Having a baby is one of the most transformative and meaningful experiences in a person’s life. The benefits of mindfulness–that is, the awareness that comes from learning to pay attention, in the present moment, on purpose and non-judgmentally–can help us navigate this important event, as well as prepare us for a lifetime of parenting.
Based on Jon Kabat Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction curriculum, this class–developed by an MBSR teacher and midwife, Nancy Bardacke–will provide you with skills for the mind and body to support you and your partner as YOUR pregnancy and birth unfold, moment by moment.
During the MBCP class series you will learn to:
The second session of classes will be held at Lifecycle WomanCare starting in April 2017, and fulfill the requirement for childbirth education classes required of all first-time parents and their partners. Though MBCP is an excellent course at any time during your pregnancy, many start in the third trimester — in this case, for individuals due in late June 2017, and beyond.
Teachers: Molly Weingrod is a childbirth educator, birth counselor and doula with 10 years experience working with parents. Carol O’Donoghue, CNM, has been a midwife since 2002, and involved with birth and women’s health since 1988.
Cost: $400.00 per couple*
*LWC Clients receive a $50.00 discount.
Cost includes class instruction, materials (including a copy of Nancy Bardacke’s Mindful Birthing book & audio meditations), and a reunion class.
Extras & Tidbits:
Note for LWC Clients: If you choose to register for the Mindfulness-Based Childbirth & Parenting class series, it will replace our Preparation for Childbirth classes. LWC clients will still need to take our remaining required courses at cost, which include Focus on Breastfeeding Class and our First Days at Home class.
Please contact our front desk at 610-525-6086 for specific questions and to register for the Breastfeeding and First Days at Home classes.
“I went into the mindfulness based birthing classes not knowing what to expect. I was looking for tools to use during natural labor. Also change in general is usually very hard for me and creates a lot of anxiety. I was blown away by the scope and breadth in which incorporating mindfulness into my everyday life would increase my sense of calm and peace, not only around the birthing process but also around the big changes to come. The ease at which I have found this transition into motherhood completely surprised me. Without a daily meditation practice, I highly doubt it would have been so smooth. I absolutely loved this class and recommend it to all expecting mothers.” –Meghan
Sundays, 4pm – 7pm
One All-Day Sunday Class (9am – 4pm) on June 11th
To register, please call our front desk at 610.525.6086.