Title

Mindfulness Based Childbirth Education: incorporating adult and experiential learning with mindfulness based stress reduction in childbirth education

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

American Society for Psychoprophylaxis in Obstetrics

School

School of Nursing & Midwifery

RAS ID

22779

Comments

Originally published as : Hauck, Yvonne, et al. "Mindfulness-Based Childbirth Education: Incorporating Adult and Experiential Learning With Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Childbirth Education." The Journal of Perinatal Education 25.3 (2016): 162-173. Article found here

Abstract

Informed choice is an expectation of today's parents. Concern is evident around whether education models are evolving to ensure flexibility for parents to access options perceived as meeting their needs. Historical and current evidence around childbirth education models including the introduction of mindfulness to parent education will be presented. The aim of this article is to describe the rationale for incorporating adult and experiential learning with mindfulness-based stress reduction in a childbirth education program implemented in Western Australia. The curriculum of the Mindfulness Based Childbirth Education 8-week program is shared with corresponding learning objectives for each session. Examples of educational materials that demonstrate how adult and experiential learning were embedded in the curriculum are presented.

DOI

10.1891/1058-1243.25.3.162

Access Rights

not open access