Biography & Education

  • Gynecology
  • Midwife (CNM)
  • English
Personal Interests
Yoga, Fiber Arts, Camping, Spending time with family/friends

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5350 Tallman Ave. N.W.
Tallman Building, Suite 420
Seattle, WA 98107
Fax 206-781-6285
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Mindfulness for Childbirth and Parenting

February 27, 2013

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is defined by Nancy Bardacke, author of Mindful Birthing, as "the awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally. It is cultivated through meditation practice and can help you navigate the uncharted waters that lie ahead with more joy, kindness, awareness, calm and wisdom than you might have otherwise. Mindfulness is a universal capacity of the human mind, but unless we intentionally choose to cultivate it, we can spend much of our lives on automatic pilot, sleepwalking through life rather than being fully present for it."

What makes mindfulness helpful for pregnancy? Or parenting?

"Taking the time to learn mindfulness through meditation practice now can help you more skillfully manage the inevitable stresses of pregnancy and the irreducible element of uncertainty of the birthing process. More than that, mindfulness meditation can hel...


  • Gynecology
  • Midwife (CNM)
Clinical Interests
  • Ballard
  • Ballard Midwives
  • Swedish Midwifery - Ballard