The Breech Release
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Opening Pathways for Midwifery and Prenatal Bodywork
Foreword by Gail Tully CPM
The Breech Release: Opening Pathways for Midwifery and Prenatal Bodywork is not just about breech pregnancy and fetal positioning, it is about reclamation. It is about revisioning our story as birthworkers and bodyworkers. We are reclaiming anatomy from multiple perspectives and applying new value systems not just to what we name in the body but to touch itself. We are revisioning midwifery and bodywork by returning to the basics of connection. We are recognizing that anatomy defines the space and informs the baby’s “inside information” in the womb. It is in this book where four pathways merge, and we continue to care for the birthgiver through the nervous system, bodywork, positioning, and employing gravity and movement to move towards new possibilities. There may be nothing to “fix” with breech-positioned babies, and in fact, it may be that breech can mentor us. As it is through breech that we can learn about all babies and learn about how we came to be where we are right now as a birthworker community.
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The Breech Release for Parents
About the Authors
Nicole Morales (she/her) is a mother, wife, homebirth midwife, Spinning Babies® Approved Trainer, Breech Advocate, and educator. She has a small homebirth practice in San Diego, California and integrates bodywork in her midwifery practice. She also works with families presenting breech helping them navigate their changing circumstances later in pregnancy. Nicole is a Birthing from Within Mentor, Birth Story Listener, and a storyteller who finds guidance in stories for the rite of passage of pregnancy, birth, parenting, and resilience. Nicole also facilitates storytelling classes over Storytelling, Healing, and the Birthworker’s Journey.
Jamie Mossay (she/her) has been serving the San Diego community as a massage therapist/bodyworker for 20 years and started attending births as a doula in 2009. A mother, Birth Story Listener®, and Certified Birthing From Within® Mentor and Facilitator, she has studied, practiced, and taught numerous modalities working primarily with pregnant, laboring, and postpartum people and their families and those who serve them. She is the creator of the DANCES® approach to prenatal bodywork and Birthing From Within®’s Touch From Within course, and is a Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner and Instructor.
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