Mindfulness-Based Childbirth & Parenting
This program is an invitation to begin or deepen the practice of mindfulness for meeting the profound changes in our bodies and minds during pregnancy, childbirth and parenting.
Through mindfulness meditation, yoga, and group dialogue we will learn a way to fully live the joys and challenges of this transformative time and cultivate lifelong skills for healthy living and wise parenting.
In this course, you will:
- Access deep physical and mental relaxation
- Learn to engage the mind to work with pain during labor
- Understand the physiology of childbirth, breastfeeding, and babies
- Practice prenatal yoga for strength and flexibility
- Increase confidence and courage for labor and delivery
- Develop tools for managing stress in pregnancy, parenting, and daily life
Read about this program in
August 2013 cover story
- Barbara Boehler, CNM, MSN
- Judy Cuneo, MD, OB/GYN
- Nancy Bardacke, CNM, MA, Founder and Featured Guest Instructor
- Wednesdays, January 29 – March 26, 6:45–9:45 pm, with Barbara Boehler, CNM, MSN and Nancy Bardacke, CNM, MA
- Wednesdays, April 2 – May 28, 6:45–9:45 pm, with Barbara Boehler, CNM, MSN
- Wednesdays, June 11 – August 6, 6:45–9:45 pm, with Judy Cuneo, MD, OB/GYN
- Wednesdays, September 10 – November 5, 6:45–9:45 pm, with Judy Cuneo, MD, OB/GYN
Nancy Bardacke speaks on
“Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting: An Introduction”
at Greater Good Science Center’s Practicing Mindfulness and Compassion Conference
Great Expectations – all classes offered by UCSF Women’s Health Resource Center to help expecting mothers and their partners learn more about pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and parenting.