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. Read about this program in Mindful magazine (cover story, August 2013) and in Greater Good Magazine (summer, 2008).
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
Nancy Bardacke speaks on “Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting: An Introduction” at Greater Good Science Center’s Practicing Mindfulness and Compassion Conference
Fee: $590 per couple, $295 per single ($531/$265.50 with UCSF discount)
Plus $40 material fee, including Mindful Birthing book, workbook and two audio CDs
- Barbara Boehler, CNM, MSN
- Judith 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 Judith Cuneo, MD, OB/GYN
- Wednesdays, September 10 – November 5, 6:45–9:45 pm, instructor TBD
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.