Having a baby is one of the most transformative experiences in a person’s life. Learning mindfulness during your pregnancy — that is the awareness that comes from learning to pay attention in the present moment on purpose and non-judgmentally — can help you immensely during the birth process. Whatever your intention around the use or non-use of pain medication during childbirth, Mindfulness-Based Childbirth & Parenting (MBCP) provides skills for the mind and body to support you and your partner as YOUR birth unfolds, moment by moment. By learning and practicing mindfulness during your pregnancy, you will learn how to engage the mind to work with pain and fear and how to strengthen skills for managing stress in pregnancy, parenting and daily life. By the end of this course, you will understand the mind/body connection of birth and how to optimize it by influencing your internal and external environment where possible and letting go when necessary.