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 mother. 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?
During labor the baby needs to pass through the three levels of the pelvis. Learn techniques to help your pelvis and it’s muscles that support or restrict your pelvic levels. Together, you and your birth partner can use these techniques before and during labor to help “make room for baby!” Spinning Babies reveals how the baby can find optimal positions for labor, and make birth less painful, and even pleasurable! This class is for expectant parents only.
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?
Yup! We will email you the Spinning Babies e-book resources prior to the class to read over! It’s okay if you don’t read it prior to class, we will go over all the topics in depth. We also give out our MamasteFit workbook that contains all the topics we discuss in the childbirth education class outside of Spinning Babies, such as prenatal mobility approaches and labor positions/comfort measures.
We offer the official Spinning Babies Parent Class Module as a part of our childbirth education course. Upcoming dates are: September 22nd, October 20th, November 17th, and December 8th.
If you cannot attend one of our in-person courses, Spinning Babies does offer their Parent Class as a DVD or streaming video option! This does not replace an in-person course, but will still help teach the Spinning Babies techniques to support comfort and ease during pregnancy and labor.