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In this month’s update:

  • Our founder Gail Tully shares techniques that add balance in pregnancy 🤰 and help prevent asynclitism
  • How a mom avoided having another asycnlitic labor with the help of Spinning Babies® techniques
  • Get a discounted price on your Spinning Babies® 2020 World Confluence ticket 🎟️
  • Upcoming events including just added workshops in the UK, Canada, and Australia. Plus special workshops in Madison, WI following the Breech Conference.

 

Adding Balance to Prevent Asynclitism in Pregnancy

A common cause of a long labor is baby being asynclitic. The labor may be long from the beginning, but often labor starts well and then slows down during transition. Pushing can take hours. Five hours is common with a baby whose head has tipped to the side. How is it possible for the head to tip to the side? A hand might be up by the chin or ear which can tip the head. But often the pelvic floor is where we look… yep, the floor is crooked! This means baby will have to turn their head to find the space available. Protect your birth by beginning in pregnancy to prepare your body with daily activities. We suggest some special techniques to restore more balance to the pelvic floor with the Side-lying Release. This can be done a couple of times a week through pregnancy and again in labor. Comfort is added, pain is reduced. See this article to get the details on this amazing technique, when to use it, and when you shouldn’t do it.

side-lying release

 

Mom Uses Spinning Babies® to Help Avoid Another Long Labor

This month’s birth story comes from Erica, 38, who first emailed Spinning Babies® creator Gail Tully at 36 weeks pregnant with her second seeking advice on her upcoming birth. Her first child was asynclitic. Here’s a summary of what Gail recommended to Erica:

“Your own pelvic mapping indicates a roomy pelvis! Your Belly Mapping shares information that baby may be in a Right Occiput Transverse baby position now or a Right Occiput Posterior position. The description of your labor hints of some potential torsion that was exasperated by the compound presentation (arm up). The tilt or turn in the uterus can allow an arm to fit easier by the face than the side. Helping alleviate this potential twist now will help immensely. And, since it’s a potential twist, it’s good to know that if there isn’t a twist, the Side-lying Release won’t cause a twist if you do it on both sides each time you do it.

Try two kinds of jiggles: Rebozo Manteada (abdominal sifting) and Shake the Apples at night before bed. Do Forward-leaning Inversion once daily, once in early labor, and if there is a stall later at any time. Use the Side-lying Release 2-4 times a week now, in early labor and if there is pain, asymmetrical labor pattern or asymmetrical or slow dilation. Once your baby is engaged in the pelvis, during labor, follow a Side-Lying Release with a side lunge or side-lying with peanut ball between your legs. When baby is low in the outlet, visible or close, open the outlet by putting knees together and feet apart with heels pointing out and toes pointing in. Feet can be separated by a peanut ball and knees resting together with a little towel or cushion to buffer the bones when you are on your side in bed.

You are facing a common modern issue and showing how to avoid a cesarean. Your choice of birth center and being in the land of midwives certainly helped you avoid a cesarean for your first birth and now I hope to add comfort and ease to your second birth. Keep me posted!”

Rebozo Sifting

Update on Baby from Erica: “After contractions started, we did the Side-lying Release with my husband before he left for work. Contractions picked up and then died off, and I had a nice long nap. Got up, and my mom and I did some cleaning, then had a cup of tea, then went on a walk in the neighborhood with my son. Contractions started picking up again, then my water broke. From then on, it was fast and furious. Baby was born within two hours. I could barely make it back a couple blocks to the house and get in the car to drive to the birth center. My husband arrived shortly thereafter, and we did Shake the Apples (which helped low back pain) and SLR, then I got in the tub. I remembered what you said and panted as baby was coming out. I pushed just a little and my body did the rest. Baby was born underwater.”

Congratulations, Erica! 🎉 Thank you for sharing your story with us! Do you have a Spinning Babies birth story? Please share it with us at info@spinningbabies.com.

 

World Confluence Discounts!

Did you know that if you register early for the confluence, you get a sweet discount? You can also save an additional 10-15% off Early Bird prices when you register for 2 or more events! Learn more.

Spinning Babies® 2020 World Confluence
Spinning Babies invites all birth professionals to our 2020 World Confluence in Caloundra, Sunshine Coast! Attend presentations and hands-on sessions with world-renowned professionals in topics such as Human Rights and Informed Consent within the context of labor and birth. Learn more about the Spinning Babies paradigm directly from our Spinning Babies® Approved Trainers and founder, Gail Tully. The Spinning Babies® Workshop, the Parent Educator Training, and the Aware Practitioner Workshop will be offered on the days leading up to and after the Confluence.

