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Mindful Birthing: Training the Mind, Body, and Heart for Childbirth and Beyondby Nancy Bardacke
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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:
In Mindful Birthing, pioneering nurse-midwife Nancy Bardacke provides expectant families everywhere with the tools they need to reduce the stress, fear, and pain associated with pregnancy and childbirth. Founder of the University of California San Franciscos Mindful-Based Childbirth Preparation course, Bardacke has spent four decades helping thousands of pregnant, birthing, and postpartum families and their infants apply mindfulness practice to their lives. Trained in mindful-based stress reduction by Jon Kabat-Zinn, her practical knowledge and keen insight will help guide families through the most positive birthing experience possible. Mindful Birthing includes a foreword by Kabat-Zinn himself.
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.
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