19-21 MARCH 2021

mind in labor

live-online WORKSHOP

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?

Mind in Labor Online (MIL Online) is an online weekend workshop designed for expectant parents who are curious how practicing mindfulness meditation can make a huge difference in their labor and delivery experiences.
This workshop 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 workshop. 
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 workshop is a good fit for first-time parents OR those with previous birth experience who aim to approach their births in a different way.
This workshop is rooted in evidence-based research. Published research on the benefits of taking a Mind in Labor workshop during pregnancy show lower rates of maternal depression during pregnancy, immediately following childbirth, postpartum.

19 - 21 March 2021

mind in labor online


Day 1:

Experience the benefits of practicing mindfulness during pregnancy
Friday, 19 March 2021
6 PM – 9 PM EST

Day 2:

Birth physiology & working mindfully with pain
Saturday, 20 March 2021
10 AM – 6 PM EST

Day 3:

Practicing mindful movement to prepare for childbirth
Sunday, 21 March 2021
11 AM – 6 PM EST


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meet the instructors

Jane Gerlach, CNM
Certified Nurse-Midwife, Jane Gerlach has over 40 years of experience in women’s health and over 10 years of experience in teaching mindfulness skills to expectant parents. She is a practicing midwife living in rural Maine and teaches Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting both in-person and online.

Susan Skinner, CNM
Susan Skinner is a qualified mindfulness educator with over 40 years of experience in childbirth and women's health. Currently, as a Midwife at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, Susan has traveled the path of mindfulness education since 2012.


Mind In Labor online: Series 2021-A

FEE schedule

Participant Rate

$300 - Singles

$450 - Couples

Professional Rate

$600 - 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.

Contribute to our

Scholarship Fund​ 

We are committed to providing access to MIL across socioeconomic levels. Want to help? Click the Donate button to sponsor an MIL scholarship. 

not ready to start your journey yet?

Join the waitlist for a later class 

MIL Series 2021-B - May 2021

MIL Series 2021-C - June/July 2021

MIL Series 2021-D - September 2021

MIL Series 2021-E - December 2021

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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mind in labor online REGISTRATION FORM

summary of research

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