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Praise for Spinning Babies®

I love Spinning Babies®. It’s so empowering to be able to figure out what’s happening with your baby on your own. And when my youngest was not turning head down late in my pregnancy I felt so much better having something I could do to try and help her (and even better, it worked!).

Shanna Baker Switzer

Spinning Babies® was the best training I’ve taken in ten years of practice – it has revolutionized my approach to working with birthing women. I feel so strongly about this training: no one who supports women in birth should be without it.

Jessie Harrold

Get [the Daily Essentials DVD]! I am having my third child, second homebirth this month and Spinning Babies® has been a Godsend! Very informative and applicable! My third child has preferred being posterior, but after applying Spinning Babies I can move her into more favorable positions even at 37 1/2 weeks! Every pregnant woman needs this!


Read Spinning Babies® Reviews

Click below to read testimonials from both pregnant people and birth workers on how Spinning Babies® made a positive impact on their birth, pregnancy, and/or practice.

From Pregnant Parents

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“I just wanted to share with you that I was able to have a natural birth no complications no drugs. Thank you for bringing Spinning Babies® to the world! My first birth was posterior and ended in forceps and this recent birth was so healing for me. I feel so lucky to have met you, participated in your course and be able to share it with my patients.” – Amy Riedel

“I love Spinning Babies. It’s so empowering to be able to figure out what’s happening with your baby on your own. And when my youngest was not turning head down late in my pregnancy I felt so much better having something I could do to try and help her (and even better, it worked!).” – Olga Drozd

“My first introduction to Spinning Babies was also my own breech baby. Laying upside down on that ironing board seemed a bit crazy then, but I believe it (along with handstands in the pool!) did the job!” – Shanna Baker Switzer

“Hi Gail, my baby girl will be one in a few weeks, so naturally I am reflecting on her delivery. At about 30 weeks, my midwife said the baby was sunnyside up and recommended Spinning Babies. I incorporated the windmill, lunges and other exercises into my usual workout routine and started the forward-leaning inversion, psoas release, pelvic floor release and hip dip at home. I am a small person with naturally tight and misaligned hips and pregnancy is just terribly uncomfortable, but doing the above exercises offered tremendous relief, helped my body relax in the evenings so I could get better sleep and helped align the baby for birth. My labor and delivery was fast- 3.5 hours (she’s my second baby)- and she was face down! I’m pretty sure these exercises helped. I just directed 2 friends to your site as they are coming up on their D days [due dates]. I hope everything here helps them as it did me!”  –Susanna Kantor, happy activist of the Spinning Babies approach to balancing her birth anatomy

“I want to personally thank you for the Spinningbabies program, it has helped me through two separate labors and greatly reduced my labor time over each. My 3rd baby was breech at 36 weeks and using your methods couples with chiropractic work and moxibustion my baby was head down a week later. I attribute that directly to spinning babies. Thank you.“ — Deborah Hawkins

“We welcomed our Spinning Babies baby this week. I had two hours of active labor – which I certainly believe happened because all of my muscles and ligaments were able to work together flawlessly! He was born at a local birthing center, assisted by wonderful midwives but caught by me! He quite literally “spun” out into the jacuzzi!” — Amber Rothermel, mother

“I am a Mother of 10 children and I’ve been finally writing down all of their birth stories. I’ve got the first 5 written and am working on #6 right now. I pulled out the midwife’s notes for this birth and noticed that well into labor she noted the baby had a ROP-T position, so I started researching this and found the Spinning Babies site. As I read through article after article, I finally had the answers to so many questions I’d had for years. Like, why does my water break first and no cx [contractions] for hours? Why do I carry so small? Why do my babies ALWAYS lay on my right side? I have scoliosis, but no caregiver I’ve ever had identified that with the way my babies lie {presentation, position, angle]. Also, labor is always in my back and nowhere else. I’m used to it, but I have wondered why it was that way every time. Out of my 10 babies at least 3 were born posterior, the others rotated in labor (I’ve never been sectioned). But I go through labor with them in the ROP position. Apparently my pelvis is roomy enough to accommodate this. I’ve spent years thinking that I was broken, the water breaking first sets the clock ticking and makes me feel like a failure or that my body has betrayed me. I wanted to believe that my body knew what it was doing, but until last night I had no confidence in this. Thank you SO much for all of the wonderful information that you have online.” — Paris G.

