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New Haven, CT – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Lorenza Holt – May 29, 2019

May 29 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm EDT

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

Hosted by Ashley Minihan, Birth Tribe,

This workshop is for professionals who work with birthing families in both 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 approach.

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 what you can teach pregnant parents to do for greater comfort in pregnancy and learn when to do what in labor, and why for greater ease in labor. This workshop will teach you tools to help baby engage in the pelvis when in labor, as well as descend through the pelvis and and rotate through the 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 Three Sisters of Balance

  • What parents can do in pregnancy to have greater balance and suppleness in their bodies

  • For labor, you will explore the effects of an occiput posterior labor, assess what a stalled labor pattern is telling us, what techniques we can apply to ease labor progress through the three levels of the pelvis

  • For doulas, we will discuss how within a doula’s scope of practice, you can use the Spinning Babies approach. 

Lorenza Holt
Lorenza Holt is a Spinning Babies® Approved Trainer and approved birth doula trainer with DONA International. She has a masters in public health with a concentration in maternal and child health. Lorenza comes to this workshop with more than 20 years of experience as a childbirth educator, birth doula, doula program director, 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 at or call 617-953-3606 by 7am the day of a workshop will receive a refund, less a $40 fee or they can send a substitute participant. The substitute will have to inform us of this change so we can duly register them. 


Ashley Minihan is the host for this workshop. You can reach her at

For directions and parking instructions, please go to:

**ACNM and Doula CEs will be provided. If you are a midwife, please be ready to provide your professional license or certification numbers at the time of workshop.  

Registration will be from 8:00 to 8:30 am. Please arrive no later than 8:15 am.  A continental breakfast will be provided. We suggest you bring your own water bottle and snacks for your own comfort during the day.

Lunch will not be provided. Please either bring your own lunch, or money for getting your own luch.  Lunch break will be around 12:30 PM for 1 HOUR.   

Wear comfortable clothing as we will be practicing exercises on the floor and on beds
Bring a yoga mat,  a rebozo or long shawl, a birthing ball and a pillow. We will have a pump to inflate balls.

***If you own a massage table, please contact Ashley Minihan at to coordinate with her.

Maximum group size: 36 participants.