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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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Stabilize the Sacrum by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility To help identify if you are having SI (sacroiliac) joint pain, you can palpate your lower back and identify the sacrum- the flat part of the lower back above ... Read on »
Partner Work Works! by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility For the mother to be, pregnancy can feel like a constant state of awareness of phyisical and emotional change. This sometimes leaves the partner feeling more like a wi ... Read on »
Eating During Labor Should Not Be Forbidden by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility In the movies and on TV, laboring women are often depicted as panting, sweaty and sucking on ice chips. Luckily, that image can finally change! After years of f ... Read on »
Interesting Articles Worth Reading! by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility It seems there has been a small explosion of pregnancy, parenting and baby articles in the news recently. I wanted to connect our community with a few I think are wor ... Read on »
Maternity Practices in the United States by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Last weekend in our Prenatal yoga teacher training, we were discussing the homework the students were asked to complete. They were to write an essay on labor induction ... Read on »
Going Green With Baby by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility This week we celebrate Earth Day! But why not make honoring the earth and a commitment to healthy living a daily event? Here are a few ideas to help you and your baby ... Read on »
Meconium Happens! by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility What is Meconium? This thick, blackish-green tar like substance is considered your baby’s first stool. Meconium is created from the combination of amniotic flui ... 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 »
Your Doctor’s Birth Plan by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I recently met with a couple for a private childbirth education class. When we started to talk about birth plans, the mama-to-be told me that her doctor didn’t want h ... Read on »
Relax & Restore to Stay Healthy! with Deb at PYC by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Beat the flu season and enjoy this rest and restore sequence with Deb! Read on »
Who Do You Want With You During Labor? by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility My friend, Valerie, chose to have the support of her mom with her during her labor. She found it extremely comforting and calming. Renowned midwife, Ina May ... Read on »
Have A Better Birth; Take Childbirth Education! by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility In the hecticness of planning for the arrival of a new baby, taking a formal Childbirth Education Class (CBE) sometimes get put on the back burner and forgotten ab ... Read on »
Guest blogger Rachel Cedar: The Bedtime Routine Star Chart by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Rachel Cedar is the founder of You Plus 2 Parenting & Beyond the Basics of Toddler Development who regularly teaches workshops at the Prenatal Yoga Center. She spe ... Read on »
Dying to Have a Baby?! US is ranked 50! by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Take a close look at this chart about maternal mortality and you will see the sad fact that the US is ranked 50 in the world! Despite the fact that the US spends ... Read on »
Inspirational Birth Pictures by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I love writing about birth related topics hoping to inspire, excited and create thought provoking conversations. But many times a picture can say more then words. ... Read on »
Considering Induction, Know Your Bishop Score by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility If you are considering an elective induction or facing a medical induction with some wiggle room for negotiating a few more days before the induction is determined ... Read on »
Getting Warm in Winter! video with Deb by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Generate some warmth with this gentle flow practice. 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 »
Waterbirth Video by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Check out this beautiful waterbirth video! It was filmed at the 21 century Henri Surruys Hospital, Belgium in 2007. Mom and baby look so happy and peaceful. Too ... Read on »
High-Risk Pregnancy and Yoga by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility A new study, “The Effects of Yoga in Prevention of Pregnancy Complications in High-Risk Pregnancies: A Randomized Controlled Trial,” conducted by SVYASA University ... Read on »