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web-collage-2Hello 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:

    • January 27-29th, 2017 – Warwick, UK. Mind in Labour Weekend Workshop with Eluned Gold and Jane Gerlach.  At Warwick Hospital, in association with Bangor University’s Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice.
    • March 26th-April 1st, 2017 – Petaluma, CA.  6-day Introductory Professional Retreat with Nancy Bardacke and Eluned Gold.  At EarthRise Retreat Center, 101 San Antonio Rd.

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.
An article just published in Greater Good Magazine: “Four Reasons to Practice Mindfulness During Pregnancy
Where have we been and where are we going? Check out our recent Newsletter!

Listen to our new Audio Book of Mindful Birthing: Training the Mind, Body, and Heart for Childbirth and Beyond an introduction read by the author, Nancy Bardacke

Recent Research:


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.