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The mindfulness-based childbirth and parenting program (MBCP) supports couples in dealing with the changes and challenges that pregnancy and childbirth bring with them in the best way possible.

One also learns life-long skills for the rewarding and challenging task of being a parent.

“Becoming a parent is perhaps the most profound transformation in the adult life cycle. The mindfulness-based childbirth and parenting program (MBCP) has been created to serve those going through this transformation and who continue to work at one of the most important, joyous and stressful jobs on the planet, that of nurturing and caring for the next generation.” 

– Nancy Bardacke, founder of the MBCP

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New Study Published

Benefits of preparing for childbirth with mindfulness training: a randomized controlled trial with active comparison

The study, conducted by MBCP Faculty Member Larissa Duncan, PhD, shows that mindfulness training addresses fear and pain during childbirth, improves childbirth experiences and lessens depression symptoms both during pregnancy and the early postpartum period.

The full text of the research article published online May 2017 in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth is freely available through open access:  Benefits of preparing for childbirth with mindfulness training: a randomized controlled trial with active comparison

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”- Jon Kabat-Zinn