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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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10 Helpful Hints for Pregnancy, Labor and Postpartum by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Please enjoy this list of 10 healthful hints for pregnancy, labor and postpartum. Much of this information is gathered from friends, students, hands-on experience, mentors an ... Read on »
3 Common Aches and Pains of Pregnancy and How to Address Them by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Many women encounter some sort of discomfort during their pregnancy. Here are a few examples of common issues and how to find relief. Edema Most women expe ... Read on »
3 Common Aches and Pains of Pregnancy and How to Fix them! by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pregnancy is ladened with aches and pains. Many of them we can address during our prenatal yoga classes and offer poses that may help and some that may not! Her ... Read on »
3 Important Questions You NEED To Know! by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility A few weeks ago, one of my students, Rachel, talked with me with about a concern: her due date. She had calculated her due date based on the knowledge of her long cycl ... Read on »
5 Questions To Ask BEFORE Your Birth by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility As a doula, I’ve heard this lament time and time again: “I received the name of my doctor from a friend, and if I had known what to ask, I probably would have swi ... Read on »
5 Ways to Help Avoid a Cesarean by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility After a decade of an increasing rate of infants born via Cesarean section, the numbers are now leveling off according to National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) o ... Read on »
A Positive Voice From Our Community! by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Carly and her new baby Here is just a brief email I received from one of our students. Please enjoy her positive voice. Hi Deb - I am writing to you f ... Read on »
ACTION ALERT: Save Home Birth in New York by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility (Just received this from Choices In Childbirth!) We need your help! At midnight tomorrow, April 30th, the majority of New York City’s home birth midwives wi ... Read on »
Amniotomy: To Break or Not to Break! by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Approximately 10% of women will have their water break before the onset of labor. So for the other 90% out there, they will either face the choice of an amniotomy ... Read on »
Are Women Making Bigger Babies? by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The answer is NO, and I am actually quite surprised by this conclusion! I thought that the upward trend in adult weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and processed food c ... Read on »
Are You Getting The Right Nutrition While Breastfeeding? by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I found that a great deal of attention and information was given to me while pregnant about receiving proper nutrition. However, upon entering the postpartum phas ... 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 »
Baby #2 Is On Her Way and Boy is it Different Than Before! by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Wow! Is this pregnancy different from my first! Just the other day, I was walking into Shay’s school (Shay is my very active 2 year old) when a former student s ... Read on »
Balancing Motherhood with Work and Life- the Great Delusion! by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility When I was pregnant, I fantasized about life after baby and how it would all work out. Here is the picture I had envisioned: I would have some leisure time with ... Read on »
Batteries NOT Allowed by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The recent rain has encouraged me to change up my play routine with my son. Today was particularly dark and overcast afternoon, so my son and I stayed in instead ... Read on »
Be A Smart Consumer And Educate Yourself! by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The other day while breezing through some blogs, I came across an entry on the Lamaze Science & Sensibility blog about Vitamin D. The article explained the averag ... Read on »
Birth Plan A, B and C by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility There is a running joke amongst Labor and Delivery Nurses about birth plans. It goes something like this, “What do you call a woman that comes in and presents her ... Read on »
Birth Plan vs Hospital Protocol by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I often encourage my students and doula clients to take some time to figure out how they foresee their birth. This is, of course, with the understanding that nothing - especia ... Read on »
Birth Stories From Our Community by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Last weekend in our Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, we were reviewing the homework and going over assigned readings. One of the books (a personal favorite of mine ... Read on »
Birth Trauma by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I have had the fortune to support women through labor and delivery in the role of a labor support doula for the past seven years, and as prenatal yoga teacher for ... Read on »