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.
Susan McLooneCD(DONA), Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner (SpBAP), Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator (SpBCPE), RYT-500, RPYT, BIRTHFIT Professional Kindred Minds
Compassion Fatigue Educator Susan’s passion is to facilitate “The Movement of Women” in both the physical and philosophic sense; movement in our bodies and in our community to support a healthier, more purposeful life. She is the co-owner of Motherhood Matters, a collaboration of small business owners who have come together to create a community of women, for women, supporting the many stages of life. Susan is the owner of Kindred Minds, LLC, located at Motherhood Matters. She has been a DONA certified birth doula for over 3 years. She is a certified yoga/prenatal yoga instructor with over 1500 hours of teaching experience. Susan is proud to hold the designation of Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner and Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator. Susan has completed trainings in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP), compassion fatigue, cultural competency, informed consent, and trauma informed care. Susan firmly believes in a whole mind/body approach to childbirth to reduce fear and empower the birthing woman.