Mindfulness-Based Childbirth & Parenting is an evidence-based, comprehensive childbirth education AND mindfulness course all in one.
Developed by Nancy Bardacke, Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) and mindfulness teacher, MBCP is a direct adaptation of the well-researched Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR) created by Jon Kabat-Zinn out of UMass.
In the 9-week class (MBCP) you will learn to:
This is a Comprehensive Birth Preparation Class that supports all birth options and prepares you for the early days of Newborn and Postpartum Life.
This is also a Mindfulness Class that builds skills to support your life as you are living right now and ahead
The Mind in Labor weekend (MIL) is a taste of mindfulness with comprehensive birth education/preparation. In the abbreviated time frame, we will cover the key elements of the birth curriculum, impactful for all birthing and parenting experiences that lie ahead.
Read more about how MBCP/MIL is Different from Other Childbirth Education/Preparation classes HERE
"the awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, nonjudgmentally." - Jon Kabat-Zinn
"the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, with compassion and open-hearted curiosity. Through cultivating mindful awareness, we discover how to live in the present moment rather than brooding about the past or worrying about the future." -Oxford Center for Mindfulness
The Mindfulness-Based Childbirth & Parenting curriculum, as well as the Mind in Labor Curriculum, are being researched across the globe.