“Mom’s job is to dilate, Baby’s job is to rotate”
– Gail Tully
Did you know that there is more to childbirth than just tummy tightening and pushing that adorable ball of chub out? Baby has a big job to do too. Twisting and turning, spinning and tucking to be born right your arms. This is so important and is often times times forgotten in most childbirth classes. That’s where this Spinning Babies® Parent Class comes in!
Currently offering personal classes as well as virtual/distance options. Contact Steph for more details.
What is Spinning Babies®?
Spinning Babies® is an approach to childbirth to that asks the question, “Where is baby?”, instead of focusing solely on dilation of the cervix. This approach brings the baby into the equation with how the baby is positioned through the birthing process. We’ve learned that the birth process is 50/50. The birthing person and baby work together through out the birthing time. Spinning Babies® is NOT about turning your baby, but about the natural rotation of your baby during their birth, and how you can help them in this process.
What is the Spinning Babies® Parent Class?
The Spinning Babies® Parent Class is specifically designed to teach parents how to know what position their baby is in, the optimal way a baby needs to travel through the pelvis, and how you as the parent can help your baby come through easier. The techniques and exercises you learn in this class lead to many people having an easier, shorter birth!
But- my baby is head down already!
Great! Half the work is done! Breech babies aren’t the only ones who need help getting into the best position for birth. Learn why position matters, factors that influence it, and what you can do to help your baby be in the ideal position to start birth.
What will you learn in this 3 hour class?
- Basic anatomy of the pelvis and how it affects your birth.
- Daily Essentials exercises.
- How to Rest Smart and Move Smart for fetal positioning.
- How to balance your body for birth.
- The Stages of the Pelvis and why they matter.
- Variations of labor patterns. What they might mean and what you can do for them.
But I already took a childbirth class!
This is NOT your usual childbirth class! We will NOT talk about the stages of labor!
Spinning Babies® Parent Class shows you what you can do to increase your chances for an easier birth. You’ll learn all about practical to help baby in the best position to fit the pelvis and solutions when labor seems long, painful, or has a stall! This class is the perfect addition to ANY childbirth method you have previously learned or a great stand alone way to increase the tools you have in your basket for labor. Having basic knowledge of birth is helpful, so if possible, take this class after you have taken a childbirth class.
When should I take the Spinning Babies® Parent class?
Anytime! It is best taken after about 20 weeks, but could be taken as early as 16 weeks. You really need to have a little bit of a baby bump to benefit from the exercises and techniques we do. It is also best that you give yourself time to practice the techniques daily prior to your baby being born, so ideally before 38 weeks. The ideal time to start is between 20-34 weeks, but if you are on the earlier or later end, please come anyways! You will definitely find information that is useful for your birth!