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Thank you for your interest in helping Spinning Babies Change Birth on Earth!

Spinning Babies® offers courses for deeper understanding of the Spinning Babies Paradigm. Official affiliation is available at this time with Certified Parent Educators, Aware Practitioners and Approved Trainers. Each path offers a something unique. Please find more information below.

First, please read the following to be in tune with our community:

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

2. Use of this website

 

Spinning Babies® Workshop

Our basic workshop introduces the Spinning Babies® approach in a one- or two-day experience. The curriculum is similar but two-days allows more hands-on experiential learning and a couple more techniques. They are considered the same for the purpose of eligibility for future workshops. This workshop is for birth professionals, not pregnant people (unless you are a pregnant birth professional). All those working with pregnant people are welcome, such as doulas, midwives, doctors, childbirth educators, prenatal yoga teachers, chiropractors and bodyworkers, and nurses offering antenatal care. After this workshop you will be able to share techniques one-on-one with your clients. Using “Spinning Babies” name or our service marks (SM) in a class, webpage, url, or curriculum is not a public right. You must take our advanced trainings to earn a license to teach Spinning Babies®. These individuals may use their Spinning Babies® titles and be listed on the website.

This workshop is required before attending the Aware Practitioner Workshop or Parent Educator Training and before Approved Trainer Training (only by invitation). But even if you don’t go on to another level of training, this workshop helps you transform your practice.

We ask you to take this workshop a couple months before any advanced training to allow time at births or serving pregnant people between workshops so you can gain experience with Spinning Babies®. A scholarship spot is available in all workshops for birth workers of color. Please contact the Spinning Babies® Approved Trainer listed as the faculty of the workshop for more info. Find a workshop on our events page.

 

Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner

With this designation, a bodyworker, midwife, nurse, or doctor shows proficiency in fetal positioning within their specialty. The Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner has learned hands-on applications and protocols for fetal positioning, pregnancy comfort and overcoming stalls in labor. Practitioners follow their professional scope of practice.

When an experienced provider attends a Spinning Babies® Workshop and the Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner Workshop they are eligible to apply for the Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner Listing on this website. This is not a license for teaching providers the Spinning Babies® Workshop and this is not the Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator designation or license. Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioners may promote themselves and their services using the Spinning Babies name and designation on their website when linking to us. Learn more.

 

Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educators

A Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator teaches our structured Spinning Babies® Parent Class in group and one-on-one education. Spinning Babies Parent Educators are listed on SpinningBabies.com, and use Spinning Babies curriculum to teach pregnant parents. Enhance your established childbirth education offerings with a Spinning Babies® Parent Class module. Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educators may promote themselves and their services using the Spinning Babies name, logo, and designation on their website. This is not a license to train doulas or professional colleagues/providers. This is for childbirth educators who are already giving classes. Learn more.

 

Spinning Babies® Approved Trainers 

For Spinning Babies® Approved Trainers, Gail has selected clinical providers with experience in all 5 areas of birth-related leadership. There is not an application available at this time. The quality of training in a paradigm is quite different than passing on techniques. Our trainers set Spinning Babies® apart from a method. A year long process and ten day training follows the selection process. Skills were shown in five areas:
  1. Is or has recently 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 experienced teacher of professionals who uses props and stories to illustrate abstract concepts in group settings.
  3. Is a community leader and activist. Shows evidence of being that person who others turn to for knowledge and networking. (local and national development, international speaker, etc.)
  4. Business skills, independent business person, and promotional talents.
  5. Shows integration of Spinning Babies® paradigm in their physiological birth 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, a deep transverse arrest, etc.
Our 2019 Spinning Babies® Approved Trainer Training is training 10 new trainers creating a group of 15 Approved Trainers.

 

We hope to have another Spinning Babies® Approved Trainer Training available in time, but it is too soon to promise. The above criteria will continue to guide, but not complete, the selection process. We are taking our time and creating the foundation first.
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