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Mindful Birth


Mindfulness is a state of active and open attention to the present moment. In this 2-class series, we will focus on gaining skills of mindfulness meditation and relaxation techniques as they relate to labor and delivery.  Through mindfulness practice, in this 2-part series, participants learn to work with challenges, such as pain and anxiety, that can often arise during the birthing experience.

Important Class Information

  • Please bring 2 pillows and 2 blankets or yoga mats to both classes of this series.
  • It is recommended that you begin classes after your first trimester and plan to complete your classes by your 34th week of pregnancy.
  • It is suggested that this class be taken in combination with the Confident Homecoming series or our Preparing for Childbirth class.
  • Registration fee includes a total of 2 people.
  • Having children or extra people attending these classes is prohibited due to the graphic content of some instructional material and dialog, as well as the partner-specific activities.
  • This class is eligible for reimbursement through Physicians Plus, Group Health Cooperative and Unity Health Plans.
  • This class meets at the Meriter Business Center (off Rimrock Road).
  • Please arrive on time for your class to ensure entrance into the building.
  • A tour of the Birthing Center is not included in this series. Tours require advanced registration or you may view our online tour, at your convenience, at

Refund Policy/Cancellation Policy:

  • A full refund will be issued when cancellation of a class is made 1 week or more prior to the class start date.
  • A 50% refund will be issued when cancellation of a class is made less than 1 week prior to the class start date.
  • Students may transfer, prior to the start of class, to another class of equal cost, with no financial penalty.
  • In the event of inclement weather and the Women’s Health Education Department cancels a class, there is no financial penalty to the student. The student will be offered the opportunity to attend a class at a later date. If the student chooses to not reschedule, a full refund will be issued. If the student chooses to not attend a class, due to weather, and does not transfer to another class the student will receive a 50% refund.

If you have further questions, please call the Women's Health Education Department at (608) 417-8446.

Additional Information

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Date Time
Start End Start End Location Instructor Spaces Remaining
1/26/16 2/2/16 6:30 PM 8:30 PM Meriter Business Center Wendy Broekema MS, CCE, IBCLC More Than 4


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