An independent childbirth education center offering Lamaze childbirth classes, Breastfeeding classes and support, Infant Care classes, and Infant Safety classes
Calm Birth®: The New Potential of Childbirth
Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30; May 1st, 8th & 15th,
August 7th, 14th & 21st; November 6th, 13th and 20th
Calm Birth® methods are a combination of ancient wisdom practices and current mindbody medicine research. The "new" potential in childbirth they help to bring forward a womanʼs innate ability to give birth from a place of peace and calm awareness.
Meditation science has been pioneered and studied for over 40 years at Harvard
Medical School and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.
A few highlighted benefits of the Calm Birth method:
- Helps heal the nervous systems of mother and child in preparation for birth;
- Builds womenʼs ability to manage stress, anxiety, fear, and pain during pregnancy and labor;
- Strengthens the immune systems of mother and child;
- Helps women discover their inherent healing nature; and
- Teaches women and their partners to distinguish pain from suffering;
- Life long skill for stress management
Calm Birth® empowers both women and their partners in three practices that support natural and medically assisted birth experiences. Whether a woman has had previous meditation experience or not, she will do the practice in preparation for a fearless childbirth.
This course is a sequence of three, 2-hour sessions.
Fee: $95 per mother, partners are encouraged to attend. Includes the Calm Birth CD. (Calm Birth book is optional at an additional cost.)
Materials: This course will involve sitting and lying on the floor. Each participant is asked to bring a mat, blanket and pillows. A water bottle is also recommended.
Register at: http://www.ellieott.com/registration.html.
Questions: Please contact: Ellie Ott CMT, ICCE, ICD, Certified Calm Birth teacher
Website: ellieott.com; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
My bachelor's degree is from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire in biology, with a topical minor in health psychology. My fascination with the human body led me to explore the mind/body healing philosophy. I earned my certification as a massage therapist and health educator at the National Holistic Institute in Berkeley, CA in 1997.
While working as a massage therapist, life brought us (my husband and I) the excitement of children, entrepreneurship and living overseas.
Since returning to the U.S. in 2006, I have earned my certification as a childbirth educator, doula and Calm Birth® meditation teacher. I feel the magnificence of a woman just continues to grow throughout her life. I am humbled by the brilliant teachers who have entered my life, particularly the females who have helped me to find my own inner strength and well being.
I have over 15 years of experience in health and wellness as a certified massage therapist, childbirth educator, doula and Calm Birth® instructor. I also currently teache classes privately and at hospitals throughout the Twin Cities in addition to providing doula services across the Metro Area.
It is my firm belief that we are in the era of self-care and I am honored to be able to share what I have learned on my journey in an effort to be of assistance to others who are committed to self-empowerment through varied forms of education and support.
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