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.
Dorothy HaleMassage Therapist, Certified Doula, Patient Care Tech Labor & Deliver, Certified Childbirth Educator and Owner of Doula Childbirth Consultant
Dorothy enjoys the experience of working with both first-time parents, parents with more than one child, unmedicated and medicated birth, VBAC, IVF, high risk, premature birth, teen birth, and postpartum depression. She is a firm believer in the value of constantly expanding her knowledge of her craft. She has attended classes in optimal fetal positioning, Spinning Babies, Lamaze technique, The Bradley Method, Alexander technique, Hypnobirthing, and more. Dorothy is a trained massage therapist, Advocate for Daily Essentials in prenatal care and a certified childbirth educator. She is passionate about working with pregnant and postpartum women. She sees how rewarding and beneficial massaging can be during/after pregnancy.