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Mindful Birthing by Nancy Bardacke, CNM
Midwife Nancy Bardacke has written a beautiful book. She is the founder of Mindfulness-based Childbirth and Parenting, a ground-breaking program for pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting. Drawing on research in neuroscience, mindfulness meditation, and integrative medicine, this book offers practical tools to help families find calm and ease at this extraordinary life transition, providing skills for healthy living and wise parenting. Highly recommended!
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
American College of Nurse-Midwives’ Best Book of the Year Award: 2014
National Parenting Publications Award: 2013
Mom’s Choice Award: 2013
Greater Good Science Center’s Top Ten Books: 2012