New Potential of Childbirth
Mind Body Methods for Optimal Self-Care and Birth
What is Calm Birth?
Calm Birth applies respected mind body medicine and meditation techniques to pregnancy and childbirth. The Calm Birth program offers both women and their partners practices that support natural childbirth. It is also a vital complementary method for women when medical interventions are used.
Calm Birth is preparation for pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. The method serves as an enhancement to all prepared childbirth education modalities.
Benefits of Calm Birth
- Facilitates bonding with your baby during
pregnancy, birth and beyond
- Promotes healing of your nervous system
in preparation for childbirth
- Strengthens your immune system in
preparation for childbirth
- Reduces anxiety and fear without
drugs and/or anesthesia
- Proven tool for promoting calm and
comfort during childbirth
- Empowering for both you and your baby
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“We recommend our pregnant patients take a Calm Birth class and develop a regular practice using the Calm Birth CD. Using the Calm Birth practices is an ideal way for pregnant women to reduce stress, fears and anxiety while improving their sense of well being, energy levels and stamina. This is an ideal way for women to care for themselves and their developing babies during pregnancy.”
Gary Kaye, MD, FACOG and Alissa Kaye, MD, FACOG, Obstetricians in private practice in Cranford, New Jersey and Overlook Hospital
“Calm Birth is a sublime gift to all of us. It contains the blueprint for reconnecting with birth wisdom on all levels… Doing the practices will transform the birth experience and imprint a peaceful beginning in both mother and child. The positive impact of this on society can’t be overestimated.”
Christiane Northrup, MD, FACOG, Author, Mother-Daughter Wisdom and Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
“Calm Birth is the childbirth method that society and I have waited for. It’s been a long time coming, a very long time. I am a midwife and an educator; with a steady devotion to childbirth… Calm Birth does what is so deeply needed. It heals the Earth by healing birth.”
Jeannine Parvati Baker, Midwife and Educator, Author, Prenatal Yoga and Natural Childbirth and Conscious Conception
“Calm Birth… encourages and supports natural childbirth and helps to heal the side effects of medications and invasive procedures… An empowering alternative to the ‘medicalization of birth,’ the techniques liberate women to channel their innate wisdom into welcoming their newborn child in a truly life affirming way.”
Thomas Verny, MD, Dpsych, DHL, FRCPC, Author, The Secret Life of Your Unborn Child and Tomorrow Baby, Founder and past president, Association of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health
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“My wife and I listened to the Calm Birth CD together in the evening during the last month of pregnancy. We found that the practices helped relieve the tensions from our long day of work. During the practice, I felt a growing bond with our unborn daughter. I think this eased our transition from being a couple to being parents.”
first time father
“I took a Calm Birth class during my third pregnancy and listened to the CD several times a week. I handled my busy work days with improved energy, stamina and focus. Using Calm Birth practices during labor allowed my body to soften, handle the demands of labor and trust that I could do it. Most amazing is how I am parenting my older children more mindfully and responding to my new baby’s needs more easily and calmly. Calm Birth is a wonderful gift to pregnant women and their partners.”
Massage Therapist and mother of three