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.
Meredyth Johnson KramschusterLicensed Massage Therapist, Certified Doula, Registered Yoga Teacher, Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner (SpBAP) Meredyth Johnson LLC
Meredyth is a mother, teacher, doula, and massage and bodywork therapist. Her passion is supporting women’s ever-evolving health and wellness, especially during your perinatal journey. Meredyth holds space, supports creating space through massage and bodywork therapies to help you find balance and vitality. She believes empowering birth experiences and perinatal journeys can happen anywhere and however you define it. Meredyth is and will always be inspired by all the birth experiences and perinatal journeys she’s been invited into to support. In turn, she integrates her modalities and experience, to truly listen to your body and your baby(ies) at that given moment. It’s truly an honor to do this work and support families. Meredyth’s story and scope of practice: As a dancer and choreographer, after receiving her BA & BS, Meredyth was inspired by her own healing journey to go into the healing arts and graduated from CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu Therapy School in 2004. Meredyth has advanced certification and training in Pre- & Perinatal Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork since 2005 with Carole Osborne-Sheets, which includes supporting women who may be having high risk needs, multiples, or baby positioning support. Meredyth has advanced certification and training in Pre- & Perinatal Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork since 2005 with Carole Osborne-Sheets, which includes supporting women who may be having high risk needs, multiples, or baby positioning support. She received her doula certification from DONA in 2007, she is a member of our local Childbirth Collective since she moved back to the Twins Cities in 2009, and is a registered yoga and prenatal yoga teacher. In 2012, she had her first child, and in 2014 twins. In 2018, Integral Touch of Birth Workshop. Meredyth has continued her education in a variety of healing modalities, has had the honor to work with amazing teachers, and believes the growth of being a life-long student. Visit her website to see her whole scope of practice.