Tag: spinning

Clinical Trial Using a Rebozo to Turn Breech Babies is Underway

A new clinical trial using a rebozo to turn breech babies is underway. When your baby is breech your doctor is probably going to present you with a plan to do a cesarean section.  But there’s a couple things you can try. First, your doctor can try what’s called an “external cephalic version” which is where he or she tries to manually turn your baby.  “External” means the doctor places his hands on the outside of your belly. Another way is to use a rebozo.  A rebozo is a long shawl traditionally worn by Hispanic women and can be used during labor by doulas to help with comfort measures.  But there’s a growing trend of using the rebozo to help turn breech babies.  That’s what this clinical trial is all about. All of the doulas in AVBRN are familiar with using a rebozo to help with comfort measures and a few have formal training.  In fact, the very popular Spinning Babies techniques by Gail Tully makes use of the rebozo. Prescribing the use of a rebozo to facilitate an external cephalic version is outside the scope of practice for a birth doula.  However, your rebozo and Spinning Babies trained birth doula can discuss the procedure with you and your doctor and see if it could be of benefit. Source: Rebozo and External Cephalic Version in Breech Presentation. – Full Text View –...

Read More

Spinning Babies Blog: Where OP babies get stuck in labor and what to do

  I’ve taken Gail Tully’s class and it’s fabulous!  I’ve implemented Spinning Babies techniques into Your Birth classes because I’ve seen them work time and time again.  This is what I mean by quality childbirth classes.  Keep an eye out here for updates on Your Birth Childbirth Classes coming soon to the AV Birth Center.   Source: Spinning Babies Blog: Where OP babies get stuck in labor and what to...

Read More

Engaging Baby in Labor

I was helping a mom during labor a few days ago and she was having a hard time getting baby to engage.  I remembered back to my spinning babies training and we did the abdominal lift for ten contractions.  After the third lift, things started changing.  She sat on the birth ball and did figure eights for about 15 contractions. We repeated that cycle many times.  Baby was engaged and she went from 4cm to complete in about two and half hours. Is your labor doula trained in how to use Spinning Babies? Source: Engaging Baby in...

Read More

Pin It on Pinterest