Hello, and welcome to the website for Mindful Birthing

Here you can read about our unique antenatal classes and learn more about the proven benefits of mindfulness


Discover a profoundly better way of living.... and birthing your baby!

Mindfulness is being recommended for everything from stress and depression, to post traumatic stress disorder, from physical pain to high blood pressure, from childbirth preparation to parenting and it's taking the world by storm.

Mindfulness, as taught today, is a modern, non-religious practice that is accessible to everyone. Its practice can make us calmer and more centered, and improve our physical and mental wellbeing. There are now scientific evidence that Mindfulness makes actual physical changes to our brain and bodies.

Becoming a parent is perhaps the most profound transformation in life. Mostly filled with joy and fun, pregnancy and parenthood can at times also be stressful and challenging. The Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) programme was developed to serve those going through this transformation, and it has proved to be a very successful course.

"I would absolutely recommend this course. So helpful & informative. I feel really well prepared for what is to come"  Zoe.

" I found it very beneficial and have enjoyed the course. Very informative" Theresa.

"I would definitely recommend this course. I feel mindfulness has it's place within parenthood too"  Partner.

"Very informative. New skills to use for parenthood; not just labour. Even as a mum of two already I learned lots of new things" Ann-Marie & Matthew.

"Karen is so calming & knowledgable. You really can ask her anything and not feel judged"
CJ & Iain.

"Lovely to learn new things/skills and meet like-minded people. Karen is so friendly and welcoming"

The course is taught by an experienced midwife and usually delivered in small groups but private one to one session(s) can also be arranged.

Benefits of preparing for Childbirth with Mindfulness Training: a randomised controlled trial with active comparison:


What is Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting?


The MBCP programme is intended to provide an introduction to mindfulness meditation practice and normal physiology of labour by way of:

  • Offering information on labour, birth, breastfeeding, the postnatal period and the social and emotional needs of the new baby
  • Understand the mind/body connection in childbirth and develop powerful skills to cope with the challenge of labour, birth and parenting


"With mindfulness practice the unplesant sensation we call pain may still arise but we are no longer suffering - we are no longer wrapped around it, controlled by it" - Jack Korn field