“I just wanted to thank you for all the wonderful information on your website. I am 31 weeks with baby #2 and discovered she was in the frank breech position.  I did just three 30-second inversions, and have been playing a lullaby CD for 30 minutes once daily for 3 days, so far.  Today’s sonogram revealed she is now head down.  I was concerned because I also have 3 fibroids, so far they did not hinder her change of position.” –Amanda K. from Lake Mary, Florida

“One thing I really appreciate about your site is that you speak with an attitude that allows for all birth outcomes. I have to say, part of my emotional healing has been to deal with some of the more radical birth empowerment literature that promises women that any and all of us can have vaginal births if we simply try hard enough. I believe that sometimes, in our quest to lower the shockingly high c-section rate, we seem to want to behave as though no c-sections are necessary. And that is simply not true. In many cases, they are the only option left when everything else has failed. I feel like your site leaves room for this possibility, and I really appreciate that.” — AJ, Mother, after a necessary cesarean

“Thank you, Gail Tully. You helped me visualize the baby and what to do for a beautiful VBAC birth! ” – Marion Seeley-Kreisman, Doula

“… the pregnant momma that participated in your first Spinning Babies Workshop in Rochester -… I was her doula – says to tell you ‘hi’ and ‘thank you’. She had the loveliest of flowing homebirth VBACs. It was very healing, and just what she needed.” –Adriana Lozada –, The Birthful Podcast: talking to maternity pros to inform your intuition

“Thanks to the Spinning Websites, I was able to avoid Inversion at the hospital this morning! I’m 39 weeks and my baby was transverse (after having been heads down for weeks!). I did the inversion exercise (head stand with knees on couch) 4 times yesterday and LI and behold when I got to the hospital today, she was heads down! Thank you, thank you!” — Tricia Reilly Miller, San Francisco

“I’m happy to report that I arrived for my ECV this morning at 7 am and at about 8:10 just before my IV block was placed “just in case” we discovered baby is head down! Thank you again for your support and wisdom, I will be an enthusiastic proponent for Spinning Babies for the rest of my life! Thank you Gail!!!” -Steph Nikki Eliason, Houston, TX

From Birth Workers

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“Gail Tully’s Spinning Babies addresses and answers many questions regarding fetal malposition and malpresentation and slow or stalled labor. Her wisdom, knowledge of maternal fetal anatomy and original visual aids, will open your mind and enhance your skills in understanding, preventing and correcting many of these problems.” – Penny Simkin

“I have had wonderful births thanks to what I learned from you !! You are one of the most influential people I have ever worked with.” — Michele Sayball, Naturopathic Doctor. Vermont, USA

“Thank you for all that you’re doing to spread the word that babies can and do spin into more optimal positions for birth with a little well guided support!! You’ve positively changed the outcomes of many, many births and are a blessing in the lives of the families involved!” — Angel Phillips, CST, Blessing Way Bodywork, Craniosacral Therapy for Mother and Child,

“You are a treasure, Gail. I use your website at so many births (I seem to attract these malpositioned babies). I’ve sent you a paypal donation before and will again. Who knows how many labors were shortened by hours because of the information on Spinning Babies.” — H B, Birth Doula, Chicago

“I just want to leave a note to say a huge “thank you” to you, Gail, at Spinning Babies! It has been such a blessing that you have so much free information online. I am a doula from Nebraska, but spent last winter in Mongolia. While I was there, I had the incredible privilege of helping several pregnant moms alleviate tremendous back & hip pain by using your simple techniques. Labor and delivery went very well! God bless you, Gail! You are such a blessing!!” -Ruth Wissman, Birth Doula

“Dear Gail, My name is Lynn Funte. I am a midwife and I attended a SpinningBabies workshop on April 28, 2014 in Harrisburg Pa. It really was the best workshop I’ve attended in my 30 years of being a midwife. Belly Mapping and doing the side lying release have become part of normal prenatal care with my clients. Thank you for your work.” — Lynn Funte

“You have no idea of your impact on our people. You shine, my dear! And we are gonna rock in 2018. Thank you for the presentation.” — Ana Cris Duarte

“Dear Gail, Thank you so much for you wonderful presentation this weekend in Atlanta. I learned so much and am excited to share these helpful and practical tools with my moms-to-be. As a fairly new doula I was having difficulty actually ‘seeing’ the fetus during labor, but your ‘mapping’ technique has helped me there as well. I can’t wait for my next birth!” -Guina Bixler, a CAPPA doula who attended the Georgia Birth Network-sponsored Spinning Babies Workshop in April 2005

“Wow! I am a whole new Doula after the Norman workshop…thank you for changing my and all my future mommas lives, Gail:}:}:}” -Tina Harris, Birth Doula

“I attended the workshop at everyday miracles in Minneapolis. Had a doula client call in the next day- baby time! We used every single thing I learned in class and had fantastic results. We were able to eliminate extremely sharp back labor and progress beautifully. Thank you so much!! What a service and a blessing these techniques are to mothers and labor assistants!!” -Meghan Ellwanger Moore, Birth Doula

“I caught three babies in 24 hours and saved TWO from C/S with Spinning Babies techniques.” — Aszani Stoddard, CNM

“I’m singing praises for Spinning Babies today! My client was 10 days late and facing an induction in a few days if labor hadn’t started. I did some spinning babies techniques with her yesterday afternoon (sifting, forward-leaning inversion and the side-lying release). She literally called me 2 1/2 hours later saying that her water had broken! Contractions started shortly after and the baby was born last night! Yay Mom! Yay me! Yay Spinning Babies!!” -Sandy Tufts, Birth Doula, Lactation Counselor, & Placenta Encapsulation

