"Mom's job is to dilate, Baby's job is to rotate"- Gail Tully
Yes! Baby has a big job to do during birth. Twisting and turning, spinning and tucking to be born into your arms. This is so important and is many times forgotten in most childbirth classes. In fact- did you know dilating to 10cm doesn't mean you are done? Your baby must do their work too! That's where Spinning Babies® comes in!
What is Spinning Babies®?
Spinning Babies® is an approach to childbirth to that focuses more on where baby is in the pelvis. Usually the focus during birth is on the dilation of the cervix This approach brings the baby into the equation with how the baby is positioned through the birthing process. 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.
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. Learn all about practical ways to help baby in the best position to fit the pelvis. Also learn solutions when labor seems long, painful, or has a stall! And, if practiced daily, an easier labor and birth are likely. This class is an amazing addition to ANY childbirth method you have previously learned. Having basic knowledge of birth is helpful, so if possible, take this class after you have taken a childbirth class.
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
♥ Variations of labor patterns. What they might mean and what you can do for them.
Come learn how to tell what position your baby is in WITHOUT and ultrasound!
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!
Will I get something to help me remember the techniques?
YES! After the class you will receive an e-book with lots of info in it about everything we talk about in class. Don't worry about taking notes! Just come, absorb, and know you will get the e-book afterwards.
Meet your Spinning Babies® Parent Educator!
Katie Tighe is passionate about birth and supporting parents during the entire childbirth year. She grew up surrounded by birth as the daughter of a midwife, but her journey to be a Doula and childbirth educator started while living in the Netherlands. She met inspiring and wonderful childbirth and postpartum advocates in Amsterdam. When she moved back to Maryland, she started teaching childbirth classes and became the first Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator in Maryland. Helping parents to feel heard, supported and informed is what moves her every day. As the mother of three very young children, she has decided to focus on supporting parents outside of the labor & delivery room with childbirth and parent classes.