Yoga | Birth | Babies

By Deb Flashenberg and Independent Podcast Network

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yogaisforme
 Dec 1, 2019
This podcast is SO informative! I love the variety of topics covered in a clear, concise, non judgmental and often humorous way. Really interesting speakers!

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Take ownership of your pregnancy, birth, and parenthood! Join Deb Flashenberg as she dives into conversations with some of the world’s leading yoga, pregnancy, birth, and baby experts. Deb and her guests are voices of calm and reason, sharing practical, relevant and insightful information that is helpful for people at all stages of parenting. These lively conversations will inform and entertain you as you embark on this new phase in your life. Deb is the founder and director of the Prenatal Yoga Center in NYC, a labor support doula, Lamaze childbirth educator, prenatal yoga teacher and mother of 2.

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Trust Your Body and Release Control During Pregnancy & Birth with Dr. Carly Snyder
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During pregnancy and birth a certain level of anxiety is to be expected as much is unknown and many things change. However it's important to note ways depression and anxiety can manifest. A common way for it to appear during this time of life is a lack of trust in one’s self, one's body, ability to birth and parent, and a desire to take control of all aspects of the experiences. For many this gets coupled with years of fertility issues and loss leading a lot of expectant parents to find themselves overwhelmed.  In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Reproductive and Perinatal Psychiatrist, Carly Snyder, M.D. She addresses these concerns and offers pregnant people tools they can use to trust the pregnancy process and soften the need to control pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Carly also addresses the usage of anxiety and depression medication during pregnancy and postpartum.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com  If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2021
Community Story: Balancing Birth, Family and Work with Rachel Nicks
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“Beautiful things may be on the other side of fear and discomfort.” This is Mirror trainer, birth doula and prenatal yoga teacher Rachel Nicks' life philosophy. And it certainly served her well as she quickly had to rework her whole birth team and plans as she recently became a second time mother.  In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies I speak with Rachel Nicks about her work, pregnancies and birth. (Full disclosure, Rachel is a Prenatal Yoga Center teacher trainee alum! It was so fun to reconnect with her several years after her start into perinatal work.) Rachel shares how she unapologetically prioritizes family and self care in order for her to show up more balanced for her birth work and as a trainer for Mirror.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com  If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2021
Effective Strategies for Common Parenting Challenges with Dr. Heather Maguire
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Parenting has been a very humbling experience. My children are incredible teachers showing me where I lack patience and need to adjust my behavior in order to help them self regulate and defuse tense moments. I’ve found myself being more REactive to their behavior rather than PROactive which often elevates tantrums, defiance, and frustration. If you can relate to any of this, today’s podcast episode will be a game changer for you! In this episode of Yoga| Birth|Babies, I speak with Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral, Dr. Heather Maguire. Heather breaks down why certain behavior patterns happen and offers tools and strategies to help you effectively deal with common parenting challenges. She also talks about finding the balance between a reward system and consequences. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com  If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2021
Myths & Realities of Debated Pregnancy & Birth Topics with Dr. Shannon Clark
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There are so many resources to gather information about pregnancy, labor and birth. How do you know what's accurate and what's misleading? In this episode of Yoga| Birth|Babies, I speak with double board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, Shannon M. Clark, MD, MMS, FACOG about the myths and realities of many pregnancy and birth debated topics. Shannon covers a range of topics from epidurals (does the epidural medication pass through the placenta?) to the efficacy of putting garlic in your vagina to prevent Group B Strep. Enjoy Dr. Clark’s no nonsense, evidence based answers to questions gathered from the Prenatal Yoga Center community.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com  If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2021
Solutions for Breastfeeding Problems with Kelly Euperio
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Sixty percent of new parents don't breastfeed for as long as they intended, according to the CDC. The top reason being issues with lactation or latch. It's easy to understand why people would discontinue without support or solutions for breastfeeding issues. In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and a Certified Specialist in Orofacial Myology (CSOM) Kelly Euperio. Kelly discusses common breastfeeding challenges that many new parents encounter and solutions to resolve these issues. She also talks about milk supply, what is considered normal, and how much control we have to increase supply if we suspect it's dropping.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com  If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2021
Postpartum Story: The Birth of A Parent with Melissa Macleod
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The birth of a child not only represents the start of a new life for the baby, but a new life for the parent as well. While this “birth” may not be recognizable to others and on the surface the new parent looks the same, they emerge a different person on the inside. In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with new parent and actor, Melissa Macleod about her transformation as a new mother. Melissa shares her internal shift from embracing her new life and learning to trust her instincts as a parent. She also opens up about mistakes she made in early parenthood and what she learned from them.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com  If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2021
Mom Burnout. Are We Failing Mothers? with Diana Spalding
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It was a year ago this week, that the US shuttered by the force of COVID-19, leaving in it’s wake thousands of mothers who feel crushed by an unequal share of the pandemic burden. However, many mothers already felt massive burn out from daily life, the pandemic just highlighted the unrealistic expectations and pressures put on mothers. “I’ll go to my grave fighting for mothers.” are the words of Motherly’s Director of Health and Wellness, author and certified nurse midwife, Diana Spalding. In this week’s episode of Yoga |Birth | Babies, Diana and I talk about what sparked her passion to make changes on behalf of mothers and their overburdens. Diana shares her thoughts on how we can heal and elevate modern motherhood through individual, family and societal changes. Support Our Sponsors: About 1 in 8 mothers have PPD and it can affect not only the mother but also the whole family. The Skylark Clinical trial is studying a potential medicine for women with PPD. For more information about the study and to see if you or a loved one might be eligible visit www.skylarkppdstudy.com Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com  If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2021
Pregnancy, Postpartum, Body Image, And Disordered Eating With Catie Lynch
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Watching one’s body change dramatically over a matter of months can feel disconcerting. Combine that with a history of disordered eating and body image challenges, and navigating pregnancy and postpartum may feel overwhelming and out of control. In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with licensed social worker, Catie Lynch, who specializes in eating disorders, body image, and the postpartum period. She has made it her mission to help women stop dieting and find food freedom for themselves and their children. Catie shares tactics to find freedom from disordered eating and body image issues and discover ways to accept, embrace and trust your body during pregnancy and postpartum. She also discusses factors that contribute to the unrealistic expectations for pregnant and postpartum people’s body image. Support Our Sponsors: About 1 in 8 mothers have PPD and it can affect not only the mother but also the whole family. The Skylark Clinical trial is studying a potential medicine for women with PPD. For more information about the study and to see if you or a loved one might be eligible visit www.skylarkppdstudy.com Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com  If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2021
Community Birth Story: Accepting A Change of Plans with Caroline Williams
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Sharing community birth stories offers an intimate connection between one parent and another. Sharing birth stories can be a form of childbirth education, as it helps to remove fear of the unknown and bring confidence, power and courage to those awaiting the transition from pregnancy to parenthood.  In this episode of Yoga| Birth |Babies, we hear the birth story of community member, yoga teacher, and founder of The Abbey, Caroline Williams. Caroline shares the challenges of early pregnancy, the life changing events she experienced while pregnant, and why she needed to adapt her birth plans during labor. Caroline beautifully explains the flexibility and resilience needed not just for birth but for the role as a parent.  Support Our Sponsors: About 1 in 8 mothers have PPD and it can affect not only the mother but also the whole family. The Skylark Clinical trial is studying a potential medicine for women with PPD. For more information about the study and to see if you or a loved one might be eligible visit www.skylarkppdstudy.com Make life a bit easier and Go to GreenChef.com/90ybb and use the code 90ybb to get $90 off including free shipping!” Enjoy Green Chef The #1 Meal Kit for Eating Well That’s GreenChef.com/90ybb Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com  If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2021
Introducing Anti-Racism to Your Kids with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum
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As parents, we aim to raise our children to be good people. Inclusive, respectful people that help move humanity forward. To do this, we have to have open, honest and sometimes difficult conversations about issues that our country and society faces. Simply stating “Do onto others as you would have them do onto you” is not enough. In this episode of Yoga| Birth| Babies, I speak with clinical psychologist, author of the book Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria and former president of Spelman College, Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum. In this important conversation Dr. Tatum helps define anti-racism, prejudice, and white privilege. She offers insight into ways people may be complacent, unknowingly moving towards racism, and how “well meaning” parents contribute to systemic racism.  Children are not inherently born racist and Dr. Tatum gives solid starting points to talk to kids of all ages about racism.  Support Our Sponsors: About 1 in 8 mothers have PPD and it can affect not only the mother but also the whole family. The Skylark Clinical trial is studying a potential medicine for women with PPD. For more information about the study and to see if you or a loved one might be eligible visit www.skylarkppdstudy.com Join the conversation about National Birth Defects Prevention Month by following hashtag #Best4YouBest4Baby on social media and by visiting March of Dimes at marchofdimes.org/YogaBirthBabies and CDC at cdc.gov/birthdefects Make life a bit easier and Go to GreenChef.com/90ybb and use the code 90ybb to get $90 off including free shipping!” Enjoy Green Chef The #1 Meal Kit for Eating Well That’s GreenChef.com/90ybb Abulé (ah-boo-lay) is a brand-new platform for 21st-century parents, based on ancient wisdom. It allows parents to easily and affordably get childcare help, set up learning pods, virtual activities, and pick-up/drop-offs all via BARTER. It’s launching in New York City NOW! Click here to learn more! Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com  If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2021
Preparing The Pelvic Floor And “Core” For Pregnancy And Postpartum With Patricia Ladis
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The term “core” is thrown around a lot in the fitness and yoga world. But what does it really mean? What muscles are involved and how does someone prepare for pregnancy and postpartum?  In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with licensed physical therapist and author, Patricia Ladis. Patricia explains what we mean when we say “core” and how the breath plays an intricate role in the core optimally functioning to promote a healthy pelvic floor. She also discusses how new parents can self assess for diastisis recti. Support Our Sponsors: About 1 in 8 mothers have PPD and it can affect not only the mother but also the whole family. The Skylark Clinical trial is studying a potential medicine for women with PPD. For more information about the study and to see if you or a loved one might be eligible visit www.skylarkppdstudy.com Join the conversation about National Birth Defects Prevention Month by following hashtag #Best4YouBest4Baby on social media and by visitingMarch of Dimes at marchofdimes.org/YogaBirthBabies and CDC at cdc.gov/birthdefects Make life a bit easier and Go to GreenChef.com/90ybb and use the code 90ybb to get $90 off including free shipping!” Enjoy Green Chef The #1 Meal Kit for Eating Well That’s GreenChef.com/90ybb Abulé (ah-boo-lay) is a brand-new platform for 21st-century parents, based on ancient wisdom. It allows parents to easily and affordably get childcare help, set up learning pods, virtual activities, and pick-up/drop-offs all via BARTER. It’s launching in New York City NOW! Click here to learn more! Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com  If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2021
Birth Inequities in the US with Rhea Williams
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The reality of birth inequities in the US is not merely an opinion; it is a fact. Women of color are dying at higher rates than their white counterparts, and in some parts of the country that rate is up to 12 times higher. In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with Rhea Williams, Certified Nurse Midwife and Director of Professional Education and Programing for Spinning Babies® about birth inequities in the US. Rhea shares insight into how the mistreatment of black slaves, the targeted manipulation of birth control, and the inequality of respect and treatment of black people has led to a deep distrust of the current healthcare system within the black community. These societal failures have resulted in women of color, regardless of education and income, receiving poorer quality of care and being more likely to die in childbirth. Rhea provides tangible steps that individuals and communities can take to better support black birthing people.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies Support Our Sponsors: Join the conversation about National Birth Defects Prevention Month by following hashtag #Best4YouBest4Baby on social media and by visitingMarch of Dimes at marchofdimes.org/YogaBirthBabiesand CDC at cdc.gov/birthdefects Make life a bit easier and Go to GreenChef.com/90ybb and use the code 90ybb to get $90 off including free shipping!” Enjoy Green Chef The #1 Meal Kit for Eating Well That’s GreenChef.com/90ybb To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2021
Preventing Birth Defects with Dr. Rahul Gupta
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Birth defects, defined by the March of Dimes, are structural changes that affect one or more parts of the body (e.g. heart, brain, foot). While some birth defects are completely unavoidable and unpreventable, certain behaviors and social and environmental factors can impact the risk for birth defects.  In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, Chief Medical and Health Officer at March of Dimes and Senior Vice President, Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP, offers insight on birth defects and shares which personal choices can increase your chances of having a healthy, full-term pregnancy and baby. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies Support Our Sponsors: You deserve to know what’s in your multivitamin. Get 10% off your first 3 moths of Ritual at ritual.com/ybb to start you ritual today! Join the conversation about National Birth Defects Prevention Month by following hashtag #Best4YouBest4Baby on social media and by visitingMarch of Dimes at marchofdimes.org/YogaBirthBabiesand CDC at cdc.gov/birthdefects To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2021
Coping with a Colicky Baby with Jackie DelVecchio
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Many pregnant people envision the early days of parenthood snuggled close with their new cooing baby. But, what happens when the dream-like vision collides with brutal reality of a constantly crying baby? One in four babies suffer from a condition called, colic. The baby cries for long stretches of time with little break and no obvious reason as to what is wrong. You can imagine the stress, frustration and sense of helplessness this puts on new parents.  In this episode of Yoga| Birth|Babies, I speak with Licensed Mental Health Counselor and mother of a colicky baby, Jackie DelVecchio. Jackie shares her story of having a colicky baby and what she learned about herself as a new parent. As a social worker, Jackie specializes in Perinatal Mental Health and draws on her experiences to support other parents living through life with a colicky baby. She offers solids tips for coping through this challenging and transient time.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies Support Our Sponsors: You deserve to know what’s in your multivitamin. Get 10% off your first 3 moths of Ritual at ritual.com/ybb to start you ritual today! Join the conversation about National Birth Defects Prevention Month by following hashtag #Best4YouBest4Baby on social media and by visitingMarch of Dimes at marchofdimes.org/YogaBirthBabiesand CDC at cdc.gov/birthdefects To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2021
Community Birth Story: Having a Hospital Birth Using Hypnobabies with Cat Acquaviva
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Community has always been a central part of the PYC methodology. We come together as a community to support one another through pregnancy and parenthood. Hearing the stories from friends, family, and community members can help dispel fears, normalize the variation of birth experiences, and create confidence in the process of childbirth.  In this episode of Yoga| Birth|Babies, I speak with yoga teacher, doula and my friend, Cat Acquaviva, about the birth of her second child. After a challenging first birth, Cat took a very different approach to preparing for her second and deeply committed to the Hypnobabies methodology. Cat openly and candidly shares how she faced her most difficult moments during birth and how she conquered them.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies Support Our Sponsors: You deserve to know what's in your multivitamin. Get 10% off your first 3 moths of Ritual at ritual.com/ybb to start you ritual today! Over 85 million people around the world use Calm to take care of their minds and get better sleep. For listeners of Yoga| Birth |Babies, Calm is offering a special limited time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at  CALM.COM/YBB To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2021
Scary Things Newborns Do That Are Totally Normal with Dr Tracey Agnese
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If you haven't spent a lot of time around a newborn some of their behaviors and habits may seem bizarre or even scary to you as a new parent.  In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, board-certified Pediatrician and IBCLC, Dr. Tracey Agnese demystifies the behavior of your newborn baby. She talks about everything from baby poop to irregular breathing patterns to signs that something is really wrong and you should consult your doctor. Dr. Agnese’s calm and friendly demeanor will help put any new parent’s worries at ease.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies Support Our Sponsors: You deserve to know what's in your multivitamin. Get 10% off your first 3 moths of Ritual at ritual.com/ybb to start you ritual today! Over 85 million people around the world use Calm to take care of their minds and get better sleep. For listeners of Yoga| Birth |Babies, Calm is offering a special limited time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at  CALM.COM/YBB To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2021
Life With A Newborn: Thriving And Surviving The First Weeks With Meema Spadola.
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Frequently students return to class and express how blindsided they felt by the demands of the first few weeks of life with a newborn baby. Much time had been spent preparing for labor and birth but many felt unprepared for the reality of this transition. In this episode of Yoga|Birth| Babies, we pull back the curtain and dig into the nitty-gritty of what to expect in the first week as a new parent. Long time postpartum doula and Certified Lactation Counselor, Meema Spadola lovingly shares her vast knowledge about this challenging and precious time of transition. She covers everything from birth recovery to how much sleep new parents really get to handling demanding visitors. Whether you are a new parent, expectant person or someone offering support to new families, Meema will give you solid advice. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies Support Our Sponsors: You deserve to know what's in your multivitamin. Get 10% off your first 3 moths of Ritual at ritual.com/ybb to start you ritual today! Over 85 million people around the world use Calm to take care of their minds and get better sleep. For listeners of Yoga| Birth |Babies, Calm is offering a special limited time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at  CALM.COM/YBB To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2020
Finding Birth Flow Within A Hospital Setting with Adriana Lozada.
