Hunterdon Health recently announced a new birth preparation class for expecting moms called Spinning Babies Birth Preparation Class.

Spinning Babies, created by Gail Tully, is a revolutionary physiological approach that offers a fresh and anatomically-based perspective on birth. Spinning Babies believes that fetal positions are not random; babies naturally fit the space available to them. During birth, babies descend through the pelvis by turning to fit each curve in the passage. Baby’s turns are “fetal rotation.” If fetal rotation can be made easier, birth is easier for everyone.

The class will demonstrate how birth anatomy can be flexible and will offer techniques that will assist with an easier childbirth with fetal positioning through physiology before force.  Instead of focusing on how far dilated the cervix is, the attention is shifted to where the baby is positioned, where the womb is in relation to the pelvis, and which level of the pelvis the baby is maneuvering in. These inquiries open up a world of possibilities, allowing support for a physiological birth, reduction of fear, and enhancement of the bond between mother and baby.

The Spinning Babies Birth Preparation Class will be offered eight times throughout the year at the HMC Education Center at 215 Route 31 South, Flemington, N.J. 08822.

The class should be taken after 22 weeks of gestation. Call 908-788-MOMS (6667) to register or visit, Maternity & Newborn Care Center, Parenting and Childbirth Classes for more information.

Parenting and Childbirth Education Services at Hunterdon Health offers a variety of classes, education and support groups to prepare expectant moms and partners for their upcoming delivery and baby’s arrival.