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Washington, DC – Labor and Birth with Spinning Babies® – Lorenza Holt 11-30-18

November 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm UTC-4


Labor and Birth With Spinning Babies® – Lorenza Holt, Spinning Babies Approved Trainer, MPH, BDT (DONA), BCCE, SpB Approved Trainer
Hosted by Nicole Heidbreder, GracefulFusion Birth Doula Training
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

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 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.
Nicole Heidbreder is the host of this workshop. To contact her for further detials please email Nicole at
For directions and parking instructions, please go to:
The workshop locaiton is 1701 16th St NW Washington DC – first floor ballroom to the immediate LEFT as you walk in to the building.
There is VERY sparse, metered parking along the street for this workshop. Our suggestion is that you utlize the metro getting off at the U st Metro stop which is just 6 blocks away.  Another option is to utilize SpotHero.  The S1, S2, and S4 buses also drop off right in front of the building.
Registration will be from 8:30 to 9:00 am. Please arrive no later than 8:45 am.  A light snack will be offered during our morning break.
Course is 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Lunch will not be provided. Please either bring your own lunch, or money for ordering take out.   See HERE for walkable lunch options.  Lunch will be from 1:00 – 2:00PM.  Feel free to bring snacks for your own comfort throughout the day (we do NOT have access to a refrigerator).
Wear comfortable clothing as we will be practicing exercises on the floor and on beds
Bring a yoga mat and a rebozo or long shawl if you own one to use in practicing one of the techniques.  Also bring a birthing ball if you have one. We will have a 2 extra pumps.
***If you own a massage table, please contact Nicole at to coordinate with her.
ACNM and RN 0.7 CEUs will be provided. 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!!!  This workshop is also approved for 7 hours of DONA International continuing education credits.
For additional course enrichment:
Watch Strolling Under the Skin, work from Dr. Giumberteau, about how fascia in the human body works.
Maximum group size: 30 participants.


The Chastleton
1701 16th st NW, First Floor Ballroom
Washington, DC 20009 US