Calm Birth is...
Meditative childbirth preparation empowering women during pregnancy, birth, and beyond.
Embrace the newest methods in Conscious Childbirth from the comfort of To the Moon and Back office in downtown Gloversville.
Next In-Person workshop is Saturday, November 3rd. Register now, class is limited and closes once class if full.
Calm Birth empowers you and your support team through any type of birth while enhancing prenatal bonding for both parents.
You'll learn breath and awareness techniques that have a life-long effect on both you and your child. The practice of meditation invites all towards better health, increased happiness, and a desire to help heal the world.
Participants in the Calm Birth®️ Method learn to breathe energy - to increase energy levels and to give birth with an empowered presence. You'll also learn to practice relaxing your nervous system in preparation for giving birth.
Calm Birth®️ also gives parents practices to help them after the birth, to empower the totality of the parenting experience.
In Calm Birth®️ Meditation, You'll Learn:
The Power of Sitting
Every class we begin with a simple three step guide which is a mindfulness meditation to learn how to sit comfortably, calm the mind, and breath with awareness.
The Power of Sitting is the foundation of the entire Calm Birth®️ program.
The Practice of Opening
This is a reclining practice of neuromuscular release based on the most proven method of mind/body medicine. Done while lying comfortably in a safe position in pregnancy, this practice enables you to progressively release muscle stresses on nerves, which has a relaxing effect on the nervous system of both mom and baby. You will be guided throughout your whole body, from head to toe, to appreciate the miraculous life energy embodied within for you and your child.
This is a sitting practice of energy breathing used in different traditions of meditation science. Womb breathing teaches you how to breathe vital energy from the air into the "life vase" in the navel center of your energy body.
A practice of consciously breathing energy gain, Womb Breathing develops an expanded sense of body and function. It has remarkable potential for noninvasive labor pain management. The practice of Womb Breathing can also empower the partner to bond with the wombchild.
Giving and Receiving
This is a healing practice from ancient wisdom applied to childbirth. This famous healing practice handed down through the ages is based on compassionate breathing. There are important opportunities for compassion in childbirth. This is a far-reaching breathing practice that enables a pregnant person to recover intrinsic abilities in preparation to give birth.
The Giving and Receiving technique is ideal for the birth partner to practice during labor.
Strengthens the immune system
Decreases stress hormones as it elevates hormones like oxytocin, endorphins, DHEA, melatonin, and serotonin– hormones that enhance the mother-baby bond
Allows for more effective, all-natural pain management
Hi! I'm Amy...
I am dedicated to sharing a vision of awakened birth with wise supporters and a listening-knowing embodiment. I invite peace into parenting and growing families. I hope for new generations to know the practice of compassion, the depth of love and community, and the gift of presence.
~ Amy Lee Czadzeck, Owner of To the Moon and Back, LMT, Calm Birth®️ Facilitator, and Mama
Calm Birth®️ Meditation featured by Parents Magazine
Frequently Asked Questions
I've never meditated before. Will I be successful with Calm Birth®️ Meditation?
Yes, yes! All are welcome, from beginners to frequent meditators. There's no expectation to be a guru in these classes; only an invitation to come with an open mind and heart. Meditation is a wonderful tool to use in the journey of parenthood and no one has mastered that either.
I do not have a birth partner. Can I still participate?
Of course! These tools begin with you and your growing baby. It is welcomed to have a support person because not only would they gain from this work but they can support you in your practice. But it is not necessary.
What happens if I go into labor before I take a classs?
Ideally, it is good to take the workshop before 38 weeks. But going into labor is a possibility if you are taking the class closer to your due date. And because birth happens sometimes when we are least expecting, I offer recorded sessions of the class that is still beneficial even after you have the baby.
Can I purchase the Calm Birth®️ class as a gift for someone else? No gift certificates are available but you indeed can purchase online for them to take the workshop.
What if I plan to use an epidural or other medical pain management? Can I use Calm Birth®️, too?
Yes you can! Planned or unplanned. "Natural" or a "Medical" birth. These meditation tools are directly applicable for any birth.
Is Calm Birth®️ Meditation safe for someone who is high-risk or on bed rest?
The benefits of meditation are many and have been proven successful for many folks. If you are a high-risk pregnancy and on bed rest, I would imagine these tools may feel empowering for your mind and your heart. Since it's all online, as long as you can access the internet, you'll be good to go.
What is your refund policy?
A processing fee of $25 will be charged for cancellations made within 5 days. Notice of cancellation must be made via e-mail Here within 5 working days of the scheduled class. A cancellation acknowledgement will be sent within 5 working days and fees refunded within 15 working days, subject to this Refund Policy.
Note that circumstances beyond the control of the organizers may necessitate substitutions, alterations or cancellations of the classes. Therefore, To the Moon and Back reserves the right to alter or modify the classes if necessary. Any substitutions or alterations will be updated through email as soon as possible. Where To the Moon and Back offers a non-tangible irrevocable services we do not issue refunds once the order is accomplished. As a customer you are responsible for understanding this refund policy upon purchasing any product or services at our web site. However, we realize that exceptional circumstance can take place with regard to the character of the product or services we provide.