Resource Library for Parents
Welcome to the resource library! It is our hope that with these videos and guides, you will be able to help yourself restore and maintain balance. These videos are appropriate to do both before and after professional treatments.
These techniques are only appropriate for you if:
A) you do not have one of the listed contraindications
B) they feel right and comfortable to you
If you have any questions about these techniques, please contact your healthcare provider before you perform them. (For example, if you were prescribed bed rest due to preterm contractions, please ask your midwife or physician before performing balance techniques.)
IN PREGNANCY please do each technique only from week 20 and then until the birth.
For a list of Contraindications please see the handout for each technique.
Forward Leaning Inversion
The Forward Leaning Inversion is particularly helpful with back pain, pelvic pain, uterine imbalance, and babies currently in posterior or breech presentations. It can also be very helpful after menopause at improving joint function.
Here is a link to the Spinning Babies page for detailed directions: https://www.spinningbabies.com/pregnancy-birth/techniques/forward-leaning-inversion/
The Side-Lying Release is particularly helpful to restore pelvic balance or to help resolve pelvic pain, sacro-iliac joint pain, piriformis pain, sciatica, back or butt pain, pelvic floor balance, babies currently in breech/transverse or posterior presentations, and to improve general wellbeing.
Here is a link to the Spinning Babies page for detailed directions: https://www.spinningbabies.com/pregnancy-birth/techniques/side-lying-release/
Release Your Own Respiratory Diaphragm
A tight respiratory diaphragm can lead to many symptoms of discomfort, including shortness of breath, feeling unable to take a full or deep breath, heartburn, difficulty sleeping, and more.
You can always add balance to your own respiratory diaphragm in the comfort of your home. Follow this instructional video to see someone adding balance to their own respiratory diaphragm during pregnancy with Rachel’s verbal instructions. Only do this technique if it feels right to your body.
Release Your Own Broad Ligament
A tight broad ligament in pregnancy can lead to symptoms of discomfort such as pain in the lower abdomen, back pain, pelvic pain, and a variation in baby’s position.
This release technique can greatly help with fertility and overall uterine and pelvic balance, and will help pregnant people add balance at home. You can do this from 20 weeks pregnant, and until and through birth. Only do this technique if it feels right to your body.
"Spinning Babies® 3 Balances"
Spinning Babies® 3 Balances on a handout with links to the website: how to add balance daily in pregnancy and also in birth.