taught in this class:

  • FlipFLOP Memory tool
  • Gaskin's Maneuver
  • Suprapubic Pressure w/mom in hands and knees position
  • PAC Pull and more!

This video is an enjoyable learning experience!

 Martha Low did the video editing with Gail. Martha Low,  Wild Scissors, Bloomington, Minnesota.





A co-venture video experience with Spinning Babies and Blooma Yoga! Coming Soon!

Spinning Babies; Daily Essentials Video.

Sarah Longacre and Gail Tully present a Spinning Babies and Blooma Yoga collaboration in a three video series for pregnant women preparing for easier childbirth through body balancing, maternal positioning and yoga.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- gives 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.

See techniques to do daily or weekly. Actual, 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).

Couples do the techniques together and show you how to do these at home.

Used alone or with the 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 Creation of the Spinning Babies Childbirth Preparation Class, due Dec 2013

The section on labor discusses two labor patterns- the one "promised" in other books and the unexpected one associated with the posterior labor. Learn the common causes of long labor and techniques to help baby through the pelvis.

Be empowered; be prepared. After using this video throughout your pregnancy, while we can't promise, of course, you may not need the tips for labor progress. You can use that knowledge to help your neighbor.  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, Blooma style, 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. Begin your day with serious play. Cool down at night with a sleep enhancing stretch before bed. This video is all Blooma!

Sarah's video is ready for you now! Get Blooma's AM/PM Yoga  here


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.