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Announcing Incoming Spinning Babies® Approved Trainers

We’re beyond excited about our incoming Spinning Babies® Approved Trainers! These midwives are training to become approved in August 2019. Interested in sharing Spinning Babies®? Learn about the ways you can become an active member of our Spinning Babies community!
Anna Maria Rossetti

Anna Maria Rossetti

Italy

Anna Maria Rossetti is a midwife, international teacher of Psychoneuroendocrine Physiology in
Childbirth (PNEP), and director of the Post Graduate School of Midwifery Art  in Florence, Italy. Anna Maria works with women and families suffering from traumatic birth experience, taking care of both their physical and emotional birth related scars.

Bianca Tema Mercado

Bianca Tema Mercado

San Diego, California

Tema is a CPM that has dedicated the past 15 years in the service of women as a Gang Intervention Specialist, Sexual Assault Counselor, and Birth Doula, among others. Tema believes that birth is a physiological and sacred process and that it needs to be treated with reverence from conception all the way to postpartum.

Claire Eccelston

Claire Eccelston

New Zealand

Claire is a mother of three beautiful children, midwife, pregnancy yoga teacher, Biodynamic cranio sacral practitioner, and midwifery educator. She is passionate about providing loving support for birthing families that acknowledges all realms of the birthing journey. Claire promotes common sense, hands on skills, and practice for midwives and birth support people that hope to ensure that birth remains in the hands of the birthing family. 

Claudia Booker

Claudia Booker

Washington, DC

As a CPM who also serves pregnant individuals giving birth in a hospital setting, Claudia is one of an exclusive cadre of midwives, skilled health care professionals, who bring their midwifery skills and training to the doula role, assisting women to have the safe and joyous birth they planned and prepared for, within the parameters of sound medical practices.

Fiona Hallinan

Fiona Hallinan

Melbourne, Australia

Fiona has worked as a nurse, midwife, birth educator, and bodyworker for 30 years. Interwoven throughout her midwifery practice has been an involvement in midwifery education and the teaching of Birthwork workshops. Fiona’s drive to teach is fuelled by a desire to see childbearing women hold birth knowledge and the eradication of birth trauma to mother and child.

Jenny Blyth

Jenny Blyth

Queensland, Australia

Jenny Blyth is an independent birth educator & bodyworker who has supported women and their families through natural birth at home for over 35 years. Her work focuses on self-help skills and self-responsibility to realize potential in birth and reduce trauma for both mother and baby. Jenny has been teaching body-oriented Birthwork workshops for over 15 years.

Kelly Dungan

Kelly Dungan

Seattle, Washington

Kelly is labor and delivery nurse, writer, and apprenticing midwife. She builds bridges to better birth by deepening physiologic knowledge and wisdom for care providers in the hospital setting. She is a lifetime student of birth, transformation, and sacred witnessing. She is deeply dedicated to working for better birth–with the belief that when we affect birth, we affect humanity.

Maíra Libertad

Maíra Libertad

Brazil

Maíra has been a doula trainer and a instructor for midwifes, nurses, family physicians and OBGYNs since 2013 in topics such as birth physiology, birth politics, evidence-based midwifery care, obstetric emergencies, and neonatal resuscitation. She is now a homebirth midwife after almost ten years working as a hospital-based nurse and nurse midwife.

Nikki Zerfas

Nikki Zerfas

Seattle, Washington

Nikki is originally from South Dakota. After a decade living in France, she returned to the US to become a nurse and found her passion of working with patients at all points in their perinatal journeys. She is especially interested in supporting physiological birth in complex medical situations. She continues to work as a Labor & Delivery RN at a teaching hospital.

Rhea Williams

Rhea Williams

Maryland, USA

Rhea is a CNM providing care to women in a variety of settings since 2013. She enjoys providing care and support to women with a holistic and integrative approach. She found her path to midwifery through the empowerment she felt during her pregnancies under the care of midwives. Rhea also focuses on nutritional therapy for treating common medical conditions.

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