Calm Birth: Prenatal Meditation for Conscious Childbirth


Calm Birth: Prenatal Meditation for Conscious Childbirth


At last, we present the long-awaited new edition of Calm Birth founder Robert Bruce Newman's book!

This new release expands upon the 2005 edition with updated research, a deeper dive into the science and spirituality behind the method, and complete scripts for each Calm Birth and Calm Mother practice.

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The book is dedicated to the potential of women to practice a new and greater kind of childbirth. It begins with a brief history of the shockingly tragic murder of women in the vast witch-hunts that haunt history, and it describes the great potential of childbirth meditation practice to heal and empower women. It's in the practice of meditation in childbirth preparation that women have been increasingly experiencing remarkable benefits, for both mother and child. Calm Birth offers women a profound prenatal practice that may heal the past and empower the birth. Chapters include: Childbirth Meditation; Childbirth as a Path of Human Development and Evolution; New Childbirth Medicine; and Toward a New Era of Childbirth Education.

"Calm Birth is a sublime gift to all of us. The positive impact of it on society can't be overestimated." Christiane Northrup, MD

“In teaching Calm Birth® meditation to pregnant women, I noticed that they were able to renew their inner strength and handle stress throughout pregnancy, labor, birth, and early parenting. No matter what medical interventions or stresses may have occurred for the baby they appeared to be more calm and less stressed as well.”

– Sandra Bardsley, RN, LCCE, FACCE, CM & President, Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health

"Calm Birth is a sublime gift to all of us. It contains the blueprint for reconnecting with birth wisdom on all levels. Reading through this book and doing the practices will transform the birth process and imprint a peaceful beginning in both mother and child. The positive impact of this on society can't be overestimated."

Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of  Mother-Daughter Wisdom, and Women's Bodies Women’s Wisdom

“Calm Birth gives woman and birth professionals practical means to improve the quality of childbirth. Like the venerable education 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, teaching a form of blended breathing into both the energy body and the physical body, reflecting a new vision of childbirth anatomy and potential.
Calm Birth raises urgent questions about the mental and emotional quality of birth today, and offers well-tested methods to help mothers take more responsibility for themselves and their babies. The prospect of reducing complications while increasing maternal feelings of dignity and triumph should warm the hearts of all birth attendants. Calm Birth will help parents see pregnancy as a master path, an opportunity to support fuller development of their own babies, and perhaps to provide them with the ultimate opportunity to give human evolution a boost in the right direction.”

David Chamberlain, Ph.D., author of Windows to the Womb and the Mind of Your Newborn Baby, former president of APPPAH

“…based on meditation and the best principles of established psychosomatic medicine… Calm Birth 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, MD, DPsych, DHL, FRCPC, founder, the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health; author, The Secret Life of the Unborn Child and Tomorrow’s Baby

"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. I urge everyone to buy Robert Newman's inspired book. Every library - public, institutional, and personal - must have copies of Calm Birth. The book does what is so deeply needed. It heals the Earth by healing birth."

Jeannine Parvati Baker, author of Prenatal Yoga and Natural Childbirth and Conscious Conception

"Robert Newman's Calm Birth program provides couples and professionals alike a beautiful map, a method and a philosophy, to prepare for birth in a way that honors and helps them connect with their deepest innate nature and abilities. Meditation methods in Calm Birth open up a vista of hope, empowerment, inner wisdom, and confidence to trust the ability to birth naturally.  Calm Birth ignites transformational experience in life, pregnancy, birth, and beyond.”

Wendy Anne McCarty, Ph.D., R.N., author, Welcoming Consciousness (2005)