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San Diego, CA – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Emma – Jul 30, 2022

July 30, 2022 @ 09:30 - 18:00

Spinning Babies® Workshop

Spinning Babies® Workshop

in San Diego, CA, USA

Emma Moreland, Spinning Babies®️ Trainer and CPM, invites you to explore a new perspective in birth anatomy to transform your birth and pregnancy services.

How can we help create easier births? What about babies whose positions might complicate their journey?

Fetal positions are clues to the body’s need which once met can then allow the birth to flow. This approach, then, ease birth for all baby positions. Spinning Babies®️ is the fastest rising approach to meet the cesarean crisis. Physiology Before Force(SM) means we recognize medical interventions may be necessary but only after body-based techniques are tried.

  • 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.

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. We do not have CMEs or bodywork education credits.

Hosted by: Venice Cotton, venice@forthevillage.org

Details: We will take a 90-minute lunch break at 12:30.

Photographs: There might be an opportunity to have your photographic or video image and sound used by Spinning Babies® for educational or promotional purposes.  Your permission will be asked again in this workshop as well as in registration to use (good) photographs from the workshop. We will ask for a group photo. You may decline the invitation or join in, as you wish.

Help Us Have:  We aspire for a massage table for every 4 participants. If you have a massage table please tell your Staff Organizer and bring it to set up 15 minutes before class or set it up during the lunch break. No need to ask.

Please help our class by bringing any of the following:

  • A Pillow, a yoga mat
  • A massage table – please let the organizer know if you can bring one or two! Display your business card if you bring one.
  • Peanut ball, medium size and large size
  • IF YOU DON’T HAVE ONE, no worries!

Are You a Pregnant Model For Our Class?  If you are a participant in the final 4 weeks of pregnancy, you may be a model for some of our techniques. Another participant with an earlier gestation, but later than 1st trimester, may also volunteer. We seek someone with no risk factors for an inversion. More than one model can be invited to cover all demonstrations accordingly. Class participants, please respect our pregnant model’s privacy and don’t take or post photographs without achieving your own written permission by both the participant and Spinning Babies®️. We are always looking for promotional photos.

We may also or alternatively seek a pregnant volunteer from the community (if not physical distancing restrictions are active in the locale. We seek one model per class, ideally. A single, head down baby is best for this workshop but not limited. Please let our Organizer know if you can help.

We love babies, but this is an intense learning day and we request no babies or children.

Spinning Babies® follows CDC and local recommendations related to COVID-19 precautions. Please check your local health department’s guidelines as you are planning for your registration and attendance. Spinning Babies® will update you on our planned measures close to the time of the event based on current recommendations. Please see Spinning Babies® infographic: PDF COVID-19 precautions.

Our safety measures may include:

  • Adhering to physical distancing guidelines
  • Wearing masks (over noses and mouths)
  • Doing hands-on activities with a limited number of other participants
  • Asking participants to bring their own pillow

Cancellation policy: Call before class begins for a refund, $50 admin fee (or if at a birth and you call before 8 am you may be able to get a full refund).

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

About the Trainer: Emma Moreland (she/her) is an intuitive bodyworker and homebirth midwife based out of San Diego, CA. After discovering Spinning Babies® during the birth of her fifth child, she set out to gain a deeper understanding of birth physiology while also hoping to fill the gap of representation in her midwifery community. Emma began apprenticing with a local Spinning Babies® Approved Trainer and midwife where she cultivated the skills of ceremonious birth, parent-led birth positioning, solution-focused and parent-child focused care, and informed as well as embodied consent. As a Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner and Spinning Babies® World Confluence speaker, Emma has committed herself to the education about and implementation of embodied consent in birth and body workers, as well as clients.

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.


San Diego – Email Organizer for Address
San Diego, 92109


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