Book Review: Mindful Birthing
Medical science and research has proved beyond a doubt the mind/body connection. The studies are numerous and what’s needed now more than ever is educating the public about it.
The mind, our thoughts, affect our physiology. Period. This is important to understand when it comes to pregnancy and birth. And it’s exciting too!
Because it’s a NEW way to cope with the stresses of birth and a new way of managing “labor pain” that’s in your control!
So I was thrilled when I came across this book recently, “Mindful Birthing” by Nancy Bardacke, a Certified Nurse Midwife, who writes about and practices Mindful Meditation. She also teaches it to expectant couples in California.
What is Mindful Meditation?
It’s the awareness that rises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally
So much comes from being in the present and yet it is challenging to experience. But I can tell you from experience, that once you experience it, it will change your life and how you perceive it.
Nancy writes about the couples that come to her classes, their stories, struggles, and transformations. She teaches them about the “Yoga of Childbirth” and the “Breath” as a friend for life.
What you’ll learn is how much power you have over your own birthing experience and it starts in your mind with your thoughts, you\ll learn learn how to control them, but you’ll also learn your thoughts are not real.
This is new, bringing meditative science into the labor room. If you are seeking a different path than what is offered in mainstream society in preparing for childbirth, this book will be comforting, challenging, while embracing and nurturing the essence of you to birth your baby.
I highly recommend it.