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Birth has so many unknowns including not fully knowing the scenario and care provider you will be encountering upon entering a hospital or birth center. Common situations are bound to arise that may derail the laboring person’s birth flow/physiology. It is important to have tools to help combat this predicament. In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with certified Advanced Birth Doula (DONA International), a postpartum educator, a healthy sleep consultant and eco-maternity consultant, and host of the Birthful Podcast, Adriana Lozada. She and I enjoy a lively and informative conversation about how to help empower the birthing person, bring ownership to the them and help break the cycle of looking for external validations for a process that is happening inside them. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies Support Our Sponsors: You deserve to know what's in your multivitamin. Get 10% off your first 3 moths of Ritual at ritual.com/ybb to start you ritual today! Over 85 million people around the world use Calm to take care of their minds and get better sleep. For listeners of Yoga| Birth |Babies, Calm is offering a special limited time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at  CALM.COM/YBB Sick of planning new meals each night? Let Green Chef do the meal planning, grocery shopping, and most of the prep for you week after week. Use my code ybb90 to get $90 off your first month plus free shipping on your first box! Go to greenchef.com/YBB90 to redeem and for more details.  greenchef.com/YBB90 To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2020
Due Dates & Induction with Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins
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Due dates, that looming day etched in your mind when your journey through pregnancy will come to an abrupt ending. But how accurate are these given dates and what happens if that day comes and goes?  In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies I speak with board-certified, practicing OB/GYN, Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins. Nicole shares an open and honest discussion on the pros and cons of waiting for labor to start on its own, labor induction, and what’s considered “full term”. We also discuss if a “big baby” or a schedule really is a medically indicated reason to induce labor? Find out in this podcast!  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies Support Our Sponsors: You deserve to know what's in your multivitamin. Get 10% off your first 3 moths of Ritual at ritual.com/ybb to start you ritual today! Over 85 million people around the world use Calm to take care of their minds and get better sleep. For listeners of Yoga| Birth |Babies, Calm is offering a special limited time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at  CALM.COM/YBB Sick of planning new meals each night? Let Green Chef do the meal planning, grocery shopping, and most of the prep for you week after week. Use my code ybb90 to get $90 off your first month plus free shipping on your first box! Go to greenchef.com/YBB90 to redeem and for more details.  greenchef.com/YBB90 To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2020
Supporting Queer, Trans, Non-Binary Folks in Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum with Beth Hardy
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In a world that often categorizes people and events in a binary manner, those who fall beyond the binary often face unseen challenges. Family planning, reproductive care, and birth are no exceptions. In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with doula, childbirth educator and board-certified music therapist, Beth Hardy about supporting Queer, Trans, Non-Binary Folks in Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum. Beth discusses why some queer, trans, and non-binary folks may avoid seeking medical assistance during the process of getting pregnant, throughout their pregnancy, and birth. Beth also talks about the importance of finding the right birth team, including how to help hospital staff keep the birthing space feeling safe and supportive for a laboring person. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies Support Our Sponsors: You deserve to know what's in your multivitamin. Get 10% off your first 3 moths of Ritual at ritual.com/ybb to start you ritual today! Over 85 million people around the world use Calm to take care of their minds and get better sleep. For listeners of Yoga| Birth |Babies, Calm is offering a special limited time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at  CALM.COM/YBB Sick of planning new meals each night? Let Green Chef do the meal planning, grocery shopping, and most of the prep for you week after week. Use my code ybb90 to get $90 off your first month plus free shipping on your first box! Go to greenchef.com/YBB90 to redeem and for more details.  greenchef.com/YBB90 To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2020
Healing From A Cesarean with Sara Reardon and Jessica Reale
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Cesarean sections rank among the top surgical procedures given in the US. Currently, one third of American babies are born in this manner. Because it’s such a common procedure, it can be easy to forget that a cesarean is major abdominal surgery. New parents are sent home with the daunting task of caring for a newborn and healing from surgery often with little support.  In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with two doctors of Physical Therapy and board certified Specialists in Women's Health Sara Reardon and Jessica Reale. Sara and Jessica offer tips and advice for healing after a cesarean including how and why to do scar mobilization. They also explain how the pelvic floor is affected postpartum even if someone had a cesarean. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies Support Our Sponsors: Over 85 million people around the world use Calm to take care of their minds and get better sleep. For listeners of Yoga| Birth |Babies, Calm is offering a special limited time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at  CALM.COM/YBB Sick of planning new meals each night? Let Green Chef do the meal planning, grocery shopping, and most of the prep for you week after week. Use my code ybb90 to get $90 off your first month plus free shipping on your first box! Go to greenchef.com/YBB90 to redeem and for more details.  greenchef.com/YBB90 To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2020
Being Transformed by Birth and Yoga with Mado Hesselink
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies we dive into the topics I love most, yoga, birth and babies! Renowned yoga teacher, podcast host and yoga business strategist, Mado Hesselink shares her journey from her early 20s having her first child and to her late 30’s when having her second child. Mado also discusses how she balances being a yoga practitioner, teacher, and a parent. This powerful episode really has something for everyone... Expectant parents, New parents, yoga teachers, and yoga practitioners. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies Support Our Sponsors: Over 85 million people around the world use Calm to take care of their minds and get better sleep. For listeners of Yoga| Birth |Babies, Calm is offering a special limited time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at ​CALM.COM/YBB Orgain Collegen Peptides Powder: For Yoga | Birth | Babies community, get 20% off your first order PLUS extra savings when you subscribe. www.tryorgain.com/YBB If want you to start living a happier life today. get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/ybb Join over 1 minion people taking charge of their mental health.   Sick of planning new meals each night? Let Green Chef do the meal planning, grocery shopping, and most of the prep for you week after week Use my code ybb80 to get $90 off your first month plus free shipping on your first box! Go to greenchef.com/YBB90 to redeem and for more details.  greenchef.com/YBB90 To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2020
How to Overcome Mom Guilt, Martyr-Mode, and Perfectionism with Dr. Pooja Lakshmin MD
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Why do so many mothers suffer from mom guilt, martyr-mode, and perfectionism? In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with board-certified psychiatrist and founder of Gemma ((the first digital education platform dedicated exclusively to women's mental health) Dr. Pooja Lakshmin, MD, about the pressure many mothers feel to fulfill unrealistic expectations put on them by themselves and society. Dr. Lakshmin offers solid take aways to break the habits and mentality of mom guilt, martyr-mode, and perfectionism as well as learning to say no and set boundaries. This conversation can help break the strain and stress often felt by new mothers allowing for an easier transition into parenthood. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies Support Our Sponsors: Over 85 million people around the world use Calm to take care of their minds and get better sleep. For listeners of Yoga| Birth |Babies, Calm is offering a special limited time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at ​CALM.COM/YBB I finally found the best clean products to help to stay healthy and maintain my glow! Orgain Collagen Peptides Powder: For Yoga | Birth | Babies community, get 20% off your first order PLUS extra savings when you subscribe. https://tryorgain.com/YBB/ If want you to start living a happier life today. get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/ybb Join over 1 minion people taking charge of their mental health.   Sick of planning new meals each night? Let Green Chef do the meal planning, grocery shopping, and most of the prep for you week after week Use my code ybb80 to get $80 off your first month plus free shipping on your first box! Go to greenchef.com/YBB80 to redeem and for more details.  greenchef.com/YBB80 To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2020
Environmental Health & Your Pregnancy with Dr. Aly Cohen
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Did you know there are 90,000 chemicals that we are surrounded by, on a daily basis, that may impact your health, pregnancy and baby? Many of these chemicals are commonly used in beauty products, house cleaning items, and even the clothes we wear.  In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with board certified rheumatologist, integrative medicine specialist, and environmental health expert Dr. Aly Cohen about environmental health and pregnancy. Dr. Cohen talks about the importance of considering the impact of endocrine disrupting chemicals on the normal function of hormones and how people can make choices to avoid them. She also offers very solid advice on foods and personal care products to avoid will pregnant and breastfeeding.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies Support Our Sponsors: I finally found the best clean products to help to stay healthy and maintain my glow! Orgain Collagen Peptides Powder: For Yoga | Birth | Babies community, get 20% off your first order PLUS extra savings when you subscribe. https://tryorgain.com/YBB/ If want you to start living a happier life today. get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/ybb Join over 1 minion people taking charge of their mental health.   Sick of planning new meals each night? Let Green Chef do the meal planning, grocery shopping, and most of the prep for you week after week Use my code ybb80 to get $80 off your first month plus free shipping on your first box! Go to greenchef.com/YBB80 to redeem and for more details.  greenchef.com/YBB80 To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2020
Community Birth Story: Pregnancy As A Queer Person and Woman of Color
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When Catalina reached out to share her birth story, I was struck by the powerful words she used to describe her birth, “I was able to make empowered decisions without shame.” Immediately, I knew there was a story to explore and wanted her as a guest on the podcast. With no time wasted, Catalina responded that as a woman of color and in a same-sex relationship, she loves sharing her story of both how she got pregnant and about her amazing pregnancy and birth. In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, new parent, Catalina Restrepo, shares her story. She explains that even though we, as a society, have “advanced” so much, people are still so puzzled about same sex couples having children.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies Support Our Sponsors: I finally found the best clean products to help to stay healthy and maintain my glow! Orgain Collagen Peptides Powder: For Yoga | Birth | Babies community, get 20% off your first order PLUS extra savings when you subscribe. https://tryorgain.com/YBB/ If want you to start living a happier life today. get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/ybb Join over 1 minion people taking charge of their mental health.   To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
Cesarean Birth with Dr. Marta Perez
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How much time have you put into learning about a cesarean birth? What are factors that play a role in having a cesarean birth or way to decrease the chances of a cesarean birth?  With the national average for cesarean rates hovers around 30%, time spent on understanding cesareans births may serve to be very valuable.  In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with board-certified OB-GYN and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at WashU School of Medicine, Dr. Marta Perez. Marta covers the gamut about everything from preparing for a scheduled cesarean to understanding the difference between an emergency cesarean and an unplanned cesarean. Marta also discusses the importance of finding closure in understanding why an unplanned cesarean occurred.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies Support Our Sponsors: I finally found the best clean products to help to stay healthy and maintain my glow! Orgain Collagen Peptides Powder: For Yoga | Birth | Babies community, get 20% off your first order PLUS extra savings when you subscribe. https://tryorgain.com/YBB/ If want you to start living a happier life today. get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/ybb Join over 1 minion people taking charge of their mental health.   Sick of planning new meals each night? Let Green Chef do the meal planning, grocery shopping, and most of the prep for you week after week Use my code ybb80 to get $80 off your first month plus free shipping on your first box! Go to greenchef.com/YBB80 to redeem and for more details.  greenchef.com/YBB80 To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2020
Healing from a Vaginal Birth with Morgan Michalowski
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Birth in many respects is an ordeal for your body and mind. How much thought have you put into the healing process hours and days after your baby? Often times, once the baby is introduced into the world and family, the birthing person’s needs fall by the side as the focus shifts to caring for this new life.  In this episode of Yoga| Birth|Babies, we turn the attention back to the new parent and the path to healing both mind and body from a vaginal birth. (Don’t worry- there’s an episode dedicated to healing from a cesarean birth!) I speak with Morgan Michalowski, a certified nurse midwife, women’s health nurse practitioner, international board certified lactation consultant, doula, and mother about the road to recovery after a vaginal birth, including what is “normal” and when to seek help, healing from a tear, how much bleeding is to be expected and surprises that can happen in the shower!  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies Support Our Sponsors: If want you to start living a happier life today. get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/ybb Join over 1 minion people taking charge of their mental health.   Sick of planning new meals each night? Let Green Chef do the meal planning, grocery shopping, and most of the prep for you week after week Use my code ybb80 to get $80 off your first month plus free shipping on your first box! Go to greenchef.com/YBB80 to redeem and for more details.  greenchef.com/YBB80 I finally found the best clean products to help to stay healthy and maintain my glow! Orgain Collagen Peptides Powder: For Yoga | Birth | Babies community, get 20% off your first order PLUS extra savings when you subscribe. https://tryorgain.com/YBB/ To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2020
"Why Did No One Tell Me This?: The Doulas' Honest Guide for Expectant Parents" with Natalia Hailes & Ash Spivak
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The transition into pregnancy, birth, and postpartum often comes with a steep learning curve. Many people come out the other side of parenthood saying, Why did nobody tell me this?  That sentiment was the inspiration for the book, WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME THIS?: THE DOULAS’ HONEST GUIDE FOR EXPECTANT PARENTS. In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with birth doulas and co-authors of the book WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME THIS?: THE DOULAS’ HONEST GUIDE FOR EXPECTANT PARENTS Ash Spivak and Natalia Hailes. Ash and Natalia discuss doulas and what they bring to the birth experience as well as what they discovered to be people’s the biggest surprises of pregnancy, birth and postpartum.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Support Our Sponsors: If want you to start living a happier life today. get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/ybb Join over 1 minion people taking charge of their mental health.   Sick of planning new meals each night? Let Green Chef do the meal planning, grocery shopping, and most of the prep for you week after week Use my code ybb80 to get $80 off your first month plus free shipping on your first box! Go to greenchef.com/YBB80 to redeem and for more details.  greenchef.com/YBB80 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
The Psoas: Stabilizing Your Spine and Guiding Your Baby with Libby Hinsley, PT
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Did you know, the psoas major (there are two of them, one on each side of your spine and pelvis) are the only muscles that connect your spine to your legs? These important muscles play a major role in your posture, nervous system, and even how your baby cascades into your pelvis.  In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, we take a deep dive into talking about one of my favorite muscles the psoas, with licensed Physical Therapist and Certified Yoga Therapist, Libby Hinsley. We explore how the psoas affects the ever changing pregnant spine as well as how it can influence fetal positioning. Libby also offers some important insight about the needs of the muscles, do you stretch or release them? For the curious student and yoga teacher, this conversation will be enlightening!  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Support Our Sponsors: If want you to start living a happier life today. get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/ybb Join over 1 minion people taking charge of their mental health.   Sick of planning new meals each night? Let Green Chef do the meal planning, grocery shopping, and most of the prep for you week after week Use my code ybb80 to get $80 off your first month plus free shipping on your first box! Go to greenchef.com/YBB80 to redeem and for more details.  greenchef.com/YBB80 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2020
Mom Rage with Minna Dubin
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It’s no surprise that with the amount of responsibilities and pressure mothers endure day after day that emotions may rise to the level of rage. However, a raging outburst can often leave a parent (particularly a mom) feeling remorseful, shameful, and guilt-ridden.  In this episode of Yoga| Birth | Babies, I speak with writer and speaker, Minna Dubin. Minna has explored (and experienced) “mom rage” and written several pieces about this very topic for The New York Times and has been featured in Parents Magazine among others. In our conversation, Minna explains what feeds into this rage, the fear of judgment many mothers have, how common this experience is, and ways to alleviate the rage. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Support Our Sponsors: If want you to start living a happier life today. get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/ybb Join over 1 minion people taking charge of their mental health.   Sick of planning new meals each night? Let Green Chef do the meal planning, grocery shopping, and most of the prep for you week after week Use my code ybb80 to get $80 off your first month plus free shipping on your first box! Go to greenchef.com/YBB80 to redeem and for more details.  greenchef.com/YBB80 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2020
Community Birth Story: A Fast, Primal and Confident Birth with Jenn Gross
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Studies have shown that hearing positive birth stories can increase one’s confidence in their own upcoming birth.  In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with new mother, Jenn Gross. Jenn shares her fast, primal and confident birth story. She talks about how she prepared for her birth and how she was able to find such deep confidence in her body’s ability to birth. Jenn also explains what led her to move from a traditional obstetric practice to working with midwives at a birth center. Check out the video below in the show notes of Jenn in the parking garage working through some big contractions- she was working with the PYC mantra- Open throat, open vagina!  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Support Our Sponsors: If want you to start living a happier life today. get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/ybb Join over 1 minion people taking charge of their mental health.   Sick of planning new meals each night? Let Green Chef do the meal planning, grocery shopping, and most of the prep for you week after week Use my code ybb80 to get $80 off your first month plus free shipping on your first box! Go to greenchef.com/YBB80 to redeem and for more details.  greenchef.com/YBB80 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2020
The Peanut Ball and the Pelvis with Cheri Grant the "Peanut Ball Lady"
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Cheri Grant, also known world wide as the “Peanut Ball Lady”. Cheri explains how peanut balls are incorporated into labor and how they can positively effect labor. She goes into detail about how the different positions of a peanut ball can open the pelvis to help with fetal positioning, leading to a more functional birth. For pregnant people and birth workers, this conversation is a must!  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Support Our Sponsors: If want you to start living a happier life today. get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/ybb Join over 1 minion people taking charge of their mental health.   Sick of planning new meals each night? Let Green Chef do the meal planning, grocery shopping, and most of the prep for you week after week Use my code ybb80 to get $80 off your first month plus free shipping on your first box! Go to greenchef.com/YBB80 to redeem and for more details.  greenchef.com/YBB80 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2020
The Science of Covid & Its Effect on Pregnancy with Dr. Marta Perez
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In this episode of Yoga| Birth|Babies, I speak with board-certified OB-GYN and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Marta Perez on what we know about the science of COVID, it’s effect on pregnancy and fetal and neonatal risks. Dr. Perez helps demystify some of the data and clarifies the effects of COVID on the different systems in the pregnant body. She also explains what is currently understood about the risk of COVID to babies and developing fetuses. For those who may feel overwhelmed and unclear about COVID and pregnancy, this podcast will bring some peace of mind and clarity.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Support Our Sponsors: If want you to start living a happier life today. get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/ybb Join over 1 minion people taking charge of their mental health.   Sick of planning new meals each night? Let Green Chef do the meal planning, grocery shopping, and most of the prep for you week after week Use my code ybb80 to get $80 off your first month plus free shipping on your first box! Go to greenchef.com/YBB80 to redeem and for more details.  greenchef.com/YBB80 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2020
Creating A Respectful and Collaborative Relationship With Your Care Providers & Hospital Staff with Chloe Lubell
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Birthing people sometimes feel like they are going into a hospital setting needing to have their guard up to defend their birth preferences against the enemy- the medical institution. In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with former hospital and now home birth midwife, Chloë Lubell about how to create a respectful, collaborative and balanced relationship with your care provider and hospital staff. Chloë also discusses the rights of the birthing and the importance of informed consent.  Support Our Sponsors: Sick of planning new meals each night? Let Green Chef do the meal planning, grocery shopping, and most of the prep for you week after week Use my code ybb80 to get $80 off your first month plus free shipping on your first box! Go to greenchef.com/YBB80 to redeem and for more details.  greenchef.com/YBB80 Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2020
“Parenting As An Exhausted Parent” & How To Not Lose Your Cool With Your Kids! with Rachel Bailey
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Sigh…exhaustion! As a parent, who isn’t exhausted at times? What parent struggles with not losing their cool with their kids at some point? How do parents let go of the facade of control they think that have over their kids?  In this episode of Yoga| Birth|Babies, I speak with Clinical Psychologist and Parenting Specialist, Rachel Bailey. She gives solid and practical strategies for helping parents reconcile arguments, deescalate when they feel triggered, and truly take care of their own needs. For any parent who has felt overwhelmed or exhausted, this podcast is for you.  Support Our Sponsors: Sick of planning new meals each night? Let Green Chef do the meal planning, grocery shopping, and most of the prep for you week after week Use my code ybb80 to get $80 off your first month plus free shipping on your first box! Go to greenchef.com/YBB80 to redeem and for more details.  greenchef.com/YBB80 Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2020
Lowering the Cesarean Rate with Dr. Neel Shah
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If you knew there was a way to successfully lower cesarean rates and create a family-centered birth, would you be interested in learning more about it? In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with Dr. Neel Shah. Dr. Shah is an obstetrician-gynecologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School. He is part of the team that created The Team Birth Project. The goal of this initiative to decrease C-sections and improve birth outcomes.  Dr. Shah explains the importance of communication and the team effort needed to fully support the birthing person. Something as simple as a whiteboard could change the whole approach to respecting and honoring birth plans and the flexibility needed when pivoting original intentions.  Support Our Sponsors: Sick of planning new meals each night? Let Green Chef do the meal planning, grocery shopping, and most of the prep for you week after week Use my code ybb80 to get $80 off your first month plus free shipping on your first box! Go to greenchef.com/YBB80 to redeem and for more details.  greenchef.com/YBB80 Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2020
Navigating Toddler Tantrums & Meltdowns with Big Little Feelings Co-Founders Deena Margolin and Kristin Gallant
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I have yet to meet a parent who hasn't struggled through a child’s tantrum or other challenging moments. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we knew exactly what to do to manage or even avoid tantrums?  In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with the co-founders of Big Little Feelings, child therapist, Deena Margolin LMFT and parent coach, Kristin Gallant about creating a practical action plan to navigate all the tough moments with your children. We talk about meltdowns, and tantrums, how to avoid them, what do to if you when the tantrum is already underway, and setting clear boundaries.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2020
Community Birth Story: Power, Surrender and Opening
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Sharing birth stories matters. It's an opportunity to support and inspire one another during a transformative time. Each new parent carries their own powerful narrative of their birth that shapes the beginning of a new stage of life.  In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Prenatal Yoga Center community member and proud new mother, Lina Lum. Lina shares her beautiful and compelling birth story and what influenced her birth choices. Lina explains how she experienced the waves of labor and how she worked with her body to move through them.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2020
Navigating Constant Togetherness As Parents & Partners with Michelle Canarick
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During these unusual times, we are asking so much more of ourselves, our partners and our children. How much constant togetherness can people handle before resentment sets in and everyone gets itchy for alone time? How does one parent under what feels like “house arrest” ? What can you do when you feel lonely and isolated? How can you still get your personal needs met?  In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the mother of two young children Michelle Canarick about navigating constant togetherness as a parent and partner. Michelle offers valuable insight into the struggles people are feeling with constant companionship and how to “parent” well under these circumstances. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2020
Development, Emotional, and Social Milestones with Nekole Eaton of Kids OT Help
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Have you ever wondered what the appropriate milestones are for your baby? What is there to do if your child is not meeting these benchmarks? In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with pediatric occupational therapist, Nekole Eaton. Nekole specializes in child development and shares her deep knowledge about expectations and variations in reaching developmental milestones. She also explains the importance of social and emotional intelligence milestones and self regulation. This podcast can help calm the minds of new parents as they watch their children grow.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2020
Baby-Led Weaning: When & How To Start Solids with Jenny Best Founder of Solid Starts
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Part of parenting is learning through mistakes. Personally, I could write a book on the missteps I’ve taken despite thinking I’m doing the right thing in the moment.  Jenny Best, founder, and CEO of Solid Starts, and mom of three explains how her errors and anxiety about feeding her first child opened the door to understanding and emerging as an expert in baby-led weaning. In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, Jenny shares her path from the stage as a ballerina for New York City Ballet to becoming a food and farming expert. She explains how baby-led weaning can make mealtime and family life so much less stressful and pave the way to more adventurous eaters. Learn the difference between choking and gagging, the best “first” foods for your child, and introducing food allergens. Say goodbye to bland rice cereal!  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2020
Making Work Life Balance Easier with Lauren Smith Brody
