Birth Positions – Monthly Update

Birth Positions – Monthly Update

Birth Positions - Which One Does What? Spinning Babies® has introduced a new way of choosing birth positions to a wider reach of pregnant parents and the birth care providers who serve them. All-fours (hands-and-knees, or knee-elbow as shown below) has been a favorite...

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Upcoming Spinning Babies® Workshops With Gail Tully

Upcoming Spinning Babies® Workshops With Gail Tully

Gail Tully is offering FIVE workshops (three options) in Tacoma, Washington this October Presented by MultiCare Childbirth and Family Education Workshop Dates Friday, October 5 - Spinning Babies® Workshop (covering pregnancy and labor) - 8-Hours. Location: Tacoma...

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VBAC Detective

VBAC Detective

One of my joys in being spatial with birth observation skills is being asked to be a “Birth Detective”. Parents often want to know why a previous birth was difficult. Here’s a woman planning for a vaginal birth after a previous cesarean (VBAC). What can you identify...

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More Cervical Lip Solutions

More Cervical Lip Solutions

This week is Part 2 of our discussion on the potential of Dynamic Body Balancing techniques in caring for a labor with a cervical lip. Read Part 1 here. Releasing a Cervical Lip Body balancing techniques specific to releasing a cervical lip include Forward-leaning...

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Cervical Lip Solutions

Cervical Lip Solutions

This week we discuss the potential of a Dynamic Body Balancing technique in caring for a labor with a cervical lip.   “I am looking for advice on the upcoming birth of my 5th child. In my four past births, I have developed anterior cervical lips that were very...

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Where’s Baby? What Can Be Done?

Where’s Baby? What Can Be Done?

Today, we'll be looking at a birth story that ended in a cesarean, what led to that outcome, and discuss solutions for a labor dystocia lower in the pelvis. Birth Scenario A short history of the Birth Giver: First birth History of tailbone injury Fetal position ROT...

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Supporting the Birthing Family’s Perspective

Supporting the Birthing Family’s Perspective

In many birth settings providers greet parents they may be meeting at the same time. When parents don’t express expectations, the provider can operate as they are accustomed to doing so. But when the parents want something different, there are accommodations that...

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More Chat on Sidelying Release

More Chat on Sidelying Release

Reference the instructions on Sidelying Release on the website or handout you received after the workshop. The following will not make sense until you know the first set of instructions. Alignment Tips for the Sidelying Release Have the shoulders aligned before...

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Alternative Inversions – Monthly Update

Alternative Inversions – Monthly Update

Alternative Inversions Spinning Babies® is relatively new to the birth scene and the concepts we present are also new. We are learning what are appropriate techniques and how to do them. This month we discuss safety and use of one of our favorite techniques:...

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The Pelvis Soft and Bony

The Pelvis Soft and Bony

The three levels of the pelvis are discussed in the Spinning Babies® Workshop as they relate to baby’s journey through them. In the body balancing portion of the workshop, we discuss the muscles and soft tissues. I thought you’d like a little tour of the pelvis as...

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