Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) – new session beginning Sunday, September 10th, 2017!!

Birth Education supporting you

for the contractions of birth

and the contractions of life


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.

IMG_4776 (002)

Class couples hear from parents who recently took the MBCP course

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:


  • Access deep physical & mental relaxation
  • Engage the mind to work with discomfort & pain during labor
  • Increase confidence & courage for the experience of labor and delivery
  • Practice mindful movement for strength & flexibility
  • Develop skills for managing stress in pregnancy, parenting & daily life
  • Enhance communication skills with your partner


The third session of classes will be held at Lifecycle WomanCare starting in September 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 between late November 2017 and February 2018.

MBCP class

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:

  • The MBCP classes are for both LWC clients and any other expecting parents interested in this curriculum … in other words, ALL are welcome!
  • This is a 10-course series.
  • At this time, this is the only MBCP series scheduled at LWC.
  • The series will be held in the LWC basement Classroom.
  • Click Here for more information on this series on the MBCP website.


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

MBCP Class Schedule for Fall 2017


Sundays, 4pm – 7pm

  • September 10 / 17 / 24
  • October 1 / 15 / 22 / 29
  • November 5 / 12 / 19

One All-Day Sunday Class (10am – 4pm) on October 22nd

NO CLASS Columbus Day Weekend (Oct. 8th)


To register, please call our front desk at 610.525.6086.


Facebook IconVisit Our Twitter FeedVisit Our Twitter FeedVisit Our Twitter Feed