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Adjusting back to work has always been a concern for new parents. Today, in a time of a pandemic where childcare may have adjusted, finding flexible, creative ways to meet the demands of your job may require some creativity and negotiations.  In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with author and founder of The Fifth Trimester movement, Lauren Smith Brody. Lauren offers practical tips for negotiating flexibility with your employer with no stigma or pay cut. She also discusses how this conversation can help those who can use whatever privilege they’ve got for others who may not be able to speak up as freely. This episode will help you make work-life integration easier for everyone around you. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2020
Babies After 35 with Shannon Clark
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A magic alarm does not go off and cripple your eggs the morning you turn 35 years old. But why does society put that pressure on people? What does it really mean to have a baby after 35 and what can we do to increase fertility? In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with double board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, Shannon M. Clark, MD, MMS, FACOG.  Shannon shoots straight from the hip and offering the facts and busting the myths about birthing “later in life”. We also talk about being labeled as a “geriatric pregnancy”. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2020
Community Birth Story: How to Talk About Birth Trauma with Eliana Balk
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This week on Yoga|Birth|Babies we’re taking a break from our expert lead interviews and focusing on a birth story from the community.  Eliana Balk reached out to me to share her story and ideas about how to talk about birth trauma from the birthing person’s perspective. Most conversations around birth trauma are from leaders and experts on the topic, but the voice of the new parent who has been through the experience is seldom heard.  Eliana bravely talks about two very different and traumatic births and how she processed and resolved them. She also shares about the importance of education, support and advocating for herself and what she hopes new and expectant parents can learn from her story. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2020
Ups and Downs in Motherhood with Dayna Kurtz
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For the past few months, I've been gravitating towards the subject of motherhood devouring podcasts, books, and articles on the subject. Possibly because I am knee-deep in early childhood as the mother of two young children or because the subject is so deep and vast and I like many parents thirst for some guidance and support. My interest in the topic might also be due to the amplification of my role and responsibilities as a mother during quarantine. Regardless of the force behind this hunger, it has been an interesting journey that has lead to thoughtful introspection of "mothers" and the cultural expectations of mothers in society.  In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with author, speaker and licensed social worker Dayna Kurtz about her new book, Mother Matters: A Holistic Guide to Being a Happy, Healthy Mom.  We have a very fun and lively conversation about “mother care”, the ever-changing role of a mother, and “fair fighting” with your partner as well as many of the ups and downs new parents face on the parenthood adventure.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2020
Improving the Birth and Health Outcome for Black Moms and Babies
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“There is a significant amount of evidence that shows that healthcare providers hold stereotypes based on a patient’s race, class, sex, and other characteristics. This influences their interpretation of behaviors and symptoms, and even their overall clinical decisions.”states this week’s podcast guest, Alexandra Samuel-Sturgess The CDC reports that black mothers in the US are 3 to 4 times more at risk of maternal mortality regardless of socioeconomic status and education than white women. These statistics are just the beginning of shining a light on the racial disparity seen in the birthing world.  In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Founder of Spirited By Truth, Alexandra Samuel-Sturgess. Alex has been working in the perinatal mental health field and creating a safe space for women of color for almost two decades. In this our conversion, Alex explains the maternal health racial disparities and openly talks about unconscious biases in the medical world. One reason I was so drawn to speaking with Alex is her approach to this work is a solution based on both a systemic level and the personal level. Enjoy this lively and important conversation. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2020
The Ultimate Guide to Sex After Baby with Debra Pascali Bonaro
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Why does society accept the deeply embedded belief that mothers can’t be sexy? Saturday Night Live just re-aired their “Mom Jeans” skit poking fun at “moms”. Emphasizing that once someone because a mother they trade in the sexy body, cute clothes, and sense of self for a frumpy bodied person with poor fashion sense who is fully family focused. In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with award winning documentarian, author, world renowned speaker and acclaimed doula, Debra Pascali-Bonaro.  Debra and I have a fun and lively conversation about her new book, The Ultimate Guide to Sex After Baby: Secrets to Love and Intimacy. Debra explains why so many people put sexuality and motherhood into two very different realms and how motherhood figures can reclaim their sexy wild woman. Debra offers amazing insight and advice for maintaining your connection to your partner and honoring your own personal needs.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2020
Loss, Grief, Anxiety and Isolation During Pregnancy and Parenthood
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Pregnancy, birth and early parenthood, are often a time of family gatherings and celebrations. But now during this unprecedented time, these milestones are being experienced in isolation. This massive departure from how one may have originally envisioned the transition into parenthood can lead to feelings of loss and grief. In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with Licensed Social Worker and facilitator of our New Mother’s Support Group here at PYC, Jessica Shapley.  Jessica discusses how many new and expectant parents are feeling a huge sense of loss and grief at this time and offers ways to move through this discomfort. She also discusses managing the feelings of isolation and anxiety during early parenthood.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2020
Understanding Telehealth with Eugenia Montesenos
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Telehealth has become the norm while social distancing is being respected. This can leave some new and expectant parents anxious about the care they will receive as leading up to their birth and recovering during postpartum.  In this episode of Yoga| Birth|Babies, I speak with Certified Nurse Midwife, Eugenia Montesenos about telehealth care. Eugenia explains what to expect in prenatal and postnatal visits that are now being offered through telehealth. She also shares what parts of medical care are essential to be done in person. This episode is important for new and expectant parent as well birth workers.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2020
Breastfeeding and Epidurals with Dianne Cassidy
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Did you know there is a correlation between breastfeeding issues and epidurals? The continuous IV fluid given to birthing people during labor may render the breasts more swollen. The nipples become harder, flat, and more shallow. This can cause problems for the baby to latch successfully. “If mothers realize the swelling and difficulty latching is just from the epidural, not forever, they just have to get through this and then they will have better breastfeeding”, explains my guest, Dianne Cassidy, author and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Dianne Cassidy IBCLC, about some of the challenges new parents may face within the first few days of breastfeeding and offers solid support and encouragement to build her confidence. *Please know that as we discuss epidurals, our purpose is not to demonize epidurals or scare women out of this pain management option, but to offer information so they can make an educated choice. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2020
Community Birth Story: Birthing During a Pandemic
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Can you imagine giving birth and entering postpartum in the middle of a pandemic? Candice Baehr faced this exact scenario.  In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with co-founder of Parenthood Together and Feeding Heroes and mother of two, Candice Baehr about her recent birth experience and the challenges she faced birthing in a busy NYC hospital during the Covid 19 pandemic. Candice shares how she found incredible confidence and courage during her birth and how the hospital staff truly supported her during her labor and brief postpartum stay. In the midst of an unsettling time, let us appreciate how births can still be special.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2020
Hypnobirthing with Kristy Rodriguez
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The hormonal blue print needed to move labor forward has a few requirements. For the body to function well in labor, we need to remove pressure, stress, shame and anxiety and help the laboring person find deep relaxation.  In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with HypnoBirthing® childbirth educator, certified holistic health coach, and author of the book, Pure Nurture—A Holistic Guide to a Healthy Baby, Kristy Rodriguez. Kristy explains the philosophy and approach to HypnoBirthing® and how relaxation and stress reduction techniques can help support a functional labor. She also talks about the vital role the partner plays in birth preparation.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2020
Processing Your Birth Story with Nikki Shaheed
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Everyone who gives birth shall forever carry their story imprinted deep within. For some, the memories brings joy, others unresolved feelings and for many, they are somewhere in between. Time will take someone further from the experience but what happens when your birth goes unprocessed? In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with co-director of Birthing From Within International and author, Nikki Shaheed. Nikki explains what it is to process your birth with some one who can safely hold the space for you. She also discusses how to retell your birth without retraumatizing yourself and find closure. This is such an important conversation for anyone who has or will give birth as well as birth workers and family support. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2020
Preparing for Postpartum During COVID-19 with Grace Veras Sealy
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Bringing home a baby during a pandemic has unique challenges. New parents can no longer rely on the help and support of family, friends, or a doula to share the workload and take the pressure off of learning how to care for a newborn.  For those expecting a baby during COVID-19, this special episode of Yoga| Birth|Babies may help ease your anxiety. My guest, New York City based childbirth educator, postpartum doula and lactation counselor, Grace Veras Sealy, offers very solid and supportive ideas for how to navigate new parenthood with limited external help. Grace also provides wonderful questions new parents should ask their care providers and pediatricians before their birth. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2020
Birth Flow and Balance with Gail Tully of Spinning Babies
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Have you ever wondered why some births are fast and furious while others slowly putter along? Many times it has to do with the delicate dance between the baby’s position and the balance and room made in the pregnant person’s pelvis and soft tissue.  In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with the creator of the Spinning Babies® approach, Gail Tully (CPM). Gail explains Spinning Babies methodology and shares how the baby’s position and the pregnant body impacts the birth flow. She also reveals what to do prenatally to enhance your chances of being one of those fortunate people with a well balanced body and a functional birth. (Hint: prenatal yoga is a pretty smart choice!)  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2020
Pregnancy and Birth During the Coronavirus Pandemic with Terry Richmond
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Pregnancy and being a brand new parent inherently carries a fair amount of anxiety and uncertainty. Add in an unprecedented pandemic, and that anxiety is likely to increase. One of the best ways to combat these feelings are solid and supportive answers to best prepare for what lies ahead. In this very special and timely episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with NYC veteran doula and childbirth educator, Terry Richmond.  Terry openly and honestly talks about how she has been supporting her clients during this intense pandemic. She gives usable tactics and tools for how to best keep birth as normal as possible and lays out plans for how the birth partner can best support the laboring person. Terry also discusses the importance of creating a space where one can feel safe, comfortable, and deeply cared for. This episode is invaluable for pregnant people, support partners, and birth workers during this challenging time. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2020
Community Birth Stories: Strength, Endurance, and Surrender with Hess Kim
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What if your birth fell well beyond any preconceived vision of possibility?  What if it took so many twists and turns that even a prolific author would struggle to paint such a surprising story?  In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with prenatal yoga teacher, childbirth educator, and labor support doula, Hess Kim. Hess humorously shares the story of her epic birth. As an endurance athlete, she mustered the stamina to move through a challenging labor and found the grace to surrender to unexpected circumstances. Hess’s natural good nature and ease make listening to her story and an absolute delight. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2020
Transformed by Birth with Britta Bushnell
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Birth. Rarely does it unravel as planned or expected. The uncertainty and loss of control can be very challenging for many pregnant people. It can bring up fear, make some hold tighter to a preconceived plan, or throw themselves into the hands of science and relinquish any autonomy.  How does one approach such a transformation with the willingness to accept the unknown path that lies ahead? In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with childbirth educator, mythologist, and author of Transformed by Birth, Britta Bushnell. Britta and I have a deep, exciting, and curious conversation about the massive transformation of birth and emergence into parenthood. She beautifully explains the 8 cultural ideals that contemporary society has created around birth. We also discuss the place of fear and pain in birth.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2020
Understanding Postpartum Hormones with Aviva Romm MD
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Have you ever wondered why postpartum people wake up with night sweats? Or find their hair falling out? Did you know there is a huge hormonal disruption once the placenta is delivered and that leads to hormonal levels plummeting?  This major hormonal shift can create havoc for the new parent’s body and mind. It's often the missing piece to better understanding the full picture of postpartum recovery.  In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Yale-trained MD, midwife, and herbalist, Dr. Aviva Romm. She gives the low down on what is in the normal scope of hormonal rebalancing post baby and when you may want to seek some help. She also talks about how things as simple as sleep and diet can affect your hormonal balance. This podcast is a necessity for anyone heading into the postpartum period or people who are already there and desire clarity of what is happening to their body and mind.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2020
Comfort for Birth with Yiska Obadia
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Approximately 60% of pregnant people will receive an epidural. With those receiving epidural analgesia, up to 10% of those people will not receive full pain relief- there may be a spot where discomfort is still felt or pain relief is not delivered. Or you may find yourself waiting for pain medication or choose not to receive an epidural at all.  So what other comfort techniques can people employ? It is important to have a whole slew of comfort measures available instead of solely relying on only one.  In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with massage therapist, acupuncturist and birth doula, Yiska Obadia. Yiska talks through a variety of comforting touch techniques like massage, counter pressure and relaxation techniques that can be very effective pain relief during labor. She also explains the 12 guiding principles of massage for labor. This is a “must” for both pregnant people and birthing partners!  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2020
Who's Responsible: Student or Teacher? with Bec Conant
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Is it a fair assumption for pregnant yoga students to assume “If you had a yoga practice prior to pregnancy, you will know how and when to modify.”?  Whose responsibility is it to ensure the safety of the student and offer modifications.  What potential harm can really happen to the baby and the pregnant person from inappropriate yoga poses?  In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with my childbirth educator, Spinning Babies Parent Educator, founder of Om Births and my long time colleague, Bec Conant. In our lively and a bit geeky conversation, Bec and I answer all those questions and more. We both draw from our personal and professional experience about finding the balance between offering the student autonomy of their body and when to support the student with appropriate pose alternatives. We also both talk about the difficulty of not being ego driven in one’s practice. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2020
Epidurals with Dr. Claire Sandberg
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An epidural is a very familiar term for most, but how much knowledge do people have about it?  With an average of 60% of birthing people choosing epidural anesthesia, it is important to make informed decisions about what serves you best.  In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with anesthesiologist and yoga teacher, Claire Sandberg. Claire breaks down common myths and misconceptions about epidural anesthesia and clearly presents the facts about epidurals so listeners can make an educated, informed choice.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you've been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2020
Surrogacy: Helping To Create A Family with Anastasia Bartlett
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Surrogate Carrier: The act of carrying a baby for an intended family. In my opinion, one of the greatest gifts a person can give to a family that needs assistance in creating their family.  In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Anastasia Bartlett, a Certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer, Yoga Teacher, owner of Superior Surrogacy Consulting and three time surrogate carrier. In our conversation, Anastasia explains the very in depth process of becoming a surrogate, the relationship between the intended family and the surrogate person and what is it like carrying and birthing someone else’s child. Anastasia’s passion for the topic is truly engaging!  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you've been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2020
All About Adoption with Rebecca Mendel
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The path to creating a family can differ for everyone. For some it may require fertility assistance, others a surrogate, and others no assistance at all however for approximately 135,000 families it involves adoption.  In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with adoptive and assisted reproduction lawyer, Rebecca Mendel. As an adoptive parent, Rebecca offers both her personal experience and professional expertise on adoption. She explains the process of adoption from bonding with your new baby, the ups and downs of awaiting to become a parent, handling rude comments about adoption, as well as the legal bumps one may encounter during the adoption process.  Whether this reflects your journey into family life or not, Rebecca’s story is relatable for everyone venturing into parenthood.  SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Manhattan Schoolhouse warmly welcomes families to a Reggio Emilia inspired school where every child’s intellectual, emotional, social and moral potential is thoughtfully cultivated in an environment of trust and partnership between parents, educators, children and community. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you've been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2020
Preparing for Cesarean: A Necessary Conversation with Mary Esther Malloy
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Currently in the US, approximately one-third of all babies are born by cesarean. However, it's interesting to note that when I asked my prenatal yoga class of 21 pregnant people how many have considered the possibility of cesarean birth, only 3 people raised their hands.  For many, the idea of a surgical birth is something they would prefer to avoid, but not learning about the process and preparing for the possibility can be a poor choice. Something unknown can create fear whereas education and communication can lead to supportive choices creating a more positive birth experience.  In this episode of Yoga| Birth | Babies, experienced childbirth educator, doula, parent support leader, and owner of Mindful Birth NY, Mary Esther Malloy, openly talks about preparing for a cesarean birth. Mary Esther explains how a cesarean birth unfolds and offers tools to use for a mindful cesarean. We also talk about how to integrate protocols more associated with a vaginal birth, like skin to skin, delayed cord clamping and “seeding” the baby. This is an important, necessary conversation for all expectant parents. SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Manhattan Schoolhouse warmly welcomes families to a Reggio Emilia inspired school where every child’s intellectual, emotional, social and moral potential is thoughtfully cultivated in an environment of trust and partnership between parents, educators, children and community. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you've been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2020
Community Birth Stories: The Importance of Self Advocacy with Jessie Katz
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Can you imagine the need to be the main advocate for yourself in the middle of labor and directly postpartum? Or being pushed into the situation to go head to head with the hospital staff just to see your baby? That is exactly what happened to Jessie Katz. In the middle of her labor and directly postpartum, Jessie was able to find the clarity and strength to loudly and speak up for what she knew was right for her body and baby. Jessie credits this ability to be her self advocate to the time spent properly educating herself about the pregnancy, birth and postpartum. This strong sense of belief in herself allowed her to push her wishes forward just to have her baby back from the nursery when the hospital staff resisted this request. SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Manhattan Schoolhouse warmly welcomes families to a Reggio Emilia inspired school where every child’s intellectual, emotional, social and moral potential is thoughtfully cultivated in an environment of trust and partnership between parents, educators, children and community. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you've been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2020
Understanding "Big Babies" with Rebecca Dekker
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A “big baby” is one of the top reasons for a suggested induction for pregnant people. But did you know that ultrasound offers less accuracy after the 37th week of pregnancy and can be off up to 15% of the estimated weight?  In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies I speak with founder and author of Evidence Based Birth®, Rebecca L. Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN. Rebecca and I had a chance to speak about a problem many pregnant people face towards the end of their pregnancy, macrosomia, also know as “big babies.” This important conversation helps break through myths and common concerns of birthing a big baby. Rebecca also give sound advice to those who may face this issue as well as great tools for birth workers to discuss with their clients.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you've been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2019
Breastfeeding 101 with Tamara Hawkins
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One of the most talked about subjects at the beginning of every postnatal yoga class is breastfeeding. How is it going? What do you do with cracked nipples? What are you going to do when you go back to work?  In the episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Director of Stork and Cradle, Tamara Hawkins, FNP, RN, IBCLE, LCCE, CHHC. She answers all of these questions and more in the episode I am calling “Breastfeeding 101.” We talk about everything an expectant and new mother needs to know about breastfeeding in the first few days of baby’s arrive to what to do during pregnancy to prepare for breastfeeding, we also discus finding a lactation consultant! Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you've been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2019
Parenting a Child with Special Needs with Bridget Tichar
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What do you do when you realize your child has special needs and considerations? For some parents of children who have special needs, they may feel isolated and overwhelmed by living outside “the norm.” In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Bridget Tichar. Bridget is the mother of Teddy, her 2 1/2 son, who a year ago was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes. Bridget shares the painstaking efforts she goes through on a daily basis to advocate for her son and keep him alive. She open and honestly talks about the challenges of raising a child with special needs and how this can make her feel judged by others. Whether it is Type One Diabetes, ADHD, learning disabilities, or any other issue, the commonalities of what Bridget discussed can still apply and offer support.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you've been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2019
The Pregnancy Project with Alex Berke
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The US is the only developed country that does not offer paid maternity leave to new parents. Support for new families varies from the 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act, which offers job protection and mandates 12 weeks of unpaid leave, to private companies who provide paid leave maternity and paternity leave. In NY State, as of January 1, 2018, parents who work for private companies are eligible for 8 weeks of partial payment.  In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with employment litigator and founder of Berke-Weiss Law’s Pregnancy Project, Alex Berke. Alex breaks down benefits and entitlements for parental leave and how to discus your pregnancy with your employer. She also provides guidance for how to negotiate surprise hospital bills with your insurance company. Alex evens gives insight in becoming someone’s employer should you hire a nanny. Alex seamlessly delivers information that may be overwhelming and offers it in a very digestible way!  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you've been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2019
The 4th Trimester with Kimberly Johnson
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The shift from pregnancy to postpartum is unlike any chasm one will ever experience. And while there is often much care and attention being paid to the pregnant person’s well being, the new parent that emerges on the other side, is often left to wade through the turkey waters of parenthood with limited help. In our current culture, many people have lost the community that gathers to take care of the new parent. In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with author of the book, The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions and Restoring Your Vitality, Kimberly Ann Johnson. Kimberly discusses her challenging postpartum experience and how she resolved massive pelvic floor and abdominal diastisis. She also shares valuable postpartum rituals and philosophies from other cultures and how we can adopt some of those ideas to better serve our postpartum people.  SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Go to stitchfix.com/KIDS/YBB and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! And as a bonus, Stitch Fix will waive the $20 styling fee when you use this shows special URL- stitchfix.com/KIDS/YBBFor FREE and EASY photo sharing with friend and family, visit family-album.com Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you've been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2019
Tongue Tie with Robin Kaplan
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It's possible you've never heard of “tongue tie,” but 5% of babies are born with this condition. If your little one has a tongue tie you likely understand how it impacts feeding your baby, from the bottle or breast. And if undiagnosed, it can affect speech development. In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with author of the book, Latch: A Handbook for Breastfeeding with Confidence at Every Stage IBCLC, Robin Kaplan. Robin explains what tongue tie is, how to identify it, and ways to resolve it. She also discusses therapeutic tummy time, something I had not ever heard of before this!  SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Go to stitchfix.com/KIDS/YBB and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! And as a bonus, Stitch Fix will waive the $20 styling fee when you use this shows special URL- stitchfix.com/KIDS/YBB Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you've been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2019
#IHadAMiscarriage with Dr. Jessice Zucker
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Why is it that so many pregnant people wait until 12 weeks to share the news of their pregnancy? This silence retreat may be comforting for some, but isolating for the 1 in 4 people who do not see their pregnancy go past the first trimester. In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with the creator of the #IHadAMiscarriage campaign, psychologist Dr. Jessica Zucker. Dr Zucker opens up about her own pregnancy loss at 16 weeks and what inspired her to break down the shame and stigma of miscarriage. She also shares how one may start to regain trust again in their body. This honest, heart felt conversation is helpful for anyone who is supporting someone through loss or has experienced loss.  SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Go to stitchfix.com/KIDS/YBB and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! And as a bonus, Stitch Fix will waive the $20 styling fee when you use this shows special URL- stitchfix.com/KIDS/YBB For FREE and EASY photo sharing with friend and family, visit family-album.com Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you've been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2019
Community Birth Story: Healing Through Birth
