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Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA – Labor and Birth with Spinning Babies® – Lorenza Holt 07-16-18

July 16, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC-4

Labor and Birth With Spinning Babies® – Lorenza Holt, Spinning Babies Approved Trainer
This workshop is for L&D nurses, midwives, obstetricians, family medicine doctors, and Birth Sisters who work with birthing families.
The Three Principles of Spinning Babies are: Balance, Gravity and Movement.
Learn how to encourage and support laboring parents having easier labors by using the Spinning Babies approach.
Spinning Babies promotes better fetal positioning during pregnancy and labor by using techniques that help soften and balance the pelvic ligaments and muscles that support the pregnant uterus and pelvic floor. We relate pelvic alignment and mobility to an easier and shorter birth.
Spinning Babies gives your work greater success by teaching you specific balancing techniques and encourages you to define labor progress through the assessment of fetal position and station, rather than dilation. You will learn to know when to do what- and why – to help baby engage, descend and rotate through the pelvis and pelvic floor. You will practice techniques and an approach to solutions for when labor stalls due to lack of engagement, a cervical lip or transverse arrest.
Spinning Babies will inspire a new paradigm for labor support
We will review:

The anatomy and physiology of the soft tissues that support the pregnant uterus and its pelvic structures
Tools available to you to help assess fetal position and station
The effects of an occiput posterior labor
Interpreting a labor pattern when labor is not progressing
What techniques can you apply to ease labor progress through the three levels of the pelvis

Refunds up to two weeks before the workshop. Birth Sisters who are called to a birth and notify us (phone or email)  by the day of a workshop will receive a refund, less a $40 fee or they can send a substitute participant. 

Lorenza Holt
Lorenza Holt is a Spinning Babies® Approved Trainer and approved birth doula trainer with DONA International. She comes to this workshop with more than 20 years of experience as a childbirth educator, birth doula, and trainer in a variety of women’s health topics.
Cesylee Nguyen, RN, BSN, Staff Nurse -L&D is our host and contact person at BMC.  You can reach her at
Registration and continental breakfast will be from 7:30 am to 8:00 am. Please arrive at 7:30 am.
Course is 8AM to 4PM
Wear comfortable clothing as we will be practicing exercises on the floor and on beds
Bring a rebozo or shawl if you own one to use in practicing one of the techniques
CEUs are being applied for.
Maximum group size: 30 participants.