Baby’s Position and Labor Flow, with Gail Tully
The Birthful Podcast: Episode #32
How does your baby’s position affect the flow of labor? Are there things you can do during pregnancy that can help baby get in a better position? Will doing these things help you be more comfortable? Will it make birth easier? The fabulous Gail Tully from Spinning Babies is here to tell us all about baby’s position and labor flow.
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What we talked about:
- What does baby’s position have to do with labor flow?
- Your baby’s position as a reflection of your soft tissues
- How to figure out your baby’s position
- The mobile sacrum
- Balance! Balance! Balance that pelvis!
- When in pregnancy does baby’s position start to matter?
- How to help things align and flow for labor
- Is your starter broken? What to do if labor is not progressing
- The difference between a toned core and a strong core
- Doing proper squats
Links for more on baby’s position:
- Head Down is not Enough, from Spinning Babies
- Back Labor, by American Pregnancy
- In Celebration of the OP Baby, from Midwife Thinking
- Belly Mapping, from Spinning Babies
About Gail Tully
Gail is a midwife in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. After 20 years with a small homebirth practice and organizing active community doula program development in hospitals and non-profits in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Gail is now devoted to developing Spinning Babies and her other areas such as Belly Mapping and Resolving Shoulder Dystocia. Gail became a CPM in 2000 and still enjoys being called in to stalled labors and breech births.