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) we will:
This is a Comprehensive Birth Preparation Class supportive of ALL birth options and ALL birth outcomes,
AND preparations for Newborn, Breastfeeding, Postpartum, New Parent Life
AND a Mindfulness Class to support the fullness of the human experience of Life as a whole.
The Intensive is condensed version with a focus on birthing.
Read more about how MBCP is Different from Other Childbirth Education/Preparation classes HERE
Pregnant Claire in 2022 with Mindful Birthing by Nancy Bardacke
"the awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally." - 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 and Mind in Labor curriculum are researched across the globe.