Spinning Babies® Parent Classes

Held monthly in anchorage


Spinning Babies® is one of my favorite classes to teach, because these principles are a paradigm shift in childbirth education – an approach to birth that focuses on where the baby is in the mother’s uterus and pelvis, and an active participant in their entry to the world. 

Spinning Babies is not only about turning a breech baby, but about helping mothers to experience more comfortable pregnancies, and easier births, with baby in an ideal position for labor to begin spontaneously, proceed physiologically, and culminate simply, increasing mother and baby’s ability to experience a vaginal birth.

Typically, during labor, much of the focus is on the dilation of the mother’s cervix.  The Spinning Babies approach focuses more on the baby and mother working together through the birthing process.  Spinning Babies is NOT about forcing, moving, or turning a baby manually, but instead about the natural rotation a baby needs to make during their birth, and how the mother can help with this process.

The Spinning Babies website is full of incredible information and I’d encourage you to poke around (scroll down for quick links!), but there is nothing like the hands-on, in person practice and learning comfort and positioning techniques with a trained, certified specialist.

What will we cover in a parent class?

  • Basic anatomy of the pelvis and how it can affect your birth
  • Daily Essentials exercises
  • How to Rest Smart and Move Smart for fetal positioning
  • How to balance your body for birth using the Three Sisters of Balance
  • ​The Stages of the Pelvis
  • Variations of labor patterns, what they might mean and what you can do for them.

The Spinning Babies® Parent Class is specifically for parents, to help them recognize and connect with their baby, learn  what position their baby is in and how to tell when baby’s position changes, the optimal way a baby travels through the pelvis, and how you as the parent can help your baby come through more comfortably and easily. 

The techniques and exercises learned in this class lead to many people having an easier, shorter birth!  

(*Photo credit: Blueberry Hill Photography.  Photo taken during the labor of an 11#, 4 ounce baby boy, delivered at a birth center in Anchorage.  Picture depicts mother receiving a side lying release, used for both comfort and relaxation, and helping to ease baby’s descent and movement through the pelvis.)

When should I take the Spinning Babies® Parent class?

It is best taken after about 20 weeks, but could be taken as early as 16 weeks.  You should have a little bit of a baby bump to benefit from the exercises and techniques we will do.  It’s ideal to give yourself time to practice the techniques daily prior to your baby being born, so preferably come to a class before 38 weeks.  The perfect time to start is between 20-34 weeks, but if you are outside that window, please come anyway!  You will definitely find useful information for your birth.

Sign Me up! When is the next class?

Saturday, 10/19/19 at 3PM
Saturday, 11/16/19 at 3PM
No class in December
2020 Schedule coming soon!

Classes run about 3 hours, depending on number of participants and amount of practice, fee includes expecting mom and partner or one birth support person.  Bond and connect more closely with your partner and your baby through this wonderful workshop! Learn more about your baby’s position and movements prenatally, and how babies and mothers work together during labor.  Contact me for more info!

XO,

Shanna

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Additional links to materials and more information:

Spinning Babies Website Main Page: spinningbabies.ontraport.com/t?orid=10093&opid=40
Spinning Babies Shop: spinningbabies.ontraport.com/t?orid=10093&opid=36
Belly Mapping Workbook: spinningbabies.ontraport.com/t?orid=10093&opid=32
Breech Birth Quick Guide Booklet: spinningbabies.ontraport.com/t?orid=10093&opid=29

Helping Your Breech Baby Turn eBook: spinningbabies.ontraport.com/t?orid=10093&opid=58
Breech Birth Quick Guide Digital Download: spinningbabies.ontraport.com/t?orid=10093&opid=27
Daily Essentials DVD: spinningbabies.ontraport.com/t?orid=10093&opid=34
Daily Essentials Streaming and Digital Download: spinningbabies.ontraport.com/t?orid=10093&opid=26
Spinning Babies Parent Class DVD: spinningbabies.ontraport.com/t?orid=10093&opid=30
Spinning Babies Parent Class Streaming and Digital Download: spinningbabies.ontraport.com/t?orid=10093&opid=25
Quick Reference Booklet: spinningbabies.ontraport.com/t?orid=10093&opid=31
Quick Reference Digital Download: spinningbabies.ontraport.com/t?orid=10093&opid=33

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