Comfort Protocol

Women who can't sleep, have start and stop contractions (labor doesn't seem to start and continue), feel achey in the pelvis, hips or back, or it hurts when baby kicks may enjoy the results of the following techniques.

Walking briskly 2-5 kilometers (1-3 miles) a day

Yoga hip opening stretches

Bridge pose (or sit in a chair and squeeze a ball between knees, and then thighs, during exhale)

Forward-leaning inversion every day

Sidelying Release once a day for a few days and then weekly

Sleep on either side with a long pillow between knees and ankles, not just knees!

20 Pelvic tilts and then add a slow, long wiggle side-to-side while doing another 10 pelvic tilts

Drink 2.5 liters of good water, take one electrolyte drink a day but not the sugary sports (blue!) kind

Salt-to-taste in food and eat lots of dark green veggies

Pregnancy tea with a Red Raspberry Leaf base (not raspberry flavored black tea, please!)

Food-based iron (Shiff brand vegetarian iron supplement, Floradex w iron, millet, red veggies and Fava or pinto beans, and so on)

Avoid constipation - drink 12 ounces of quite warm water first thing in the morning. Not tea; Water! Wait 10-20 minutes before tea or food.

Enough sleep

Laughter

Orgasm!

 

After a week, if still uncomfortable seek a body worker such as an osteopath, chiropractor, myofascial, Maya massage (not the same as pregnancy massage) and craniosacral therapy.

Seek Pleasure in Pregnancy:

Announcing!

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. 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 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 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

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.