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Pregnancy and the transition to parenthood can bring up painful triggers and emotions from one’s past. But, for some, can also serve as a gateway to healing In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Prenatal Yoga Center community member, Christina Profita. Christina opens up about how needing a cesarean birth due to her breech baby unexpectedly brought up issues from her past as a person who has recovered from an eating disorder. She also discussed how motherhood can be both an overwhelming transition but also a transition of healing and growth. Please enjoy this honest and touching community birth story.  SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Go to stitchfix.com/KIDS/YBB and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! And as a bonus, Stitch Fix will waive the $20 styling fee when you use this shows special URL- stitchfix.com/KIDS/YBB For FREE and EASY photo sharing with friend and family, visit family-album.com Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you've been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2019
Life With Twins with Natalie Diaz
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How would you react upon finding out you were carrying twins? Shock? Excitement? A bit nervous? A combination of all three? If are one of the 3.35% of parent having twins you may be looking for some support and guidance as you welcome your new expanded family. In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with author of the book, What To Do When You're Having Two and founder of Twiniversity, Natalie Diaz. Natalie skillfully and humorously breaks down the reality of life with two. She offers solid go-to advice and tips for navigating life with twins. Whether you are a new parent of one or two, you can gain supportive and practical information to help ease the transition into parenthood.  Support Our Sponsors: For FREE and EASY photo sharing with friend and family, visit https://family-album.com Support Yoga | Birth | Babies: Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you've been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies on Apple Podcasts To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2019
Yoga for Pelvic Health with Shannon Crow
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One of the most commonly used phrases in exercise and yoga is “engage your core.” But what does that even mean? What muscles are being asked to work and is it really helpful or healthy to have an engaged core?  In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with pelvic floor yoga specialist Shannon Crow. Shannon dispels some commonly believed myths about what the core is and how it should be used. She also discusses how the understanding of diastisis recti has shifted over the years and how that relates to healing and rehabbing core muscles. This episode is valuable for both new and expectant parents as well as yoga teachers. Enjoy!  Support Our Sponsors: For FREE and EASY photo sharing with friend and family, visit https://family-album.com Support Yoga | Birth | Babies: Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you've been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies on Apple Podcasts To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2019
Postpartum Psychosis with Lisa Abramsom
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Nobody ever enters parenthood and thinks having a baby would land them in the psych ward. But that is exactly what happened with Lisa Abramson. On this episode of Yoga| Birth|Babies, I speak with executive coach, mindfulness teacher, best selling author, and mom of two girls, Lisa Abramson.  Lisa is also a survivor of postpartum psychosis, a rare and severe maternal mental health condition. In this deep and honest conversation, Lisa shares her story and paths to recovery with postpartum psychosis. This important episode helps shed the stigma of mental health issues.  Support Our Sponsors: For FREE and EASY photo sharing with friend and family, visit https://family-album.com Esembly is a reusable diapering system that equips families with everything they need to diaper sustainably. From diapers to skincare and laundry, Diaperkind does the laundry for you and delivers fresh clean cotton diapers to your doorstep every week! Learn more at esemblybaby.com and diaperkind.com And use code PrenatalPodcast10 for 10% off your first order Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you've been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies on Apple Podcasts To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2019
Birth Plans with Terry Richmond
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Birth plans have gotten a bad name. How can you possibly plan a birth since they rarely go as planned? However, investing time, thought, and energy into what areas of the birth are important to the birthing person can be invaluable. By making their wishes known, it can help the birthing person feel supported, heard and seen, especially when things move away from the preconceived vision of birth.  In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with childbirth educator and labor support doula, Terry Richmond. In Terry’s 17 years of practice as a doula she has attended over 800 births and continues to be one of NYC’s most sought after and respected doulas. Terry talks about how to approach a birth plan, what you may want to include, topics to leave off, and how to get a practice with multiple doctors to honor the individual's birth preferences.  Support Our Sponsors: Go to stitchfix.com/KIDS/YBB and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! And as a bonus, Stitch Fix will waive the $20 styling fee when you use this shows special URL stitchfix.com/KIDS/YBB For FREE and EASY photo sharing with friend and family, visit https://family-album.com Esembly is a reusable diapering system that equips families with everything they need to diaper sustainably. From diapers to skincare and laundry, Diaperkind does the laundry for you and delivers fresh clean cotton diapers to your doorstep every week! Learn more at esemblybaby.com and diaperkind.com And use code PrenatalPodcast10 for 10% off your first order Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you've been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies on Apple Podcasts To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2019
What Midwives REALLY Do with Tanya Wills
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The role and practice of a midwife is often misunderstood. Many think this is someone who simply assists medical doctors, or they confuse the offerings of labor support doula with a midwife, assuming this person has limited medical training and authority or just catches babies. (None of those assumptions are correct!) So what does a midwife REALLY do? In today’s episode of Yoga |Birth|Babies, I speak with certified nurse midwife, Tanya Wills. Tanya debunks some of the misconception of what midwives offer and thoroughly explains the different credentials midwives can earn. She also gives some helpful hints about getting your midwifery care covered by insurance! Support Our Sponsors: Go to stitchfix.com/KIDS/YBB and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! And as a bonus, Stitch Fix will waive the $20 styling fee when you use this shows special URL stitchfix.com/KIDS/YBB For FREE and EASY photo sharing with friend and family, visit https://family-album.com Esembly is a reusable diapering system that equips families with everything they need to diaper sustainably. From diapers to skincare and laundry, Diaperkind does the laundry for you and delivers fresh clean cotton diapers to your doorstep every week! Learn more at esemblybaby.com and diaperkind.com And use code PrenatalPodcast10 for 10% off your first order Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you've been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies on Apple Podcasts To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 09, 2019
Yoga, Bands, and Baby with Laurel Beversdorf
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Laurel Beversdorf has always been a teacher and practitioner who embodies the philosophy of svadyaya (self study) so, it was no surprise when Laurel started to deviate from a traditional yoga practice and began to explore adding resistance bands into her practice. She approaches asana based on her studies of anatomy and biomechanics of the body and seeks to explore functional ways the body can move in a playful manner. In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with international yoga educator, the creator of Yoga with Resistance Bands, Laurel Beversdorf. Laurel talks about how healing her own personal injuries lead her to explore beyond traditional asana. She also shares how her life and career has changed since she had her baby. SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Go to stitchfix.com/KIDS/YBB and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! And as a bonus, Stitch Fix will waive the $20 styling fee when you use this shows special URL- stitchfix.com/KIDS/YBB For FREE and EASY photo sharing with friend and family, visit family-album.com Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you've been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 03, 2019
Prenatal Weight Shaming with Jen McLellan
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One Wednesday morning, during circle time, a student bravely spoke up about an experience she had at her last prenatal appointment. Her doctor told her she had gained too much weight between visits. The woman left her appointment upset, ashamed and confused about what to do next. Upon hearing, I too was confused and had no answer to give her other than weight gain is not linear and not be so hard on herself. That conversation inspired this episode of Yoga|Birth |Babies with Jen McLellan. Jen is a certified childbirth educator, published author, speaker, founder of Plus Size Birth and host of the popular Plus Mommy Podcast. Jen shares insight and advise communicating with your care provider about weight and offers evidence based information about assumed health risks for plus size bodies. No matter what size body you live in, this is an important episode to hear. Support our sponsor: Go to stitchfix.com/KIDS/YBB and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! And as a bonus, Stitch Fix will waive the $20 styling fee when you use this shows special URL- stitchfix.com/KIDS/YBB Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you've been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC community: instagram & facebook @prenatalyogacenter YouTube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25, 2019
All Things Cervix with the Birth Kweens
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It is very possible that you never thought much about your cervix until you became pregnant. Once you're hovering around your due date, it can become a prime concern. At each weekly exam, you may be wondering, “How dilated am I?”, “Does that mean labor might start soon, or do I still have a ways to go?” Depending on the results of a cervical exam you may be in a tailspin of excitement, disappoint, or simply confused by what you heard. In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with the hosts of the podcast Birth Kweens, midwife and hormone specialist, Karly Nuttall and birth and postpartum doula, Ali Feroah about all things cervixes! Karly and Ali breakdown why and when a cervical exam may be considered and what the information gathered from an exam means. One thing you will learn is, your cervix is not a crystal ball- it does not hold all the answers. Support our sponsor: Go to stitchfix.com/KIDS/YBB and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! And as a bonus, Stitch Fix will waive the $20 styling fee when you use this shows special URL- stitchfix.com/KIDS/YBB Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you've been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC community: instagram & facebook @prenatalyogacenter YouTube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2019
Pelvic Liberation with Leslie Howard
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You sneeze, you pee. You run, you pee. You cough, you pee. What do all three of these problems have in common? They are all likely being prescribes the same solution, Kegels. However, for many people, simply Kegeling themselves to happiness can actually worsen the problem. In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with internationally-acclaimed yoga educator and pelvic floor specialist, Leslie Howard. We speak about understanding the different states the pelvic floor and how one blanket remedy for pelvic floor issues is not appropriate. Leslie also explains the importance of a healthy pelvic floor and how things such as constantly tightening the pelvic floor and abdomen can be detrimental. Everyone deserves a healthy, functional body and Leslie’s insight into creating balance in the pelvis is remarkable. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you've been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga | Birth | Babies on Apple Podcasts To connect with Deb and the PYC community: instagram & facebook @prenatalyogacenter YouTube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2019
12 Taboo Postpartum Truths: What You May Need to Know, but Probably Haven't Been Told with Marissa Zwetow
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What happens when the reality of parenthood doesn’t match the expectations, dreams and hopes? It can sometimes leave someone feeling regretful of their new situation and questions their choices. And often, with this regret, one feels shame, embarrassment and alone. In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Marissa Zwetow, who is licensed therapist who specializes in prenatal and postpartum counseling. She talks about the 12 Taboo Postpartum Truths: What you may need to know, but probably haven't been told. Marissa blows the lib off of hidden thoughts and feelings so many new parents feel but are embarrassed to admit. This episode is a must for any new or expectant parent or support person! Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com  If you love what you've been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth| Babies on Apple Podcasts To connect with Deb and the PYC community: instagram & facebook @prenatalyogacenter YouTube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2019
Protecting Your Perineum with Dr. Rachel Reed
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“I would like a deep, painful tear of my perineum” said NOBODY! Pretty much in every movie or TV show where birth is being portrayed, we see the birthing person flat on her back, legs spread wide and people are yelling at her to “PUSH!” It’s no wonder that is how people think they should approach birth. But let’s pull back the curtain a bit of after effects of pushing in such a way. Have you ever thought what might happen to someone’s perineum if they are pushing a baby through a taught, overly stretched pelvic floor? In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with midwife, author and Senior Lecturer and Discipline Leader in Midwifery at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, Dr. Rachel Reed. Rachel talks about best practices to protect a very important part of your body, your perineum. She explains which pushing positions are less likely to create tears and dispels the myth that supporting the perineum or massaging it during crowning lead to better outcomes. She also explains why informed consent is a vital part of the care provider/ birthing person relationship. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you've been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga | Birth Babies on Apple Podcasts To connect with Deb and the PYC community: instagram & facebook @prenatalyogacenter YouTube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2019
A Brutal, Amazing, and Magical Birth with Caprice Abowitt
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What is it like for a birth doula, childbirth educator, and prenatal yoga teacher to experience birth with so much knowledge and experience coloring her lens of labor? Many may think it, with all the preparation and knowledge, it would be smooth sailing. Well, life and birth unfolds in it’s own wild ride no matter who you are and what you bring to the table. In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with certified yoga instructor, birth doula, and childbirth educator, Sage Caprice Abowitt. Caprice opens up about what she calls her “Brutal, Amazing, and Magical Birth” and how sometimes shifting the mindset from the supporter to the one who needs support may be a challenge. She also honestly talks about her struggles with breastfeeding and the support she was fortunate to have that helped her get past the issues. Caprice is a delight to chat with, I am sure pregnant people, new parents and birth workers will enjoy hearing her story. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/a-brutal-amazing-and-magical-birth/ If you love what you've been listening to, please leave a rating and review! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/yoga-birth-babies/id1096416947?mt=2) To connect with Deb and the PYC community: instagram & facebook @prenatalyogacenter YouTube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 21, 2019
Learn to Surrender Your Yoga Practice with Kelly Sunrose
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Not long ago, I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Yoked podcast with Kelly Sunrose. During the conversation which started off mainly talking about prenatal yoga, Kelly and I started to discus the impact of yoga on pregnancy and birth. I was not surprised to hear of the challenging labor, birth and postpartum that Kelly, a very experienced yoga practitioner endured. Kelly’s story, like my own, carried similarities that I had heard from many, many other yoga teachers. Was there a correlation between an advanced practice and a challenging birth? In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, yoga and meditation teacher and host of the podcast Yoked Kelly Sunrose and I discuss our own journeys through pregnancy and the role yoga played. We dive into the challenge of relinquishing a very nurtured yoga practice and coming to peace with accepting a practice and life style. For anyone who as ever found it challenging to surrender, this podcast is for you! Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you've been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga | Birth| Babies on Apple Podcasts To connect with Deb and the PYC community: instagram @prenatalyogacenter facebook @prenatalyogacenter  Youtube Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2019
Laboring Down Study: Yay or Nay with Debby Amis
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with labor and delivery nurse, doula, Lamaze Childbirth educator and author, Debby Amis. Debby breaks down this new study to highlight areas of inconsistent interpretation and emphasizes the lack of focus on the increase in 3rd and 4th degrees tears that have been noted with this new recommended guideline. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/laboring-down-study-yay-or-nay/ If you love what you have been listening to, please leave a rating and review! If you want to connect with Deb and the PYC community, connect here; Facebook, Instagram, & Youtube: @prenatalyogacenter Visit our sponsor: Midtown Chiropractor 57th St Chiropractic, Dr Gregg Rubinstein Live Life Without Limits Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 07, 2019
MotherSHIFT: Supporting Women Through the Identity Shift of Motherhood with Jessie Harrold
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Few experiences in life create such a sudden shift on so many deep levels like entering parenthood. In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with writer, women’s mentor, doula and founder of MotherSHIFT, Jessie Harrold about embodying the rite of passage into motherhood. Jessie helps guide women through the transition into parenthood through her program MotherSHIFT. She thoughtfully explores this massive identity shift and helps you makes sense of the you are now; mother, partner, person. In our discussion Jessie offers solid insight to these gates of transition and listeners will walk away with solid tools to help navigate this maze like experience. For the full show notes and how you can connect with Jessie go to prenatalyogacenter.com  Visit our sponsor: Midtown Chiropractor 57th St Chiropractic, Dr Gregg Rubinstein Live Life Without Limits Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 31, 2019
RIE Parenting: Is It For You with Janet Lansbury
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It’s not often during an interview I have such a major a shift in perspective on the topic of discussion. But that is exactly what occurred during my talk with author and RIE method teacher Janet Lansbury. The RIE method floated around in a distant hemisphere somewhere in my awareness. I had heard of an RIE class near me when my children were very little but never really invested much time in discovering what it was. One of my friends made a snide remark it was the “fight club” of parenting philosophies. After my talk with Janet, I regret not further exploring the opportunity to participate in these classes. In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, Janet explains the RIE method in great detail and the benefits it can have for both parent and child. How the seeds of a trusting and respectful relationship are laid and how doing less can reap so much more. For more one this episode and how you can connect with Janet visit prenatalyogacenter.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 24, 2019
Community Birth Stories: Overcoming Disappointment & Embracing the Uncontrollable with Sarah Faich Dini
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I reached out to Hannah Sarah Faich Dini to be a guest on Yoga | Birth | Babiesbecause chatting with her and simply knowing her is a true delight. I also, in my many years of working with the pregnant population, have not encountered three pregnancies quite like hers. For all three pregnancies, Hannah Sarah had breech babies. And for all three pregnancies she faced the possibility that her births would unfold differently than she had envisioned. In our open and honest conversation, Hannah Sarah talks about finding peace with unknown factors like, will my baby go head down? And if so, will the baby stay there? Hannah Sarah also bravely discussed facing disappointment with herself during labor and embracing her labor experience. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 17, 2019
An Introduction to Trauma Informed Prenatal Yoga with Tara Tonini
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Stepping onto the yoga mat may feel very vulnerable for many people. It’s a time to be present with body, mind and breath and that can be challenging, especially if you have suffered through any type of traumatic experience. According to Sidran Institute, an estimated 70 percent of adults in the United States have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives. In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Tara Tonini, yoga and mediation teacher, birth doula, and Master Reiki Healer. Tara also leads teacher training with Exhale to Inhale that focus on trauma informed yoga. In our discussion Tara talks about how yoga can be a healing modality for those who have suffered from trauma and how trauma informed yoga can support the pregnant student during pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. Given the number of people who have encountered trauma in their lifetime, this is a must listen to episode. For the full show notes including how to connect with Tara click Here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 10, 2019
Why Children Whine and What to Do About It with Dr. Laura Markham
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If you're a parent, or simply have been around children, you know the how hard it can be to stay calm when a child is whining. I'm almost 8 years into parenthood and still, I find myself hungrily looking for expert advice on this issue! In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with Clinical Psychologist and founding editor of AhaParenting.com, Dr. Laura Markham. Dr. Laura breaks down many of the reason why children whine and “get sassy” and offers solid tools for how to best relate to your child during this uncomfortable and (let’s face it- sometimes infuriating!) time. For parents of children of all ages, this episode has amazing takeaways that will help defuse challenging moments. (P. S. I've already used some of these tactics and they REALLY work!) For more information and how you can connect with Dr. Laura visit prenatalyogacenter.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2019
Life In the NICU with Evelyn Gama
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Every year 10-15 percent of babies born in America spend some time in the NICU. In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with Evelyn Gama, a licensed mental health therapist and mother to a NICU baby. Evelyn’s son was born at 26 weeks old and spent several months in the NICU. Evelyn opens up about that challenging time and how she reorganized life to straddle the world of being fully available for her new baby and still being the mother to a toddler at home. This episode is so important for the unexpected turns labor can bring or to support a friend or loved one in the midst of this experience. For the complete show notes including the resources mentioned in this episode, click HERE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2019
Why This Baby Is Breech with Nicole Morales
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Spinning Babies Trainer and home birth midwife, Nicole Morales. Nicole offers insight to why a baby may be breech and methods to help baby navigate it’s way head down. Her empathic approach to her work will also provide comfort for those who may need to accept and surrender to a new and different birth experience than planned. This valuable episode will not only serve the pregnant person but birth workers and birthing partners as well. Enjoy! For the complete show notes visit prenatalyogacenter.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 19, 2019
How To Make A Slow Labor Progress with Dr. Vijaya Krishnan
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The number one reason for first time birthing people to have a cesarean is “failure to progress”. Failure to progress is defined as a labor lasting 20 hours or more for first time parents. However, labor is not always linear and can have variations. Back in the 1940’s the Friedman Curve was introduced in hospitals as a means to determine how quickly a laboring person should progress in labor, approximately 1 cm per hour. Research now supports the importance of disregarding that estimation and recognizing other factors like, epidural use, fetal position and emotional components, can prolonging labor. For those who wish to avoid an unplanned cesarean due to being labeled “failure to progress” this episode will resonate with you. I speak with certified professional midwife (CPM), the co-founder and director of Healthy Mother Sanctum Natural Birth Center, and the leading official Lamaze-certified childbirth educator, Dr. Vijaya Krishnan. Vijaya offers solid advice and tools for how to handle a slow labor, factors that can be causing an arrested labor and options to help move the labor along. For the full show notes including how to connect with Dr. Vijaya and resources mentioned in this episode visit: prenatalyogacenter.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2019
Getting Real with Peloton’s Kristin McGee
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We've all met those people we start chatting with and instantly decide, I want to know more about you. As Krisitn and I casually talked during the breaks of Prenatal Yoga Center's Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, (which she was enrolled in) I started to realized how our personal paths mirrored one another and even intertwined at times. I loved hearing her open and honest experience of her two very different births and was delighted to “talk shop” about yoga “back in the day!” I discovered we even studied with the same teacher, Cyndi Lee at the former OM Yoga Center. This episode of Yoga|Birth|Babiescaptures a fun, honest, and open chat between two yogis, mothers and teachers. Kristen talks about the evolution of her yoga teaching and practice that has spanned more then two decades and how she manages life and 3 kids under 4 years old! Please enjoy! For the full show notes and to connect with Kristin visit: prenatalyogacenter.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2019
An Ancient Map for Modern Birth with Pam England
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Welcome to part two of the Birthing From Withinfocused podcasts. Recently, I embarked on the path to becoming a Birthing From Within Mentor. The process to becoming a mentor is multilayered but starts with a weekend intensive course called Crossing the Threshold. Right after attended the weekend course, I recorded last week’s podcast with Koyuki Smith, one of the weekend mentors. So I thought it only appropriate to pull out of the archives my conversation with the founder and creator of the Birthing From Within Method, Pam England. In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with Pam England, author of Birthing From Withinand Ancient Map for Modern Birth. This lively conversation covers quite a bit of ground- Pam and I discuss how Birthing From Withinwas born, how the philosophy and approach differs from more traditional methods and her work with Birth Story Medicineand her latest book, Ancient Map for Modern Birth. To connect with Pam and read the full show notes visit: prenatalyogacenter.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2019
Exploring Birthing from Within with Koyuki Smith
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If only there was a way to script out your “ideal” birth and be guaranteed the experience unfolds in that exact manner. Unfortunately, that’s impossible. However, many of us try to overly plan and seldom allow ourselves to relinquish the illusion of control over the wild nature of birth. In this episode of Yoga|Birth |Babies, I speak with birth doula and Birthing From Within Mentor, Koyuki Smith. Koyuki and I talk about the Birthing From Within Method and how grasping at information may lead to disappointment and can not assure you the perfect birth. She talks about surrendering to the unexpected and the importance of leaning into personal fears around the perception of birth. This conversation is sure to spark curiosity and inspiration for pregnant people, birth partners and birth workers. For the full show notes visit prenatalyogacenter.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2019
The Importance of Community with Jessica Pallay
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We've all heard “It take a village to raise a child.” And while it sounds like a cliche or catch phrase, those of us who've been through or witnessed the transition from maiden to motherhood can understand the incredible importance of a supportive community. In this episode of Yoga|Birth| Babies, I speak with the director of event programming & operations at Motherly, Jessica Pallay. Jessica and I have a lively conversation about how community has shifted from past generations, the impact of online parenting, and how to find your “posse” during this transitional time. The Beatles were absolutely right, “I get by with a little help from my friends.” For the complete show notes visit: prenatalyogacenter.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 08, 2019
The Highly Sensitive Baby & Parent with Julie Bjelland
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Did you know that 20% of the population has a unique brain trait called Sensory Processing Sensitivity aka the “highly sensitive person”? And of course, this is not limited to only adults. Babies and children can also exhibit these traits and are unfortunately are often misunderstood and characterized as “colicky” or “overactive” or “anxious”. In the episode of Yoga| Birth| Babies, I speak with licensed psychotherapist, global HSP consultant, and leader in the field of high sensitivity, Julie Bjelland. She explains 15 common traits of the HS person and strategies to help parents best support their highly sensitive child. Julie also offers very solid and practical advise to help the highly sensitive parent handle the demands of new parenthood. For the full show notes including resources mentioned in today's episode visit: prenatalyogacenter.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2019
