Nancy Bardacke, CNM, MA, is an American mindfulness teacher and midwife. She was the founding director of the Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) Program and spent many years helping expectant parents use MBCP to prepare for pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting.
Nancy Bardacke, nurse-midwife, mindfulness teacher, and originator of the Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting program at UCSF has been assisting birthing families for more than four decades. She explores the benefits of mindfulness meditation for childbirth and parenting.
When birthing classes include mindfulness-based education instead of focusing only on the biology of having a baby, women may have an easier time coping with labor pain and a lower risk of postpartum depression, a small experiment suggests.