The Three Principles In Pregnancy

Spinning Babies® creator Gail Tully established The Three Principles of Spinning Babies℠ to prioritize body balancing before the typical strategies of getting up and moving in labor. We can use The Three Principles of Spinning Babies®: Balance, Gravity and Movement℠ as a key place in our daily pregnancy lifestyle as we move towards a healthy birth.

Why Use These Techniques
Why start with The Three Principles?

Beginning these principles early in pregnancy may help avoid fetal positioning problems later on. Balancing muscles, aligning with gravity, and moving your body toward flexible strength may enhance the birthing experience while adding comfort in pregnancy.

Uneven postures used over time can tilt and tighten uterine or cervical ligaments on one side, twisting the uterus. Applying The Three Principles of Spinning Babies®: Balance, Gravity and Movement℠ can create a sense of living movement in your body and improve your well-being — and that of your baby.

Techniques learned via the Three Principles can serve to:

  • Decrease the need for medical interventions
  • Decrease pain
  • Increase comfort
  • Allow baby to achieve a more ideal position
  • Support a spontaneous start and finish to labor
  • Allow your baby to move down easier with contractions
The Principles
Balance, Movement, and Gravity

The concept behind the Three Principles is simple: Add balance to your body and use gravity while you move during labor for the baby to turn through the pelvis more easily.

1The First Principle: Balance
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What if this is all overwhelming?

That’s okay. We’re all doing the best we can. A year from now, we want you to be satisfied with your amount of preparation. Take it one movement at a time.
Seeing instructions on video is easier than reading them from the website. Take a look at the videos below to begin the process of an easier pregnancy and childbirth. Regular viewing of both videos creates a dramatic improvement for many. Ask your provider if there is any medical reason not to utilize a specific technique and realize there are several others for balance.

Daily Essentials
Daily Essentials can be practiced daily throughout pregnancy to help bring balance and comfort — and an easier, shorter birth.
Spinning Babies® Parent Class
Spinning Babies® Parent Class provides clear instructions on how to use Spinning Babies® for a more comfortable and confident pregnancy and labor.