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Charlestown, MA – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Lorenza Holt, 12-11-18

December 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm UTC-4

Spinning Babies® Workshop

Spinning Babies Workshop with Lorenza Holt, MPH, BDT (DONA), BCCE, SpB Approved Trainer

This workshop is for professionals who work with birthing families in the prenatal and intrapartum periods. Specialities include: midwives, nurses, nurse practitioners, obstetricians, family medicine doctors, childbirth educators, doulas, prenatal yoga instructors, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, myo-fascial release practitioners, perinatal case managers, and community health workers.

The Three Principles of Spinning Babies are:  Balance, Gravity and Movement.

Learn how to encourage and support pregnant parents have more comfortable pregnancies and laboring parents having easier labors by using the Spinning Babies principles and techniques.

Spinning Babies promotes better fetal positioning during pregnancy and labor through the use of specific techniques that help soften and balance 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 techniques. 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 for when labor stalls due to lack of engagement, a cervical lip or transverse arrest, for example. 

Spinning Babies will teach you about:

  • The anatomy and physiology of the pregnant uterus and the soft tissues that support the pelvic structures
  • The effects of an occiput posterior labor
  • Assessing what a stalled labor pattern is telling us 
  • What techniques we can apply to ease labor progress through the three levels of the pelvis
  • How a doula, within her scope of practice, can use the Spinning Babies principles

Lorenza Holt

Lorenza Holt is a Spinning Babies® Approved Trainer and approved birth doula trainer with DONA International. Lorenza 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. 


Refunds up to two weeks before the workshop. Doulas and midwives who are called to a birth and notify Lorenza by email at by 7am the day of a workshop will receive a refund, less a $40 fee or they can send a substitute participant.


American College of Nurse Midwifery has awarded this course with 0.7 CEUs. Please be ready to provide your ACNM certification number at the time of registration. This workshop is also approved for 7 hours of DONA International continuing education credits. 

Maximum group size: 30 participants.


Registration and continental breakfast will be from 8:30 am to 9:00 am. Please arrive at 8:45 am.

The Schrafft Center is near the Orange Line Sullivan Station stop – can walk to Schrafft Center from there or get a Shuttle that comes by every 15 min or so

Parking at Schrafft Center – stop at security kiosk in driveway to check in. Tell them you are goind to CCA or Commonwealth Care Alliance.

Lunch will NOT be provided. Either bring your own lunch or there is a cafeteria and coffee shop in the building for lunch.

Course is 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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

Bring a birthing ball if you have one. We will have a pump.

If you own a massage table, please contact Lorenza at or 617-953-3606 and coordinate with her.

ACNM and DONA CEUs will be available. Please bring your ACNM license or certification number as you will be required to include it at the time of signing in. Thank you.

Maximum group size: 30 participants.