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Washington, DC – Labor and Birth with Spinning Babies® w/Lorenza Holt – March 8, 2019

March 8, 2019 @ 09:00 - 18:00

Labor and Birth With Spinning Babies® – Lorenza Holt, Spinning Babies Approved Trainer, MPH, BDT (DONA), BCCE, SpB Approved Trainer
Hosted by Nicole Heidbreder, GracefulFusion Birth Doula Training
This workshop will focus on how to apply the Spinning Babies approach specifically to labor and birth in a hospital setting and for those who don’t engage with parents prenatally. This course is best for L&D nurses, midwives, obstetricians, family medicine doctors, and doulas who work with birthing families during the intrapartum period.
The Three Principles of Spinning Babies are: Balance, Gravity and Movement.
Learn how to encourage and support laboring parents having easier labors by using the Spinning Babies approach. 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 how you offer labor support and why you will now assess labor progress differently.
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

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, MPH, SpB Trainer, BDT(DONA)
Lorenza Holt 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.
Nicole Heidbreder is the host of this workshop. To contact her for further detials please email Nicole at nicole@gracefulfusion.com
For directions and parking instructions, please go to:  TBD
Registration will be from 8:30 to 9:00 am. Please arrive no later than 8:45 am.  A light snack will be offered during our morning break.
Course is 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Lunch will not be provided. Please either bring your own lunch, or money for ordering take out.  Lunch will be from 1:00 – 2:00PM.  Feel free to bring snacks and your own water bottle for your own comfort throughout the day (we do NOT have access to a refrigerator).
Wear comfortable clothing as we will be practicing exercises on the floor and on beds
Bring a yoga mat and a rebozo or long shawl if you own one to use in practicing one of the techniques.  Also bring a birthing ball if you have one, and a pillow. We will have a ball pump.
***If you own a massage table, please contact Nicole at nicole@gracefulfusion.com to coordinate with her.
**ACNM and RN 0.7 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!!!
**This workshop is also approved for 7 hours of DONA International continuing education credits.
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
Maximum group size: 36 participants.

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