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Portsmouth, NH, Labor and Birth with Spinning Babies® w/ Lorenza Holt – September 21, 2019

September 21, 2019 @ 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 Portsmouth Regional Hospital, and Meaghan Ham,

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


Meaghan Ham at Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the hosts of this workshop. To contact her for further detials please email Meaghan at

A continental breakfast will be provided. Lunch will be on your own. Please feel free to bring your own lunch or we may place individual orders from a nearby Panera during the morning break. If you’d like that option, bring some cash. Thanks!

Parking on weekends at the hospital is free and available.

Wear comfortable clothing as we will be practicing exercises on the floor or on massage tables. Bring your own water bottle.

If you have the following items, please bring them: a birthing ball, a pillow, a rebozo or long shawl, and a yoga mat.

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

ACNM credits have been approved and will be provided. RN CEs are being applied for. 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!


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.

For additional course enrichment:

Watch Strolling Under the Skin, work from Dr. Giumberteau, about how fascia in the human body works.


Portsmouth Regional Hospital
333 Borthwick Ave, Classroom #1, First Floor of Main Hospital, Classroom #1, First Floor of Main Hospital
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

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