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Emergency Department

Spinning Babies

Maternity Unit nurses from Dauphin Regional Health Centre (DRHC) and elsewhere in the province benefitted from a recent ‘Spinning Babies’ workshop that was held in Dauphin on April 16 and 17.

Spinning Babies techniques have been shown to reduce the incidence of unnecessary medical interventions, including assisted vaginal deliveries and cesarean sections when used in the right circumstances.  In turn, the length of hospital stays is often also reduced.

“Spinning Babies” is a physiological approach to preparing for and caring for birth.  The specialized training prepares care providers to help patients navigate birth by teaching them labor activities that have been shown to ease birth by optimizing fetal positioning. The learned activities are designed to help the staff assist the mother in birthing, promoting the best position for the baby to fit through the pelvis, and offering solutions when labor is long, not progressing, painful or stalling.

The DRHC staff that participated in the workshop (18 staff and two physicians) received funding to attend from the Delha Cort Educational Fund, which the Dauphin Hospital Foundation administers. More information on the Delha Cort Education fund can be found on the Dauphin Hospital Foundation website, under the about us section, at Delha Cort Fund (

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