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San Diego, CA – Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tema – June 10, 2022

June 10 @ 09:00 - 17:00

Spinning Babies® Workshop

Spinning Babies® Workshop

This 1 Day workshop is perfect introduction or touch up course for any birth professional. Plan to attend a full day of Shoulder Dystocia (June 11th) and a full day of Breech Basics (June 12th) by Spinning Babies Instruction Nicole Morales at the same venue.

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; gentle actions to shorten a long labor or avoid a cesarean
  • Use less (or no) force to resolve malposition and labor dystocia
  • And much, much more!

Spinning Babies® Three PrinciplesSM. Three BalancesSM, and Three 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, doulas and childbirth educators. Also attended by obstetricians, family medicine doctors, 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 practiced in it 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. CA BRN applicable for CPM’s and LM’s.

Many doula and childbirth education organizations accept these contact hours; check your organization’s policies.

Cancellation Policy: Attendees can request refunds up to 30 days before the event’s start date. A $25 administrative fee will be withheld from your refund. Exceptions may be made if you miss due to attending a birth. You must notify the trainer that you are on call at least 30 days before the workshop. If you are called to a birth, email the trainer TemaMercado@SpinningBabies.com before the workshop begins. Refunds will not be granted without prior notification.

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

About the Trainer: Tema Mercado is a Xicana Midwife (LM, CPM), mother to five children and a grandmother. She believes that birth work can change the world and has dedicated the last 10 years to birth and reproductive justice on the U.S Mexico Border serving families on both sides of the border.

Tema was born and raised in San Jose, California and spent her adolescence in Mexicali, Baja California. Spinning Babies® as a concept and practice came to Tema early on in her student midwife journey. She connected with Nicole Morales and through her mentorship, Tema began to view birth through a different lens.

Spinning Babies® is a paradigm shift on how we understand and assist different forms of pregnancy discomfort. One of the fundamental approaches in this practice asks, ”where is the baby?” in relation to the levels of the pelvis. It decentralizes questions about cervix dilation which expands our capacity to support complications in births like labor dystocia, shoulder dystocia and breech birth. The expansiveness in Spinning Babies® and its commitment of restoring balance in pregnancy aligned with Tema’s ancestral midwifery knowledge that was passed down from her Partera ancestors.

Tema feels honored to be part of a collective of people supporting with the trainings. She looks forward to traveling and learning from her future Spinning Babies® workshop participants. If you are curious about the work Tema offers in the community, you can visit her website http://www.lamatrizbirth.com/ and her IG page @matrizmidwife.

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.

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