Learn more and get your discount today▸

Gail teaching workshop

Event Highlight

November 11-12, 2019  – Madison, WI – 3 Topics Spinning Babies® w/ Gail Tully

The Spinning Babies® Workshop, Resolving Shoulder Dystocia, and Breech Basics. Join Gail Tully in Madison, WI for a special two-day series of our three main Spinning Babies® workshops. Gail Tully, Creator of Spinning Babies®, invites you to join her on a journey through the pelvis. Whether the head is coming first or coming last, knowing the three levels of the pelvis is crucial to solving birth without injury. Learn the pelvis like you know your sock drawer at midnight (the lights are off and you have to find what you need without waking anyone).

*November 11, 2019 – Madison, WI – Breech Body Balancing w/ Nicole Morales – You can also take this on the 11th instead of the Spinning Babies® Workshop, then join Gail on the 12th for RSD and Breech Basics.

Gail Tully is also presenting at the MADISON BREECH CONFERENCE Nov 9 & 10, 2019.

The Madison Breech Conference will explore three themes relating to breech birth: autonomy, biodiversity, and sustainability.

Breech Conference Attendees: Speakers and attendees of the full Breech Conference are eligible for a discounted ticket to the Spinning Babies events following the conference. Please contact Marni@SpinningBabies.com to receive your code.

All Upcoming Events

NOVEMBER 2019

2 – Fort Worth, TX – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan – SOLD OUT

3 – Fort Worth, TX – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan – SOLD OUT

4 – Irving, TX – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan – SOLD OUT

7 – Loma Linda, CA – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Nicole Morales

7-8 – Sioux Falls, SD – 2-Day Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Nikki Zerfas

8 – Ft. Myers, FL – Labor and Birth with Spinning Babies® w/ Lorenza Holt – SOLD OUT

9 – Ft. Myers, FL – Labor and Birth with Spinning Babies® w/ Lorenza Holt – SOLD OUT

9-10 – San Diego, CA – 2-Day Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tema Mercado

10 – Chicago, IL – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan – SOLD OUT

11 – Madison, WI – Breech Body Balancing w/ Nicole Morales 

11-12 – Madison, WI – 3 Topics Spinning Babies® w/ Gail Tully

13 – LaVista, NE – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan

16 – Harrisonburg, VA – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan – SOLD OUT

14-15 – Rio de Janeiro, RJ/Brazil – Oficina Spinning Babies® 2 dias com Maíra Libertad

16-17 – Rio de Janeiro, RJ/Brazil – Oficina Spinning Babies® 2 dias com Maira Libertad – SOLD OUT

16-17 – Kansas City, MO – 2-Day Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Lorenza Holt – SOLD OUT

16-17 – Darwin, NT, Australia – 2-Day Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Fiona Hallinan & Jenny Blyth

17 – Harrisonburg, VA – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan

21-22 – Alice Springs, NT, Australia – 2-Day Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Fiona Hallinan & Jenny Blyth

23 – Tulsa, OK – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan – SOLD OUT

29 – Geelong, VIC, Australia – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Fiona Hallinan

30-1 – Montpellier, France – 2-Day Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Jennifer Walker

30-1 Campinas, SP/Brasil – Oficina Spinning Babies® 2 dias com Maíra Libertad – SOLD OUT

DECEMBER 2019

2 – Auckland, NZ – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Claire Eccleston

3 – Frederick, MD – Labor and Birth with Spinning Babies® w/ Lorenza Holt – SOLD OUT

5 – Washington DC – Labor and Birth with Spinning Babies® w/ Lorenza Holt

5 – Cooper City, FL – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan

6 – Washington, DC – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Lorenza Holt

7 – Atlanta, GA – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan – SOLD OUT

7-8 – Paris, France – Spinning Babies®️ Workshop 2 Jours avec Nikki Zerfas

8 – San Diego, CA – Spinning Babies® Resolving Shoulder Dystocia & Breech Basics w/ Nicole Morales

8 – Atlanta, GA – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan – SOLD OUT

9-10 – Salvador, BA/Brazil – Oficina Spinning Babies® 2 dias com Maira Libertad – SOLD OUT

