Hello and welcome to the website for the Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) Program. Here parents-to-be, their families and friends, health care professionals, researchers and others can learn about our classes, trainings and events. The MBCP Program was founded by Nancy Bardacke, certified nurse-midwife and mindfulness teacher. We are delighted you are visiting us and hope you find the information here useful.
A Quick Look
Upcoming events in 2016:
- The American College of Midwives 61st Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Albuquerque, New Mexico on May 21st – 26th. Nancy is presenting on Saturday from 12:00 – 4:00 on Mindfulness Skills for the Midwife – and the Expectant Families She Serves. She presents again on the 23rd from 5:30 – 6:30 on Mindfulness Training for Childbirth as Primary Prevention: Life Skills for Expectant Women, Families and the Midwife.
- Presentation on MBCP for the San Francisco General Hospital’s Volunteer Doula Program on May 31st.
- Bangor University’s 2016 Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice Conference in Cheshire, UK on July 8 – 12th.
- MBCP: An Introductory Workshop for Professionals in California, Belgium and Madrid.
Learn about Mindful Birthing: Training the Mind, Body and Heart for Childbirth and Beyond
Read about Mindful Birthing in Mindful Magazine and Greater Good Magazine
Where have we been in 2015 and where are we going? Check out our recent Newsletter!
2014: “The Mind In Labor: Effects of Mind/Body Training on Childbirth Appraisals and Pain Medication Use During Labor” [abstract] in the The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
2014: “Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP): A health promotion model for childbirth education?” in the Journal of Child and Family Studies
2014: Mindfulness-Based Treatment Approaches: Clinicians guide to evidence base and applications (2nd ed.) Bardacke, N. & Duncan, L. (2014). Mindfulness-based childbirth and parenting: Cultivating inner resources for the transition to parenthood and beyond. In R. Baer (Ed.), Mindfulness-based treatment approaches: Clinicians guide to evidence base and applications (2nd ed.). London, UK: Elsevier.
2015: “Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP): Innovation in birth preparation to support healthy, happy families” in the International Journal of Birth & Parent Education
In this video from the Greater Good Science Center & Mindful Magazine’s “Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion” conference on March 8, 2013, Nancy Bardacke, CNM, MA, RN explains how mindfulness can mitigate the stress and pain of childbirth for both women and men.