What is Spinning Babies®?

Spinning Babies® is a paradigm, an approach. Spinning Babies is how we are Changing Birth on Earth.

Spinning Babies® is a unique approach to birth created by midwife Gail Tully.

We teach physiological release rather than a mechanical manipulation or force. The assumption that birth is a passenger powering through a pelvis (The old 3Ps paradigm) reduces creative, body-centered options for parent or provider alike. The release of the baby can be as natural as the release of hormones. Self-care and specific body activities restore body balance and make room for the baby. Babies can put themselves into the best positions possible for childbirth.

Spinning Babies® offers a third solution to the extremes in childbirth today. Management with technology or patience with nature serve some but not all who are looking for easier childbirth. Ideology rarely offers truly empowering experiences in life, including childbirth. This approach includes a comprehensive plan for pregnancy preparation and labor activities to ease birth. Spinning Babies® can be used with any childbirth method or none at all. Spinning Babies® approach is good in any childbirth setting, home, hospital and independent birth center.

Spinning Babies® offers a third solution to the extremes in childbirth today. Management with technology or patience with nature serve some but not all who are looking for easier childbirth. Ideology rarely offers truly empowering experiences in life, including childbirth. This approach includes a comprehensive plan for pregnancy preparation and labor activities to ease birth. Spinning Babies® can be used with any childbirth method or none at all. Spinning Babies® approach is good in any childbirth setting, home, hospital and independent birth center.

Gail’s learned first hand from mentors such as Carol Phillips, DC,  that birth is “easier” when we have balance in the pelvis (including ligaments, fascia and muscles with the pelvis) than when we have tension, torsion, or a closed pelvic position. Balance first.

Gail facilitates a release to the connections around the hip ball and socket on a woman carrying a breech baby at 34 weeks with a breech baby to restore body balance. Combined with other techniques, her 45-minute appointment gave her baby room to turn head down within the hour. No manipulation of the baby was attempted or needed in this case. While this quick result is occasional, body balance for optimal positioning is shown in how fast baby moved into a head down position. Gravity works better when there is room to accommodate baby’s head! We reveal which birth positions opens the pelvis where baby waits.

Some posterior births are relatively easy, that’s true. A very few anterior babies need help to come out. Fetal position shares a stage with several leading actors, such as Flexion, Body Balance, and, don’t forget the importance of the Parasympathetics in the ease of birth. Reducing force requires an invitation to more players than just “size.” There’s more to the ease of birth than the size of the baby!  You can get the overview of this new paradigm right now in the Spinning Babies® Parent Class:

Parent Class
Videos
Daily Essentials
Daily Essentials can be practiced daily throughout pregnancy to help bring balance and comfort — and an easier, shorter birth.
Spinning Babies® Parent Class
Spinning Babies® Parent Class provides clear instructions on how to use Spinning Babies® for a more comfortable and confident pregnancy and labor.