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Basic and Advanced Side Lying Release Positions for Spinning Babies™

Side Lying Release is a basic tenant of Spinning Babies that was created by Carol Phillips.  It can be used in pregnancy for general balancing and opening of the lower back, the pelvic floor, the IT band and so much … Continue reading

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Origins of the Breech Tilt

When I was pregnant in 2005, I used a bunk bed ladder for the breech tilt instead of an ironing board.  However, getting onto the upside down ladder was probably dangerous and I pulled a ligament (or two) which was … Continue reading

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The Posterior Cervix: Distraction or Spasmed Ligament?

When people are concerned about a posterior cervix, the first question that comes to mind is, “Where is the baby in the pelvis?”  The cervix is possibly posterior because the baby is high and not even engaged.  Some may believe … Continue reading

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Teaching and Unteaching Pelvic Types

When I was in midwifery school we learned the 4 basic types of pelvises that are discussed in western medicine.  At the time, my belief system was that the information was just information to pass a test and wouldn’t change … Continue reading

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Breech Body Balancing Isn’t Only About Breech

What we feel in our hands is not just touch.  It is relationship and exchange.  How we come into relationship with another and they come into relationship with us informs our practice emotionally and physically… and even spiritually.  We listen … Continue reading

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The Rise of Skeleton Woman:  A Postpartum Unwinding (Skeleton Woman is an Inuit Story)

Let us follow an unexpected journey after a hard birth or an abusive experience.   Or maybe the journey seemed easy and one still found themselves frozen, broken, or unable to move at the bottom of the sea.  Overwhelmed.  It … Continue reading

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The Blood and Head of Medusa: Claiming Her For Your Very Own

I’ve been seeing the reactions on social media of Medusa carrying the head of Perseus instead of the other way around.  It is an interesting role reversal but one that has no map beyond revenge or anger which can, for … Continue reading

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Breech Head Release: Tracking and Releasing Restrictions

One of the issues that can arise with a baby presenting breech in the third trimester is a head that seems to restrict a baby from turning.  There are different patterns for head restriction.  This blog is written with the … Continue reading

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Tales of Birth Reframed: Part 4 – The Legend of the Gate Theory

So here is a drawing of our laboring parent with a spine (no it is not to scale or exact). Today, our laboring parent is back in labor.  What we can call early labor is just shifting into more active … Continue reading

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Tales of Birth Reframed: Part 3 – The Case of the Missing Pain Endorphins

Once upon a time, a labor had picked up with frequent contractions.  The laboring parent exclaimed, “WAIT!  What was I thinking?  Why did I do this?  Why did I want a natural birth?”   But all of a sudden the … Continue reading

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