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Mindfulness-Based Childbirth & Parenting

Mar
26
Sun
To
May
21
Sun
Mar 26 - May 21, 2017
Sundays
Mount Auburn Hospital - Lynch Board Room
Cambridge, MA

Learning mindfulness during your pregnancy can help you immensely during the birth process.

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Mindfulness-Based Childbirth & Parenting

Having a baby is one of the most transformative experiences in a person’s life. Learning mindfulness during your pregnancy - that is, the awareness that comes from purposefully and nonjudgmentally paying attention in the present moment - can help you immensely during the birth process. Whatever your intention around the use or non-use of pain medication during childbirth, Mindfulness-Based Childbirth & Parenting (MBCP) provides skills for the mind and body to support you and your partner as your unique birth unfolds, moment by moment.

By learning and practicing mindfulness during your pregnancy, you will learn how to engage your mind to work with pain and fear and how to strengthen skills for managing stress in pregnancy, parenting, and daily life. By the end of this course, you will understand the mind/body connection of birth and how to optimize it by influencing your internal and external environment when possible and letting go when necessary.

During this nine-week course, you will learn to:

  • Access your capacity for deep physical and mental relaxation 
  • Engage your mind to work with the sensations of labor 
  • Increase confidence and courage for the experience of labor and birth 
  • Practice prenatal yoga for strength and flexibility 
  • Develop skills for managing stress in pregnancy, parenting, and daily life 
  • Enhance partner communication skills 
  • Become more aware of your own approach to parenting

Cost: $450 per couple, includes Nancy Bardacke’s highly acclaimed book, Mindful Birthing: Training the Mind, Body, and Heart for Childbirth and Beyond, and a CD to help you in your mindfulness practice

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations are accepted up to one day prior to the first class for a refund, minus a $35 processing charge.

Instructor
Danielle Shuman-Olivier, CNM

Instructor(s)

Contact

Childbirth Education at 617-499-5121 or send an email

Schedule & Location

Schedule

This event includes all of the 9 meeting times below.
Date Time Location Instructor
1. Sun, March 26 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Mount Auburn Hospital - Lynch Board Room Danielle Schuman-Olivier, CNM
2. Sun, April 02 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Mount Auburn Hospital - Lynch Board Room Danielle Schuman-Olivier, CNM
3. Sun, April 09 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Mount Auburn Hospital - Lynch Board Room Danielle Schuman-Olivier, CNM
4. Sun, April 16 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Mount Auburn Hospital - Lynch Board Room Danielle Schuman-Olivier, CNM
5. Sun, April 23 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Mount Auburn Hospital - Lynch Board Room Danielle Schuman-Olivier, CNM
6. Sun, April 30 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Mount Auburn Hospital - Lynch Board Room Danielle Schuman-Olivier, CNM
7. Sun, May 07 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Mount Auburn Hospital - Lynch Board Room Danielle Schuman-Olivier, CNM
8. Sun, May 14 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Mount Auburn Hospital - Lynch Board Room Danielle Schuman-Olivier, CNM
9. Sun, May 21 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM Mount Auburn Hospital - Lynch Board Room Danielle Schuman-Olivier, CNM

Location Details

  • Mount Auburn Hospital - Lynch Board Room
    330 Mount Auburn Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138

Upcoming Events

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    1
    Saturday
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    2
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    2
    Sunday
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