Mindful Birthing: Training the Mind, Body and Heart for Childbirth and Beyond
With Mindful Birthing, Nancy Bardacke, nurse-midwife and mindfulness teacher, lays out her innovative program for pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond. Drawing on groundbreaking research in neuroscience, mindfulness meditation, and mind/body medicine, Bardacke offers practices that will help you find calm and ease during this life-changing time, providing lifelong skills for healthy living and wise parenting.
SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF MINDFUL BIRTHING:
Increases confidence and decreases fear of childbirth
Taps into deep inner resources for working with pain
Improves couple communication, connection, and cooperation
Provides stress-reducing skills for greater joy and wellbeing
- American College of Nurse-Midwives' Best Book of the Year Award (2014)
- National Parenting Publications Award (2013)
- Mom's Choice Award (2013)
- Greater Good Science Center's Top Ten Books (2012)
“Every once in a while a book comes along that is truly useful for a specific purpose, and yet, in using it for that purpose, repurposes you and transforms how you see and move in and understand your life and the world. Mindful Birthing is one of those books.”
—Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, bestselling author and creator of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program
guided audio meditations
Mindful Birthing: Training the Mind, Body, and Heart for Childbirth and Beyond (Full Length Guided Meditations)
These Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) guided meditations are an invitation to begin or deepen the practice of mindfulness for meeting the profound changes of mind and body during pregnancy, childbirth and parenting.