Avoiding the "Mom Rut" in Fashion with Brianne Manz
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I was recently sorting through old pictures of me “pre-children” and noted how cute and put together I was back then. My hair was cut regularly, my clothes were fun and fashionable and I had a very respectable handbag collection that never contained random lego pieces or pink hair bows. Why did becoming a mother lead to abandoning my fashion sense and falling into the “mom rut” of mainly sporting Lululemon pants, a (mostly) clean top and my hair in a messy top knot? In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with fashionista, blogger/writer and founder of Stroller in the City, Brianne Manz. This fun and breezy conversation offers tips and ideas to find fashion within function and reembody your personal style in all stages of motherhood. To connect with Brianne and learn more about Stroller In the City visit the show notes: prenatalyogacenter.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24, 2019
Body Positive Parenting with Leslie Bloch and Zoe Bisbing of The Bloom Project
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I wish I could say I have a very loving and peaceful relationship with my body and body image; unfortunately, I do not. However, with awareness of this personal flaw, I've made great efforts to be mindful of what I say about my appearance and any comments about the physicality of others in front of my children. As my all time favorite composer said so perfectly, “Careful the things you say, children will listen. Careful the things you do, children will see and learn.” In this episode of Yoga| Birth|Babies, I speak with founders of The Full Bloom Project, Zoe Bisbing, LCSW and Leslie Bloch, LCSW about how to raise children from a perspective of Body Positive Parenting. If you carry some of your own baggage or simply wish to lay a positive body relationship for your child, this conversation will inspire you.  Visit prenatalyogacenter.com for the full show notes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2019
Incontinence, Prolapse, and the Core, Oh My! A Discussion of These Common Issues with Anita Lambert
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We all know about the common physical issues of pregnancy and postpartum, an achy back, sore shoulders and tight hips. But what about the other issues that are often kept quiet, hidden in confusion and shame. Incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, finding some sense of connection to the postpartum core! These are huge physical barriers that can have an effect on the quality of one’s life. And while they are common, they are not a “normal” part of pregnancy and postpartum. And the individual suffering through these problems deserves an explanation help. In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Registered Pelvic Health and Orthopaedic Physiotherapist, Anita Lambert. She dispels some common misconceptions about the popular “kegel” exercise and thoughtfully explains many pelvic floor and core problems pregnant and postpartum people regularly experience. Whether you are a pregnant person, new parent or birth worker, you will walk away from this episode with empowering and digestible information. To learn more about Anita visit the show notes HERE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2019
How To Find Ease In Complicated Births with Erin Cella
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What do you do when your birth goes in a completely different direction than expected? How do you recover, find peace, and prepare for the birth of another baby? What happens if your second birth also has a dramatic turn of events? This is the experience of this week’s guest. In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with dance artist, yoga teacher, and mom of two, Erin Cairns Cella. She bravely opens up about her two complicated births, how she was able to surrender to the experience, and find her way to find ease. Erin’s honesty and insight may offer support and comfort for those who also underwent a challenging birth. To learn more about Erin or connect with her visit: prenatalyogacenter.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2019
Demystifying Genetic Prenatal Testing with Ushta Davar Canteenwalla
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As the field of genetic testing grows, so do the options for parents to learn more about their baby prior to birth. However, the choices and information from these tests can be confusing and sometimes overwhelming. “Which test to take? What do the results mean? I am over 35 years old, will I need more testing and then what do I do with the results?” These are just some of the myriad of questions that come up around genetic testing. In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with board certified licensed genetic counselor, Ushta Davar Canteenwalla. Ushta helps demystify these daunting questions and bring clarity to genetic testing. For anyone thinking of conceiving soon or undergoing tests currently, this episode can bring ease and comfort around the subject of genetic testing.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2019
Baby Fingers: Baby Sign Language with Lora Heller
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One of my favorite parts of early motherhood was listening to the scrumptious babble of my new baby. That was, until a level of frustration grew from our inability to communicate effectively. My son was often trying to share his needs and it much of the time, it just went over my head. If you are experiencing a similar predicament or want to avoid it as much as possible, you may consider learning baby sign language. In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with music therapist, teacher of the Deaf, and founder of Baby Fingers, Lora Heller. Lora explains how sign language can help increase vocabulary, improve child/care giver communication and increase bonding. I thoroughly enjoyed my talk with Lora and hope you do to! For the full show notes and more info on Baby Fingers click HERE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20, 2019
Embracing The KonMari Method to Declutter Your Life & Home
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I’ll admit, I got a bit of zig when my husband and I went shopping to fill our baby registry. It was thrilling to see all the baby gear start to arrive. That is until we realized that our small one bedroom was not equipped to accommodate all the equipment baby’s require! Soon bottles, bibs and baby clothes started to take ownership of our home.  If you can relate to the feeling of being controlled by the stuff you own, this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies will help you embrace the decluttering process. I speak with Cassidy Nesello, a professional organizer, certified in the KonMari Method. She offers solid tools and support for anyone who may face having more “stuff” than they know how to handle and how to let it go.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2019
Understanding Core Strength In Pregnancy & Postpartum
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Most people who recently birthed a baby experience some level of trying to reignite a relationship with their core muscles. Some people feel a huge disconnect and have little understanding of why their abdomen remains soft even after the rest of their body has started to regain some semblance of it’s former self. In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with physical therapist and Franklin Method Educator, Solange Ross and occupational therapist and founder and owner of The Functional Pelvis, Lindsey Vestal. We dive into a deep discussion about diastasis recti, the linea alba and what types of movement can support a healthy core. Plus, at the end I have a quick BONUS conversation with Solange about how postnatal yoga teachers can apply their knowledge of supporting a healthy core function in group classes. This talk is perfect for anyone interested in understanding their abdomen, pelvic floor and back and loves to geek out on anatomy! Visit prenatalyogacenter.com for the full show notes including the images mentioned in the episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 06, 2019
The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles and Optimize Your Fertility
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How amazing is it that the documentary, #Period. End of Sentence, a film about menstruation just won an Academy Award! For years talking about periods was a closed subject. But now tides are turning and many people consider menstruation the “5th Vital Sign.” Disruptions in one’s cycle can predict potential health issues, give us insight to optimal fertility and a deeper understanding and appreciation of our own bodies. In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak certified Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner, Lisa Hendrickson-Jack about menstruation, fertility, ovulation. For those who want to better understand their cycles, this podcast is a must! For the complete show notes visit prenatalyogacenter.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2019
Meditation & Facing Birth Fear with Anna Gannon
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Have you ever found yourself facing a completely different scenario in life then you were expecting? At 7 months pregnant, writer and yoga teacher Anna Gannon, found herself unexpectantly unemployed and depressed. To her complete surprise, she stumbled into meditation which became passion and career. In the episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, Anna and I share a deeply honest and vulnerable conversation about life’s twists and unexpected findings. Anna opens up about a very challenging time in her life, her path to joy and exploring fears surrounding her upcoming birth.  For the complete shownotes visit prenatalyogacenter.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 20, 2019
Community Birth Story: Embracing Your Birth Choices
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In this episode of Yoga |Birth |Babies, please enjoy this community birth story from Hedy as she explains what she faced when trying to have the birth she envisioned and some surprises of postpartum. For full show notes click HERE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 13, 2019
Pushing Power: Understanding the 2nd Stage of Labor with Chantal Traub
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The pushing stage of labor rarely looks as it does in the movies! Did you know there are so many other options to birth a baby then flat on your back with you legs thrown up to the ceiling and pushing like your face is going to burst? In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with doula, childbirth educator, mother and creator of Pushing Power, Chantal Traub. She breaks down some myths about pushing, introduces why a well aligned pelvis can help facilitate a more functional birth and how to talk to your care provider about birthing options. Enjoy!   For more on Chantal and the full shownotes click HERE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 06, 2019
Healing After Birth: Recovering from Birth Trauma
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Between 25 and 34 per cent of women report that their births were traumatic. Given this staggering number, how many of these people have the support or tools to safely heal and recover from their birth experience? In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with childbirth educator, doula and author, Jennifer Summerfeldt. Jennifer and I dive deeply into the impact of birth trauma on the postpartum experience, the relationship of postpartum depression to birth trauma and finally tools to recovery if you experienced birth trauma. This meaty, powerful conversation may help put words and understanding to unrealized trauma. For the full show notes visit: prenatalyogacenter.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2019
Car Seat Safety
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Child Passenger Safety Technician and founder of NY Metro CPR, Jason Mundy. He breaks down some of the most common mistakes parents make when installing a car seat, when to transition to a front facing position, and stroller safety. Want to know more? Join us Saturday, February 16th for “Common Misuses with Car Seats” from 1:30-3:00pm Click HERE to register For the full show notes and links mentioned in the episode click HERE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2019
TheMilkinMama: Hand Expression with Francie Webb
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For those who have been caught with out their breast pump or expectantly separated from your baby, you may have turned to hand expression as a last resort. But did you know, that hand expression of breast milk can boost milk supply and often reduce sore nipples and engorgement and it can save you time- no parts to have to clean! In this episode of Yoga| Birth|Babies, I speak with birth doula and founder of TheMilkinMama, Francie Webb. Francie shares why hand expression is breastfeeding’s best kept secret and why every lactating person should be armed with the skills and confidence to know how to hand express. Enjoy! For full shownotes including the links mentioned in this talk head over to: prenatalyogacenter.com *ALSO- Shout out to my friend, Francesca Cervero and her online course – Science of the Private Lesson Online Training! Get $50 OFF with the code = DEB50 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2019
Practical Advice on Caring for Your Newborn with Ayelet Kaznelson
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Bringing home a newborn baby for the first time is perhaps one of the most daunting tasks many people face in their life. I clearly remember the moment my husband and I were alone with our new baby. All we could think about was, “when is our postpartum doula going to arrive and could help us navigate this new path.” In this episode of Yoga| Birth| Babies, I speak with International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Labor Support Doula, Ayelet Kaznelson. She offers practical tips and advice that new parents can utilize during this huge transition. We’re also delighted to be welcoming Ayelet to the PYC teaching community and excited to learn a bit about her. For more on Ayelet view the full show notes HERE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 19, 2018
Understanding the ARRIVE Study with Bonu deCaires
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The headline “The ARRIVE Trial: Induction at 39 weeks leads to lower cesarean rate” may have caught your eye in the last few months. It may have also left you confused, wondering what to do with these new findings and what does all this mean for pregnancy, due dates and physiological births. In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with childbirth educator, Labor Support Doula, Doula Trainer and Breastfeeding Counselor, Bonu deCaires. Bonu and I unpack the findings of the ARRIVE study and carefully examine how to approach these results and how this may unfold in current day obstetrics. If you are a pregnant person or a birth worker, this rich discussion will shed some light on interpreting this new study and how that may effect the expectations of labor and induction. For more on Bonu and the ARRIVE Study visit: prenatalyogacenter.com   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 12, 2018
Your Inner Baby Carriage with Jill Miller
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Have you ever felt like you don’t understand your changing pregnant body? Perhaps you no longer feel like you can find good, supportive posture, or take a satisfyingly deep breath? If so, then this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies will help you understand how your inner structure, what Jill Miller, yoga teacher and co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide, calls the “inner baby carriage” can help create ease and comfort in your ever changing pregnant or postpartum body. This podcast is a rich conversation about anatomy, yoga, and the importance of self care massage. For more information on Jill and how you can connect with her visit our show notes: prenatalyogacenter.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2018
Rainbow Babies with Jessica Mougis
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Approximately 10-25% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. With such a high percentage of pregnancies naturally terminating, why is this subject often talked about in whispers behind closed doors? When any personal loss is experienced, support is often desired and needed and subsequent pregnancies may be approached with more apprehension then joy. In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with PYC community member and children’s yoga teacher, Jessica Mougis. Jessica opens up about the loss of her twins and how she personally recovered from that experience. Jessica also shares how her current pregnancy with her “rainbow child” differs from the easeful, innocence of her first pregnancy. For more on Jessica visit the show notes at prenatalyogacenter.com     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 28, 2018
Pain, Suffering, & Trauma In Labor with Penny Simkin
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I had the pleasure of speaking with world renowned author and birth authority, Penny Simkin. We spoke of the important topic of pain versus suffering, how women’s satisfaction and memory of their birth has a direct correspondence to how they perceive being treated during their birth, emotional trauma that can ensue from an unsupported birth experience for the mother and partner and how women can best prepare for birth- especially is she has a history of trauma and abuse or just fear surrounding childbirth. Please enjoy this very rich and moving conversation.   For more on Penny visit our full show notes: prenatalyogacenter.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2018
Pregnancy, Parenthood, and Eating Disorders
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One of the three pillars of Prenatal Yoga Center methodology is community, also knows as sangha. Feeling part of community, especially in such a transitional time like pregnancy and parenthood, can help assuage fears, feel supported and find a general camaraderie. In an effort to deepen our community connection, Yoga |Birth |Babies continues to share conversations and personal stories from our community members. In this episode of Yoga| Birth |Babies, we get to know one of our community members, Yali Szulanski. Yali bravely shares her personal struggles with a serious eating disorder and how she was able to keep it in check during her two pregnancies and postpartum. For anyone who is or has faced body image issues or if you are supporting someone through this challenging experience, this episode will speak to you. For more on Yali, visit the show notes: prenatalyogacenter.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 14, 2018
Spinning Babies Founder Gail Tully and the Importance of Fetal Position
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Failure to progress is the number one reason first time mothers end up having an unplanned cesarean birth. Many times the cause of the cervix failing to open is related to the baby’s position and how is it rotating through the pelvis and applying pressure onto the cervix. While some misalignments may not be able to be corrected, learning how to create balance in the birthing person’s bony pelvis and soft muscle tissue can best support baby’s chance of finding an easier exit. In today’s episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I have the pleasure of speaking with Gail Tully, certified professional midwife (CPM) and birth doula (DONA), and founder of www.SpinningBabies.com. Gail and I discus the principals of Spinning Babies and the how the position of the baby and the balance in the birthing person’s body plays a vital role in the ease and functionality of birth. For expectant mothers, partners and birth workers, the podcast will offer take a tips to help prepare the body for birth. For more on Gail visit the show notes: https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/spinning-babies-founder-gail-tully/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2018
Plan to Support Yourself: The Necessity of a Postpartum Mental Health Check In
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With the myriad of nursery decor, strollers and baby gadgets, it is not surprising the amount of time and effort new parents spend on preparing for the arrival of their new family member. Unfortunately, the check list of preparation rarely makes it to setting up support for the new parents postpartum. With the current rate of PMAD, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety disorder, hovering around 20%, clearly this is an area that needs heavy consideration and attention. In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Evelyn Gama, LCSW who specializes in perinatal mental health. Evelyn discusses the steps to take to set up a postpartum mental health check in. She offers very solid and manageable ideas to help the whole family best support the new birthing parent. Unfortunately, these very important steps of postpartum preparation are often neglected. Please enjoy this episode for either yourself or someone you support. To connect with Evelyn or get the links mentioned in the podcast visit: https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/plan-to-support-yourself-the-necessity-of-a-postpartum-mental-health-check-in/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2018
When You Suspect a Friend or Loved One is Suffering with PMAD with Paige Bellenbaum
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Have you ever had a friend or family member you suspected was suffering from a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety disorder and just didn’t know if or how to approach them? With more then 20% of new parents suffering from Perinatal Mood and Anxiety disorder it is important to have the tools and language to help. In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I welcome back licensed social worker and program director of the Motherhood Center, Paige Bellenbaum. Paige discusses how to approach a person you suspect may be suffering from Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder. She offers a way to gently converse with the parent without making them feel probed and awkward. This is a very important episode for birth workers and those supporting a new parent. To connect with page and see the full show notes visit: https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/when-you-suspect-a-friend-or-loved-one-is-suffering-from-pmad/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 17, 2018
Gestational Diabetes with Lily Nichols
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According to the Center of Disease Control. gestational diabetes affects up to 10% of pregnancies each year. For those diagnosed with this endocrine disorder, their pregnancy will be much monitored and take a different path then their counter parts. In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author, Lily Nichols. Lily clearly and effectively breakdown the risks, symptoms and management of gestational diabetes. For those who are working to manage their gestational diabetes or simply want to learn more about it, this episode is for you!   For more on this episode or to connect with Lily visit prenatalyogacenter.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 10, 2018
Planning for Postpartum: How to Handle Family and Guests
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You had a baby! Great! Now what?? There are so many things to consider when planning for postpartum. What kind of support do you need? Who is giving you that support? Are you breastfeeding, bottle feeding or both? Where is your baby sleeping? How do you set boundaries with family and guest and so, so, so much more to consider! In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with New York City based Childbirth Educator, Birth and Postpartum doula, lactation counselor and midwive’s assistant, Grace Veras Sealy. Grace graciously gives you the low down on what to expect after baby arrives. Go grab your pen and paper and get ready to take down some notes during this informationally packed episode! To connect with Grace and learn more about her visit: prenatalyogacenter.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 26, 2018
Where to take Childbirth Education a minisode with Deb
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When taking a Childbirth Education class, you may assume that all the information you are receiving is given in hopes of best supporting you, the birthing person. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Depending on where you take your class, the information may not be based on best care practices for the birthing person, instead you may be hearing a curriculum aimed more at supporting hospital rules, policies and protocols. In this mini-sode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I talk about the reasons you may want to consider taking a Childbirth Education class outside a hospital setting if it is available to you. Please enjoy this episode! For more on this episode visit the show notes: https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/where-to-take-childbirth-education/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2018
Understanding Preeclampsia with Rebecca Britt
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Ever wonder why at all of your prenatal visits with your care provider you have your blood pressure checked and often leave urine sample? It’s because your care provider is checking for a serious condition called preeclampsia. Never heard of it? No worries! In this episode of Yoga| Birth| Babies, I speak with community education & engagement manger of the Preeclampsia Foundation, Rebecca Britt. Rebecca uncovers all of the signs and symptoms and gives a helpful explanation of preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome. By the time you finish listening to this episode, you can move forward with confidence and ease.   For more information and the full show notes visit prenatalyogacenter.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2018
Community Birth Story with Lauren Seidman
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An article from Midwifery Today sited a study concluding “Participants who read positive, empowering birth stories reported an average of 33% less fear about their upcoming birth.” That great increase in personal confidence was the reason I decided to continue to share positive community birth stories on Yoga | Birth | Babies. In this episode I speak with second time community member, Lauren Seidman. Lauren opens up about her two very different pregnancies and birth and what she did to prepare herself, mentally and physically for birth and motherhood. She also explains what lead her to switching to a new care provider for her second birth. Please enjoy our talk! For more on this episode head over to the show notes: prenatalyogacenter.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 05, 2018
Reducing Unnecessary Cesarean Birth With Dr. Neel Shah
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The current US cesarean rates hover around 33%. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the cesarean rate should fluctuate between 10-15%. They even state “Cesarean section rates higher than 10% are not associated with reductions in maternal and newborn mortality rates” and that “every effort should be made to provide caesarean sections to women in need, rather than striving to achieve a specific rate”. Clearly there is need to further exams why cesareans are performed at such a high rate and what can be done to lower them.  In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak OB/GYN, Dr. Neel Shah. Dr Shah has been recognized for his work to help reduced unnecessary caesarean births in our country. In this podcast, we explore why in the past 40 years, cesareans have increased 500% without seeing better results for moms and babies! He also explains where you give birth can be one of the biggest factors in the risk of having a cesarean birth. This episode is so important for any women who may become pregnant, expectant mothers and partners. Please enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2018
Labor Induction with Dr. Rachel Reed
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According to the Listening to Mothers iii Survey, 41% of the people indicated that their care provider tried to induce their labor, with three out of four of those women (74%) indicating that it did start labor, resulting in an overall rate of medically induced labor of 30%. In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with midwife, writer and presenter, Dr Rachel Reed. She speaks very candidly about medical induction and augmentation of labor. Dr Reed explains why and how a medical induction is performed and the precautions of pitocin. For any pregnant mother, birth worker or support person, this episode will give you a lot to ponder. In this episode: What brought Rachel to practicing midwifery. The process and hormones of a spontaneous physiological birth and how that differs from a medical induction The definition of medically necessary induction Medically justified reasons for an induction “Suspected big baby” and going post date- How a mother advocate for herself care if she is feeling pressured to be induced for these reasons The process of beginning medical induction from scratch The role pitocin should play in labor Statistics for how often pitocin is involved in labor Side effects of pitocin – are women given informed consent to these side effects The cascade of interventions and the relationship of induction to the necessity of other interventions Option for a mother facing medical induction Is there such a thing as “natural induction” “DIY” induction methods What Dr Reed is up to now with her blog and book! For more about Dr. Reed and ways to connect with her, please visit the full show notes over at prenatalyogacenter.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2018
Birthing With Confidence with Rhea Dempsey
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“All birthing people will face a crisis of confidence at some point during a physiological labor.” This one powerful discussion point still sticks out in my mind from my juicy conversation with childbirth educator, doula and counsellor, Rhea Dempsey. In this episode of Yoga| Birth| Babies, Rhea and I dive deep into the world of birth, ways to truly prepare for birth, and embracing functional pain as part of the process. She also reveals what a crisis of confidence is during birth and how to get to the other side. Please enjoy this lively and informational conversation! In this episode: What brought Rhea to birth work. The 3 Cs – control, comfort, convenient. How the 3 Cs come into daily life and how they may or may not support birth. Functional pain and how that is different then pathological pain. How working with pain, not suffering, can benefit the laboring person. Embracing functional physiological pain when many people demonize labor pain or pity the laboring person for going through it. How to support people during labor. How to not be scared of big sensations and the experience one is going through. Recognizing the affect of the support team’s attitude about birth and pain. Preparation for physiological birth. The three preparations for labor. Social conditioning to responding to pain in labor. What is pain dynamic ? Explanation of “Crisis of confidence” Preparing to get past a crisis of confidence The “3 attitudes of birth” among birthing people Finding Rhea’s work! About Rhea Dempsey: Rhea Dempsey is an Independent Birth Educator, Birth Attendant (Doula), Trainer, Counsellor and Author. She is a highly sought after childbirth educator, speaker, counselor and birth attendant (doula) with experience at over 1000 births. With adult daughters and grandchildren of her own, Rhea’s understanding of birth has been gained over four decades of working with pregnant women, their partners, support people, midwives and medical practitioners, in home and hospital settings. She is recognized as an insightful commentator on the difficulties women, who have a yearning for normal physiological birth, face in navigating the present birth culture. She is also respected as one of Australia’s foremost thinkers on the topic of working with pain in childbirth and its connection to normal physiological birth. Her book, Birth with Confidence: savvy choices for normal birth, as well as giving a clear account of the challenges faced by contemporary birthing women, also maps out a path to powerful birthing experiences.   Connect with Rhea:  info@birthingwisdom.com.au www.birthingwisdom.com.au www.facebook.com/birthingwisdom www.twitter.com/RheaDempsey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 08, 2018
