Fabian relaxes Ayanna with the Mexican Rebozo.
The Rebozo is a long, woven scarf used for a variety of purposes. Here, the birthing mother feels relaxed by the lifting and gentle rocking of her heavy belly. She is in between contractions. Fabian will slow down, stop and wait during the contraction. Then several seconds after the contraction is done, perhaps when Ayanna sighs to show her relief, he begins again. While Spinning Babies® no longer teaches this technique so that Indigenous midwives of the Rebozo tradition may have space in education and the market to properly teach who they wish, we do celebrate the Rebozo. This couple has ties to Indigenous and Mexican roots and it was an honor to be at their amazing birth. Their nine pound baby was born gently in a modern hospital with a nurse-midwife and a doula assisting them.