Presentation Information

Jenny Blyth

Hand Jiggling the Pelvis in Birth: Creating Space & Improving Labour Progress

  • Speaker: Jenny Blyth , Independent Birth Educator & Bodyworker
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 ACM CPD, 1 ACNM CEU, 0.1 Midwifery CEU

Jiggling the external pelvic soft tissues by hand is a highly effective and recommended way to mobilize the pelvis, release tension, synchronise body systems, create more space to optimise or change the baby's position, and calm the nervous system – in pregnancy and in birth. It has also been known to facilitate labour progress in general, and in particular when labour has stalled.

Highly enjoyable and simple to implement, it is an easy-to-teach practice for both care-providers and couples. This presentation will cover the why and how of pelvic jiggling, including touch considerations and contraindications.