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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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Postnatal Yoga and The Power Pose by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I recently watched a very interesting TED talk lead by Amy Cubb, social psychologist. Her talk was titled “Your body language shapes who you are.” Throughout it ... Read on »
Understanding the Different Methods of Childbirth Education by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility A student asked me the other day how she should pick a birthing class. Her doctor had suggested she take one in preparation for her upcoming birth. She explained h ... Read on »
The Importance of Tummy Time! by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility This September we happily added Ellynne Skove MA, LCAT, BC-DTR, NCC, RPP to our teaching roster. Ellynne has taken over the Tummy Time program at Prenatal Yoga Ce ... Read on »
TENS Machine- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Among the many pain management techniques and methods, there is one that gets little attention here in the US. It is called the TENS Machine- Transcutaneous elect ... Read on »
Excerpts from ‘Birthing From Within’ by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility A close friend of mine asked for some pregnancy related book recommendations. She is pregnant with her second baby and a bit anxious about the upcoming experience ... Read on »
Cesareans and Prenatal Yoga by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Not long ago, one of my students, Wendy, was faced with the fact that her birth was not going to go in the direction she had originally hoped. She was intending t ... Read on »
Breastfeeding In Public by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I clearly remember my first outing with Shay when I knew I would end up feeding him out of the house. As a new mother, I was a bit nervous since I had a whole ... Read on »
Why Breastfeeding? Benefits for Mama and Baby by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Welcome to August, aka Breastfeeding Awareness Month! To kick off our month long celebration, we are going to be featuring blogs about breastfeeding, the benefits ... Read on »
Internal Exams: When To Get Them by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility A new mother came back for postnatal yoga last week. She was absolutely glowing and excited to share her birth story with me. The new mama said she really felt g ... Read on »
Opinion: Motherhood SHOULD Disrupt Your Life by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Last week was a really fun week at Prenatal Yoga Center! We had Christine Roman from CNN’s Your Bottom Line come into class to film, and then interview some of ou ... Read on »
Birthing Season by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Most animals in nature follow an instinctual mating habit that reflects the season. Do we humans follow a similar pattern? Over the years, I have noticed that the ... Read on »
Calm Eyes Quiet Mind by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Recently in class, I was observing the students’ reaction to holding some of the standing poses about one or two breaths longer than we usually do. I found t ... Read on »
The Truth about Cesarean rates clip by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Great clip about the myths and reality behind the rise of the cesarean section rate increase in our country. Read on »
Delivered to Obesity? by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility This is an article from The Week (June 15, 2012 Volume 12 Issue 570 pg 21.) I though it was rather interesting piece, so I am passing it along. Happy read ... Read on »
The Walking Epidural Versus The Standard Epidural by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Recently I was teaching a prenatal yoga class, and as we were discussing concerns at the beginning of class, the topic of epidurals came up. One woman said that s ... 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 »
NYC and Its “Baby Friendly” Hospitals by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility In 1991, UNICEF and WHO (World Health Organization) launched the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) in hopes of encouraging and educating hospitals and staff ... Read on »
Finding Your Community by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Part of my original vision in creating the Prenatal Yoga Center was to offer a space that was more than just coming in for class, unrolling your mat, doing some as ... Read on »
Scratching the Itch: Cholestasis of Pregnancy by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Guest Blogger: Our very own, Clare Friedrich! The lovely prenatal yoga teacher who teaches at Yummy Mummy on Monday nights and ArtsCetera on Tuesday night. She i ... Read on »
Preeclampsia Awareness Month by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I love the month of May. The days start to feel longer… there is the whisper of warm weather leading into the heat of summer. I get to bring out my (much cuter) s ... Read on »