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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 Francisco's 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.
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. Visit the author at www.mindfulbirthing.org.
Table of Contents
|Everything's Changing!||p. 7|
|Inner Preparation for Childbirth and Beyond||p. 17|
|The World in a Raisin||p. 31|
|The Breath: A Friend for Life||p. 43|
|Practicing Embodiment: The Body Scan||p. 57|
|The Dynamic Duo: Pain and Fear||p. 67|
|Mindfulness Practices for Being with Pain||p. 115|
|The Yoga of Childbirth||p. 137|
|Deepening and Expanding Your Practice: Sitting Meditation||p. 153|
|When You're Walking, Just Walk; When You're Birthing, Just Birth||p. 163|
|Mindfulness in Everyday Life||p. 171|
|A Day of Mindfulness Practice||p. 179|
|Befriending: Mindfulness in Relationship||p. 189|
|It's All About Kindness||p. 203|
|Loss, Grief, and Healing Through Mindfulness Practice||p. 219|
|Causes and Conditions: Navigating What Is||p. 225|
|Your Baby, Your Mindfulness Teacher||p. 253|
|Breastfeeding: A Dance of Connection||p. 269|
|Endings and Beginnings: A Last Class||p. 281|
|Life After Birth: A Reunion||p. 291|
|Birthing a Mindfulness Practice||p. 299|
|Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) and Integrative Medicine: A Little More Background||p. 321|
|Pleasant and Unpleasant Events Calendars||p. 335|
|Mindfulness Practices||p. 341|
|About the Author||p. 361|
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