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Bums Up

Flip a Breech? What we teach here at Spinning Babies® is a gentle, body balancing approach. We begin with the principles of Spinning Babies; Balance before Gravity and Movement. For pregnancy self-care or things to do at home, we include five main techniques to turn a...

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Where’s the Physiology?

Hi, Spinning Babies® Community. I was excited about the collaboration of Gloria Esegbono, OB, and Joy Palmer, Midwife, on a hashtag that also speaks to us: #WheresThePhysiology. Dr. Gloria says, “The common catchphrase today is 'Where’s the Evidence?', not just for...

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Origin Story

Let’s return to basics. This information will help you when a birth colleague asks you what you are doing when you are doing techniques suggested on the Spinning Babies® website.   Why is one person’s birth easier and another’s birth harder when both share the intent...

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Stretching Types

I’m often finding myself self-tightening when I hear my colleague say “stretch the ligament.” But my reaction is not logical. Just five minutes before I’ve said the same thing: Stretch! So why the visceral reaction to the word stretch? While saying it, I know I’m...

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Pain Pattern Before Engagement – Monthly Update

Pain Pattern Before Engagement When labor is active - contractions are strong and frequent - but baby remains high, check to see if baby remains high in the pelvis or is yet above the pelvis. At -3 Station, baby’s head is right at the entrance to the pelvis, the...

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Cesarean Rates Call for Beyond Border Solutions

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecology and other nations’ leading birth organizations and the social organizations who seek to guide their practice with statistical and ethical considerations are working more collaboratively now to reduce the uncontrollable...

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Holding Space for Creative Coping

We “hold space.” What does that phrase mean? We hold space when we match our body and our intent to another person’s creative growth during a physical event. I'm using the word "creative" to describe the vulnerable moment when strength arises from awakening. We keep a...

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Sacral Mobility

Mobility allows function. The sacrum is the door of birth. A mobile sacrum allows the door to open. The sacrum is a five bone set that hangs as seemingly one bone from the ilium (hips). The big round hip bone is joined to the triangular sacrum by the sacroiliac (SI)...

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Fear of Childbirth Pain

Fear of childbirth pain can be an inhibitor to experiencing one’s own body in the process, even if there is curiosity about the experience of childbirth. We’ve talked before, on the blog, about the fear of pain being a reason birth givers may not explore choices in...

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October 2018 – Monthly Update

Intro Dear Community, It is autumn and the chlorophyll levels are coming down in the boreal forests of around me. Yellows are appearing. My mind easily floats back to the waterfalls of Brazil, where we just have just returned from our Spinning Babies 2018 World...

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Checking In and Checking Up

Providers! We offer a new paradigm for your birth practice. We want to check in with you! Please check out this self-guided check up and see how our Spinning Babies® paradigm is working and where you might add to your satisfaction by using our approach. Check Up Do...

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Jiggle and Stretch Protocols

A pregnant woman, first baby, came to model Daily Essentials and The Three Sisters of Balance with us at a Spinning Babies® Workshop. She was in her fourth day of prodromal labor. Contractions without progress, yet also with little sleep. Bravely, she ventured to the...

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Supporting Innate Knowledge

Physiology Before Force℠ can be an approach to prenatal care; just as it is the Spinning Babies® approach to labor and birth. Dr. Dennis Hartung, OB, greets each new pregnant person with the question, “How may I help you?” and then truly listens. This simple act...

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September 2018 – Monthly Update

Dear Members, Recently, I have gone looking for additional business coaching in the area of certification programs. We are seeking improvements in how we serve our rapidly growing community. Explaining our work to a potential mentor inspired me to share a similar...

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Right Obliquity

Right obliquity refers to a normal shape of the human uterus. With obliquity, or angling, to the right we see a steeper side to the uterus on the right and a more round side on the left. A baby lying along the right side of the uterus would then have a straighter...

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