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Daily Essentials With a Toddler

Daily Essentials With a Toddler

Balancing caring for a toddler and pregnancy can be challenging, especially when it comes to exercising. Spinning Babies® has your back with the Daily Essentials video: a simple series of activities to keep your body active as you progress through your pregnancy that...

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When a Person Is Told They Have an Unstable Lie

When a Person Is Told They Have an Unstable Lie

Lie means how the baby lies in the womb. The head-down baby is in a vertical lie, sometimes called cephalic to use a Latin term to mean the head is coming. Breech is an old English term to mean the baby’s pelvis is coming first. Both a head up (breech) and a head-down...

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Twelve Steps to Empowering Birth Preparation

Twelve Steps to Empowering Birth Preparation

A seeker gains a new perspective of living by a series of awakened actions. In the 12-step recovery culture, the twelve action steps focus on moving from the victimization of alcoholism or substance addiction, or, as in Alanon, overcoming the havoc these addictions...

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Choice in Childbirth

Choice in Childbirth

Choice in childbirth begins with a discussion with oneself or between oneself and another. What do we want? And how do we feel when considering that want?  Are we excited, anxious, doubtful or determined?  When seeking possibilities to choose options for childbirth,...

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Helping Your Breech Baby Turn – Monthly Update

Helping Your Breech Baby Turn – Monthly Update

Oh, it’s been quite a summer. After a gestation far longer than nine months, Spinning Babies® gave birth to nine new Approved Trainers! This summer we welcomed 40 new trainees in our Aware Practitioner program and over 30 new Parent Educators! They’ll soon be on our...

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New Trainers – Monthly Update

New Trainers – Monthly Update

We are gathering on the state of Minnesota’s “North Shore” of Lake Superior to deepen our foundations. Our five current Spinning Babies® Approved Trainers are welcoming nine new trainers, hand-picked by Gail Tully, for bringing the paradigm of Spinning Babies® to...

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Enhancing Prenatal Bonding

Enhancing Prenatal Bonding

Prenatal bonding can improve parents’ caring behavior for their babies, and increase postpartum attachment. With stronger attachment, parents give more time in face-to-face eye contact with baby. Together we can help nurture an entire generation of parents with more...

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Asynclitism and the Doula Scope of Practice

Asynclitism and the Doula Scope of Practice

Last week I talked about the nurse or midwife learning the baby’s tipped presentation by the cervical exam. Thicker cervix into one side, the side the head remains deeper on. Thinner cervix shares the side that the head presses further out along. Below is an email I...

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What Causes Asynclitism?

What Causes Asynclitism?

“Oh my goodness! What a week! 2 asynclitic babies and a magical home birth” is the opening of an email I received this week. What is the cause of so many babies with their heads tipped to the side while they are in the pelvis? Asynclitism Causes We are seeking...

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