Calm Birth is a series of three meditations practiced during pregnancy
- The Practice of Opening
- Womb Breathing
- Giving and Receiving
Which in turn flows into using them in labor helping with each stage of the process. What a beautiful gift to yourself and your baby - taking the time each day to focus on the inner-self.
Calm Birth prenatal classes are focused primarily on the meditation methods and how they help women use their own innate ability that is most often not being used. It is integral and complementary medicine. Women are instructed in the methods to encourage natural childbirth as a primary option, but if medical interventions are used, the methods work with current childbirth medicine to raise the quality of the birth and heal the side effects of the medicine. The classes teach expanded childbirth anatomy, the inseparable energy body and physical body. Women learn to breathe with both bodies, all the way through labor and delivery. They learn healing and greater function in giving birth.
We teach subjects not addressed by conventional childbirth education:
1. Anxiety and fear reduction without drugs and/or anesthesia
2. Labor pain management without drugs and/or anesthesia
3. Nervous system healing
4. Immune system enhancement
5. Expanded childbirth anatomy and function
What attracted me to Calm Birth was the practice of meditation & awareness incorporated with pregnancy and then the use of the same practices during the actual labor and beyond. It brings with it a real advantage to inner knowing - both of yourself and your baby.
From: Introduction to Calm Birth by David Chamberlain, Ph.D.
". . . Calm Birth gives women and birth professionals practical means to improve the quality of childbirth. Like the venerable educational programs inspired by Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, Dr. Fernand Lamaze, and Dr. Robert Bradley, Calm Birth seeks to empower women for natural childbirth and offers ideas and practical methods for them to succeed. Like the previous programs, Calm Birth recognizes the central challenge posed by fear and pain, though its solution is different, and it recognizes the importance of breathing, though it teaches a form of blended breathing into both the energy body and the physical body, reflecting a new vision of childbirth."
I am also currently looking for certifying births to complete my Calm Birth certification. I have completed my coursework and I am looking forward to meeting with you and your partner to discuss how Calm Birth can help you experience your birth.