Category Archives: Mindful Birthing News

MBCP Year in Popular Press

  As the year comes to an end, we want to share the many publications in popular press that have highlighted MBCP in 2017. With gratitude for those who’ve been instrumental in spreading the word about the work of MBCP! Wishing … Continue reading

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Benefits of preparing for childbirth with mindfulness training: a randomized controlled trial with active comparison A study conducted by MBCP Faculty Member Larissa Duncan, PhD, the Elizabeth C. Davies Chair in Child and Family Well-Being and Associate Professor of Human … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Dear Friends of the Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation, It is with immense joy that I share with you the Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation’s (MBPF) many activities in 2015. What an exciting and event-filled year it has been! As … Continue reading

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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 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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