Mind in Labor is an intensive weekend retreat taught across a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. It is designed to give a sampling of the Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) skills that are taught in the 9-week MBCP program. This retreat may be a good fit for you if you are not able to commit to the full 9-week MBCP program.
Often pain and anxiety are our greatest challenges in childbirth. Learning to use the mind to work with these challenges can make a huge difference in our labor and delivery experiences. The Mind in Labor retreat is a time to look deeply at pain and fear in childbirth and to cultivate present moment awareness for meeting whatever childbirth experience might unfold. The retreat is an excellent complement to any childbirth education class, including refresher classes. It can also be helpful for those who anticipate a birth experience requiring special medical attention or for those who have had a previous difficult birth experience.