Spinning Babies®

Nicole Morales is a Approved Spinning Babies® Instructor who has qualified and submitted her application in full to Spinning Babies® and attended a full Trainer’s Course with completion in March 2015. For more information about Spinning Babies® and its workshops, go to http://spinningbabies.com. Nicole sees Spinning Babies® as a space where body work and birth collide. As the architecture of our society changes, our bodies change to accommodate it. Even those of us who are active might experience sports injuries or spend long hours at a desk or in the car. Even babies sometimes have a challenging journey, for whatever reason, traversing the wide, open, terrain of the pelvis sometimes with their head off to the side a bit or not flexed. There are simple things we can do to facilitate balance in this modern world. There are certain tools we can learn using gravity and movement to help as we assist families on this journey.

Nicole believes that there is no magical guarantee of a short labor or that the baby will be head down with its chin tucked, but the question becomes how do we look at biomechanics (such as the levels of the pelvis and soft tissues) for balance and find solutions to help a baby descend who isn’t? How do we hold the space for instinct when we can, and yet honor the need to do bodywork to help optimal maternal and baby positioning in labor? How can we tune into labor and reduce the number of interventions done by birth workers or care providers? Come join me as we explore Spinning Babies® and integrate more understanding of balance, gravity and movement. Come shift the paradigm. It is a great addition to your bag of tools.   

Upcoming Workshops and Locations:  Spinning Babies® with Nicole Morales

New Dates Coming Soon!

Spinning Babies 1 Day Workshop with Nicole Morales

Private classes for your program in and out of the hospital are available in the Southern California region. San Diego, CA   

Breech Body Balancing

Come and join us while we discuss how you can help families navigate their way through breech decision-making in the third trimester. Review palpation and information gathering for breech presentation, and acquire body balancing tools involving assessment, massage, pressure, gravity, and movement. We will also talk about pain patterns in pregnancy-related to the same soft tissues that affect fetal positioning. 

Breech Body Balancing (with Nicole Morales)

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Resolving Shoulder Dystocia

Join us for Spinning Babies® Resolving Shoulder Dystocia for obstetricians, nurses, midwives and student midwives. We will be working with upright and mobile models for the 5 different types of shoulder dystocia that can occur at different levels of the pelvis.  This 3 hour class is a great way for your team to review and practice for this emergency. We will be using the model of knowing normal and restoring normal. 3 MEAC and CA BRN CEUs are available. Cost is $80.  

Resolving Shoulder Dystocia and Breech Basics

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Spinning Babies® Parent Class:  Body Balancing for Expecting Parents 

This 1-2 hour class will discuss anatomy, maternal positioning, and ways we can reduce interventions in our everyday environments. We will review the 3 Sisters of balance so that parents can use them throughout pregnancy for preparation for birth. We will also discuss stretching and daily activities. Good for general body balancing and connecting with partner or doula during pregnancy. Also proactive for modern lifestyles or previous injuries that may affect balance and birth. Parents with babies in the breech position are also welcome. Limited space available. $50 per couple. Contact Nicole Morales for registration information.   

New dates coming soon!

Next Class:  Body Balancing Tuesdays (2nd Tuesday of the month) at Wild Harmony Wellness Center,  2835 Camino del Rio South, Suite 210

Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioners Course

Nicole and Emma also teach the Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioners Course on bodywork, anatomy as relationship, and fetal positioning for massage therapists, nurses, midwives, physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors and more. Find out more about this here: https://www.spinningbabies.com/professionals/spinning-babies-aware-practitioner-workshop/