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Mindfulness-Based Childbirth & Parenting

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Center for Women-Mount Auburn Hospital
Cambridge, MA

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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.

Participants are excepted to practice mindfulness meditation during the nine weeks for 30 min/day 6 days/week.

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 audios 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.

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Contact

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

Schedule & Location

Schedule

This event includes all of the 10 meeting times below.
Date Time Location Instructor
1. Tue, April 28 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM Center for Women-Mount Auburn Hospital Danielle Schuman-Olivier, CNM
2. Tue, May 05 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM Center for Women-Mount Auburn Hospital Danielle Schuman-Olivier, CNM
3. Tue, May 12 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM Center for Women-Mount Auburn Hospital Danielle Schuman-Olivier, CNM
4. Tue, May 19 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM Center for Women-Mount Auburn Hospital Danielle Schuman-Olivier, CNM
5. Tue, May 26 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM Center for Women-Mount Auburn Hospital Danielle Schuman-Olivier, CNM
6. Sun, May 31 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Mount Auburn Hospital - Clough Conference Room Danielle Schuman-Olivier, CNM
7. Tue, June 02 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM Center for Women-Mount Auburn Hospital Danielle Schuman-Olivier, CNM
8. Tue, June 09 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM Center for Women-Mount Auburn Hospital Danielle Schuman-Olivier, CNM
9. Tue, June 16 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM Center for Women-Mount Auburn Hospital Danielle Schuman-Olivier, CNM
10. Tue, June 23 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM Center for Women-Mount Auburn Hospital Danielle Schuman-Olivier, CNM

Location Details

  • Center for Women-Mount Auburn Hospital
    330 Mount Auburn Street
    Stanton 1
    Cambridge, MA 02138
  • Mount Auburn Hospital - Clough Conference Room
    330 Mount Auburn Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    Main: 617-492-3500

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