Tammy Ryan loves teaching. Clockwise from the top, A fun moment with maternal positioning during the Flashlight Game. Preparing to do a bed lunge. The Sidelying Release with the person’s arm over her ear for a nice side stretch. Pictures by Katie Miles, Empowered Mama Doula Services in Witchita, Kansas, USA.
Tammy Ryan began her Spinning Babies exploration during her very first year as a doula in 2003. Tammy is also an active birth doula trainer whose curriculum is approved by DONA International. Tammy trains extensively and often does back-to-back doula training and Spinning Babies workshops.
Donna Terry McQueenI’ve been an LDR/LDRP RN for almost 29 years, and the class that I attended with Tammy Ryan has truly opened my eyes to a new way to look at labor. Our nurses (there were 11-12 of us that attended this session) just can’t stop talking about and sharing the things we learned.
I enjoyed reading David Desseauve's French review on positions for labor and birth. I especially enjoyed finding a tip included from Aspasia, a midwife/gynecologist from the second century (translated from the ancient Greek by Pascal Luccioni), If the difficulty comes from the curvature of the lumbar region ... put the parturient in a position with her […]