MBCP is an evidence-based program for pregnant women, their partners, birth attendants and those who provide support.
The course integrates mindfulness skills and practice, with childbirth and parenting education.
The Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting course has been conducted in countries across the world since the 1980's and first came to Australia in 2015.
MBCP has been increasing in popularity as the lifelong benefits have been experienced by attendees.
Using breath and body awareness, mindfulness and mediation skills, movement, and curiosity to enhance resilience,
evolving parents develop skills for one of the most important, joyful, and stressful jobs on the planet;
that of giving birth to, and parenting the next generation.
Following completion of an MBCP course, research has shown:
Increased confidence, empathy, compassion and resilience
Increased calmness, emotional regulation, and physical relaxation
Increased mindful awareness in daily life
Improved relationships with partner and other children
Increased skills for partners to support the woman during birthing
Partners feel part of the team in the childbirth and parenting process
Learning skills to engage the mind and body to work with intense body sensations during birthing
Increased ability to slow down and respond, instead of reacting to situations
Decreased pregnancy-related stress, anxiety, and depression
Decreased fear of childbirth and parenting
Sounds great! What do I have to do?
Mindfulness and Meditation Practise
Change your weekly schedule to attend each class
Change your weekly schedule to include home practice — at least 30 minutes each day for 6 days per week
You may become more aware of your thoughts, emotions, and body sensations; pleasant, neutral, and unpleasant
You will be facing the unknown — yourself
You will be gently challenged and grow