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Childbirth & Parenting (MBCP)

Do you want to practice mindfulness during pregnancy but not sure where to begin?

Are you experiencing increased levels of stress and anxiety during your pregnancy?
Are you looking for ways to cope with the fear and pain that often accompanies childbirth?

The 3-Day Mindfulness Based Childbirth & Parenting Intensive (MBCPI) is an online course designed for expectant parents who are curious how practicing mindfulness can make a difference in their labor and delivery experiences.
This course trains participants in mindfulness skills in addition to covering childbirth education basics. All content is delivered live and participants will have the opportunity to interact with the instructors and other expectant parents. Additionally, participants will engage in guided meditation practices and receive materials to continue at home after the course. 
Participants will:

  • Practice mindfulness for working with pain and fear during labor

  • Understand the mind/body connection in childbirth for maintaining the optimal physiology for childbirth

  • Learn how to be fully present to give comfort and support as a birth partner

This course is a good fit for first-time parents OR those with previous birth experience who need a refresher or want to approach their births in a different way.
This course is rooted in evidence-based research. Published research on the benefits of taking a MBCP Intensive course during pregnancy show lower rates of maternal depression during pregnancy, immediately following childbirth, and postpartum.

3-Day MBCP Intensive: SCHEDULE

1, 2, & 9 December 2023

Series 2023-C



Day 1: Friday, 1 December
Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm ET / 18:00-21:00 GMT

Day 2: Saturday, 2 December
Time: 11:00am-6:00pm ET / 15:00-22:00 GMT

Day 3: Saturday, 9 December

Time: 11:00am-6:00pm ET / 15:00-22:00 GMT


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Michele Kavanagh, MSc, DClinPsych, MBCPTc

June 2024

Series 2024-A

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Day 1: Friday, 14 June 2024

Day 2: Saturday, 15 June 2024

Day 3: Saturday, 22 June 2024


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Michele Kavanagh, MSc, DClinPsych, MBCPTc

If these dates or times do not work with your schedule or you are looking for a more in-depth mindfulness childbirth course, you can learn about our 9-week Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting Online course.

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MBCPI online: FEE schedule

Participant Rate

$300 - Singles

$450 - Couples

Professional Rate

$300 - Professionals

Professional applicants will join a waitlist to allow for the registration of singles and couples to be completed. You will be notified as soon as a professional place becomes available.

Scholarship Request

Need extra support? 

Join our scholarship waitlist 

for expectant parents.

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Scholarship Fund​ 

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