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.
Ihotu AliSpinning Babies® Aware Practitioner (SpBAP), Massage Therapist and Doula Sweet Water Wellness
Ihotu Jennifer Ali offers therapeutic bodywork for the belly, pelvis, and childbearing year, including home visits and treatments out of locations in South Minneapolis and the North Loop. Experienced in the Arvigo and traditional midwifery methods of abdominal massage, myofascial release, and somatic trauma therapy, her treatments help balance the physical and emotional body around fertility, pregnancy, miscarriage, postpartum recovery, c-section scar tissue, and overall reproductive and digestive health. Ihotu has attended over 40 births as a doula and worked alongside midwives, OB’s and holistic healers in Minnesota, New York, Africa and the Caribbean.