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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

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

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

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

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?

“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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Prevent Tearing During Childbirth

Pressure resulting from the shape of an anterior positioned baby’s head who is facing the back as the head emerges over the perineum tends to be symmetrical and not overextend the perineum compared to a posterior positioned baby. The head of a posterior baby is...

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Supporting Baby’s Development – Monthly Update

Do you know how your body expresses your uniquely changing life? We enter July with warmth in my hemisphere, and deepest coolness in the southern half of our dynamic Earth. North or South our nations are changing. Bringing forth children in this time is a vote of hope...

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Nurturing Core Values

Spinning Babies® seeks to meet the providers’ desire to support birth using physiological methods. Our approach embodies the concepts that empower parents and providers to access and use our methods with ease.   Our Values Revisiting our Core Values helps us at...

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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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