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Holding Space for Creative Coping

We “hold space.” What does that phrase mean? We hold space when we match our body and our intent to another person’s creative growth during a physical event. I'm using the word "creative" to describe the vulnerable moment when strength arises from awakening. We keep a...

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Sacral Mobility

Mobility allows function. The sacrum is the door of birth. A mobile sacrum allows the door to open. The sacrum is a five bone set that hangs as seemingly one bone from the ilium (hips). The big round hip bone is joined to the triangular sacrum by the sacroiliac (SI)...

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Fear of Childbirth Pain

Fear of childbirth pain can be an inhibitor to experiencing one’s own body in the process, even if there is curiosity about the experience of childbirth. We’ve talked before, on the blog, about the fear of pain being a reason birth givers may not explore choices in...

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October 2018 – Monthly Update

Intro Dear Community, It is autumn and the chlorophyll levels are coming down in the boreal forests of around me. Yellows are appearing. My mind easily floats back to the waterfalls of Brazil, where we just have just returned from our Spinning Babies 2018 World...

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Checking In and Checking Up

Providers! We offer a new paradigm for your birth practice. We want to check in with you! Please check out this self-guided check up and see how our Spinning Babies® paradigm is working and where you might add to your satisfaction by using our approach. Check Up Do...

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Jiggle and Stretch Protocols

A pregnant woman, first baby, came to model Daily Essentials and The Three Sisters of Balance with us at a Spinning Babies® Workshop. She was in her fourth day of prodromal labor. Contractions without progress, yet also with little sleep. Bravely, she ventured to the...

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Supporting Innate Knowledge

Physiology Before Force℠ can be an approach to prenatal care; just as it is the Spinning Babies® approach to labor and birth. Dr. Dennis Hartung, OB, greets each new pregnant person with the question, “How may I help you?” and then truly listens. This simple act...

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September 2018 – Monthly Update

Dear Members, Recently, I have gone looking for additional business coaching in the area of certification programs. We are seeking improvements in how we serve our rapidly growing community. Explaining our work to a potential mentor inspired me to share a similar...

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Right Obliquity

Right obliquity refers to a normal shape of the human uterus. With obliquity, or angling, to the right we see a steeper side to the uterus on the right and a more round side on the left. A baby lying along the right side of the uterus would then have a straighter...

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Fetal Engagement from the Right

Last week I mentioned the effect on babies from entering into the pelvis from the right side. Some babies take longer to engage and some need to rotate before they can engage. This seems to have to do with head circumference and whether baby can slip into the pelvis...

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VBAC Detective Response

Last week, a woman seeking vaginal birth after a previous cesarean (VBAC) asked whether to share Spinning Babies® Parent Class video with her doula. She said, “I am concerned that while I am doing everything I can to implement Spinning Babies knowledge and get the...

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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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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

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

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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