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"I wholeheartedly endorse the Calm Birth program. This work is at the heart of healthy and empowering childbirth - an experience which has the power to transform and uplift a woman's relationship to her body and her child for life. Calm Birth is preventive and empowering medicine at its best." --Christiane Northrup, M.D., FACOG, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and Mother Daughter Wisdom
"..... based on meditation and the best principles of established psychosomatic medicine.....compassionately guides mothers-to-be and new mothers through carefully structured relaxation and meditation practices .....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 R. Verny, M.D., DPsych, DHL, FRCPC, founder, the Association of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH), author of Tomorrow's Baby and The Secret Life of the Unborn Child
About Calm Birth
Changes in the field of medicine have encouraged the development of new childbirth methods. The Calm Birth program is based in mind/body medicine and meditation science. It is modeled on the medicine-meditation program of the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in pain management and immune enhancement. Our program offers three proven meditation practices applied to childbirth for the first time. The trainings were started in 1998 in Southern Oregon hospitals, and are presently being offered in various locations and hospitals in the USA. More than 100 training seminars have been presented in hospitals since 1998, all with education credits from the California Board of Nursing. The program has been presented three times at world congresses of the Association of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health, the University of Michigan Medical School, Bastyr University, and is currently active in New Jersey hospitals. More than 5000 children have been born with the method.
The book, Calm Birth New Method for Conscious Childbirth, was published by North Atlantic Books in 10/05 and is distributed internationally by Random House with the Calm Birth CD.