Sex During Pregnancy & Postpartum with The V Club’s Courtney Cleman & Alexandria Ross
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Navigating a satisfying sex life with your partner during pregnancy and postpartum can be a bit challenging for many. Fear of hurting the baby, working through body image issues and share logistics can create a gap in a sexual relationship. In this episode of Yoga| Birth| Babies, I speak with New York City based sex and relationship expert, Courtney Cleman and pregnancy and birth expert, Alexandria Ross from the V Club, a new wellness center in NYC focused on relationships, motherhood, and sexual wellness. They both share valuable advice about finding your pregnant and postpartum sexiness as well as dispelling myths and fears around sex during pregnancy. And of course, we sneak in a bit of pelvic floor health and how it can add to better sex! In this episode: What brought Courtney and Alexandra to this work and a bit about themselves. Common fears and concerns from both partners points of view about sex during pregnancy. How the different trimesters affects the ebb and flow of sex during pregnancy. Challenges of sex during pregnancy. Reasons might someone need to abstain from sex during pregnancy. Postpartum sex- what women should expect during this time. A discussion about the experience of a decreased sex drive, fatigue, feeling sexy in your new body and the feeling of over being “over touched.” How to reconnect to your partner. The relationship between a healthy pelvic floor, orgasm, and sex. Healing after a traumatic birth and finding comfort and reconnection with your body and partner. Advice for new and expectant parents. The V Club!   About Courtney & Alexandria: Courtney Cleman Courtney Cleman is a New York City based sex and relationship expert. She co-founded The V. Club to help women break down the barriers that prevent them from creating the life they desire by empowering them in areas such as wellness, love, sexual health, and motherhood. Alexandria Ross Alexandria leads the motherhood effort at The V. Club . She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and former Navy nurse with a diverse nursing background across the maternal child health spectrum. Alexandria has over ten years of experience guiding, supporting, and empowering women through pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, and motherhood by helping women tap into their inner power and intuition. Connect with Courtney & Alexandria: thevclub.com Instagram + Facebook: @thevclubnyc Did you enjoy this episode? Click Subscribe, while you’re there give us a rating too! Namaste Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2018
Community Birth Story: Getting Past A Bumpy Start with Soul Camp’s Michelle Goldblum
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Not every entrance into parenthood is easy and joyful with a soundtrack of birds singing blissfully as you walk carefree through the park. You may even mutter under your breath, “This is really f**king hard, what have I done?” In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak openly with co-founder of Soul Camp and Soul Camp Creative, Michelle Goldblum. In this refreshing conversation Michelle honestly opens up about the challenges she faced the first few months of her son’s life and how she found her way to enjoying and embracing motherhood. Friendship and connection were a major support for Michelle as she found her stride in motherhood. Many new parents will be able to relate to Michelle’s struggles and perhaps feel comforted in knowing they are not feeling alone with these feelings. “Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another, “What! You too?” I thought I was the only one.” C.S Lewis In this episode:  A little about Michelle and how she got started to get into the health and wellness world. Defining self care and the role it plays in her life. Finding the balance of work and family .  Michelle talks about her pregnancy, birth and transition into motherhood. The bumps of the first few months and how she navigated through them. How the reality of motherhood matched with the ideas she grew up with. Michelle’s favorite part of parenthood. Advice she wishes someone had told her before becoming a parent. What is Soul Camp? Want to attend Soul Camp? Get an extra $100 off your ticket by following this link!  https://my.soul.camp/prenatal-yoga-center About Michelle : Michelle Goldblum is the co-founder of Soul Camp and Soul Camp Creative. Soul Camp is a completely transformative sleep away camp for adults, and Soul Camp Creative is a full-service Marketing Agency devoted to working with conscious companies and brands that are positively impacting the planet. Michelle and her companies have been featured in Oprah Magazine, Travel and Leisure, Fitness, Women’s Health, Good Morning America, ABC News,  Parents, Fortune, Inc., and Forbes. Michelle is the new mama of 3-month old Ryker Bear, an avid Flywheel spinner (she rode at 9 months pregnant!) and a member of the PYC. She believes that the new mama group at the PYC was one of the things that saved her those first few weeks of motherhood, and is an avid advocate of mamas, and all of us really, being whole & well first – and that comes by taking care of ourselv Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 25, 2018
Matrescence with Aurelie Athan, Ph.D
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Matrescence, a seldom heard word that names the shift into motherhood, stemming from on the word, adolescence. Funny that the metamorphosis into adolescence is socially viewed with compassion, support and a general understanding of tremendous and uncontrollable change while the same slide into motherhood is often met with high expectations of “maternal instincts” and an innate understanding of how to seamlessly take on this new role and identity. In this episode, I speak with Clinical Psychologist, faculty member, and co-founder of the Sexuality, Women & Gender Project at Teachers College, Columbia University, Aurelie Athan, Ph.D about this massive transition in a new mother’s life. Aurelie shares her insights, some of her research, and teachings on this incredibly important and under discussed topic. This conversation is vital for a new parents and her support system. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2018
Motherhood & Identity with Dr. Britta Bushnell
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The day your child is born, you assume a completely new persona and identity. Many grapple with this shift from maiden to motherhood and embracing this new title and responsibility can be challenging. In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, Dr. Britta Bushnell discusses working through the bumps of the 4th trimester and maintaining a sense of self while adjusting to this new role. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 11, 2018
Meditation with Arden Martin of The Spring Meditation
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Reducing stress and depression, increasing self awareness and happiness are just some of the amazing benefits of mediation. In this episode of Yoga | Birth |Babies, I speak with Vedic Meditation teacher and founder of The Spring Meditation, Arden Martin. Our deep and lively talk reveals what brought Arden to her meditation practice and how it has shaped her life and pregnancy. Her calm and assuring manner will inspire you to remove any hesitation and venture into your own mediation practice! In this episode we talk about: Arden’s journey into meditation. How meditation has impacted Arden’s life. Common resistances to meditation. Recommendations for someone who says they have tried meditating but couldn’t sit still or quiet their mind? An explanation of different meditation methods? How mediation has impacted Arden’s pregnancy. Planning meditation with baby. Suggestions for starting a daily practice. Self care during pregnancy. Where you can find Arden’s work. About Arden: Arden learned to meditate while working as an elementary school teacher in Harlem. Her days were long, demanding, and turbulent, and the practice allowed her to stay calm in the chaos. Since learning to meditate, Arden has experienced more self-love, confidence, and happiness than she ever thought possible. After decades of sinus issues, hormonal imbalances, and trouble sleeping, Arden’s physical health is also better than ever. Although her life always seemed great on the outside, meditation has empowered her to finally feel good on the inside. Arden teaches Vedic Meditation to help others uncover their best selves. In addition to teaching, she currently manages content and programming at her new studio in Soho, The Spring Meditation. Connect with Arden:  thespringmeditation.com Social media: @thespringmeditation @ardenmartin   If you enjoyed today’s podcast please Subscribe, Rate, and Review us! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2018
Nanny 101 with Christa Nader of Kith & Kin
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Once the dust settles on the new expansion to your family, plans may need to be considered about child care and extra support. There are several options, day care, family help or hiring an in home nanny. In this episode, I speak with Christa Nader, founder of Kith and Kin Household Staffing Agency. Christa goes through the do’s and don’ts of hiring a full-time or part-time nanny, the scope of work, paid vacations and much more. This conversation can help ease anxiety about transitioning back to work or just finding the right fit for a date night sitter! In this episode: Christa’s background and what brought her to this current career path. Finding the right match for a family. Screening and interviewing a potential care taker and red flags to consider. Effectively checking references and making sure the references are real. Questions parents focus on that may not be all that important and important questions parents may be overlooking. Expectations and scope of work for a part time position – pay, vacation etc. Expectations and scope of work for a full time nanny. The Nanny cam! Suggestions for setting up good communication with your nanny. Suggestions about setting boundaries? Connect With Christa: on Instagram: @kithandkinnyc on Facebook: @kithandkinNYC http://www.kithandkinnyc.com About Christa:  Christa was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania, home of beautiful beaches at Presque Isle, and intense Lake Effect snow. Growing up with three sisters and lots of cousins made her into a natural caregiver and extroverted “people person”. At 18, she made like a bird and flew south for college, obtaining her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (Early Childhood Education) from the University of Texas Arlington. Several years, a husband, and two dogs later, she lives in Brooklyn and has the privilege of working with families in many capacities, whether caregiving, recruiting. Christa is a lifelong learner, curious about the newest educational techniques, including learning styles, development, anti-bias education, and gender equality as taught to children from a young age. She is an active member of the International Nanny Association, and is involved with the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies, My Nanny Circle, and The Nanny Collaborative. In 2017, Christa was quoted in The New York Times regarding best practices for employers when their nanny takes maternity leave. She can often can be found pr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2018
Epidural 101 with Dr. Claire Sandberg
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An epidural is a very familiar term for most, but how much knowledge do people have about it? In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with anesthesiologist and yoga teacher, Claire Sandberg. Claire breaks down common myths and misconceptions about epidural anesthesia and clearly present the facts about epidurals so listeners can make an educated, informed choice. In this episode:  Claire’s path from anesthesiology to yoga Explaination of the difference between a standard epidural and a “walking” epidural and how they are administered. The frequencies in which an epidurals does not provide full pain relief. What is done when full relief is not received. What other equipment might the pregnant person expect with an epidural Potential risks and side effects of an epidural How an epidural is adjusted for a cesarean? Myths vs reality of an epidural. Is it ever really too late to get an epidural? Can you still walk with a “walking epidural” When to consider getting an epidural Big controversial question- is there any effect on a baby who’s mother had an epidural? Any final tips for pregnant people or new parent? About Dr. Claire Sandberg:  Claire Sandberg MBBS FRCA MA trained as a physician in the UK and specialized in anesthesiology. In this role she spent time in ‘labor and delivery’ siting epidurals for labor analgesia, providing anesthetic support for obstetric interventions such as cesarean surgery and instrumental delivery, and caring for critically ill mothers. Claire served as an anesthesiologist in the Royal Air Force this involved aeromedically evacuating severely injured or sick military personnel from war zones and other areas back to the UK. Claire’s husband’s work brought the family to the US in 2013. She chose to take a career break to stay home with her son. Her second son was born in the US and at that time she re-engaged with her yoga practice. Claire found her postnatal practice to be an incredibly positive influence on her life. The combination of rehabilitating her body after birth, using the practice to bring strength to both body and mind and bringing mindfulness to parenting was so powerful that she wanted to be able to share it with other women and families. Claire now teaches yoga in Northern Virginia including prenatal and postnatal classes. She strives to support women to strengthen and prepare their bodies and minds for birth and parenthood, and to empower themselves in their birth experiences and beyond.   If you enjoyed this episode please subscribe, rate & review us! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2018
Community Birth Story with Kristina Podsiadly
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Within the hustle and bustle of NYC, it is essential to find community and support, especially for a new parent. In this week’s episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with devoted yogini and mother, Kristina Podsiadly. Kristina’s natural optimism and easy going nature was what helped her adjust when her original birth plan had to quickly change. Listen and get inspired by Kristina’s pregnancy, birth story and transition into motherhood. In this episode: A little about Kristina’s life and move to NYC! Kristina’s pregnancy and surprises she wasn’t expecting. Preparing for birth. Finding community during and after pregnancy. The difference between what birth Kristina envisioned and the birth experience that unfolded. The importance of strong labor support. Transitioning into motherhood and how to prepare for that. Why maintaining a yoga practice is vital for Kristina’s self care. Advice and tips Kristina wish someone had told her before. getting pregnant or having a baby that would have been helpful. Getting through challenging moments. Advice or wisdom for new parents as they approach this transition. About Kristina: Kristina Podsiadly was born and raised in Rochester, NY where she met her husband in 8th grade and has been together ever since. They moved to NYC right after college when he started his first job and Kristina began grad school at Columbia University. She been a science teacher in NYC for the last 6 years, although is currently taking some time off now to raise my son. He is almost 5 months old and Kristina absolutely love being a stay-at-home mom here on the Upper West Side! Kristina is a active and faithful member in the PYC community with a daily yoga practice. When not here in class at PYC or wondering through the UWS, Kristina loves to cook and travel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2018
Finding the Support You Need in Birth with Stephanie Heintzeler
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Stephanie Heintzeler, midwife, doula, and IBCLC. Stephanie’s vast experience as a birth worker ranges from delivering babies as a midwife in Germany to supporting women as a board certified lactation consultant. Stephanie and I talk about getting the medical support you desire and key differences between the midwifery model of care and more traditional obstetrics. She also explains how the role of a doula can enhance a birthing person’s experience and the scope of practice of a doula one can expect. For the full show notes or to connect with Stephanie visit: prenatalyogacenter.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2018
What Do You Really Need For Baby? with Adriane Stare
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Baby stuff everywhere! Why does it feel like having a baby comes with so much equipment and accessories? Have you ever stopped to think about what is truly necessary and what is just really good marketing? In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with Adriane Stare, owner and founder of the Brooklyn eco-friendly maternity, baby and lifestyle store, Wild Was Mama. Adriane and I break down what are true “must haves” from day one and how to build a registry that is not overwhelming and or superfluous. In this episode : Adriane’s background and her journey from opening Caribou Baby to rebranding Wild Was Mama Creating a functional registry of the “must have” items Systematically purchasing necessary items How to handle of the “stuff overload” in a NYC apartment The items new parents are always running into the store days or weeks after giving birth to get. Gems of advice for new parents What’s next for Adriane and Wild Was Mama About Adriane: Adriane Stare is a mother to two young boys, and the Owner and Founder of Wild Was Mama – an eco-friendly maternity, baby and lifestyle store in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Adriane is a certified Babywearing Educator, Lactation Counselor and a Postpartum Doula, who stocks her shop full of carefully-curated products for natural-minded urbanites and offers a full schedule of inspiring classes for pregnancy, birth preparation and parenting. Wild Was Mama specializes in babywearing, and has quickly become the tri-state area’s go-to spot for new parents learning how to use and choose a baby carrier. In addition to training a team of compassionate staff to help new families in their journeys, you will find Adriane fitting moms for nursing bras, teaching classes on babywearing, cloth diapering, and helping families-to-be create meaningful, minimal registries. Wild Was Mama  Facebook & Instagram @wildwasmama Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2018
All About Breastfeeding’s Lori Isenstadt
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In this episode, I speak with IBCLC, Lori Isenstadt, from the podcast, All About Breastfeeding. Lori breaks down some of the misconceptions about the first few days of breastfeeding and offers honest and practical information for anyone looking to breastfeeding their newborn. She also discusses the role of a lactation consultant and what one can expect from this working relationship. For the full show notes including how to connect with Lori and resources mentioned in this episode visit: prenatalyogacenter.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2018
Racial Disparity and Its Effect on Breastfeeding and Infant Mortality
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In today’s episode I speak with accomplished author, health psychologist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett. We dive deeply into an important and timely discussion about racial disparity and the effects of breastfeeding and infant mortality. Black babies are more then three to four times likely to die then a white baby from pregnancy related causes. According to a recent NY Times article, black women in NYC are 12 times as likely to die due pregnancy related caused compared to white women. These staggering numbers are frightening and simply unfair. With years of research behind her, Dr Kendall-Tackett sheds some light on why these there is such disparity in women and baby health care. In this episode:  What brought Dr. Kendall-Tackett to this work.Dr. Kendall-Tackett’s work on race/ethnic health disparity.The current racial disparity in terms of infant mortality and women’s health.Contributing factors that create this wide chasm of infant mortality.How trauma plays a role in the health of mother and baby.The impact trauma has on breastfeeding.The relationship between inflammation and preterm labor.Ways to lessen the chance of preterm labor for black women.The relationship between breastfeeding and infant mortality.Why black babies are still twice as likely to die as white babies.From Dr. Kendall-Tackett’s research, why black women have a higher rate of post traumatic stress symptoms following birth than both white and Hispanic women.Why black women experience more traumatic birth.Some of the barriers black women are facing in terms of successful and supportive breastfeeding.Are we seeing change happening and if so, what is helping create this change?Organizations that support breastfeeding in black communities:Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE) More Excellent Way Health Improvement Organization (MEW) Blacktating   About Dr. Kendall Tackett: Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Praeclarus Press, a small press specializing in women’s health. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is Editor-in-Chief of two peer-reviewed journals: Clinical Lactation and Psychological Trauma. She is Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Health and Trauma Psychology, Past President of the APA Division of Trauma Psychology, and a member of the APA’s Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest. Dr. Kendall-Tackett specializes in women’s-health research including breastfeeding, depression, trauma, and health psychology, and has won many awards for her work including the 2017 President’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Field of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association’s Division of Trauma Psychology. Dr. Kendall-Tackett has authored more than 420 articles or chapters, and is author or editor of 35 books. Her most recent books include: Depression in New Mothers, 3rd Edition (2017, Routledge UK), Women’s Mental Health Across the Lifespan (2017, Routledge US, with Lesia Ruglass), The Phantom of the Opera: A Social History of the World’s Most Popular Musical (2018, Praeclarus), Ps Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2018
VBAC Facts founder Jen Kamel
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with the founder of VBAC Facts, Jen Kamel. Jen and I go deep into myths and misconceptions about VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) and ways to advocate for the birth you want. This episode is will bring fire and confidence to any person unsure of the facts of VBAC and may help in selecting a care provider who can support the choice of VBAC. In this episode:  Jen’s pathway and passion for supporting VBAC. What is a VBAC? Reasons someone might be discouraged from having a VBAC. Medically justified reasons someone may be discouraged from having a VBAC Myths and misconceptions surrounding VBACs. Current VBAC rates. What would make someone a good “candidate” for a VBAC. The impact of the rising cesarean rate on women’s health. Risks of repeat cesareans. Red flags a pregnant person should keep in mind when interviewing care providers for a VBAC. Questions a pregnant person ask during the care provider search. How to best advocate for one’s self to have a VBAC when speaking with a care provider. Jen’s latest projects, speaking events, training and membership site! https://vbacfacts.com/membership FREE GIFT for the Yoga | Birth | Baby listeners!  vbacfacts.com/report For more information on VBAC Facts, please visit www.vbacfacts.com About Jen: Jen Kamel helps birth professionals, and cesarean parents, achieve clarity on vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) through her educational courses, training programs, and consulting services. As a nationally recognized consumer advocate and Founder of VBAC Facts, her mission is to increase VBAC access through education, legislation, and amplifying the consumer voice. She presents Grand Rounds at hospitals educating staff on the latest VBAC evidence. As a California Board of Registered Nursing Continuing Education Provider, she speaks at national conferences throughout the country. As a legislative consultant, she works with organizations focusing on midwifery legislation and regulations that threaten VBAC access. She testifies in front of the California Medical Board and legislative committees, meets with legislators in regards to individual pieces of legislation, and serves as an expert witness in legal proceedings. She envisions a time when every pregnant person seeking VBAC has access to unbiased information, respectful providers, and community support, so they can plan the birth of their choosing in the setting they desire.”   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2018
Navigating Breastfeeding at Work with Nancy Morbacher
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with author and Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Nany Mohrbacher about how to support breastfeeding women at work and help them navigate pumping. For any person facing the end of maternity leave and wondering about they will be able to manage keeping their supply and breastfeeding routine going outside the home, this episode will offer solid tips and guidance. Please enjoy! Covered in this episode: A little about Nancy, how she got started in the career supporting women during breastfeeding time How a mother can prepare to go back to work and still continue to breastfeed How early should some start pumping and saving. Is there a certain amount of stored milk you recommend? Common problems women run into when returning to work and pumping Recommended strategies to help someone set up a good pumping routine Finding the right pump for you. General rule of thumb for how much someone should pump- length and frequency of pumping sessions Getting the most out of a pumping session, making pumping more effective Tips to make pumping easier at work The “magic number” for breastfeeding and figuring out your own magic number Keeping supply plentiful when back at work and pumping Do the lactation teas and cookies really help w supply? More about Nancy and what she is up to! Hands-on Pumping: http://www.nancymohrbacher.com/articles/2012/6/27/to-pump-more-milk-use-hands-on-pumping.html  How Much Milk to Expect to Pump: http://www.nancymohrbacher.com/articles/2012/11/27/how-much-milk-should-you-expect-to-pump.html The Magic Number and long-term supply: http://www.nancymohrbacher.com/articles/2010/8/13/the-magic-number-and-long-term-milk-production-part-1.html My book, Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple (in paperback and ebook): https://www.amazon.com/Working-Breastfeeding-Simple-Nancy-Mohrbacher/dp/1939807131/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520276062&sr=8- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2018
Community Birth Story with Emeline Foster
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Today on Yoga| Birth|Babies I speak with PYC community member, Emeline Foster. Emeline is a second time mother who openly shares her struggles with deciding if she should have a second cesarean or explore a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). Emeline is open and honest about her experience and the challenges she faced along with adjusting to life as her family expanded with the birth of her son. Being a French citizen, she also gives some humorous insight on the cultural differences  between birth and parenthood in the US compared to her home country. Please enjoy our talk! In this Episode: A little bit about Emeline and what brought her to NYC. Life as a mother of two! How her two pregnancies differed. Her decision process in choosing to have a VBAC or another cesarean. Her search for the right care provider. The different experiences she had in her first and second birth. The differences she noticed between parenting and birth in France compared to the US. Tips for the PYC community. About Emeline: Emeline Foster is a French citizen who’s been living in NY for the past 6 years. As a native of Bordeaux, France, Emeline first worked and lived in Paris where she met her American husband. Moving to New York in 2011, Emeline became the Chief of Staff to the Consul General of France, a position she held for four years before she became in 2017 the Executive Director of The French-American Foundation in New York.  She is the happy mother of a wonderful five-year-old little girl, Lily and the new mum to Marcel, 2 and a half weeks old. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2018
Common Sense Pregnancy with Jeanne Faulkner RN
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In today’s episode of Yoga| Birth| Babies I have the pleasure of speaking with Jeanne Faulkner R.N. Jeanne initially wrote for FitPregnancy, penning the column “Ask a Labor Nurse.” She has since written 2 books, Common Sense Pregnancy and The Complete Illustrated Birthing Companion. She hosts 3 podcasts Common Sense Pregnancy (she had me as a guest too, check out ep #106), CARE Action!, and Activists on the Line! Today we talk about her experiences in the labor and delivery room and how that led to her foreign assistance lobbying. We also cover how care during pregnancy is affected when we come from a place of fear instead of wellness. In this episode: How Jeanne went from L&D nursing to foreign assistance lobbying and podcasting. What Jeanne thinks of the current state of maternal healthcare in the US. What role does feminism play in changing maternal healthcare in the US? What’s the difference between a fear-based pregnancy and a well-based pregnancy? About Jeanne:  Jeanne Faulkner is a writer, podcaster, registered nurse, speaker, mother and maternal health advocate. After almost 20 years work as a labor and delivery nurse, Jeanne branched into writing for magazines, newspapers and websites about topics ranging from asthma to Zen meditation with a heavy focus on women’s health, politics, parenting and feminism. She’s the author of two books, The Complete Illustrated Birthing Companion and Common Sense Pregnancy, which inspired her podcast, Common Sense Pregnancy and Parenting. She also writes and hosts two podcasts for CARE, the global humanitarian organization and she’s the co-founder of Civics for Cynics, workshops that raise advocates from the ground up. Jeanne lives in Oregon with her family. Connect with Jeanne:https://www.jeannefaulkner.com @commonsensepregnancy on instagram @jeannefaulkner on twitter @commonsensepregnancyandparenthood of facebook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2018
Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders with Paige Bellenbaum of the Motherhood Center
