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Cambridge, MA – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Lorenza – Jan 30, 2023

January 30 @ 09:00 - 18:00

Spinning Babies® Workshop

Spinning Babies® Workshop

This will be a one-day Spinning Babies training open to L&D staff interested in Spinning Babies. The day will focus on how to apply our approach in the hospital setting context. (What we offer parents in pregnancy will only be given a brief overview. That is covered in my two-day workshops, which I recommend is better for midwives, OBs, doulas who work with families prenatally.) This workshop will give you a more intentional physiological approach for supporting birthing families. Spinning Babies® gives birth professionals additional tools that can be shared with parents to better support a more comfortable pregnancy and a more intentional physiological approach for labor and birth.

Spinning Babies® begins with fetal rotation to reveal the lesser known physiology of birth anatomy. Your passion; our approach. Start seeing solutions in labor progress with this new lens on childbirth. After this workshop you will be able to:

  • Facilitate comfort in pregnancy and ease in childbirth for your clients
  • Improve fetal position without manipulation of the fetus
  • Identify issues faster
  • Take gentle action to shorten a long labor or avoid a cesarean
  • Use less (or no) force to resolve malposition and labor dystocia

Spinning Babies® Three Principles. Three Balances, and Pelvic Levels Solutions offers the world’s first complete system of birth preparation and labor ease concepts using baby’s position. Physiological techniques change the effective size of the pelvis through the body’s own innate capacity to resolve or prevent labor dystocia.

Who may attend: We welcome all professionals who serve people in their pregnancy and birth.  Ideal for: midwives, nurses, nurse practitioners, family practice doctors, doulas and childbirth educators. Also attended by obstetricians, prenatal yoga instructors, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, perinatal case managers, and community health workers. It is recommended for people new to Spinning Babies®️, as well as those reading the website for years.

Continuing Education: Maternity House Publishing, Inc. (dba Spinning Babies®) is accredited as a provider of Nursing Continuing Professional Development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). This activity has been awarded 7 contact hours through ANCC.

A post-test will need to be successfully passed before a document of attendance can be given. Many doula and childbirth education organizations accept these contact hours; check your organization’s policies. Continuing professional education credits may not be available for this workshop.

Hosted by: Melissa Abell, RNC-OB, OB Clinical Educator, mabell@challiance.org

Continental Breakfast will be served. Lunch will be on your own. Paid parking is available at the hospital. The MBTA Red line, Harvard Square stop, is the closest subway station. The #69 Bus travels along Cambridge St.

2 Partial scholarships will be offered to BIPOC applicants working in marginalized communities. BIPOC birth workers interested in applying for this equity seat, please email Melissa Abell, mabell@challiance.org. In the email, please state why you are applying for this scholarship and how you intend to use the information in the context of your birth work. The cost of each equity ticket is $125. Applications will be evaluated and approved on a first come first served basis.

Cancellation policy: Refunds minus Eventbrite fees will be refunded if requested at least two weeks before the date of the workshop. If a participant is called to a birth before the workshop, the participant must email Lorenza before the start of the workshop and a partial refund minus $75 will be granted. A participant may identify another person to take that registration. No refunds will be given once the request is made after the start of the workshop.

Participants are responsible for their own travel, accommodations, and related expenses and Spinning Babies® is unable to refund these expenses.

COVID-19: As of June, 2021, the trainer will expect all participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID.

If COVID restrictions are in place in that community, the trainer may choose to cancel the workshop, will grant full refunds, or may offer a hybrid model of teaching where half of the training is virtual and the other half is taught in smaller groups.

As COVID restrictions are lifted, and vaccinations are the norm, the trainer will seek a space for the workshop that is well ventilated and will limit the number of participants to keep the proper safe distancing between participants. Regardless, all participants are assuming their own risk when attending a workshop. All participants are expected and required to wear a quality mask covering their nose and mouth during the entire workshop. Disinfectants will be used and cleaning steps will be taken during the event.

If a participant is feeling sick, has any of the possible symptoms of COVID 19 or its variants before or during the workshop, the participant is expected to immediately withdraw from the course. A full refund will be granted to these individuals.

About the Trainer: Lorenza Holt has a master’s in public health with a concentration in maternal and child health. She has been a birth advocate in the Boston area for over 25 years. She is an experienced birth doula, independent childbirth educator, trainer of community doulas, and since 2015 a Spinning Babies® Approved Trainer.

Helping birth professionals understand the Spinning Babies® approach is a true honor and a passion for Lorenza. The workshops give guidance on when and how to use specific techniques or positions to assist a pregnancy find greater comfort or a labor find the right balance and space so the birth process can continue and progress. The shift in paradigm has been a game changer for Lorenza in her birth work. Being able to share a different perspective and approach with other birth professionals is a delight. The more she trains labor and delivery nurses, midwives, obstetricians, OB residents, doulas, childbirth educators, and bodyworkers, the deeper her commitment becomes. There is success in better understanding the anatomy of the birth-giver and how the baby participates in this incredibly intricate and well-designed process.

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.

See SpinningBabies.com for more information on Spinning Babies®.

Interested in bringing Spinning Babies® to your city?  Contact one of our Spinning Babies® Approved Trainers or read about hosting a Spinning Babies® Workshop.

Terms of Use: This workshop does not provide a certification in Spinning Babies® only a document of attendance. Participants will not be able to use the name Spinning Babies® to describe their services, such as offering Spinning Babies®, sessions, or saying “trained in Spinning Babies” after registering for or attending this workshop. Participants may use concepts and techniques introduced in the workshop in the participant’s practices. Further training is available for eligible participants which does lead towards a contractual relationship for listing or certification and use of Spinning Babies® brand and name.


Cambridge Health Alliance
1493 Cambridge St., Healy Building, 3rd Floor, Learning Center
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

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