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Margaret L. Bolton, CNM, ARNP

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Margaret Bolton is a certified nurse-midwife and advanced registered nurse practitioner who provides a full spectrum of care for women before, during and after childbirth. She specializes in mindfulness-based childbirth education, breastfeeding support and well-woman gynecological care. Other interests include Centering Pregnancy prenatal care, IUD insertions, family planning and evidence based care. Margaret speaks intermediate medical and conversational Spanish.
Education
Institution
Type
University of California, San Francisco
Medical School
University of California, San Francisco
Personal Interests
Yoga, Fiber Arts, Camping, Spending time with family/friends
Board Certifications
  • American Midwifery Certification Board, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Services
Clinical Interests
  • pregnancy
  • women's health
Blog Posts
By: Margaret L Bolton, CNM, ARNP
Wednesday, 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...

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