Easier Birth with Fetal Positioning

with Rachel Shapiro,  CPM, LM, SpBT, LMT


Sponsored by 

Side-lying Release

Full Day Workshop

This 7 hour workshop is open to all doulas, nurses, childbirth educators, midwives, doctors, yoga instructors, chiropractors, massage therapist, pelvic floor workers and other body workers. 

Class includes pregnancy and anatomy info as well as activities in labor and birth. 

7 CEU's with DONA International

American College of Nurse Midwifery has awarded this course with 0.7 CEUs.

Cost is $200.

Updated TACOMA CLASS LOCATION: 2420 S State ST; TACOMA Directions



SOLD OUT- 8am-5pm March 23rd Tacoma -SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT- 8am-5pm March 25th Edmonds -SOLD OUT

Half Day Workshop

This 4 hour workshop is specifically for nurses, midwives and OBs and covers labor and birth only. It will cover topics outside the scope of doulas and childbirth educators.

Cost is $130. 

Updated Tacoma class location: 2420 S State ST; TACOMA Directions

Edmonds class location: 8304 212th St SW; Edmonds

Dip the hip technique

8am-noon March 26th Edmonds (5 spots left)


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Please share and invite! Space is limited, so be sure to register early. Last year's workshops filled quickly.

Spinning Babies is an approach to optimize the physical relationship between the bodies of the mother and baby for the easing of childbirth.

- Aligning the uterus allows the baby to curl and enter the pelvis as a small, compact and active participant.

- Releasing tight tissues which pull or twist releases pelvic pain now or discomfort during birth.

- Supporting what’s loose in the womb or pelvis with a pregnancy belt.

- Opening the pelvis to widen the path of the baby during the birth process.

- Sharing this birth wisdom with parents and providers in ever deepening layers of understanding birth

Rebozo sifting

Scholarship Opportunities

We understand there are many people who cannot afford to take this workshop but who would greatly benefit from being able to pass this information on to their pregnant clients. Birth Matters NW and Calm & Confident Doua Care are offering two full scholarships, for the eight hour workshop, for those working with low income or disadvantaged communities.

Please email us a letter of introduction and address the following: What work do you currently do to support low income and/or disadvantaged communities? How would you use the information from the workshop to improve care and support to these communities? Please submit a your letter of interest no later than February 1st. Scholarship recipients will notified by February 15th.

About Your instructor.....

Rachel Shapiro, CPM,LM is a midwife from Minnesota, USA, living in Jerusalem. Rachel is now finishing her University education to become a Nurse-Midwife. She studied Spinning Babies 7 years before becoming a Spinning Babies Approved Trainer and has contributed to education material and trainer curriculum development. Rachel maintains a practice locally, and is preparing for her thesis in Spinning Babies approach in labor & birth. She lives with her partner and their dog Little Moon on the edge of the Jerusalem forest.

Rachel Shapiro, Spinning Babies Instructor