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Thank you for your interest in becoming a stronger member of Spinning Babies community. We are in a growth spurt – a first trimester, if you would! You will see more as we develop!


Many of our participants and readers want to know how they may share Spinning Babies. Here are some ways to join your talents with our movement.


1. Legal and fair use of Spinning Babies in your work pdf download


2. Use of this website


3. Spinning Babies Aware Practitioner


This is a designation that a bodyworker or birthworker is proficient in Spinning Babies for helping a pregnant parent prepare for and ease birth, The SpBAP conducts a protocol for both pregnancy comfort and to overcome potential stalls in birth. Birth and birth preparation protocols are outlined in the Spinning Babies Quick Reference Guide and in the approved Professional Bodywork Education Workshops and private online member area. Practitioners follow their professional scope of practice. This is not a license for teaching providers about Spinning Babies and this is not the Spinning Babies Parent Educator. It is specifically for providers of pregnancy and birth services to fine tune and then promote their practice with education under the Spinning Babies brand.
Read more here.


4. Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educators


We are beginning a Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator Training for childbirth educators in 2018. This is a training on presenting a limited class on Spinning Babies to parents. This does not include a license to train doulas or birth providers. This is to enhance your established childbirth education offerings


. Learn more here.


5. Next time there is a Spinning Babies® Approved Trainer training (early 2019), this is what I’m thinking…


For Spinning Babies Approved Trainers, we are looking for specific providers with experience in 5 areas of birth-related leadership.
1. Is or has been a provider of physiological birth care, experience in supporting a natural childbirth in various situations (long labor, VBAC, back labor without epidural, etc.).
2. Is an amazing teacher who uses props and stories to illustrate abstract concepts in group settings.
3. Is a community leader in a birth topic. Shows evidence of being that person who others turn to for knowledge and networking. (President of a non-profit, runs a resource center, etc.)
4. Is a successful small business person with accounting, social media and internet skills, understanding and able to show success in filling classes or workshops by their own promotional talents.
5. Shows integration of Spinning Babies in their physiological birth care practice, has stories of testimonies from their own use of Spinning Babies and understands and can explain how and why the techniques chosen were successful, for instance, identified and solved a lack of engagement in labor, or a deep transverse arrest, etc.
We select trainers rather than accept applications for trainers. Selected trainers can be part of a highly qualified team.


The Spinning Babies Approved Trainer:


  • Team player and “Third Alternative” thinking (Stephen Covey)
  • Knowledgeable about racial disparities in their country and America
  • Provider who has let go of previous birth ideologies and use a midwifery model of care transformed by Spinning Babies
  • Skills for being an ambassador in a new way of seeing birth
  • Skills for caring communication with organizers and participants
  • Skilled organizer of workshops, already
  • Communicates well with myself


I realize I will best serve my plan ahead by inviting specific educator/providers rather than sorting through applications and email requests. The limitations of hand-selection are balanced by the advantages of relationship histories and knowledge of their teaching skills. Once invited, an application process begins.


Interesting details on my mind:


Geography, language diversity and reducing disparity are factors in choosing trainers when the above skills are also met. For instance, I wouldn’t have two trainers close in geography unless to do so would significantly serve communities with different language or cultural needs.


A trainer is a provider or, if all other qualifications are strong, may be someone who assists providers in responsible role of caregiving. For instance, a doula would have to have tremendous skills in leadership and teaching and a transformative working relationship with midwives, doctors and nurses.


The Spinning Babies Approved Trainer will understand the deep dynamics of Spinning Babies and is able to teach effectively to providers and parents.


Thank you holding this vision of a carefully laid out, future Spinning Babies expansion with me. I hope to empower my community to spread the message while enhancing your birth work as well.