Mindfulness-Based Childbirth & Parenting is an evidence-based childbirth education and mindfulness curriculum developed by Nancy Bardacke, CNM and mindfulness teacher. It 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:
It is a comprehensive birth preparation class - we cover the anatomy & physiology of childbirth and breastfeeding, as well as newborn cycles and postpartum life - AND it is a class that builds skills to support your life as you are living right now and as parents.
The Mind in Labor weekend (MIL) is a taste of mindfulness alongside birth and parenting preparations. It is an abbreviated time frame and curriculum that is still impactful on birthing and parenting experiences.
Read more about how is this class different form other childbirth preparation classes and the difference between MBCP and MIL 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