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Boston Medical Center- Labor and Birth with Spinning Babies® w/ Lorenza Holt – May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019 @ 09:00 - 18:00

Labor and Birth With Spinning Babies® – Lorenza Holt, Spinning Babies Approved Trainer

This workshop is for L&D nurses, midwives, obstetricians, family medicine doctors, and Birth Sisters who work with birthing families during the intrapartum period. This workshop will focus on what you can do to support birthing families specifically during the labor and birth process. This workshop will NOT cover the Spinning Babies approach that we recommend for parents during pregnancy. 

Learn how to encourage and support laboring parents having easier labors by using the Spinning Babies approach. You will learn and practice the Three Principles of Spinning Babies which are Balance, Gravity and Movement.

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


We will offer full 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 is a Spinning Babies® Approved Trainer and approved birth doula trainer with DONA International. She comes to this workshop with a BUSPH Masters in Public Health and more than 20 years of experience as a childbirth educator, birth doula, and trainer in a variety of women’s health topics.


Cesylee Nguyen, RN, BSN, Staff Nurse -L&D is our host and contact person at BMC.  You can reach her at cesylee.nguyen@bmc.org

Registration and continental breakfast will be from 8:30 am to 9:00 am. Please arrive at 8:30 am.

Course is 9AM to 6PM

Wear comfortable clothing as we will be practicing exercises on the floor and on beds

Bring a rebozo or long shawl, a yoga mat, a pillow, and a birthing ball if you own these.  Be ready to get on the floor and practice positions, including being on hands and knees. 

**ACNM, RN, and Doula CEs will be provided. 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!!!  

Maximum group size: 36 participants.

For directions and parking instructions, please go to:  https://www.google.com/maps/dir//830+Harrison+Ave,+Boston,+MA+02118/@42.3350725,-71.0750304,17z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x89e37a3f8d19a9b3:0x1544cee49675c5a2!2m2!1d-71.0728417!2d42.3350686

Lunch will not be provided. Please either bring your own lunch, or money for ordering take out.   

***If you own a massage table and can bring it, it will be most helpful! Please contact Lorenza at 617-953-3606. 

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


Boston Medical Center
Solomont Simulation Center, 830 Harrison Ave, Moakley Building, Lower Level
Boston, MA 02118 United States

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