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Deb .. Healthy Living Professional

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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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Pain During Labor by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Last Monday night, I was on the panel to speak at an event following the screening of More Business Of Being Born . The event was organized by Urbanity Baby . Wh ... 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 »
Skin and Hair During and After Pregnancy by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I am thrilled to offer our PYC community a guest blog from Dr. Zoe Veritas, a well respected Manhattan dermatologist, about the many skin and hair issues that aris ... Read on »
Placenta Previa and Prenatal Yoga by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Last Friday’s class was a bit challenging in juggling the myriad of issues present in class. Amongst the typical aches and pains, there were a few cases that need ... 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 »
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 »
Relax into the Restorative Pose! by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The average pregnant woman is very capable of a doing a challenging asana practice that can build confidence and stamina. However, it is important to strike a bal ... Read on »
Newborn Procedures by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility There are so many things to consider and learn about when preparing for your upcoming birth. Newborn procedures may not be high on the list. If that is the case for you, h ... Read on »
Making a Hospital Birth More Like Home by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Recently, an expectant mother asked me about changing care providers so that she could give birth in the Birth Center at St. Lukes/Roosevelt. I gave her a list of ... Read on »
Prenatal Yoga: What Poses Can I Do? by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility After last night’s class, a new student asked me about some of the poses we had practiced. She was confused that we did some twisting poses because she thought th ... Read on »
Change Is Not Something We Should Fear. by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Today B.K.S Iyengar turns 93. For those that are unfamiliar with this remarkable man, he is the founder of the yoga style Iyengar yoga. I have been a practitione ... Read on »
Trying to Avoid A Cesarean Birth by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The World Health Organization recommends that the cesarean section rate should range between 5-10% for a healthy outcome for both mother and baby. So why is the na ... Read on »
When You Can’t Have The Birth You Want by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility For many women, the birth of their baby is not unlike getting married. It is an experience that may have envisioned and planned in a certain way for quite a while ... Read on »
Eating Chocolate During Pregnancy Can Be Beneficial! by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Somewhere nestled comfortably in my nausea-free second trimester I came across a couple of articles that discussed the positive effects of dark chocolate for pregn ... Read on »
Episiotomy or Natural Tear? by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility There are so many decisions to consider when approaching birth. Where should you deliver? With whom should you put your trust to give you care? Which interventi ... Read on »
Find Your Advocate by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility There is a reason for the old saying, “It takes a village!” And in the days of my grandmother and mother, there was actually a village present to help with child r ... Read on »
Postpartum Depression by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Not long ago, I was speaking with a friend about her experience right after her babies were born. She confided in me that she suffered from postpartum depression ... Read on »
The Pelvic Floor, Prolapse and Pregnancy by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility It is quite ironic that I started this blog prior to the labor and delivery of my son, and now I am in the midst of dealing (and healing!) with pelvic floor proble ... Read on »
My (42 hour labor) Birth Story by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I am a very good example that prenatal yoga will not necessarily guarantee you a shorter labor, but can offer you tools to get through whatever your labor turns ou ... Read on »
Breastfeeding: Getting the Support You Need by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility After teaching a postnatal class two weeks ago, a few of the mothers and I began talking about breastfeeding, and the support one may need during that period. One ... Read on »