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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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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 »
How Movement Can Help You In Labor by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Why is it that whenever I see a movie where a woman is in labor, the people taking care of the woman have her sit down, lie down or put her in a wheel chair? It ... 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 »
Pregnancy and Heartburn by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Why do pregnant women tend to suffer from acid reflux and heartburn? Because of the increase in progesterone, which is the hormone responsible for relaxing the smo ... Read on »
TEDxSingapore – Ginny Phang – Love, Breathe, Just Doula by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility “When I gave birth to this baby, I felt like a woman- hear me roar! ~ Ginny Phang, labor support doula Read on »
Finding Calmness Within The Chaos by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility A couple of months ago, a student approached me after class with some constructive feedback. She said that while the prenatal yoga class was helpful in reducin ... Read on »
TED TALK Annie Murphy Paul: What we learn before we’re born by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility This 16 minute video is fascinating and informative. I think pregnant mamas will really appreciate what scientist and mother, Annie Murphy Paul has to say ab ... Read on »
Building Your “Tool Kit” for Labor by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility When I teach my Prenatal yoga classes, I like to stress the importance of creating what I like to call “the tool kit for labor and delivery.” This is a collecti ... 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 »
So You Had a Baby, Now What? Using food as medicine post-partum to help with healing and milk... by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility By guest blogger Abbie Gellman, MS – nutritionist, yogi, chef, and mother Having a baby is simultaneously one of the most joyful and harrowing experiences a woman ... 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 »