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Changing the Mindset in Birth Practice

Change is the movement between the points of familiarity and unfamiliarity. We are pulled between “what is” and “what if?”. There is a natural anxiety about stepping into the unknown. Trusting oneself with the unknown is the key to a birth giver allowing themselves...

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Solutions for Dystocia in the Levels of the Pelvis

Spinning Babies® offers the world’s first complete system of matching birth positions and labor progress techniques to the five levels of the pelvis. We simplify the path to learning by focusing on three levels: the inlet, mid-pelvis, and outlet.* Spinning Babies®...

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Increasing Likelihood of Posterior Rotation

What makes a baby with an occiput posterior fetal position at delivery more likely to be born vaginally, and what are predictive factors of anterior rotation during labor? A French team looked at 439 occiput posterior labors and what may favor rotation to the anterior...

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Supporting Your Birth Partner – Monthly Update

June! We’re halfway through the year! Halfway through pregnancy, 20 weeks, was a moment of satisfaction in my two pregnancies. I also looked eagerly toward the seventh month when an early birth could mean survival without serious risk of problems due to prematurity....

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Engaging Baby – Monthly Update

Birthing parents seek to begin their families with a birth that expresses the love they desire to show their child. Looking forward to being a parent can include: Being loved by a baby Parenting together, or Parenting so well that limitations attributed to single...

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Breech Emergency of Interlocked Heads

An early lesson on twin birth when first studying midwifery or obstetrics is to not risk the scenario of locked twin heads. Heads blocking the descent of birth might occur if the first twin is breech and the second twin is head down. The first twin begins to be born...

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Sidelying Release Effects in Labor

Sidelying Release is the technique of an obstetrician which was formalized by Dr. Carol Phillips, DC so that others could replicate the beneficial slow stretch.   Learn the Sidelying Release How to do the Sidelying Release is on our website. Learn the SLR (and...

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Maternal Mortality

Being pregnant and black in the United States offers no better survival rates than starting a family in a developing country. In other words, all the fancy equipment and expensive care are not giving black families the advantage of improved birth outcomes. White women...

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Four Restorative Techniques – Monthly Update

Message from our Founder While developing more finesse for our Spinning Babies® Parent Class, a delightful email arrives praising the benefit one woman received from the windmill exercise. This exercise is named after the lifting and rotating of our arms to achieve a...

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Sidelying Release in a Case of Pre-Eclampsia

Spinning Babies® enthusiast Maíra Libertad, prominent midwife and midwife educator in Rio de Janeiro just received a very beautiful story of Sidelying Release (SLR) success and felt that you would like to know! An OBGYN was taking care of the woman and told her this...

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2020 World Confluence in Sunshine Coast, Australia

Spinning Babies 2020 World Confluence October 16-18, 2020 Join us in Caloundra, on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia for a confluence of birth and body work through the view of Spinning Babies® The Spinning Babies approach offers enrichment to all settings...

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Dip the Hip – Monthly Update

Message from our Founder Gail here. Finding out that January is International Creativity Month just makes me smile. The creativity of the birth giver in labor is something to study. Here is where Spinning Babies® emerged. I observed women giving birth, felt their...

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