“Dearest Gail, I just got back from a birth. Mom had been having contractions for over three weeks and at 39 weeks she went for an induction. Pitocin and prostaglandins did not help her go past 2 cm and 50-60% effaced after some 36 hours. When I arrived she had gone to 3 cm but still only 60% effaced and baby was at -3. I tried the side release… she *immediately* started trembling and saying she couldn’t take it any more. “This looks so much like transition, but it cannot be!” I thought. A check revealed she was now 10 cm and +1… baby was born not even half an hour later!!! Everyone in the room was absolutely amazed. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for SpinningBabies!” — Adele Vitale Roh, Ulsan, South Korea

From Customers

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Daily Essentials: Activities for Pregnancy Comfort and Easier Birth Reviews

“It is my #1 resource that helped me with a difficult pregnancy. Better results than from physical therapy, massage, & chiropractic care alone (although, I still used them, this just did more work, faster.) This DVD is my go-to suggestion to new moms…and I know, I’ve had 10 children and this helped me feel amazing by the end of my 10th pregnancy. (I didn’t get mine until week 29 and it still made such a difference!) I still do the Yoga Flow often. Love it!” – OCF

“This is a great video. I have done the daily essentials either on my own, in the first video, or in the yoga sequence almost every day during this previous month of my pregnancy (I am 40 weeks now). It is very relaxing and definitely has helped make me more comfortable I have very little back pain, and my sciatica/piriformis pain has nearly completely subsided since I started doing this sequence. I highly recommend this video.” – Kate Catanese

“Get this! I am having my third child, second homebirth this month and spinning babies has been a Godsend! Very informative and applicable! My third child has preferred being posterior, but after applying spinning babies I can move her into more favorable positions even at 37 1/2 weeks! Every pregnant woman needs this! – JoAnn

“Essential for every MotherBaby to prepare for natural childbirth. Sarah and Gail bring together years of knowledge and wisdom to guide you in preparing for a safe, satisfying and pleasurable birth! Give yourself the gift of practicing with Daily Essentials and gain the confidence, knowledge and techniques to transform your Pain to Power. ” – Debra Pascali Bonaro, Producer of Orgasmic Birth and the Pain to Power online childbirth class

Spinning Babies Parent Class Reviews

“Gail Tully is a genius! I highly recommend her program for preparing your body for birth!” – Renelle

“Amazing. Needs to be watched by all pregnant mums.” – Nicola Arnett

“…how did I ever not know about this video 7 pregnancies later?! Best compliment to Bradley method I’ve ever seen —all about positioning and how to get baby in best optimal birthing position (shortens labor too) super key for any birth but especially natural birthing mamas. Wish I had known about this sooner, Every pregnancy was different but each would have benefited from this knowledge. Worth every penny.” – Pauline Abello

“Don’t have a baby without going through this program. It is wonderful for getting baby into ideal position for a natural birth.” – TG

“Loved the education! I learned a lot and hope to be able to retain this for birth ;-)” – Callie

Quick Reference Booklet Reviews

“I just purchased your new Quick Reference cards and they are fantastic. I am enjoying sharing the link for others to purchase them since I think it will help so many doulas, midwives and moms!” – Kerry Tuschhoff, HCHI, CHt, CI, Founder/Director of Hypnobabies

“These are magnificent! Just like all the work Gail does. Top notch! For the price you can’t get better. Thank you Gail for helping those of us who teach parents to do a much better job!!” – Crystal Sada

“These cards are EXACTLY the supplemental material that will make the Spinning Babies concepts far easier for educators, doulas, midwives and doctors to teach and share. Who doesn’t like having a concise review at their fingertips? I call my cards my paper version of an external drive!! Thank you to the trainers for creating such a practical tool.” – Joni Nichols

“An excellent resource… Thank You!” – Nella

“Already in my doula bag, laminated and ready for quick consultation. I do all the balancing exercises in my prenatals but now have these lovely color cards to show clients both in pregnancy and during labor.” – Connie Machan

“This is a handy reference for helping determine what can be helpful in the moment! I have referred to this with clients prior to labor and during labor many times and it has definitely made a BIG difference!!” – Chris McBride

“Great addition to my doula bag! I printed them and laminated them to make sure they are sturdy and totally reusable for many years!” – Christine Catherall

Belly Mapping Workbook Reviews

“Look what I just got in! Belly mapping! All pregnant women should read this, and all maternity care providers should become familiar with the techniques!” – Lavender Doula

“This Belly Mapping Workbook [by Spinning Babies] is amazing.. has transparency pages to help match baby’s bulges kicks and wiggles to fetal position” – Oli

“I flipped through the book and became deeply fascinated about How Kicks and Wiggles Reveal A Baby’s Position. The very next mama that I worked with was a willing guinea pig while I guided her through finding her baby’s position. We were both excited to find that her midwife confirmed our findings the next day. I really felt like I was on to something great with the Belly Mapping Workbook.“ – Doula, Chris McBride, Eddyville, Oregon

Breech Birth Quick Guide Reviews

“This is the best practical information published about breech birth.” – Nicole Morales, CPM

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