my path to supporting birth

Tammy Villavicencio Spinning Babies

Originally from Michigan, I spent eleven years in Mexico working with a non-profit helping build home for the poor, teaching children and adults, and serving with various humanitarian and religious groups. My passion for education and supporting women came from seeing women birth in less-than-perfect situations.

In 2013, after I took the required studies with GCEN, I joined up with the only midwife and childbirth educator in the town and acted as a doula, translator, instructor, and to some women the only support they had during the most amazing time in their lives.

I moved back to mid-Michigan with my husband and two children in 2015 and have been serving women in the Greater Lansing Area since then, cultivating relationships with hospital staff, fellow doulas, homebirth midwives, and OBs.

I recently obtained my Nursing License and am currently working as a Labor and Delivery Nurse as I pursue my goal of becoming a Nurse Midwife.


Why Spinning Babies®?

While supporting my clients as a birth doula I noticed a trend in cesarean births due to lack of progress. When the baby was delivered there were signs that the baby was malpositioned in the pelvis. I started to ask the question “why” and was led to a Spinning Babies® workshop where I was taught how our body mechanics, muscles, ligaments, and facia can affect a baby’s position.

I quickly started implementing the approach with my clients and saw a decrease in cesareans due to a lack of progress. I have passionately become an advocate for the Spinning Babies® approach and continued my education by becoming a Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator and Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner.

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I am a childbirth instructor and birth doula certified by the Global Childbirth Educator Network (GCEN). I am a Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator and Spinning Babies Aware Practitioner. I have years of experience supporting families through pregnancy, labor and birth, and postnatally. I have taken training from CAPPA for New Parent Educators as well IPPA for placenta encapsulation and Rebozo training.