Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioners
The following list of bodyworkers and birth workers have completed Spinning Babies® Professional Bodywork Education requirements for being listed on our website, including two Spinning Babies® Workshops.
Spinning Babies Aware Practitioners have been trained in a bodywork protocol intended to allow:
- Comfort in pregnancy
- Spontaneous change to a more optimal fetal position, where space is available in the womb
- Progress and less pain in labor
- Baby to move themselves into the new space made by reducing tensions and torsions in muscles and ligaments
Each practitioner will offer techniques according to their title, scope of practice, and skills. For instance, a midwife, nurse, or doctor will not have the full range of a bodywork knowledge or license. A bodyworker would not be able to do things a midwife or medical doctor has in their scope of practice. This may or may not limit results. Results occur on an individual basis.
Practitioners on this listing agree not to manipulate the baby’s position (push, turn) by their hands unless they are a doctor or midwife trained in external cephalic version (ECV).
Spinning Babies does not assume risk. Decide upon a course of care with your practitioner that you find comfortable and safe.
Danica ToddLicensed Massage Therapist/2002; Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist/2007; Yoga Certified/2009; Pilates Instructor/2010; Certified Birth Doula/2013; Certified Arvigo® Therapist/2017; Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner (SpBAP)/2018 Where Alignment and Gravity Find Balance
Are you tired of being told your pregnancy symptoms are normal? When clients decide to work with Danica toward their pregnancy and birth goals they receive the benefits of a certified doula trained in advanced alignment techniques. Danica is the only person in South Carolina recognized by Spinning Babies® as an approved Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner, as well as the only prenatal provider utilizing The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®. Clients can expect a comprehensive initial assessment, followed by a customized treatment plan. This allows Danica to address the question’s, “Where is the baby?” and “Where is the uterus?” so she can target restricted areas and release tension patterns. This creates space for Mom and Baby to settle into a balanced position. When attending births Danica can utilize the same techniques during labor to address common labor patterns which allows the opportunity for natural physiological birth to unfold before utilizing force. Clients have found these techniques valuable whether planning a natural, medicated, or surgical birth, as they prepare their body to be as aligned and ready for their birth goals and postpartum recovery…READ MORE