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The French Edition of Mindful Birthing is Released

We are delighted to announce the French edition of Nancy Bardacke’s Mindful Birthing, published by Le Courrier du Livre: Se Préparer à la Naissance en Pleine Conscience.  Many thanks to all the translators of this edition, and to Jon Kabat-Zinn and Christophe André, … Continue reading

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Mindfulness-Based Treatment Approaches, 2nd Edition

The second edition of Ruth Baer’s (2014) Mindfulness-Based Treatment Approaches: Clinician’s Guide to Evidence Base and Applications explores the conceptual foundation, implementation, and evidence base for the best-researched mindfulness interventions.  Nancy Bardacke, CNM, MA, and Larissa Duncan, PhD,  co-author the chapter entitled “Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting: … Continue reading

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University of Massachusetts MBCP Grand Rounds

Join Jennifer Moffitt, BA, CNM, RN, MSN, the University of Massachusetts’ Department of Family Medicine & Community Health Perinatal Services Manager and Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) Teacher, for a Grand Rounds session on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 from 12:00-1:00 PM … Continue reading

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Mind in Labor: Effects of mind/body training on childbirth appraisals and pain medication use during labor

An abstract for Larissa Duncan, Michael Cohn, Maria Chao, Joseph Cook, Jane Riccobono, and Nancy Bardacke’s randomized controlled trial, testing the impact of Mind in Labor (MIL) weekend intensive workshops, is now available in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. “Results: … Continue reading

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Mindful Birthing: Training the Mind, Body, and Heart for Childbirth and Beyond receives the ACNM Best Book of the Year Award for 2014

Mindful Birthing: Training the Mind, Body, and Heart for Childbirth and Beyond by Nancy Bardacke, CNM, MA, has received the American College of Nurse-Midwives’ Best Book of the Year Award for 2014. The Best Book of the Year Award honors work … Continue reading

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Mindfulness meditation linked to epigenetic changes

A study published in  Psychoneuroendocrinology investigated the effects of a day of intensive mindfulness practice in a group of experienced meditators, compared to a group of untrained control subjects who engaged in quiet non-meditative activities. After eight hours of mindfulness practice, … Continue reading

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Mindfulness in maternity

The University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre in conjunction with the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (OUH) maternity service have an ongoing collaboration to develop the introduction and evaluation of Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) throughout the UK.  This innovative project … Continue reading

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Greater Good Science Center

Greater Good Science Center: Practicing Mindfulness and Compassion Conference 8 March 2013 Nancy Bardacke, CNM Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting: An Introduction

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Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory

A wonderful video from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard.

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“Being With What Is” by Jenna Leta

“As would be expected, many expectant parents enter the MBCP program with a myriad of hopes and fears about childbirth and parenting. They may worry about the pain of childbirth, the health of their baby or themselves, where to deliver, … Continue reading

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