Virtual Childbirth Prep through Meditation

Virtual Empowering Meditation Practice Classes to Support you for Birth.

Through these unprecedented times, practice feeling connected, less overwhelmed, and ready to welcome your little one.

Calm Birth®️
Meditation Method

Calm Birth Meditation empowers you and your birth support team through ANY type of birth while enhancing prenatal bonding for parents.

Through four virtual classes, you will learn mindfulness meditation, visualization, and breath awareness techniques that will serve you in these busy modern times.

The practice of meditation leads many who practice towards increased presence, improved health, deep connection for you and your baby.

In Calm Birth Meditation, you’ll learn:

1. 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.

2. 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.

3.  Womb Breathing
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.

4.  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.

Benefits of Childbirth Meditation

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. 

About your facilitator

Welcome, I’m Amy.  I am dedicated in a vision of awakened birth work.  May you have wise supporters and a listening-knowing embodiment of your journey in parenthood. I am honored to touch into how you may cultivate peace for your growing family. I hope for new generations to know the practice of compassion, the depth of love and community, and the gift of presence.  If you have any questions, connect with me at moonandbackcare@gmail.com

Calm Birth video featured by Parents Magazine

Amy’s reflections on teaching the Calm Birth meditation method featured the Calm Birth website blog:

www.calmbirth.org/blog/2018/1/22/reflections-by-amy


FAQ

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 encourage and welcomed to have a support person take these classes along with you 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 class?

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.  

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.

Ideally, it is good to take the four weekly class program before 38 weeks.  And yes 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.  


I learned how to better tune into my body. To help recognize when I may start feeling “haywire” and how to bring that back in. This will be huge not just for pregnancy and birth, but for motherhood and life in general.

Melanie


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Testimonials :

On what they learned from Calm Birth meditation with Amy:

I learned how to better tune into my body. To help recognize when I may start feeling “haywire” and how to bring that back in. This will be huge not just for pregnancy and birth, but for motherhood and life in general. 🙂

Amy made us feel very comfortable. She explained the meditations well and my husband and I haven’t had that relaxing of a day in a long time.

~ Melanie

I learned that connecting with my body through meditation can serve many benefits from, health, sleep, connecting with your baby, and easing birth.

Amy is so personable and comfortable to talk to. Being able to be yourself, open, and honest with her helped enhance the whole experience.

~ Mercedes

On the strength of Amy’s offerings:  

Good listener, relatable, knowledgable.  And a great sense of community and conviction.

~Mark, birth partner

On the potential of Calm Birth and what they feel like will serve them most: 

Tools to bring me into the moment. 

~ Allysa

I was particularly influenced by the concept that healing yourself so that you don’t pass trauma onto further generations is of extreme importance.   

~Dusten, birth partner

That Intention, breath, and focus can help you achieve desired outcomes; immune support, healthy energy for baby…as well as the calming and relaxation associated with these mediative exercises. 

~ Rebecca

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