Our April Update features Fascia, Brazil SpBCPE registration, birth story, relaxation techniques, new workshops, and more! Read below!
I’m just coming back from a three-week exploration of how Spinning Babies® might incorporate a broader understanding of fascia. Fascia is the 3-dimensional, mobile web of connective tissue which supports and even makes up our muscles and organs (for a visual delight, see Strolling Under the Skin on YouTube in French or English).
Marcello Windolph is one of our three Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner teachers in the workshop called Integral Touch of Birth (with Debra McLaughlin and Adrienne Caldwell). That workshop is being offered in San Diego, CA and St. Paul, MN this May in collaboration with Spinning Babies to bring participants who are eligible to the Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner Listing on our website.
Marcello and I combined my Spinning Babies® Workshop with his introduction of fascia therapy in Sydney, Australia. Then I explored Jenny Blyth and Fiona Hallinan’s workshop, Creating Space for the Baby (visit their website birthwork.com) and their pelvic mobilizing techniques using jiggling and other manual techniques. A third workshop in Queensland on the Sunshine Coast incorporated all three of our workshops. We birthworkers got a better understanding of how our techniques address not only the ligaments, muscles and joints, but the fascia from which all of these are made of!
The four of us joyfully planned our 2020 Australian conference, Spinning Babies 2020 World Confluence, while sipping tea on the veranda overlooking the Australian bush. G’day, Mate, you’ll be seeing more of my learning hopping up in Spinning Babies websiteand workshops soon!
The Integral Touch of Birth workshop is rare and amazing, please do what it takes to come in May (visit this page to learn more).
Off to help make physiological birth applicable,
A Birth Story
Jo Askham, our woman on the ground in Australia for our Sunshine Coast and Melbourne workshops last month, shares the story of a woman having a vaginal birth after her first birth was by cesaresan (called VBAC, vaginal birth after cesarean).
The labor lingered and the baby was discovered to be asynclitic or not synclitic, not straight in the pelvis. The head was tipped and unable to pass through easily or maybe at all. A Forward-leaning Inversion was suggested and done. Then a woven scarf, called a Rebozo, was used around the hips. (I think these could be used in the opposite order as well. – Gail) The doctor then did another cervical examination and felt how the head was now positioned on the cervix more symmetrically. “I think you’re going to have your baby!” the doctor exclaimed brightly. And she did.
Two Key Relaxation Techniques
Jiggling is a method to attain deep relaxation and activate the parasympathetics. There are many ways to jiggle another person and even ourselves! Found on the Spinning Babies website, I offer Shake the Apple Tree and Rebozo Manteada.
Use the method of your choice for at least 3 minutes. Be gentle. You shouldn’t jiggle so hard that the person’s breath is effected, or they have their joints strained! Jiggling creates a vibration that is about like, well, giggling! Like a car ride lulling the passenger to sleep. Like humming, which is also a way of jiggling the throat muscles, come to think of it.
Partners and providers can give a gentle but grounding grasp to the buttocks and begin to jiggle their hand and arm making the person receiving the jiggle begin to vibrate and jiggle. It can be a little surprising to find one’s bottom jiggling away in another person’s hands and then suddenly one no longer cares because it feels so good, and safe, and calming. Give it a try!
St. Paul, MN- May (16) 17 – 20, 2018
We hope you can join us on your journey into prenatal wellness!
*Completing this workshop is a key to becoming listed in the
Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner directory on www.SpinningBabies.com.
Meet Spinning Babies® Approved Trainer: Tammy Ryan
Tammy Ryan, AdvCD/BDT (DONA), SpBT is an international teacher and speaker in childbirth.
Tammy began her Spinning Babies exploration during her very first year as a doula in 2003. Tammy is also an active birth doula trainer whose curriculum is approved by DONA International. Tammy trains extensively and often does back-to-back doula training and Spinning Babies® Workshops. Learn more about Tammy here.
Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator Training
Childbirth Educators, Doulas & Prenatal Yoga Instructors, would being certified to teach Spinning Babies® to parents be an advantage to your program?
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR
July (19) 20 – 22 – St. Paul, MN
September 10 – 12 – São Paulo, SP – Brasil
Upcoming Spinning Babies® Workshops & Events
10 – 13 – San Diego, CA Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner Approved Workshop: Integral Touch of Birth
17 – 20 – St. Paul, MN – Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner Approved Workshop: Integral Touch of Birth
See all upcoming events on our calendar here.