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Melbourne, VIC, Australia – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Fiona Hallinan
September 24 @ 8:30 am - September 25 @ 5:00 pm AEST
Spinning Babies® Workshop
I am excited to offer this two-day workshop of birthing wisdom. Midwives, doulas, birth educators, chiropractors, doctors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, pregnancy bodyworkers, acupuncturists, prenatal yoga instructors, myo-fascial therapists, pregnant women, and alternative care-providers who assist women in pregnancy and childbirth are welcome.
The workshop will be filled with easy-to-integrate information, and hands-on practice about how to apply the Spinning Babies® approach to birthing families in the community or in clinical and hospital settings.
What is Spinning Babies?
Spinning Babies is a physiological approach which begins with baby’s position as a clue, rather than a cause, to the needs of the birth giver’s anatomy.
We learn about the varied ways the baby can navigate through the bony pelvis, and the influential role of the soft tissues of the pelvis – how their condition and alignment can impact pregnancy, labour and birth.
We explore what affects the condition of those soft tissues – how life stories and daily habits can impact structure and posture, leading to discomforts in pregnancy, less than optimal baby positioning, or more difficult births.
Beginning in pregnancy, the Spinning Babies® approach helps promote better positioning of the baby through a series of daily activities and techniques that encourage body awareness, greater flexibility and range of motion. Spinning Babies Daily Essentials’ care helps ease discomforts and protect, balance, stabilise and strengthen body structure in preparation for birth. The practices also enable more space and freedom of movement for the baby to be able to position itself in more optimal ways.
Spinning Babies also has techniques that are applied during birth. Knowing and practising the techniques will enable you to support the birthing woman and baby in ways that are appropriate to the stage of labour and the level of the baby’s descent through the pelvis. Spinning Babies® gives you more tools to address that painful and frustrating labour that is not progressing.
Spinning Babies® encourages physiology before force to support the movement of the baby through the pelvic levels, all to avoid medical intervention and/or a surgical birth.
Fiona is nurse, midwife, birth educator and bodyworker who has worked with families and their babies for 30 years. Interwoven throughout her midwifery practice has been an involvement in midwifery education and the teaching of Birthwork workshops. The focus of all birth related teaching is on the dynamic pelvis and how to make space for the baby. Fiona’s drive to teach is fueled by a desire to see childbearing women hold birth knowledge and the eradication of birth trauma to mother and child.
We will start promptly at 8.30am!!! Registration each day will be from 8.00am.
Melbourne Centre for Mindfulness, 16 Trinity Place, East Melbourne, 3002, Victoria, Australia
HOSTS & ORGANISERS CONTACT DETAILS:
Fiona Hallinan 0425760888
Maximum 30 participants.
Morning and afternoon tea will be provided. BYO lunch or buy locally. The lunch break is for 1 hour.
Wear easy loose comfortable clothing as we will be practicing exercises on massage tables. No jeans please! It is difficult to feel anatomical landmarks through tight or thick clothing.
If you own a yoga mat, rebozo/long shawl then please bring them with you, as well as a cushion/pillow.
If you own a massage table and are happy to bring it with you, please contact Fiona at firstname.lastname@example.org
Refunds will be given up to two weeks before the workshop. Doulas and midwives who are called to a birth and notify us (phone or email) by 7am the day of a workshop will receive a refund or they can send a substitute participant.
Advanced Offerings: The Spinning Babies® Workshop is required before taking any further trainings, such as the Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator Training or Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner Workshop both planned for October 2020 in Caloundra, Queensland, Australia.
See SpinningBabies.com for more information on Spinning Babies.
Interested in bringing Spinning Babies to your city? See the current list of Approved Trainers on our Spinning Babies website or request a workshop with this form.