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Attleboro, MA – Labor and Birth with Spinning Babies® w/Lorenza Holt – Sept 16, 2019

September 16, 2019 @ 09:00 - 18:00

Labor and Birth With Spinning Babies®

Lorenza Holt, Spinning Babies Approved Trainer, MPH, BDT (DONA), BCCE, SpB Approved Trainer

Hosted by Sturdy Memorial Hospital and Jensine Quelay, CNM, jquealy@sturdymemorial.org, 508-236-7266.

This workshop is for L&D nurses, midwives, obstetricians, family medicine doctors, and doulas who work with birthing families during the intrapartum period.

The Three Principles of Spinning Babies are: Balance, Gravity and Movement.

Learn how to encourage and support laboring parents having easier labors by using the Spinning Babies approach.

Spinning Babies promotes better fetal positioning during pregnancy and labor by using techniques that help soften and balance the pelvic ligaments and muscles that support the pregnant uterus and pelvic floor. We relate pelvic alignment and mobility to an easier and shorter birth.

Spinning Babies gives your work greater success by teaching you specific balancing techniques and encourages you to define labor progress through the assessment of fetal position and station, rather than dilation. You will learn to know when to do what- and why – to help baby engage, descend and rotate through the pelvis and pelvic floor. You will practice techniques and an approach to solutions for when labor stalls due to lack of engagement, a cervical lip or transverse arrest.

Spinning Babies will inspire a new paradigm for labor support

We will review:

  • The anatomy and physiology of the soft tissues that support the pregnant uterus and its pelvic structures
  • Tools available to you to help assess fetal position and station
  • The effects of an occiput posterior labor
  • Interpreting a labor pattern when labor is not progressing
  • What techniques can you apply to ease labor progress through the three levels of the pelvis


ACNM CEs have been approved and RN CEs are being applied for. Please be ready to provide your professional license or certification numbers at the time of workshop. You must have your license number at the time of the workshop. 

Your Confirmation email will contain additional information for the day of the workshop.  

Parking at Sturdy Memorial Hospital is available and it is free.

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Please bring a water bottle, wear comfortable clothing as we will practice exercises on the floor and on massage tables. 

If you have these items, please bring them: A yoga mat, a pillow, a birthing ball, and a rebozo or long shawl. We will have a pump to inflate the balls. 

If you own a massage table, and can bring it, please call Lorenza to coordinate with her. lorenzaholt@gmail.com


Refunds up to two weeks before the workshop. Doulas and midwives who are called to a birth and notify Lorenza by email at lorenzaholt@gmail.com by the start of the day of a workshop will receive a refund, less a $40 fee. Sending in a substitute is acceptable,  just notify Lorenza of the change so we can properly register your substitute.

Lorenza Holt
Lorenza Holt has a masters in public health with a concentration in maternal and child health. She is a Spinning Babies® Approved Trainer and approved birth doula trainer with DONA International. She comes to this workshop with more than 20 years of experience as a childbirth educator, birth doula, and trainer in a variety of women’s health topics.

For additional course enrichment:

Watch Strolling Under the Skin, work from Dr. Giumberteau, about how fascia in the human body works.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW0lvOVKDxE

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