Changing seasons invite reflection and preparation. We are doing the same here at Spinning Babies®! After much preparation, registration is open for the Spinning Babies® 2020 World Confluence. Join us next October in Australia with Spinning Babies’ Gail Tully, breech expert Andrew Bisits, Midwife Rachel Reed, our Spinning Babies® Approved Trainers and more speakers. If you’re a childbirth professional or work with expecting families, join us in Caloundra, Australia. Registration is NOW OPEN! 🎉
Another preparation we have been busy with is our website! We have a terrific team working to re-imagine our website. We would like to include special birth stories of how Spinning Babies® ideas were used to ease labor. Are you a parent with a story? Join the movement by describing your experience and send your story to us!
Wisconsin Breech Conference
Gail and Approved Trainer Nicole Morales, CPM, head over to the Madison, WI “Breech Conference” on November 9-10. Doctors, nurses, and midwives learn skills to feed their passion for returning breech skills to the Midwest United States. Midwife Cynthia Caillagh, CPM, organized the conference and invited Gail to offer post-conference workshops for Midwives on Spinning Babies, Resolving Shoulder Dystocia and Breech which are offered as a single event to Wisconsin midwives and providers attending the conference. If public tickets open up we’ll post the registration to all providers in the area.
Get this month’s birth tip from Gail Tully and exciting information about upcoming workshops and events below! 😀
Parents are coming to our Spinning Babies® Parent Classes to learn comfort measures and helping labor go smoothly. They learn how and when to do techniques for pregnancy and birth. Birth positions for opening the top of the pelvis.
Posterior Pelvic Tilt
Flattening the lower back brings the top of the sacrum further back. This position, called posterior pelvic tilt, moves the sacral promontory back out of the way of the baby’s head. A posterior pelvic tilt, or contra-nutation of the pelvis increases the size of the top of the pelvis. Make room in the inlet to help a baby engage with each contraction for ten contractions. Relax your back in between contractions.
Rest Smart/Move Smart are Spinning Babies® terms for maternal positioning, a concept describing pregnancy and birthing positions for birth givers. Rest Smart/Move Smart helps you understand that birth positions are more than gravity and comfort, but that “smart” birth positions open the pelvic diameter where babies wait for more room.
Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator Training
Become a Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator to teach 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.
Pictured: Certified Parent Educator Sylvia Muda-Koenis
Oct 14 – 17, 2019 – Seattle, USA – SOLD OUT
May 13 – 16, 2020 – Austin, USA
May 18-21, 2020 – Rishon LeZion, Israel
June 2 – 5, 2020 – Schladming, Austria
July 28 – 31, 2020 – Boston, USA
Oct 20 – 23, 2020 – Caloundra, Australia
Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner Workshop
Would adding advanced techniques that promote body balance for fetal positioning and pregnancy comfort to your skillset be beneficial for your practice and clients? At the Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner Workshop, participants will enjoy four full days of multi-disciplinary, integrated manual techniques and assessments that can boost their hands-on prenatal practice.
Feb. 10-13, 2020 – San Diego, CA, USA
Oct. 19-22, 2020 – Caloundra, QLD, Australia
Spinning Babies® 2020 World Confluence
Join the Spinning Babies® community in Australia October 2020 to explore informed consent in breech birth, physiological birth practices, and the Spinning Babies® paradigm. Connect with other midwives, doctors, chiropractors, doulas, massage therapists, and childbirth educators. Meet and learn from international speakers and our Spinning Babies® Approved Trainers. We are offering pre- and post-conference Spinning Babies® Workshops and advanced trainings.
Our incredible lineup of speakers includes: Andrew Bisits, Director of Obstetrics, Royal Hospital for Women, Gail Tully, creator of Spinning Babies®, Midwife, Rachel Reed, Discipline Lead for Midwifery, University of the Sunshine Coast, Andrea Lopez, Self Care Instructor, Maya Spiritual Healer, and more!
Oct 15 – Spinning Babies® Workshop
Oct 16 – Spinning Babies® Workshop
Oct 16 – Pre-Conference – Informed Consent and Breech
Oct 17 & 18 – Conference – Physiology First, Where birth work and bodywork meet
Oct 19 – Emerging Nonmedical Interventions
Oct 19 – 22 – Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner Workshop
Oct 20 – 23 – Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator Training
11 – Hamilton, NZ – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Claire Eccleston – SOLD OUT
12 – Des Moines, IA – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/Tammy Ryan – SOLD OUT
13 – Seattle, WA – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Kelly Dungan – SOLD OUT
14-17 – Seattle, USA – Spinning Babies® Parent Educator Training – SOLD OUT
15 – Lake St. Louis, MO – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan – SOLD OUT
18 – Brooklyn, NY – 2-Day Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Lorenza Holt – SOLD OUT
19-20 – Brasilia, DF/Brazil – Oficina Spinning Babies® 2 dias com Maira Libertad – SOLD OUT
26 – Kalamazoo, MI – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Kelly Dungan – SOLD OUT
2 – Fort Worth, TX – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan – SOLD OUT
16 – Harrisonburg, VA – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan – SOLD OUT
23 – Tulsa, OK – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan – SOLD OUT
7 – Atlanta, GA – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan – SOLD OUT
See all upcoming events on our calendar here.