Margaret Bolton
Margaret Bolton, CNM, ARNP

Margaret Bolton, CNM, ARNP

Margaret Bolton, CNM, ARNP
Specialty

Gynecology, Midwife (CNM), Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Accepting Children: No
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: Yes
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: Yes
Payment Methods Accepted:

Medicaid/DSHS, Bill Insurance, VISA, Master Card, Cash, Check, American Express, Billing Service, Money Order

Insurance Accepted:

Contact this office for accepted insurance plans.

Personal Interests

Yoga, Fiber Arts, Camping, Spending time with family/friends

Medical School

University of California, San Francisco

Board Certifications

American College of Nurse Midwives

Mindfulness for Childbirth and Parenting

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 help you manage the intense sensations of childbirth we usually call pain, increasing your confidence and decreasing the fears that so often accompany this profound journey into the unknown. And mindfulness can help you cultivate lifelong inner skills for healthy living, wise parenting, and loving partnership. " (- Nancy Bardacke)

How do I learn how to meditate to cultivate mindfulness?

The best way to learn is by taking a mindful birthing weekend workshop or 9 week course which are just now becoming available in our area (click here for a flyer about a weekend workshop coming up in March).  Other ways to learn are...

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Offices

Swedish Midwifery - Ballard
5350 Tallman Ave. N.W.
Tallman Building, Suite 420
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: 206-781-6080
Fax: 206-781-6285
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. Friday 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
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