Spinning Babies® Parent Class – currently held ONLINE
If you’re a patient in our clinic, you’ve likely heard us harp on and on (and on and on…) about fetal positioning. So often we hear mamas say “oh my baby is head down, so that’s good!” but that’s only one piece of the puzzle! We want to make sure your baby is head down and in a position that will encourage an easier birth. Let’s face it – we all want easier births! This is where Spinning Babies® comes in.
Learn to connect deeply with your baby and your body, and bring balance to your pregnancy and birth through simple exercises.
Spinning Babies® is an approach to help and encourage you (together with your partner, loved one or friend) to connect deeply with your baby and your body, to bring balance and suppleness during your pregnancy and birth through simple exercises. Those simple techniques will help make room for baby to encourage optimal fetal positioning, bringing comfort to your pregnancy and ease at birth.
What you will learn:
- Basic Anatomy of the Pelvis and how it affects your birth.
- Daily Essentials exercises and Three Sisters of Balance.
- How to Rest Smart and Move Smart for fetal positioning.
- Labour patterns
- Baby’s journey through the three pelvic levels, opening the pelvic levels.
This 3 hour class was created just for expectant parents.
Learn why head down is not always enough!
This is a small class: 4 to 5 couples maximum.
Classes and workshops are non-refundable. Cancellations made more than 2 weeks prior to the start of the class/workshop will be credited in full to your account. Cancellations made less than 2 weeks or after class has started will not be credited.
Changes such as switching into another class or workshop may be made without penalty if the change is requested 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the workshop.
In the event that a class or workshop is cancelled, registered students are eligible for a refund or may select an alternative and equally priced class or workshop option.
On occasion, teachers may be substituted at short notice; in such cases the cancellation policy still applies. There’s no exception to this policy. We thank you for your understanding.
Class / Workshop Facilitators
- Maria TamayoDoula
Maria joins West End Mamas with over 20 years experience working with children and families. She has been working as a doula for almost a decade and she is fiercely passionate about supporting moms through labour and birth, and postpartum as well. You can contact us to inquire about booking Maria as your birth or postpartum doula.
Please feel free to contact her directly, also, at: www.lotusmom.ca
Class / Workshop Facilitators
- Karen DonPediatric Occupational Therapist
Karen is an occupational therapist with a passion for working with babies and children to achieve their full potential in development. She uses a holistic approach to work collaboratively with families.
At West End Mamas, she leads the Baby Steps group and Starting Solids Workshop and provides in-office Pediatric Occupational Therapy services. She leads her group classes by providing knowledge about baby development and providing support to parents to manage the real challenges that come with parenthood.
When providing one-on-one pediatric therapy she works gently and collaboratively with families to help babies achieve their developmental skills no matter the diagnosis or challenges.
Karen holds her license with the College of Occupational Therapy of Ontario (COTO), and is a graduate of the Master of Science Occupational Therapy program at Queen’s University. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT). When she is not at West End Mamas she is working with babies and children at Humber River Hospital.