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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...
Complying with the Birth Plan

Complying with the Birth Plan

The last two posts have focused on listening to the birth giver. We continued listening by returning to the birth plan as a diagnostic tool (see previous post). Now we see where and how we, as providers, can comply with their birth plan for the purpose of better birth...
Communicating the Body Sense

Communicating the Body Sense

Observing an Invitation to Act Let us approach the labor with a calm, quiet, observation. We observe the response to contractions. When observing signs of a disconnection to labor because of pain or low morale or a struggles to self regulate as an invitation to act,...
Too Tired to Try Spinning Babies?

Too Tired to Try Spinning Babies?

“I am a doula and need your help. Very often by the time my women get into hospital they are too tired to cooperate and try to do Spinning Babies exercises. What do you suggest in this scenario?”   Dear Doula, Let’s explore the use of Spinning Babies® as a...
Reflections on 2018 – Monthly Update

Reflections on 2018 – Monthly Update

December of 2018. May I congratulate you on coming to the finish of a year of growth. The year began with insight and ends with insight, but the middle was a dig, wasn’t it? This year saw slightly better and improving awareness of health disparities confronting black...
Formula? or Wild Food?

Formula? or Wild Food?

The title of this post is a play on words about choosing between a protocol or not for what to do for an unusual situation at a birth. Formula or wild? I was recently at Karen Strange’s Neonatal Resuscitation Workshop. I so enjoy Karen’s brilliance in taking the...

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