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Debra Flashenberg is the Director of the Prenatal Yoga Center in New York, NY. A graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music with a degree in Musical Theater, she has spent most of her life performing and was introduced to yoga through a choreographer in 1997. After several years as a yoga... Full Bio
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Doula Do’s and Don’ts by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Lately, I’ve been struggling with some of the stories I hear regarding appropriate vs. inappropriate behavior from labor support doulas. While I am not currently taki ... Read on »
My Experience in the Hospital System by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Last week I had my first experience as a patient in a hospital in over 20 years. My only hospital experience prior to that has been as a member of the birthing team ... Read on »
Super Simple Birth Plan! by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I have often heard of nurses and doctors rolling their eyes when a laboring mom comes waddling into the Labor and Delivery unit clutching a multi-page birth plan. I d ... Read on »
Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Body Image by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I have never had the healthiest body image, and pregnancy and postpartum have definitely tested my sanity in terms of how I look and feel. During my first pregnancy, ... Read on »
Too many C-sections | Consumer Reports by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Ina May Gaskin on the Human Impact of Hi-Tech Birth Using the Birth Ball In Labor Conscious Relaxation Read on »
Are Your Birth Options Slipping Away? by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I recently had a very lively discussion with my friends and expectant first time parents, Denise and Shai. The conversation revolved around the idea that there ... Read on »
Life After Baby: The Fairy Tale and the Reality by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I clearly remember the vision I had of what my maternity leave with my first baby was going to be like. It was the first time in my adult life that I would be a ... Read on »
Stripping Your Membranes by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility A few weeks ago, one of my good friends was facing labor induction. She was a week over her due date and her doctor wanted to induce at 10 days past. My friend had t ... Read on »
My Second Labor by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility My first labor with my son, Shay, was an epic 42 hrs. That is 42 hrs from first recognizing there was a pattern to the contractions to my baby being born. I was ... Read on »
Second Stage of Labor and the Epidural: Hospitals Need To Rethink Their Guidelines by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility A recent article in the New York Times has sparked an important discussion about the relationship of epidural use and the length of the second stage of labor for first ... Read on »
Home or Hospital? Holding the Space for Human Birth: Saraswathi Vedam at TEDxAmherstCollege by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I was recently informed of the teachings of an amazing midwife from Cananda, Saraswathi Vedam. Immediately, I went online to listen to her TED Talk. I deci ... Read on »
The Physical and Family Preparation for “Baby Sister” by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I would like to give a special shout out to two ladies that are helping my husband and me as we approach the birth of baby number two and our transition from 3 ... Read on »
Is There A Relationship Between Childbirth Education & A Mother’s Satisfaction With Her... by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility An interesting conversation ensued the other day with a long time student. She mentioned that she didn’t really like her OB. I asked her if she was planning on have a ... Read on »
Conscious Relaxation by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I recently turned the corner into week 33 of my second pregnancy. What once seemed way off in the future now lies ahead like a big bright neon sign saying “Lab ... Read on »
The Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy for Mothers and Children by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Guest Blogger Ula Katsoulis, a PYC partner, explains Craniosacarl Therapy and its benefits for moms and children. What is Craniosacral Therapy? Craniosacral The ... Read on »
Everything you want to know about your water breaking! by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility “How will I know if my water breaks?” is a very common question I receive. Usually followed by, “What do I do if my water breaks?” Based on how often this comes up i ... Read on »
Explore and Discover in Your Prenatal Practice by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Guest Blogger Donna Takeuchi, PYC Prenatal instructor & mom, encourages students to explore and discover both on and off the mat. So much of what we do as humans ... Read on »
VBAC: Interview With A Mother Facing A Decision by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility With a national average of 30% of US births being done via cesarean section, the decision to try a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) is something many women will fac ... Read on »
Cesarean Birth and Its Recovery by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Last week in Prenatal class we were discussing going into birth with an open mind and not being attached to a certain birth plan. I referred to this as having ... Read on »
TED Talk on Cord Clamping by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility If you have any questions about the benefits of delayed cord clamping, watch this very informative TED Talk. It is fascinating and exciting to learn of how ... Read on »