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
"Mindful Birthing is a lovely book. It makes you think and it makes you cry. Give it to any one you know about to give birth. It will change the parents? life--and the life of their child." (Barry Boyce, editor-in-chief, Mindful.org)
About the Author:
Nancy Bardacke, RN, CNM, MA, is the founding director of the Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) program, which she currently leads at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. She is also an assistant clinical professor in the UCSF School of Nursing.