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Attleboro, MA – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Lorenza Holt – Feb 3, 2020

February 3, 2020 @ 09:00 - 18:00

Spinning Babies® Workshop for Labor and Birth Workers

This is a workshop specific for labor and delivery staff. This workshop will not cover the Spinning Babies approach during pregnancy. This workshop is not recommended for CNMS and birth doulas who work with families prenatally. This workshop does not meet the prerequisites for those wanting to continue with the Spinning Babies Parent Educator Training or the Aware Practitioner courses.
***Registration opens to the public January 1, 2020***
Spinning Babies® will inspire a new paradigm for labor support. The Three Principles of Spinning Babies® are: Balance, Gravity and Movement.
Learn how to encourage and support laboring parents to have easier labors by using the Spinning Babies® approach. Promote 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.
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

Who may attend? This workshop is for L&D nurses, midwives, obstetricians, family medicine doctors, and doulas who work with birthing families during the intrapartum period.
Hosted by: Jensine Quealy, jquealy@sturdymemorial.org
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Park near the emergency room entrance.
If you are able to bring a massage table for use during class, please contact Jensine Quealy, jquealy@sturdymemorial.org to coordinate.
Continuing Education: ACNM CE credits have been approved. We are aplying for RN CEs.  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!
Scholarship tickets are available for birth workers from communities where health inequities are most prevalent. Contact Jensine Quealy, jquealy@sturdymemorial.org to inquire about scholarship availability.
Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be granted up to two weeks before the workshop. Doulas and midwives who are called to a birth and notify Lorenza by email at LorenzaHolt@SpinningBabies.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 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” from Dr. Giumberteau, about how fascia in the human body works.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW0lvOVKDxE

Advanced Offerings: The Spinning Babies® Workshop is required before taking any further trainings, such as Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator Training or Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner Workshop.
Registration is now open for Spinning Babies® 2020 Colfluence in Caloundra, Queensland, Australia.
See SpinningBabies.com for more information on Spinning Babies®.
Interested in bringing Spinning Babies to your city?  See the current list of Approved Trainers on the Spinning Babies® website or request a workshop with this form.


Sturdy Memorial Hospital
211 Park St., Auditorium
Attleboro, MA 02703 United States


Approved Trainer
Lorenza Holt

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