Nancy Bardacke, CNM, MA

Founder, Mindfulness-Based Childbirth & Parenting
Founder & Instructor, The Mind in Labor


“Teaching mindfulness skills to expectant parents at this profoundly transformative time in their lives goes well beyond anything I could have imagined; it’s both deeply gratifying and amazingly joyful!”

Nancy Bardacke speaks on “Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting: An Introduction” at Greater Good Science Center’s Practicing Mindfulness and Compassion Conference

Nancy Bardacke, CNM, MA is a Certified Nurse-Midwife, mindfulness teacher, and the founder of the Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) program and The Mind in Labor.  Ms. Bardacke is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Health Care Nursing at UCSF.  She has been assisting families during pregnancy and childbirth for nearly four decades.

Ms. Bardacke completed her degrees in Nursing and Nurse-Midwifery from UCSF and her Master’s Degree in Anthropology from UC Berkeley. A meditation practitioner for 26 years, Ms. Bardacke attended Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Professional Trainings with Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD and completed the Teacher Development Intensive for Advanced Mindfulness Instructors through the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical Center.

Since 1998, Ms. Bardacke has taught the Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting Education Program and mindfulness courses and workshops to thousands of expectant parents and healthcare professionals locally and nationally.

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