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Troy, NY – Labor and Birth with Spinning Babies® w/ Lorenza Holt – October 3, 2019

October 3, 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 Burdett Birth Center and St. Peter’s Health Partners in Troy, NY. Our contact person in Troy is Cindy Schisler, Training Associate for Nursing Professional Development  (518) 268-5210

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


Burdett Birth Center is our host and Cindy Schisler, Training Associate for Nursing Professional Development is our contact there. For questions please reach out by calling or emailing Cindy at (518) 268-5210 

ACNM CEs have been approved. RN CEs are being applied for by St. Peter’s Health Partners. 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!

Please wear comfortable clothing as we will be practicing exercices on the floor or on massage tables. Bring your own water bottle. 

A continental breakfast will be provided by Burdett Birth Center. Lunch will be on your own. 

There is an elevated outdoor parking lot adjacent to the St. Mary’s Campus as well as a multi-level parking garage attached to the building-all parking is free of charge at this facility. 

If you have these 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 email Lorenza at or or call at 617-953-3606 to coordinate with her. 


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.


Burdett Birth Center
St. Mary's Campus, Conference Room A & B, 1500 Massachusetts Ave
Troy, NY 12180 United States

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