Spinning Babies® Parent Class

DURING THE TIME OF SOCIAL DISTANCING DUE TO COVID-19, all Babies in Common classes will be held LIVE via a video platform called Zoom.

During this time, the Spinning Babies® Parent Class will occur as an Online Guided Spinning Babies® Parent Class (see below for details).

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This class explains the anatomy and physiology of labor and birth and provides you with information and techniques to help pregnancy and birth be more comfortable. 

You and a partner will learn and practice the techniques and daily essentials of Spinning Babies®, which highlights your baby’s active role in birth.  Combining activities and techniques that you and your birth partner will practice in class (and then again at home) will empower you to have an active role in your labor and birth--you'll feel ready for this baby to arrive!

What is  Spinning Babies Logo ?

Spinning Babies® is an approach to optimize the physical relationship between the bodies of the mother and baby for the easing of childbirth. Spinning Babies® is a new paradigm that takes clues from baby’s position and station for natural, physiological solutions. 
  • Align the uterus so baby can curl and enter the pelvis as a small, compact – and more active participant.
  • Release tight ligaments or muscles which may pull or twist may relieve pelvic pain now or discomfort during birth.
  • Support what’s loose in womb or pelvis with a pregnancy belt.
  • Open the pelvis to let baby move down during the birth process.
We begin with activities to support the range of motion and alignment, to reach a healthy mix of mobility and stability for the pelvis. Comfort and function return to the body.

During labor the baby needs to pass through the three levels of the pelvis. We'll go over techniques to help your pelvis and it’s muscles that support or restrict your pelvic levels. Together, you and your birth partner can use these techniques during pregnancy in an effort to be more comfortable as well as during labor to help “make room for baby!” Spinning Babies reveals how the baby can find optimal positions for labor, and make birth less painful, and even pleasurable!

Every day Gail Tully, midwife and Spinning Babies® Creator, hears happy results:

  • Back labor eased
  • Breech babies that flip head down
  • Transverse (sideways) babies suddenly turn head down – cesarean canceled!
  • Posterior babies (sunny-side-up) rotate and/or descend
  • First labors occurring regularly in 8 hours or less
  • Cesareans canceled outside the OR; baby already born!
  • More natural births and VBACs around the world!

Together we notice that when women restore the balance in their muscles and alignment in the pelvis, birth goes better.

 

Included in this class:

  • First, you'll receive a code to watch the Daily Essentials video and the Spinning Babies® Parent Class video (both streaming).
  • Second, we'll schedule a brief, private Zoom call (30-45 minutes) to go over the Three Sisters of Balance (you'll do them during this call from your couch and/or bed and your instructor will tweak your techniques) as well as answer any other questions or concerns you may have about the techniques you learned in the videos.  OR, if you are interested, we could meet at the Babies in Common office in Northborough (with masks on) to go over the techniques in person, if you'd rather.
  • Third, you'll receive a generous selection of recommendations of articles and links on a hidden webpage only for class participants.
  • Note: if you’d like someone to talk with you and help you during all parts of labor and at all hours, it’s best to hire one of my “doula sisters” as your doula. I’m happy to recommend some wonderful doulas so you find the perfect fit for you! Click here to find a list of doulas and many other people you might want to work with! Let me know if you have questions.
  • You'll also receive a discount code to purchase other Spinning Babies books and videos that you'll find helpful!
  • Class fee: $135 per couple (less when part of a class package).  What is a "couple"?  Typically, it's two people (one pregnant, one support person).  A support person is partner, relative or friend who will be with you during your labor and birth. 

This class is best taken mid-pregnancy but anytime later is still important, especially if you're just finding out about it now--besides helping make labor easier, a goal of these techniques is prevention of Cesarean (no guarantees, but these techniques are based on a new paradigm of birth (see above).  This class is best paired with the Move & Get Comfy for Labor class offered at Babies in Common. 

This class is NOT a full childbirth preparation class nor was it intended to be such. Ideally, you'll take this class AND all the other prenatal classes that Babies in Common offers, so your prenatal education is well-rounded. If you take all the classes, that's many hours of prenatal education--if that sounds like a lot, think of it this way: it's not even a week of time (and my classes used to be 24 hours total). This is a BIG event in your life. You will be raising a human, so of course you can spare a few days of learning so that you have the best birth possible and know a LOT about taking care of your baby before and after he or she arrives, right?!  Just remember, that if we could, we'd make the classes a LOT longer...and that by the time it's over, you'll be wishing it was longer because it's fun and interesting. Yes, really. At least that's what people tell us. Yes, even the guys. PLEASE consider registering for the Move & Get Comfy for Labor class or a package that includes those two classes and others (click here for package discounts).

 

To sign up to receive the code for the videos (included in the cost of the class) and schedule your private session at a time convenient for you and your birth partner

(daytime/evening and some weekends available, too!), click on the Sign Me Up button below.

 

 

BONUS for Partners

Want something special to to share with your partner? Share THIS PAGE with them. If you end up streaming the Being Dad movie, watch it with them! (Hey, yeah, you'll see me in the movie, but I'd love it even if I wasn't in it!). Note: while the movie is called Being Dad, I have had feedback from two-mom couples that it's still a good movie and makes them think!

 

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Your Childbirth Educator and Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator

Jeanette Mesite Frem, a long-time childbirth educator and owner of Babies in Common, is also one of the four Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educators in Massachusetts. You can read more about her here.

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