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with licensed social worker and Program Director of the Motherhood Center of New York, Paige Bellenbaum. This deeply honest and moving discussion needs to be heard and discussed with all expectant women, partners and support people. It is reported that 1 in 5 women experience perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. It’s important to note that this statistic is only based on reported cases and that many more women will suffer in silence. Many professionals feel a more accurate statistic is 1 in 3 people. Paige bravely discusses her own debilitating experience with postpartum depression and anxiety and her commitment to supporting those experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. In this episode:  What brought Paige to this work and her own experience with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. How common perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) are for women Seeing and understanding the symptoms of PMADs Do PMADs go away on their own? What OBGYNs, midwives and pediatricians are doing in regards to PMADs The difficulty many women face telling anyone they are struggling How a friend, partner or family member can tell someone if they think their loved one is suffering from a PMAD Do PMADs only happen after the birth of your first child Who is at greater risk for a PMAD Places someone suffering from PDAD can seek help   About Paige: Paige started her social work career working at a homeless shelter for families in San Francisco, where she built a $4 million Housing and Aftercare Program for families transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing. She then moved to New York City in 2000 to get her Masters of Social Work at Columbia University. After she graduated, she worked for an organization called the Center for Family Life located in Sunset Park Brooklyn as a Community Developer, where she was responsible for community outreach and relations for the organization. She also oversaw a food pantry and advocacy clinic. Paige then worked as the Director of Advocacy and Community Outreach for Habitat for Humanity – New York City for many years. While at Habitat, she had her first child – Max. After Max was born, Paige suffered from severe postpartum depression that almost cost her her own life. Once she began to heal, she became committed to fighting for education, screening and treatment for postpartum depression so that no more women would have to suffer silently. She drafted legislation in New York State that was championed by State Senator Liz Krueger, mandating education and strongly encouraging screening of all new and expecting mothers that was signed into law in 2014. Paige has been an outspoken advocate on the issue of postpartum depression, and uses her own story as a tool for change. She has appeared on the Today Show, NPR, PBS Newshour and in Women’s Health Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and several other print publications. Paige left her post as Director of Community Programs at Settlement Housing Fund to help open The Motherhood Center, where she oversaw a portfolio of programs ranging from a homeless shelter for families, transitional housing, a state of the art computer lab, and an alternative to incarceration program for young adults. Paige is currently on the steering committee of the NYC Maternal Depression Collaborative that is responsible for implementing the First Lady’s commitment to screening every new and expecting mother for postpartum depression. She also is a Board Member of a non-profit called Refoundry that trains formerly incarcerated people to repurpose discarded materials into home furnishings, and incubates participan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 07, 2018
Crunchy Radish founder Miranda Hammer on Nutrition for the New Mama
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with founder of the CrunchyRadish.com, registered dietitian, and natural foods chef Miranda Hammer. We discuss nutrition, food preferences and aversions during pregnancy, and how to get optimal nutrition for mom and baby. We also talk about the reality of finding a balanced and healthy diet during the exhausting “4th trimester.” Miranda shares some insightful tips that will be sure to help any tired and busy new or expectant parent. Enjoy and Bon appetite!   In this episode:    What brought Miranda to the study of nutrition. The start of CrunchyRadish.com How her approach to nutrition and food changed during pregnancy. How to maintain a balanced diet. How she creates her delicious recipes! How Miranda’s personal eating habits changed as a new mom. Dealing with the battle between knowing what is good for your body and baby and how to realistically eat that way. Quick and delicious “go to” snacks or meals for a busy, tired new mom. What Miranda refers to as “One Handed Eating.” How life has changed since baby came. The biggest changes both personally and professional as a new mom. The biggest surprise Miranda has experienced as a new mother. Take away tips for pregnant women and new moms to find ease and flavor in snacks and meals.   About Miranda: Miranda Hammer, MS, RD, CDN is a registered dietitian, natural foods chef and founder of the website crunchyradish.com. Miranda primarily focuses on plant-based nutrition, as well as recipe and content development. She received her Master’s Degree from the Clinical Nutrition Program at New York University and completed her clinical rotations at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Additionally, Miranda attended the Chef’s Training Program at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts. Past work experience includes serving as a Clinical Dietitian at Montefiore Medical Center and running her own private practice in New York City. Her work has been featured in Vogue, mindbodygreen, Well + Good, and food52. She is currently the resident RD for superfood company Navitas Organics.   Connect with Miranda on instagram @thecrunchyradish   “Yoga | Birth | Babies” is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, cyclist, weightlifters and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Go to healthiq.com/YBB to support the show and see if you qualify.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 20, 2018
“Our Babies, Ourselves” Author Dr. Meredith Small
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In this episode of “Yoga | Birth | Babies,” I speak with anthropologist, Dr. Meredith Small, about how our biology, culture and history influence how we parent our children. In this fun, lively conversation, Meredith and I discus and compare different cultures and their approach to child raring. Some of the way we care for our children come from the societal rules and cultural acceptance and others from the biology of our bodies and connection to our babies. Visit prenatalyogacenter.com for the full show notes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2018
Teaching Prenatal Yoga with Deb Flashenberg, Founder of the Prenatal Yoga Center
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In this episode of “Yoga | Birth | Babies,” I take off my interviewer hat and become the guest speaker! For the past 17 years I have had the joy and honor of leading group yoga classes as well as teacher trainings. In this podcast, I breakdown the principles from which I teach and train other teachers. For those who are new to teaching or just students who want to better understand my methodology, I hope you enjoy! In this episode, I cover:  The importance of seeing your students! Learning from your best teachers, your students. The pros and cons of demonstrating. Know your demographic: who you are teaching and how they best learn. Don’t be afraid to correct and adjust a student Hand on adjustments- does everyone need to be adjusted? Know why you are touching a student – your hands should be giving information as to how to stabilize or go deeper in a pose. Don’t ignore the student who needs the most attention because you are overwhelmed by their poses. My personal pet peeve- massage or little creepy adjustments. Teach! Don’t just recite memorized cues – or shout out poses. Intelligent sequencing – how do poses relate to one another. Using music- it should add to the underlying flow and drive of the rhythm About Deb : Deb is 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 student, she decided to continue her education and became certified as a Bikram Yoga instructor. In 2001 Deb headed out to Seattle to study with renowned prenatal yoga teacher Colette Crawford, R.N., at the Seattle Holistic Center. Deb has received certification for Vinyasa Yoga from Shiva Rea as well as completed the OM Yoga advanced teacher training with Cyndi Lee in 2004. Deb has also studied the Maternal Fitness Method with Julie Tupler. Deb currently studies with Cyndi Lee, Genevieve Kapular, and Carrie Owerko. After being witness to several “typical” hospital births, Deb felt it was important to move beyond the yoga room and be present in the birthing room. In 2003, Deb attended her first birth as a DONA certified labor support doula. In that short period of time, Deb has attended about 100 births. She is continuously in awe of the beauty and brilliance of birth. In 2006, Deb received her certification as a Lamaze® Certified Childbirth Educator. In September of 2007, Deb completed a Midwife Assistant Program with Ina May Gaskin, Pamela Hunt and many of the other Farm Midwives at The Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee. Drawing on her experience as a prenatal yoga teacher, labor support doula, childbirth educator and mother, Deb looks to establish a safe, effective and empowering class for pregnancy and beyond. In April 2016, Deb had the honor of being a presenter at the Yoga Journal Live New York Conference. Deb is the proud (and tired!) mother of her son Shay and daughter Sage. Click here for Deb’s teaching schedule, her teacher trainings, and her upcoming events! “Yoga | Birth | Babies” is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, cyclist, weightlifters and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Go to healthiq.com/YBB
Feb 08, 2018
For the Love of Babies: Life in the NICU author Dr. Sue Hall
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In this episode of “Yoga | Birth | Babies,” I speak with neonatologist and social worker, Dr Sue Hall about navigating the Neonatal Intensive Care unit (NICU). Having a child in the NICU can be overwhelming and a great emotional strain. Dr Hall has dedicated much of her career to the psycho-social support of NICU parents. Our discussion sheds some light on what parents may expect, how they can advocate for themselves and their child and how to find support during this turbulent time. For the full show notes visit prenatalyogacenter.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2018
Community Birth Story with Bridget Tichar
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In this episode of “Yoga | Birth | Babies” we’re sharing an inspirational birth story from our community. Today’s guest Bridget Tichar had a great birth and we want to share her experience to provide some inspiration and comfort for our expectant Mamas! Bridget was an active member of the Prenatal Yoga Center community throughout her pregnancy coming to class 5 times a week, though she previously was not a fan of yoga. Bridget has always led an active lifestyle and was able to maintain this through her pregnancy. Stay tuned to hear all about her birth experience; how she coped with waiting in the waiting room, surrendered to help from a loving partner, found the humor in labor and birth, and brought her son Teddy into this world! “I want to do this, I am doing this, this is not hard.” About Bridget: Bridget is a first-time mom to 6-month old son, Teddy. She holds a master’s degree in communications and currently works part-time from home as the director of a non-profit charity she created 5 years ago. Previous to the birth of her son, she worked as a retail manager and played women’s beach volleyball competitively. She is a vegetarian and enjoys running daily while listening to podcasts and audiobooks. Bridget lives on the upper west side of Manhattan with her husband, Joe.   “Yoga | Birth | Babies” is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, cyclist, weightlifters and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Go to healthiq.com/YBB to support the show and see if you qualify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 23, 2018
Life After Loss, A Story of Miscarriage and Moving Forward with Dr. Michelle Canarick
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In this episode of “Yoga | Birth | Babies” Dr. Michelle Canarick and I have an intimate discussion of loss, as we explore what is was like to move through and forward after a miscarriage. Touching on our personal experiences and Michelle’s professional experience as a psychologist she offers comfort and advice for grieving mothers and their partners. In this episode: Michelle and Deb discuss their miscarriage experiences. Medical options a woman has to deal with an incomplete miscarriage. Advice for the woman who has had the miscarriage and has to face colleagues and friends who are pregnant, support can she find. How often miscarriage happens. Things to consider before trying again. Fostering confidence in your body’s ability to carry a pregnancy full term. Partners may process the experience differently, some ways to help the couple get through this experience together. How to have an open a conversation with your partner so the mother doesn’t feel isolated by the experience. How do partners grieve differently than the mother. Who to tell you’re pregnant & when, an emotional perspective. To read Michelle’s blog post referenced in this episode: https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/life-after-loss-a-story-of-miscarriage-and-moving-forward/ About Michelle: Michelle Canarick is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the mother of two young children. As a psychotherapist and a mother, she empathizes with the experience of building a family and provides individual and group therapy to mothers, children, and adolescents through her private practice, NYC Mom Support, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Her approach is grounded in the concept of empathy and providing practical techniques to help individuals and families thrive. Dr. Canarick has made multiple appearances on Good Morning America and speaks to parents with children of all ages on topics ranging from sleep training to setting limits with social media. Her other experiences include Bellevue Hospital, the Hallowell Center, the JCC of Manhattan, and the Ethical Culture/Fieldston School Connect with Michelle at http://michellecanarickphd.com or at http://nycmomsupport.com “Yoga | Birth | Babies” is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, cyclist, weightlifters and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Go to healthiq.com/YBB to support the show and see if you qualify.         Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2018
Preparing Your Finances for Baby with Amy Brackett CFA
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Did you know it will cost a middle-income couple slightly more than $245,000 to raise a child born in 2013 to the age of 18?! On this episode of “Yoga| Birth | Babies,” I speak with financial advisor, Amy Brackett. She and I discuss the daunting task of getting personal finances in order for the transition into parenthood. For anyone who is not already a financial advisor, this podcast will help demystify how much childhood really costs and how to best plan and prepare for it! In this episode: Some of the biggest mistakes new parents make in terms of their finances. Planning financial goals post baby: areas new parents should consider and focus on. How to pay for childcare: planning and budgeting for the early years before full days of school. Is there a rule of thumb for how much to save? The best way for a parent or guardian to go about saving for college. Planning retirement and college funds a the same time! How much to have in an emergency fund. Tips for estate planning and wills. About Amy:  Amy Brackett, CFA, is a Senior Vice President at The Solaris Group, a specialized wealth management and investment consulting firm which manages money for individuals, families and non-profit institutions. Amy is involved in all aspects of the client relationship including asset allocation and manager selection, and is a member of the Solaris Investment Committee. Amy serves on several Boards and Finance Committees including the Board of Bowery Babes, a group for moms living in downtown NYC.” She also writes articles on personal finance topics relating to families at Savvy-Parents.com. Amy lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children. You can contact Amy at brackett@solarisgroupllc.com or 917-566-3811. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 05, 2018
Pre & Postpartum Fertility with The 5th Vital Sign
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In this episode of “Yoga | Birth | Babies,” I speak with 5th Vital Sign’s co-founders, Emily Varnam and Kelsey Knight. This conversation is circling around the importance of understanding your body to understanding your fertility. We dive deep into reproductive health and signs of peak fertility and meet up on the other side with postpartum fertility. Hope you enjoy! In this episode:  What drew Kelsey and Emily to this line of work. What is the 5th vital sign and how they originated the idea? The reproductive health climate Emily and Kelsey are seeing in their classes and at speaking events. The base of knowledge the average person already has about their own reproductive health. When to start to look for their “normal.” Important observations people can start to look for and learn about their body in preparing for trying to conceive. Lifestyle changes to consider when trying to conceive. Signs of Prime fertility. Paper or app- what is the best way to chart basil body temperature. How conscious breathing can benefit the whole body including fertility. Breastfeeding as birth control. What the 5th vital sign up to now and where can people find Emily and Kelsey A resource for people who are experiencing infertility: https://www.fruitfulfertility.org/. “Your Best Fertility Ally, Fellow Fertility Warriors:” http://www.5thvitalsign.com/blog/2017/8/24/your-best-fertility-ally-fellow-fertility-warriors. About Emily and Kelsey: Emily Varnam is a birth and postpartum doula, midwive’s assistant, birth control doula, placenta encapsulation specialist, and holds a degree in counseling and mentoring. She has been working with newborns and families since age seven and her goal is to be able to take people’s hands during puberty and walk with them through every stage of reproductive health. Kelsey Knight is a registered nurse specializing in labor and delivery, a childbirth educator, and lactation consultant in New York City. In college, she worked as a birth doula, which opened her eyes to the imperatives of informed consent and health as a human right. She co-founded The Fifth Vital Sign to address systems’ wide gaps in reproductive health education.   Connect with Emily & Kelsey:  Facebook: @5thvitalsign Instagram: @thefifthvitalsign website: 5thvitalsign.com   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2017
Informed & Implied Consent in Maternity Care with Cristen Pascucci
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On this episode of “Yoga| Birth|Babies,” I speak with founder of Birth Monopoly and co-creator of the Exposing the Silence Project, Cristen Pascucci. Cristen and I have a lively conversation about informed consent and implied consent in maternity care. This episode reveals what your rights are as a pregnant and birthing woman. Did you know you can refuse routine interventions and ask for more clarification on the risks and benefits of these interventions? Feeling more involved in the decision making of one’s birth experience has shown to leave the mother feeling more positive about her birth. Please take the time to listen to this talk to better support yourself and your family. In this episode:  What brought Cristen to moving away from working in a PR firm to starting Birth Monopoly? What does implied consent mean in maternity care? The difference between informed consent and implied consent? What are women’s rights in labor and birth once they have been admitted to the hospital and signed a general consent form? Reviewing the ACOG’s statement: “That informed consent is ‘the willing acceptance of a medical intervention by a patient after adequate disclosure by the physician of the nature of the intervention with its risks and benefits and of the alternatives with their risks and benefits.’”  How and when to encourage this conversation to take place since the middle of labor or facing a time crunch for a suggested procedure may be difficult to comprehend these things. The importance of aligning with care provider supporting your rights of refusal and supporting your birth vision. Is there anything a woman cannot refuse during labor and birth? Language to use to help a woman or her birth posse advocate for themselves without becoming adversarial or being labeled “the problem patient” and still creating a friendly, human connection. Is there ever a bottom line that if the mother is refusing treatment but the medical staff believes the mother and/or the baby are in danger they have a right to override her right to refuse treatment? Why are women’s rights to make decisions and autonomy in birth being violated? Visible improvements in maternity care with the rise of more mainstream birth activism. What else Cristen is up to and where to find her! About Cristen: Cristen Pascucci is A former communications strategist at a top public affairs firm in Baltimore, Maryland, Cristen Pascucci is the founder of Birth Monopoly and Birth Monopoly’s Doula Power group, co-creator of the Exposing the Silence Project, and, from 2012 to 2016, vice president of national advocacy organization Improving Birth. She has run an emergency hotline for women facing threats to their legal rights in childbirth, created a viral consumer campaign to “Break the Silence” on trauma and abuse in childbirth, and helped put obstetric violence and the maternity care crisis in national media. Today, she is a leading voice for women giving birth, speaking around the country and consulting privately for consumers and professionals on issues related to birth rights and options.  Cristen is also the host of Birth Allowed Radio as well as executive producer of a documentary film planned for release in 2019 to start a national conversation on obstetric violence, birth trauma, and women’s rights in birth. Cristen’s Projects: birthmonopoly.com http://www.exposingthesilenceproject.com Birth Allowed Radio   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2017
Taking Charge of Postpartum Health with Dr. Debra Bingham
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement, Dr Debra Bingham. Recently in the news there have been articles discussing the study “Nurses’ Knowledge and Teaching of Possible Postpartum Complications” highlighting the wide range (often lack) of knowledge postpartum nurses have about maternal mortality rates in the US and what is appropriate instructions to be sending new mothers home with from the hospital or birth center. Dr Bingham was one of the authors of this study. She discusses the findings of her work as well as life saving information women can learn to take charge of their own health postpartum. Topics discussed: A deeper discussion about the study, “American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing: Nurses’ Knowledge and Teaching of Possible Postpartum Complications.” The current infant and maternal mortality rate and how it compares to other industrialized countries The most vulnerable period for a mother postpartum. The leading causes and trends in pregnancy related morbidity and mortality. Specific warning and urgent emergency signs a woman and her partner should know. Who is responsible for medical support for mom and baby before she is discharged from the hospital or birth center? The process before a woman is discharged and the lack of a medical and psychological set standard to examine to before discharge. The typical education women receive at discharge. What other cultures are doing that we can learn from to better support our new mothers. Places a woman can find further information and education and get comprehensive information to best find support. Improving Postbirth Dishcharge Education About Potential Complications: http://www.perinatalqi.org/page/PPDischargeEdu   About Dr. Bingham: Dr. Debra Bingham has over 30 years experience in Maternal Child Health Nursing, a master’s degree in perinatal nursing from Columbia University, and a doctorate in Public Health from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Most of Debra’s career has been spent working in hospital leadership positions at the front lines of healthcare. For example, she has held the positions of Director of Maternal Child Health Nursing for 2 union hospitals in New York City, Manager of a large referral Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in New York City, a stand-alone birthing center in a small community hospital, and a fetal evaluation unit. Debra has expertise in Quality Improvement (QI), health care safety, and implementation science. Her dissertation was on how to improve front-line clinician’s quality improvement implementation effectiveness. In addition, she has led numerous QI inter-disciplinary initiatives designed to improve the safety of healthcare. She is an author of numerous articles published in peer reviewed journals and of implementation toolkits. Debra was the Vice President of Research, Education, and Practice for the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) where she led the development and launch of the Postpartum Hemorrhage Project, the Women’s Health and Perinatal Nursing Care Quality Measures, and the Maternal Fetal Triage Index. Dr. Bingham was the first Executive Director of the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative where she helped form the collaborative and the California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review (CA-PAMR) committee, co-authored the Ob Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2017
Dr. Harvey Karp: “The Happiest Baby on the Block”
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In this episode of “Yoga | Birth | Babies,” I speak with pediatrician and author of the bestselling book, The Happiest Baby On The Block, Dr. Harvey Karp. This conversation is for any new or expectant parent who desires to have well refined techniques to help calm a fussy baby and get some more sleep! Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2017
Big Beings, Little Body: The New Parenting Paradigm with Carrie Contey PhD
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Today on “Yoga | Birth | Babies,” I speak with internationally recognized coach, author, speaker and educator, Carrie Contey. Carrie and I have a lively and enlightening discussion about why understanding your child’s brain will help you become a better parent. A helpful episode for parents and caregivers looking for more tools to better understand your child’s behavior and defuse “meltdowns.” Enjoy! Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2017
Infertility with Dr. Brahma of Prelude Fertility
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Reproductive Endocrinologist and Fertility Specialist, Dr Pavna Brahma. Dr Brahma and I discus the often emotionally charged topic of infertility, finding support and different options for having the family you want. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2017
“The Big Let Down” author Kimberly Seals Allers
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with journalist and author of the book, The Big Let Down– How Medicine, Big Business and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding. Kimberly and I discus the role of big pharmaceutical companies and the push for baby formula in doctor’s offices and hospitals and how they undermine a woman’s confidence in her ability to breastfeed. She also reveals shocking information like who really backs research studies and is formula FDA approved? Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2017
Community Birth Story: Chantal Eder
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with new mother and yoga teacher, Chantal Eder. We discus the the challenges and joys of pregnancy and new motherhood. Chantal also opens up about her surprisingly unique birth and processing the experience. New and expectant mothers will enjoy Chantal’s candor and relate to the journey through pregnancy and motherhood. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2017
Minisode: Preparing for Your Birth
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This week on “Yoga | Birth | Babies” I wanted to talk to you about preparing for birth. As a speaker and teacher I’m frequently asked, “What tips would you give expectant parents?” Well based on my experience and what I see in my students, as expectant parents we spend hours choosing the right, stroller, car seat, and basinet but not that much time thinking about ourselves. I have to say I had a lot of fun shopping for my stroller but remember you are more important than any product you’re buying your baby. Today I’m asking you to do a little homework, dig deep and answer the following questions. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2017
“Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?” Author Claire Mysko
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In this episode of “Yoga | Birth | Babies,” I speak with author of the book, “Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?” and executive director of the National Eating Disorder Association, Claire Mysko. Claire and I talk openly about the struggles many women face with body image issues before, during and after pregnancy. If you or anyone you know has been challenged by eating disorders or body image issues, this episode will offer help and support. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2017
Technocratic, Holistic, and Humanistic Birth with Robbie Davis-Floyd
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In this episode of “Yoga | Birth | Babies,” I speak with world-renowned medical anthropologist, international speaker and researcher in transformational models in childbirth, midwifery and obstetric, Robbie Davis-Floyd PhD. She and I dive into a lively conversation about her work and what she defines technocratic birth and the three paradigms of care in childbirth. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2017
Belly Binding with Lindsey Vestal of The Functional Pelvis
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with owner and founder of the The Functional Pelvis, occupational therapist, Lindsey Vestal. This is Lindsey’s second time on the podcast and it is always such a joy to geek out with her as we discuss women’s health issues with the pelvic floor. Today we focus on belly binding. What is it? Why do it? And what are the harms that can come from it? This episode is important for new and expectant mothers and birth workers. Hope you enjoy! Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2017
Lori McAlister founder of Sequencology & Mother of 2
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies I speak with acclaimed yoga educator, founder of Sequencology, and mother of 2 Lori McAlister. We talk about how Lori’s practice has evolved over time, how she was able to use yoga to deal with unexpected pregnancy complications, and how she uses the tools of her practice in parenting. Whether you’re a yogi or a parent you’ll enjoy our discussion. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2017
The Fifth Trimester with Lauren Smith Brody
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On this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with author and 5th Trimester Movement founder, Lauren Smith Brody. Lauren and I have a lively conversations about the challenges and struggles many mothers face when heading back to work after the birth of their baby. Enjoy some incredibly useful tips on how to make this transition a little easier. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2017
Plus Size Pregnancy with Bebo Mia founders Bianca Sprague & Natasha Marchand
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Bebo Mia founders, Bianca Sprague and Natasha Marchand. Bianca, Natasha and I discuss the misconceptions and assumptions women of size face when entering motherhood. We talk openly about “fat shaming” and how plus size moms can find support and embrace and trust their bodies. With average size American women being a size 16, this is an episode not to miss! Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2017
Preparing for Your 2nd and Beyond! with ‘You Plus 2 Parenting’ founder Rachel Cedar
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with founder and creator of You Plus 2 Parenting, Rachel Cedar, MSW. For any parent facing the daunting task of adding a new baby to your family dynamics, Rachel offers insight and practical tips to help ease this transition. This episode is wonderful for parents, grandparents, friends and caregivers to give you tools to adjusting to this wonderful family growth! Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2017
The New York Milk Bank with Julie Bouchet-Horwitz, FNP, IBCLC
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with founder of the The New York Milk Bank, Julie Bouchet-Horwitz, FNP, IBCLC. Julie explains how milk banks work, how those who want to donate can, and how babies who need for breastmilk can receive it. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2017
