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Fairfax, VA – Labor and Birth with Spinning Babies® w/ Lorenza Holt – May 10, 2019

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm EDT

Labor and Birth With Spinning Babies® – Lorenza Holt, Spinning Babies Approved Trainer, MPH, BDT (DONA), BCCE, SpB Approved Trainer

Hosted by George Mason University School of Nursing, Devina Shah,

This workshop is for L&D nurses, midwives, obstetricians, family medicine doctors, and doulas who work with birthing families during the intrapartum period.

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. Doulas and midwives who are called to a birth and notify Lorenza by email at by the start of the day of a workshop will receive a refund, less a $40 fee. Sending in a substitute is acceptable, just notify Lorenza of the change so we can properly register your substitute.

Lorenza Holt

Lorenza Holt has a masters in public health with a concentration in maternal and child health. She 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.
Devina Shah is the hosts of this workshop. To contact her for further details please email Devina at

For directions and parking instructions, please go to:

Closest Parking to Peterson Hall: Rappahannock Parking Deck. (Please use Google maps to navigate to the parking deck or use the campus map above). Kindly allow yourself plenty of time to navigate the college campus, as well as the parking deck, noting that it is a 5-7 min walk from the parking deck to Peterson Hall.

Registration will be from 8:30 to 9:00 am. Please arrive no later than 8:45 am. A light continental breakfast will be provided.

Course is 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Lunch will not be provided. Please either bring your own lunch, or you will have plenty of options for purchasing your lunch on campus. Lunch will be from 1:00 – 2:00PM. Feel free to bring snacks and your own water bottle for your own comfort throughout the day

Wear comfortable clothing as we will be practicing exercises on the floor and on beds

If you have these items, please bring them.

a yoga mat,
a pillow
and a rebozo or long shawl
a birthing ball; we will have a manual pump
***If you own a massage table, and can bring it, please contact Lorenza at 617-953-3606. We will need extra tables and would greatly appreciate your help.

**ACNM and RN CEs will be provided. Please be ready to provide your professional license or certification numbers at the time of workshop. You must have your license number at the time of the workshop!!!

**This workshop is also approved by DONA International for continuing education credits.

For additional course enrichment:

Watch Strolling Under the Skin, work from Dr. Giumberteau, about how fascia in the human body works.
Maximum group size: 36 participants.


George Mason University, School of Nursing
Fairfax Campus, Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall, Room 2405, Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall, Room 2405
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States