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St. Paul, MN – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Gail Tully, April 27, 2019

April 27, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm UTC-5

Can you spot a long labor before it begins? Use the 3 Principles of Spinning Babies and the 3 levels of the pelvis to match solutions and reduce cesareans. Pregnancy protocols for your prenatal visits.

Compare anterior and posterior fetal positions, flexion and engagement and learn to recognize a stall in labor progress quickly and resolve it gently. Is it CPD or do they need more time?


Speaker: Gail Tully is a midwife (CPM) from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Author of The Belly Mapping Workbook and Resolving Shoulder Dystocia DVD. Penny Simkin and Ruth Ancheta’s Labor Progress Handbook features Belly Mapping in Chapter 3. Anne Frye’s Holistic Midwifery, Vol 2, cites Gail on shoulder dystocia. Midwifery Today published Gail on Shoulder Dystocia; The basics; Belly Mapping; and Opening the Brim, Resolving Breech Obstruction. See for more information on Gail Tully and Spinning Babies.

Local Contact: Lily Mahan,, 651-290-7493

CEUs: Spinning Babies Workshop: American College of Nurse Midwifery has awarded this course with 0.7. Doulas may use the certificate of attendance to obtain contact hours.

After this workshop the learners will be able to:
1) Compare the flexion/extension effect on descent of the LOT and ROT babies
2) Describe the role of three soft tissue structures on fetal position
3) Design a daily pregnancy routine for range of motion and pelvic stability
4) Select appropriate techniques to restore body balance in tight pelvic muscles and ligaments including stretching soft tissue techniques and chiropractic adjustments.
5) List benefits and contraindications for steep inversion
6) Demonstrate the Three Sisters of Balance (Rebozo, Forward-leaning Inversion and Sidelying Release)
7) Identify external signs of a progressing labor and a non-progressing labor
8) Teach a pregnant parent an external self-assessment to detect a lack of engagement caused by an overlapping forehead
9) Compare an indication for cesarean delivery due to cephalopelvic disproportion to indications that baby may be able to rotate to fit the pelvis
10) Demonstrate a birth position to open the top of the pelvis (anterior-posterior diameter of the pelvic inlet)
11) Measure the effect of putting the knees together and feet apart to open the bottom of the pelvis (increase the diameter of the pelvic outlet)
12) Write a plan of implementation for the Spinning Babies approach in a practice scenario

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