“Spinning Babies”

Last week we at AGGMC had a once in a lifetime training opportunity in resolving shoulder dystocia.

Gail Tulley, the founder of Spinning Babies, (www.spinningbabies.com) is a gifted teacher who has come up with a teaching tool that enables midwives to deal effectively with babies that can get “stuck” on the way out ~ and she taught us!

Karen and Gail doing hands-on practice.

We met Gail because we had one of her designs painted on our prenatal wall and we emailed  her a picture of it. She was delighted with what we are doing here in the Philippines and sent us her “Spinning Babies” training DVD for free!

The Fetal Compass Rose
The Fetal Compass Rose 


All the staff from our Tabuk and Bugnay clinics got together and watched the DVD. There was some crazy footage of stuck babies being freed …

This is what a midwife looks like when she sees a baby get stuck!
This is what midwives look like when they see a baby get stuck!


The next day we Skyped with Gail herself and she answered all of our questions and gave us some more tips and advice. Gail is a warm, generous and gifted teacher and we are so thankful for her taking time out of her busy schedule to meet with us … Oh, and I go the time change wrong and woke her up at 7am instead of 8am … she is very forgiving too!

Thank you Gail!



Published by gthemidwife

I am a Certified Professional Midwife working as a missionary and Director of the Abundant Grace of God Maternity Center, Tabuk City, Kalinga Philippines.

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