Spinning Babies® Private Sessions
Individualized support for you and your partner that addresses your personal concerns and fits into your busy schedule. Various class and bodywork combinations are available for families to prepare for birth.
Private Spinning Babies Parent Class
Arrange your private Spinning Babies Parent Class for an in-person class with time for all your questions. In the Parent Class, couples learn daily essentials that create more comfort in pregnancy. You learn solo activities and your partner learns hands-on how to help you now and for birth with comprehensive written materials for activities. Couples have more confidence, knowing what to do when at birth.
Myofascial bodywork combined with Spinning Babies Parent Class
Your Spinning Babies Aware bodywork practitioner can bring added release with hands-on myofascial therapy that complements your Spinning Babies Parent Class. Discounted packages for combined services.
Myofascial bodywork sessions release muscles, ligaments, and fascia when:
- you’re feeling aches and pains in your pregnancy
- you have had chronic pain in your back or hips, even before becoming pregnant
- you want to be assured that your body is in the best balance & alignment as you approach birth
- you are 28+ weeks, and your baby is in a difficult position
- you had a prior difficult birth that was very long, or your baby got stuck
- you have done Spinning Babies home activities for a week and you still feel muscle discomfort anywhere around your belly, hips, legs, torso, back, neck or head
Personalized bodywork & education sessions
Spinning Babies – MAP® alignment session
Spinning Babies MAP (Maternal Assessment Protocol) sessions provide specific guidance for pregnant women to relieve pain and to open pelvic space for your baby. Home program activities will enable you to bring your body into alignment and help your baby come into a good position. May be combined with Body Ready Method® and myofascial therapy bodywork. Recommended in third trimester.
If your baby is breech, arrange specialized sessions that include Spinning Babies, Body Ready Method® activities and bodywork to make space for your baby to move into a head down position.
Spinning Babies Belly mapping session
Listening to your own inner voice and your baby is a powerful practice of trust in your body’s intelligence for your coming birth. In a Spinning Babies belly mapping session during the final months of your pregnancy, you can identify the position of your baby through your own experiences of his or her movement. We’ll draw a simple sketch of your baby on your belly, and we’ll take photos as a keepsake. Recommended in third trimester.
We are excited to announce that baby Mitchell made his presence earthside. My water broke; then I felt some big rolls and movements. Somewhere between home and the hospital he moved to the left side. Labor was slow to start, but after a membrane sweep the next day, I’m so happy to say it worked! I then had a wonderfully unmedicated birth free of further interventions.
Thank you so much for your Spinning Babies instruction. We felt very prepared and consciously used lots of strategies in early labor when I could think, and with my husband and doula, used other strategies later in labor. I spontaneously used lots of hip dips and lunges which was cool to reflect on and understand why my body was wanting to do that. We had a great birth and thank you for your role in it!
– Megan and Nick
What Catherine brings
Registered Somatic Movement Therapist
Catherine helps women and babies to tap into their own inner resources and develop awareness and connection. She draws on her years of experience as a doula, bodyworker, and educator to give her insight into the journey that mothers and babies undergo from pregnancy, through birth and in breastfeeding – supporting childbearing women and babies for decades with effective hands-on therapies and education.
Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator
Catherine brings a rich understanding of how the body and mind work together for others and babies in pregnancy and birth – providing parent education for prenatal and infant development.
Spinning Babies® Aware Bodywork Practitioner
Catherine specializes in prenatal myofascial techniques as a somatic bodyworker including movement, positioning, partner support, and MAP for Better Birth™. She is trained specifically to help with alignment in pregnancy and difficult positions of babies. Catherine’s has trained with Gina Kirby Garcia in use of the rebozo for childbearing women, who carries on the lineage of Central American midwives’ invaluable traditional practices.
Certified Body Ready Method® Pro
Body Ready Method® expands the approach of relying on physiology, not force, for an easier birth and more comfortable pregnancy. Catherine is a certified Body Ready Method® pro able to create an individualized movement and alignment program of activities tailored to each woman.