Grand Rapids, MI - Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Tammy - Sep 21, 2024

2024 September


Saturday (In Person)
9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

location_on 2422 Burton Street Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Mind Body Baby


Organizer ($0.00)
Equity ($0.00)
Public Registration ($260.00)

Spinning Babies® begins with fetal rotation to reveal the lesser known physiology of birth anatomy. Your passion, our approach. Start seeing solutions in labor progress with this new lens on childbirth. After this workshop you will be able to:

  • Facilitate comfort in pregnancy and ease in childbirth for your clients
  • Improve fetal position without manipulation of the fetus
  • Identify issues faster; gentle actions to shorten a long labor or avoid a cesarean
  • Use less(or no) force to resolve malposition and labor dystocia
  • And much, much more!

Spinning Babies® Three PrinciplesSM. Three BalancesSM, and Three Levels Solutions offers the world’s first complete system of birth preparation and labor ease concepts using baby’s position. Physiological techniques change the effective size of the pelvis through the body’s own innate capacity to resolve or prevent labor dystocia.

Spinning Babies® asks a new question, “Where’s Baby?” One simple question leads to profound solutions. The better we understand the answer to this question the better our response to long, painful labors, fetal malposition (posterior, asynclitic, etc.) or labor dystocia. We believe baby’s position is a clue to the state of the anatomy. Working with physiology and new birth positions is how we “make room for baby.” Midwives, nurses, doctors frequently say they are in the Operating Room less often.

We welcome all professionals who serve people in their pregnancy and birth. Ideal for midwives, nurses, nurse practitioners, doulas and childbirth educators. Also attended by obstetricians, family medicine doctors, prenatal yoga instructors, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, perinatal case managers, and community health workers. Recommended for people new to Spinning Babies®, as well as those practiced in it for years. CEs are available for some participants, as noted in the Continuing Education section below.

Please bring a sheet, pillow and Yoga mat (if you have one). Also please wear comfortable clothing. 

Heidi McDonwell

Refunds will be given in the form of payment if requested 45 days prior to start of workshop. Refund request less than 45 days until 10 days will forfeit 75% of registration fee. No refunds within 10 days of workshop unless extenuating circumstances approved by the trainer.

Tammy Ryan

Tammy Ryan has been attending births since 2002. She is a past doula trainer, childbirth educator, midwifery assistant and one of 15 Approved Trainers worldwide for Spinning Babies®. Tammy has sat on the DONA International board of directors plus several other boards.

Maternity House Publishing, Inc. (dba Spinning Babies ®) is accredited as a provider of Nursing Continuing Professional Development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). This activity has been awarded 7 contact hours through ANCC.

The American Academy of Family Physicians has granted Spinning Babies® Workshop 7.0 Contact hours of Elective Continuing Medical Education credits for the One-day workshop.

Many doula and childbirth education organizations accept these contact hours; check your organization’s policies.

See our Spinning Babies® online course catalog for current list of virtual workshops and trainings.

The Spinning Babies® Workshop is the prerequisite for taking Spinning Babies® Integration Workshops, the Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator Training or Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner Workshop. You can attend a Resolving Shoulder Dystocia and Breech Basics Workshops before you have attended a Spinning Babies® workshop, but we recommend you attend the Spinning Babies® workshop workshop first.

This workshop does not provide a certification in Spinning Babies®️ only a document of attendance. Participants will not be able to use the name Spinning Babies® to describe their services, such as offering Spinning Babies®️, sessions, or saying “trained in Spinning Babies” after registering for or attending this workshop. Participants may use concepts and techniques introduced in the workshop in the participant’s practices. Further training is available for eligible participants which does lead towards a contractual relationship for listing or certification and use of Spinning Babies®️ brand and name.

If you are associated with an organization that is tax exempt, you will be able to indicate this on the payment page. If someone from your organization has submitted a tax exemption form to Spinning Babies®️ previously, please contact your organization to use a tax exemption form code. Otherwise, you can upload a .pdf version of your tax exemption form on the payment page and will be required to pay tax at time of purchase, but will be refunded if/when your form is accepted by Spinning Babies®️.