Mindfulness is awareness that arises when paying attention in the present moment - it has been shown to aid depression, anxiety and manage chronic pain. Mindfulness is an importnant tool in labour - it can help a birthing mother to remain calm and in the moment for each contraction, reducing fear of the unkown course of her labour. A recent article published in the New York Times said;
"Many expectant mothers worry about the physical pain that accompanies labor and childbirth. New research suggests that including mindfulness skills in childbirth education can help first-time mothers cope with their fears.
Bring it on Baby birth workshops teach mindfulness through breath work and holding poses that cause strong sensations - teaching you to stay mindful and centred on your breath as you feel and become comfortable with sensation in your body.