Fertility, Pregnancy, Motherhood and Stress with Dr. Alice Domar
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with fertility specialist and executive director of the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health, Alice Domar, PhD. Dr. Domar takes the time to explain how stress impacts fertility, pregnancy and motherhood. She offers some wonderful tips for stress relief for those facing fertility issues and discusses how to integrate her new app FertiCalm for awkward social moments when trying to conceive! Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2017
Pain for a Purpose in Childbirth with Dr. Judith Lothian
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with author and Lamaze Program Co-Director, Dr. Judith Lothian. We explore the idea of pain for a purpose in childbirth. Dr Lothian offers her insight as to how women can use the pain of labor to inform their body how to move, moan and get lost in “nature’s narcotic,” Please enjoy! Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2017
Labor Variations: Prodromal Labor, Back Labor, and Precipitous Birth with Sharon Muza
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On this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Lamaze Teacher, labor support doula, and international speaker Sharon Muza. No labor is exactly alike, but sometimes there are variations beyond what one would consider “typical.” Sharon and I discus prodromal labor, back labor, as well as a quick and wild precipitous birth. Sharon offers insightful tips and coping strategies for expectant mothers, partners, and doulas. Enjoy! Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2017
9 Steps to Surviving Early Motherhood
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Hi Everyone! In today’s episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies I revisit a blog I wrote a few years ago “7 Steps to Surviving Early Motherhood.” With some additional time and an additional baby I’ve added two more steps to help you ease into this new phase of your life with sanity, grace, and love. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2017
Breastfeeding 101 with Tamara Hawkins
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In the episode of  Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Tamara Hawkins, FNP, RN, IBCLE, LCCE, CHHC, Director of Stork and Cradle. We talk about everything an expectant and new mother needs to know. We cover a wide range of topics from breastfeeding in the first few days of baby’s arrival to what to do during pregnancy to prepare for breastfeeding, and how to find a lactation consultant. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2017
Motherhood & Yoga with Paula Lynch Liberis
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On this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with renowned yoga teacher and mother Paula Lynch Liberis. Paula and I have a very open and candid talk about shifting from high profile yoga teacher to mother of (almost) 3 children. Paula’s honesty and humbleness will surely speak to those who have ever faced a major shift in job or body. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2017
VBACs, Breech Babies, & Twin Births with Dr. Stuart Fischbein
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with obstetrician, international speaker and author, Dr. Stuart Fischbein. We speak about VBACs (vaginal births after cesareans), breech babies and twin vaginal births. For pregnant women and birth workers, this podcast is not to be missed! Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2017
Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine with Frances Goodwin
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This week on Yoga | Birth | Babies, I had the pleasure of speaking with licensed acupuncturist, Frances Goodwin. Frances helps demystify how Chinese medicine and acupuncture can help with fertility, pregnancy, induction, breech and postpartum. Hope you enjoy! Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2017
Henci Goer and ACOG’s “Approaches to Limit Intervention During Labor and Birth”
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This week on Yoga | Birth | Babies, I interview award-winning medical writer and internationally known speaker, Henci Goer. Henci and I discus the new ACOG (The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) statement “Approaches to Limit Intervention During Labor and Birth.” Expectant mothers and birth workers will find this conversation enlightening and important. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2017
Diastisis, the Pelvic Floor, and More with Isa Herrera MSPT, CSCS
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This week on Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with well known Physical Therapist, Isa Herrera. Our discussion is centered primarily around diastisis, a healthy balanced pelvic floor and how to make intelligent decisions about what type of activities to continue during pregnancy. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2017
Pediatrician 101 with Dr. Sonia Gidwani
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Dr. Sonia Gidwani. “Dr. G”, as she is lovingly called, is a long time UWS pediatrician who’s caring approach has drawn thousands of children to her practice. (In full discloser- she was the pediatrician to my two children until we moved out of NYC). Dr. Gidwani discusses a wide array of topics expectant and new parents will sure to be interested in! Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2017
Stephanie Middleberg, of ‘Middleberg Nutrition’ and author of THE BIG BOOK OF ORGANIC BABY FOOD
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with nutritionist and founder of Middleberg Nutrition, Stephanie Middleberg. We cover how to best support the pregnant and postnatal woman’s nutritional needs to dealing with a fussy eater. I am confident everyone will get some juicey tidbit to take away! Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2017
5 Questions to ask Your Care Provider Before Birth : A minisode with Deb
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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 switched doctors a long time ago. Now I feel it is too late to change!” Ideally, it’s best to have a very important conversation with your doctor at the beginning of your pregnancy to make sure that the way he or she practices medicine matches up with the way you want to birth. If you’re already into your pregnancy and a relationship with your doctor, be sure to ask these key questions at your next appointment! When you’re in labor, it isn’t a good time to start negotiating your labor and delivery wishes. It’s essential that you feel heard, supported and respected long before the big day!    for the full list of questions click HERE Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2017
Meema Spadola on Finding Support After Birth with a Postpartum Doula
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Postpartum doula, Meema Spadola. Meema dives deeply into the the profession of the postpartum doula and all the amazing support they offer. New and expectant moms, this podcast will be invaluable! Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2017
Dr. Jack Newman of the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with renowned breastfeeding expert, Dr. Jack Newman. My goal of this podcast is for women to make informed, educated choices about why they may or may not choose to breastfeed. We focus specifically on how to hep the mother who chooses to breastfeed get a good start in the first 48 hours of baby’s life. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2017
Aviva Romm, M.D. author of THE ADRENAL THYROID REVOLUTION
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I had the pleasure of speaking with Aviva Romm, MD. A Yale-trained, board-certified MD, midwife, and herbalist with a specialty in women’s health, Aviva and I talked about her new book, The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution. She explained how thyroid issues affect fertility, pregnancy and postpartum moms and the impact it has on breastfeeding. Enjoy this important and informational conversation! Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2017
Renowned Yoga Teacher, Founder of Om Yoga, and Author, Cyndi Lee
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with my long time teacher, Cyndi Lee. Cyndi and I explore what brought her to yoga and creating OM Yoga Center. She and I also openly talk about the state of yoga in our county and the changes it has seen as well as the wide range of yoga teacher trainings. I truly enjoyed my time speaking with Cyndi, I hope you enjoy our conversation! Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2017
Gene DeClercq of ‘Birth by the Numbers’
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Gene DeClercq about labor induction and all the ups and downs involved. Many women would like to avoid labor induction and Gene offers so tips to do so as well as dispel common reasons women are being induced under medical pretense. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2017
The Microbiome with Anne Estes, Phd
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I had the opportunity to speak with microbiome scientist and mom, Anne M Estes, Phd. She enlightened me about the incredible world of microbiomes in relationship to a healthy pregnancy, birth and your newborn baby. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 23, 2017
Do’s and Don’ts for Doulas: Understanding Scope of Practice
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Today’s conversation was inspired by a webinar I did with the Birth Institute, originally intended for birth workers. However I found the community discussion we had to be very inspiring and believe that expectant parents and birth workers alike will enjoy this episode. When it comes to supporting women in labor, doulas have a very specific scope of practice. As professional doulas, it is important for us to remember which activities are appropriate for us to engage in with clients, and which are not. In this talk, I share how we can use good judgement to ensure that we create a positive discourse with other care providers, and ensure that the value of doulas continues to be respected. I review the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the doula, outlining exactly what falls within the doula’s scope of practice, providing examples of when a doula is stepping beyond her role, and giving ideas for how to tactfully hold those boundaries. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2017
Barbara Harper and the Beauty of Water Birth
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In today’s episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with internationally recognized expert on water birth and gentle birth and author of Gentle Birth Choices, Barbara Harper. Barbara explains what drew her to embracing and advocating for water birth and demystifies some of the misconceptions of water birth and explains the values and benefits to both mother and baby. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2016
Childproofing Your Marriage with Dr. Michelle Canarick
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, we bring back Dr. Michelle Canarick to discus childproofing your marriage! While starting a family is incredibly exciting for many, the addition of this new family member can greatly shift the status quo for the relationship of the existing couple. Today we are talking with Michelle Canarick Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the mother of two young children about Childproofing Your Marriage. Michelle has worked with hundreds of couples and led workshops about how to adjust expectations, roles and responsibilities and still continue to secure and build the foundation of the family, the relationship between the parents. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2016
Umbilical Cord 101 with Dr. Mark Sloan
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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, Dr Mark Sloan talks all things umbilical cord! He thoughtfully and thoroughly discusses everything from delayed cord clamping, to the controversial subject of cord blood banking to a nuchal cord and it’s occurrence rate. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2016
Placental Encapsulation with Michelle LaDue
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On this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies I had the pleasure of speaking with Michelle La Due about placenta medicine. In this conversation, Michelle draws on her 13 years experience specializing in women’s health as a Licensed Acupuncturist in New York State, a Nationally Board Certified Chinese Herbalist, Birth Doula and faculty member at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. Michelle covers a range of topics from: What are the benefits, why would one consume their own placenta? What is the process to encapsulate a placenta? The different methods of placenta encapsulation? Are there any known side effects to placental encapsulation? How do you get the placenta home if you had a hospital birth? Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2016
Dr. George Mussalli of Village Obstetrics
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In this episode I speak with the very experienced, compassionate and knowledge, NYC obstetrician Dr. George Mussalli. The reason I sought out Dr Mussalli for this podcast was for listeners to hear an OB speak about interventions, care practices, and maternal age among some other topics. Many women only get to speak with their care provider for a very short time during office visits and often leave not fully understanding what they may encounter during their birth or even simply how the current birth trends may directly affect their birth. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2016
Tara Stiles, Founder of Strala Yoga on Strala and Her Pregnancy
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In this episode, I have the chance to catch up the very busy and incredibly fun Tara Stiles! When I interviewed Tara, she was about 27 weeks pregnant. She openly talks about adjusting her yoga practice through pregnancy, food cravings and the needing to let go and accept her new changing body. She also explains the origins and foundation of Strala yoga, it’s philosophy of ease and conservation of energy (this will be very helpful for labor!) and the need to trust and discover your own intuition. For any pregnant mom or soon to be pregnant yogini- this episode is perfect for you! Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2016
Family Centered Cesarean with Narchi Jovic and Suzanne Chesney of ICAN
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With one third of babies being born via cesarean, it is important to understand the process of a cesarean birth. However, there are ways to make a surgical birth less “surgical” feeling and shift the focus to a softer, gentler birth, a family centered cesarean, also called a “gentle cesarean.” This week on Yoga | Birth | Babies we cover the topic of Family Centered Cesarean with Narchi Jovic and Suzanne Chesney, the co-leaders of the NYC chapter of The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) Narchi and Suzanne seamlessly discuss this topic through offering personal accounts of a gentle cesarean along with stories of supporting women who have experienced a gentle cesarean.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 17, 2016
Sleep Training with Jessica Shapley
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In this episode we discuss the hotly debated topic, Sleep Training. I often feel there is a lot of comparison and judgement around sleep training but it is very personal and has effects on the whole family. Jess and I discuss why someone would want to begin sleep training and when it is appropriate to begin. We also talk about the various methods of sleep training and what you can do to set your little one and yourself up for a great night of sleep. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 10, 2016
Mindful Parenting with Hunter Clarke-Fields
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For those of us as parents who find ourselves struggling to react calmly to our children’s myriad of behaviors and feel by the end of the day, we are overwhelmingly exhausted, this podcast is for you! Today’s guest is a Mindful Mama Mentor and creator of the podcast The Yoga Story Project, Hunter Clarke-Field. She and I dive deep into the subject of Mindful Parenting. Personally, this conversation with Hunter inspired me to start my own 30 Day Mindful Parenting Challenge, which has forced me to take more responsibility for my actions and intentions as a parent. I have found the experience transformative! For those interested in this, checkout our social media on Facebook and Instagram under the hashtag #pycmindfulparenting. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 26, 2016
The Surprising History of How We Are Born with Tina Cassidy
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If you’re curious about how your Great Grandmother’s birth may have differed from yours, this is the episode for you. In today’s episode Deb interviews Tina Cassidy author of Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born. Ms. Cassidy became curious about birth when she realized how different her expectations of birth were from her mother, and grandmother. In her book she examines the changing landscape of birth from the Egyptian Siwa, to the Midwives in France’s Auvergne region, to current the current relationship between midwifery and obstetrics. So tune in to hear about changes in hospital protocols, pain relief, midwives, and more! You can decide for yourself, how much change we have made in childbirth and what changes we may still need to make! For the full show notes and to connect with Tina visit prenatalyogacenter.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2016
Postpartum Depression with Michelle Canarick Ph. D.
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For today’s podcast Deb has invited Dr. Canarick to speak about Postpartum depression. She and Deb discuss ways you can recognize PPD and how to find loving support in your community.  Michelle Canarick is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the mother of two young children. As a psychotherapist and a mother, she empathizes with the experience of building a family and provides individual and group therapy to mothers, children, and adolescents through her private practice, NYC Mom Support, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Her approach is grounded in the concept of empathy and providing practical techniques to help individuals and families thrive. Dr. Canarick has made multiple appearances on Good Morning America and speaks to parents with children of all ages on topics ranging from sleep training to setting limits with social media. Her other experiences include Bellevue Hospital, the Hallowell Center, the JCC of Manhattan, and the Ethical Culture/Fieldston School. rtumWhere to find support and help if you are suffering from postpartum depressionFacts Up to 1 in 7 women experience PPD (approximately 13% of postpartum women)For half of women diagnosed with PPD, this is their first episode of depressionAbout half of women who are later diagnosed with PPD may have begun experiencing symptoms during pregnancy- important to seek help early!Postpartum depression can occur at any time after birth, but it most commonly starts 1-3 weeks after delivery.To contact Dr. Canarick visit http://nycmomsupport.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 29, 2016
Aligning Your Body and Baby for Your Best Birth with Dr. Randi Jaffe
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In today’s episode I have the pleasure of talking to Dr. Randi Jaffe, who is known as the “Best Prenatal Chiropractor” in Manhattan. We discuss the benefits of chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy, as well as correcting misalignment which could lead to a longer, dysfunctional birth. Dr. Jaffee’s knowledge and suggestions for how to best align the pelvis and uterus are worth tuning into! So, stay tuned and you’ll learn why to go to a chiropractor, when it is recommended to start chiropractic adjustments, what intrauterine constraint is, why it’s important the uterus is NOT constrained, and all about the Webster Technique and it’s benefits to your birth. Dr Jaffe also offers great tips for expectant moms for daily use. To get in touch with Dr. Jaffe visit: http://www.drrandijaffe.com/index.html *The cushion Dr. Jaffe uses: https://www.amazon.com/Aylio-Orthopedic-Comfort-Tailbone-Sciatica/dp/B00AE9V3WQ/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1469735526&sr=8-2&keywords=aylio+support+cushion *The lower back support belt recommends: https://www.amazon.com/Loving-Comfort-Maternity-Support-Small/dp/B000CED5G0/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1469735864&sr=8-1&keywords=loving+comfort+maternity+support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2016
Yoga In the 1st Timester with Deb Flashenberg
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“Should I practice yoga during my 1st trimester?” is a question that I am asked quite frequently. Like so many pregnancy topics, you’ll come across a variety of opinions and ideas, many of which conflict. In today’s podcast I explore the hormonal and physiological changes that occur in the body during pregnancy and how this can affect your yoga practice. I also review poses you may want to stay clear of! To read more on the topic check out my blog: http://prenatalyogacenter.org/blog/yoga-in-the-first-trimester/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 08, 2016
Doula 101 with Terry Richmond
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We are delighted to welcome Terry Richmond back to the podcast! Terry is one of the most sought after doulas in NYC and Deb’s doula mentor. Listeners may remember her previous episode “How to Navigate the Hospital System and Have an Empowered Birth.” Today we are focusing on Doulas. This episode is geared toward women considering hiring a doula as well as new doulas. Terry talks about her role as a doula and the support she offers. Additionally she talks about how she balances life with her doula work and what she does to avoid burn out. It is a joy to hear the wise words of this amazing birth worker. For more information on Terry please visit laborlove.org or connect on Facebook Terry teaches Childbirth Education at the Prenatal Yoga Center for more on this visit http://prenatalyogacenter.org/childbirth-education/   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2016
Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering with Dr. Sarah Buckley
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In this episode Deb talks to Dr Sarah Buckley. She’s a family physician (GP) with training in family physician obstetrics, and author of the internationally best-selling book Gentle Birth. Gentle Mothering, (Celestial Arts/Penguin Random House, 2009). We discuss Undisturbed Birth- how the hormones of birth need to be in balance and well supported to facilitate a functional birth. Sarah has amazing insight on how a woman can find deep satisfaction and reward with her birth. Sarah also offers suggestions for women to honor the physiological response of her body in labor when she may be facing common disturbances of a hospital setting or pressure to stay within a certain schedule. She also reveals other practical tips for the laboring mother to keep her physical and mental space undisturbed.  Sarah discusses the impact she has seen since the publication of  “Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing” has made with the general practice of obstetrics.  Please enjoy this powerful episode!   For more about Sarah and her work see www.sarahbuckley.com and her membership website www.gentlenaturalbirth.com   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 25, 2016
Farm Midwife, Deborah Flowers: Celebrating the Art & Science of Spiritual Midwifery
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In this episode Deb speaks to renowned Midwife Deborah Flowers R.N., C.P.M. Deborah has 30 years of experience at The Farm Midwifery Center in training and service attending over 1,000 births. In addition to working at the farm Deborah served as the lab director and director of midwifery and childbirth education at Plenty International. She has served on the board of Midwife International and regularly leads trainings for midwives specializing in IV therapy and neonatal resuscitation.   Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2016
Pain to Power with Debra Pascali Bonaro
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If you’ve heard about Orgasmic Birth then you’re familiar with today’s guest Debra Pascali Bonaro B.Ed., LCCE, PDT/BDT(DONA). On this episode, Deb speaks with Debra about the Pain to Power philosophy and how she applies it to her work with her doula clients and inspires others to see birth as a transformative and empowering experience. Debra also discusses the need for women to take time and ownership of their education of birth to help ensure satisfaction and agency over their birth experience. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2016
Celebrating the Uncensored Beauty of Motherhood with Ashlee Dean Wells of the 4th Trimester Bodies Project
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You’ve seen her photographs on the Today Show and Huffington Post, stunning black and white images of mothers baring their bodies and stories. Today, we are so pleased to share Deb’s interview with Ashlee Dean Wells of the 4th Trimester Bodies Project. Deb talks to Ashlee about her inspiration to start the project, what a session with Ashlee and Laura is like, and how the project has grown (it now includes a gorgeous book and conference Body, Breast, Baby). “You are strong, you are beautiful, and you are not alone.” Ashlee Dean Wells Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2016
Is Your Fitness & Yoga Routine Helping Or Hindering Your Birth? with Deb Flashenberg
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Working out while pregnant can be great for you and your baby, boosting your mood and helping you get a better night of sleep. In today’s episode Deb delves deeper into the pros and cons of various workouts and the effect they can have on the pregnant body and your birth. “Embrace pregnancy as a time to slow down, deeply listen the needs of your baby and body and surrender to the transition of motherhood.” Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2016
What’s Going On With My Core? An Intimate Discussion with Pelvic Floor Therapist Lindsey Vestal
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Lindsey Vestal, M.S. OTR/L owner of The Functional Pelvis demystifies the muscles of the core and pelvic floor. Deb talks to her about the issues women commonly experience and various ways to care for rehabilitate the pre and postnatal body. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 06, 2016
Can the Internet Solve Your Breastfeeding Problems? With IBCLC, RLC Andrea Syms-Brown
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Deb talks to Andrea Syms-Brown IBCLC, RLC, CIMI about breast feeding in the age of the internet. Can the internet solve your breastfeeding problems? Probably not, but it can connect you to the support you need. Andrea asks us to remember, breastfeeding is a choice. She reminds us not to let anyone guilt you about that choice, and that if you choose to breast feed embrace it and stay hydrated! Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30, 2016
Prenatal Yoga Teacher Caprice Abowitt
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Join Deb as she talks to Prenatal Yoga Center’s Caprice Abowitt. Caprice talks about her journey from dancing to becoming a yoga instructor and the very personal reason she was drawn to the prenatal community. Caprice also talks about the joys of teaching yoga to children. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2016
Conversations With A Midwife with Home Birth Midwife Tanya Wills
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Home birth midwife, Tanya Wills openly talks about why one may want to choose a birth outside the hospital setting, the difference between the medical model of care and the midwifery model, as well as the need for midwives to unite on their approach to care. Tanya’s passion for her craft and the belief women should have agency over their own body will inspire all pregnant women and support members. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2016
Why I Chose A Home Birth with Deb Flashenberg
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How a mother chooses to birth is very personal. While I was pregnant, I kept my birth choices private. I am a prenatal yoga teacher, labor support doula and Lamaze teacher; I didn’t want my students to feel I disapproved of their birth plans based on the fact that I was preparing for a home birth. I came to my decision rather organically from attending hospital births for over ten years. I witnessed what hospitals had to offer to a low-risk woman and I did not want fight to have the birth I envisioned. Home birth is not for everyone. But it is an option for many. My hope for you, dear listener, is that your baby’s birth is infused with your voice. Although my two home births were challenging and forced me to dive to depths I did not know I had, I am grateful for having had the opportunity. I felt supported, heard, loved, and seen. I hope all birthing mothers can feel the same — no matter where they choose to birth. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2016
Dancing With The Fear of Birth with Deb Flashenberg
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Deb discusses the effects of fear on labor, and the importance of taking some time to uncover your personal fears around your upcoming birth. Join us as we learn how to dance with the fear. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2016
Ballerinas and Babies: American Ballet Theater’s Kelley Potter Discusses Motherhood and Dancing
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In today’s podcast I had the privilege of interviewing Kelley Potter, ballerina for American Ballet Theater. Kelley openly talks about balancing life and career as a professional ballerina and the struggles she has faced. Kelley’s honesty and candor is sure to inspire you! For more about Kelley visit ABT.org Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2016
Terry Richmond: How To Navigate The Hospital System & Have An Empowered Birth
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In this episode Deb interviews her doula mentor, former Broadway actress and singer Terry Richmond. Currently, Terry is one of NYC’s most sought after Doulas and Childbirth Educators. She has attended 100s of births here in NYC assisting new Moms with a wide variety of birth choices and experiences. Drawing from these experiences Terry talks to Deb about navigating the hospital system so that you can have an empowered birth! Terry teaches Childbirth Education at the Prenatal Yoga Center for more on this visit http://prenatalyogacenter.org/childbirth-education/ Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2016
Choices In Childbirth’s Clare Friedrich, Talks Childbirth Advocacy
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Prenatal Yoga Instructor, childbirth educator, and Mother of 2 Clare Friedrich talks to Deb about Maternity care in the US, the role of doulas, and her own pregnanciesIn this episode Clare talks about the newly released report “Overdue: Medicaid and Private Insurance Coverage of Doula Care to Strengthen Maternal and Infant Health” and the changes she would like to see in our current health care system regarding maternity care. She also discusses her birth experience and the personal changes she’s made in self care during her second pregnancy while offering some very helpful tips for women birthing in the hospital setting. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2016
The Birth of Yoga | Birth | Babies with Deb Flashenberg
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I am so excited to announce the birth of my podcast Yoga | Birth | Babies! If you’re curious about what sparked the creation of the Prenatal Yoga Center then this first episode is for you. I share my journey from Godspell to creating a community of Birth Goddesses! Please share, subscribe, and rate us. We have a some amazing guest interviews coming up discussing yoga, birth, babies, and everything in between. You won’t want to miss the wisdom these women have to share. Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2016