14 – Kerrville, TX – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan

14 – Newberg, OR – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Nikki Zerfas

14-15 – Budapest, Hungary – Spinning Babies® with Jennifer Walker – SOLD OUT

14-15 – Parkersburg, WV – 2-Day Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Lorenza Holt

JANUARY 2020

3 – Turnersville, NJ – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Rhea Williams – SOLD OUT

13 – Duluth, MN – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Nikki Zerfas

18 – Reno, NV – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Nikki Zerfas

18 – Washington DC – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Rhea Williams

23 – Las Vegas, NV – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Nikki Zerfas

24 – Las Vegas, NV – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Nikki Zerfas

24 – Jackson, MS – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan

25-26 – Recife, PE/Brazil – Oficina Spinning Babies® 2 dias com Maíra Libertad

28-29 – Recife, PE/Brazil – Oficina Spinning Babies® 2 dias com Maíra Libertad

FEBRUARY 2020

1 – Virginia Beach, VA – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan

1-2 – Botucatu, São Paulo/Brasil – Oficina Spinning Babies® 2 dias com Maíra Libertad

2 – Virginia Beach, VA – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan

5 – Rockford, IL – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan

8 – Eustis, FL – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan

9 – San Diego, CA – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tema Mercado 

10-13 – San Diego, CA – Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner Workshop

14 – Liberty, OH – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Rhea Williams

19 – Somers Point, NJ – Labor and Birth with Spinning Babies® w/ Rachel Shapiro

20 – Somers Point, NJ – Spinning Babies® Resolving Shoulder Dystocia and Breech Basics w/ Rachel Shapiro 

23-24 – Monsey, NY – 2-Day Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Rachel Shapiro

27 – Vernal, UT – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan

28 – Vernal, UT – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan

MARCH 2020

7 – Richmond, VA – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Rhea Williams

10 – Westerville, OH – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan

11-12 – Melbourne, VIC, Australia – 2-days Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Fiona Hallinan & Jenny Blyth

14 – Valparaiso, IN – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan

23-24 – Bristol, England, UK – 2-Day Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Rachel Shapiro

30-31 – London, England, UK – 2-Day Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Rachel Shapiro

APRIL 2020

4 – Columbia, MD – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Rhea Williams

18-19 – Riverside, CA – 2-Day Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tema Mercado

18-19 – Namur, Belgium – 2-Day Spinning Babies®️ Workshop w/ Nikki Zerfas

23 – Livonia, MI – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan 

24 – Livonia, MI – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan

25 – Livonia, MI – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan

29 – Dodge City, KS – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan

MAY 2020

4-5 – Tumut, NSW, Australia – 2 Day Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Fiona Hallinan & Jenny Blyth

8-9 – Sydney, NSW, Australia – 2 Day Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Fiona Hallinan & Jenny Blyth

11-12 – Newcastle, NSW, Australia – 2 Day Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Fiona Hallinan & Jenny Blyth

13-16 – Austin, TX – Spinning Babies® Parent Educator Training

16 – Green Bay, WI – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan

16-17 – Montréal, Québec/Canada – Spinning Babies®️ Workshop 2 Jours avec Nikki Zerfas

17 – Green Bay, WI – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan

18 – San Francisco, CA – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Nicole Morales

18-21 – Rishon LeZion – Spinning Babies® Parent Educator Training

28-29 – Brisbane, QLD, Australia – 2 Day Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Fiona Hallinan & Jenny Blyth

30-31 – Northern Rivers Area, NSW, Australia – 2 Day Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Fiona Hallinan & Jenny Blyth

JUNE 2020

2-5 – Schladming, Austria – Spinning Babies® Parent Educator Training

3-4 – Cairns, QLD, Australia – 2 Day Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Fiona Hallinan & Jenny Blyth

13-14 – Beamsville, ON, Canada – 2-Day Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Rhea Williams

18-19 – Ubud, Bali, Indonesia- 2 Day Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Fiona Hallinan & Jenny Blyth

JULY 2020

28-31 – Boston, MA  – Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator Training

OCTOBER 2020

15 – Caloundra, Australia – Spinning Babies® Workshop

16 – Caloundra, Australia – Spinning Babies® Workshop

19 – Caloundra, Australia – Emerging Nonmedical Interventions

19-22 – Caloundra, Australia – Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner Workshop

20-23 –Caloundra, Australia – Spinning Babies® Parent Educator Training

See all upcoming events on our calendar here.

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