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I was delighted to share some thoughts in this important piece in the New York Times, written by my colleague Juli Fraga:

“Expectant mothers may feel as though they have to control and manage every aspect of the birth experience,” said Carla Naumburg, a mindful parenting expert and clinical social worker in Newton, Mass., who was not involved with the study. “They often worry about the future, and this not only affects childbirth, but it can make parenting more difficult, too.”

Dr. Naumburg said that mindfulness can help women in labor to remain present and responsive to their experience, which can help to ease their physical and emotional suffering.

You can read the entire article here.