Parent Education and Fetal Position

Parent Education and Fetal Position

Spinning Babies® is sensitive to the fine line between informing and alarming when it comes to baby positions.Head down?Around 26-30 weeks gestation, pregnant parents are pleased to hear their breech or sideways-lying baby is now head down. Some parents aren't...

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Breech Tilt

The Breech Tilt is a widely-known inversion technique using gravity to help a breech baby flip to a head-down position.Before doing the Breech Tilt, I suggest doing the Forward-Leaning Inversion for 30 seconds first and then going ahead with the Breech Tilt. One...

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Birth with an Intact Hymenal Ring

I’d like to discuss birth over the intact hymenal ring. A doctor showed me how she avoids cutting the perineum. Midwives and doctors often miss recognizing an intact hymenal ring and instead see the following situation as in indication for episiotomy. Notice when...

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Spinning Babies® Before Turning a Breech (Ecv)

Spinning Babies® Before Turning a Breech (Ecv)

Maíra, Gail, and Mariane Menezes Midwife Maíra Liberdade and Dr. Marcos Nakamura work together in Rio de Janeiroto reduce cesareans due to breech presentation. They offer External Cephalic Versions for parents pregnant with a breech baby to turn the baby...

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Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner Story

Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner Story

Midwife Melody Morrow, a well known midwife and Spinning Babies enthusiast in Dallas, Texas shares the story of her own sister Harmony’s breech experience. An ECV was attempted by a trusted and breech-skilled doctor. The baby remained breech.  In this case,...

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Turning Breech Babies and Cesarean Outcomes

Spinning Babies has said head down is half the story. And now it turns out that just how babies get head down is important.In recent years, the manual turning of the breech baby to head down has been poorly reviewed for adverse outcomes (Culver's review of the...

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4 Cm at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital

Ok, I'm out. I'm a Grey's Anatomy fan. Well, I can name only about 5 characters, I might not hold a candle to a true fan, but I do love the show.The new season really got my attention with it's portrayal of a stalled labor at 4 cm. The laboring woman has medical...

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What Does Spinning Babies® Do?

Spinning Babies offers recommendations to prepare for childbirth in pregnancy.Increase range of motionBalance the body (not too tight, not too loose, not too twisty)Movement dailyRest SmartWe do this with our Daily Essentials video (stream, download, or buy the DVD)We...

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Oxytocin as a Safe Birth Activator

"...oxytocin functions rather like a system activator and often influences the release of other signaling substances such as opioids, serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline. Through these activations, different behavioural and physiological effects are facilitated and...

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Emergency Birth

Emergency Birth

Some of the facebook community midwives are offering conversation during an emergency birth for Texans trapped by water and birthing under dire conditions. I thought I'd add some general tips here to share. Please find stable ground, and when baby comes, have a level...

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Spinning Babies Parent Class

Daily Essentials: Activities for Pregnancy Comfort & Easier Birth

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