Yoga | Birth | Babies

By Deb Flashenberg

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Take ownership of your pregnancy, birth, and parenthood! Join Deb Flashenberg as she dives into conversation with some of the world’s leading yoga, birth, and baby experts. Deb’s 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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Body Positive Parenting
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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.”<br><br>In this episode of <strong>Yoga| Birth|Babies</strong>, I speak with founders of <em>The Full Bloom Project,</em> 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.&nbsp;<br><br>Visit prenatalyogacenter.com for the full show notes!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 17, 2019
Incontinence, Prolapse, and the Core, Oh My! A Discussion of These Common Issues.
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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.&nbsp; 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. <br>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, 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. <br><br>To learn more about Anita visit the show notes<a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/podcast-list/"> HERE</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 11, 2019
Introducing Motherhood Sessions from Gimlet
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Julia was born in South Korea, but was adopted and raised by a white family. Now that she has her own child—the first biological relative she’s ever known—she’s rethinking her relationship with her own family, and on a search to find her birth mother.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 11, 2019
How To Find Ease In Complicated Births
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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?&nbsp; What happens if your second birth also has a dramatic turn of events? This is the experience of this week’s guest.<br><br>In this episode of <strong>Yoga|Birth|Babies</strong>, 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. <br><br>To learn more about Erin or connect with her visit: <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/how-to-find-ease-in-complicated-births/">prenatalyogacenter.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 03, 2019
Demystifying Genetic Prenatal Testing
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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. <br><br>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, 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.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 27, 2019
Baby Fingers: Baby Sign Language
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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. <br>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 <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies,</strong> I speak with music therapist, teacher of the Deaf, and founder of <strong><em>Baby Fingers</em></strong>, 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!<br><br>For the full show notes and more info on Baby Fingers click HERE<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>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.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, I speak with physical therapist and Franklin Method Educator, Solange Ross and occupational therapist and founder and owner of <em>The Functional Pelvis</em>, 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! <br><br>Visit <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/understanding-core-strength-during-pregnancy-and-postpartum/">prenatalyogacenter.com</a> for the full show notes including the images mentioned in the episode!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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, #<a href="https://people.com/movies/oscar-documentary-period-end-of-sentence/">Period. End of Sentence</a>, a film about menstruation just won an Academy Award! <br><br>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. <br><br>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, 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! <br><br>For the complete show notes visit <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/podcast-list/">prenatalyogacenter.com</a><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 27, 2019
Meditation & Facing Birth Fear
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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. <br>In the episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, 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.&nbsp;<br><br>For the complete shownotes visit prenatalyogacenter.com<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 20, 2019
Community Birth Story: Embracing Your Birth Choices
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<p>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.</p> <p>For full show notes click <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/community-birth-story-embracing-your-birth-choices/">HERE</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 13, 2019
Pushing Power: Understanding the 2nd Stage of Labor
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<p>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?</p> <p>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, I speak with doula, childbirth educator, mother and creator of Pushing Power<img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11/72x72/2122.png" alt="™" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" />, 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!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For more on Chantal and the full shownotes click <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/pushing-power-understanding-the-2nd-stage-of-labor/">HERE</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 06, 2019
Healing After Birth: Recovering from Birth Trauma
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<p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>For the full show notes visit: <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/healing-after-birth-recovering-from-birth-trauma/">prenatalyogacenter.com</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 30, 2019
Finding Birth Flow within a Hospital Setting
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<p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>For more on Adriana visit: https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/finding-birth-flow-within-a-hospital-setting/</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 23, 2019
Car Seat Safety
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<p>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies,</strong> 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.</p> <p><strong>Want to know more? Join us Saturday, February 16th for &#8220;Common Misuses with Car Seats&#8221; from 1:30-3:00pm Click <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/car-seat-safety/">HERE</a> to register</strong></p> <p>For the full show notes and links mentioned in the episode click <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/car-seat-safety/">HERE</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 17, 2019
TheMilkinMama: Hand Expression with Francie Webb
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<p>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.</p> <p>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!</p> <p>For full shownotes including the links mentioned in this talk head over to: <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/the-milkin-mama-hand-expression-with-francie-webb/">prenatalyogacenter.com</a></p> <p>*ALSO- Shout out to my friend, Francesca Cervero and her online course &#8211; <a href="https://www.francescacervero.com/teachers/online-training/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.francescacervero.com/teachers/online-training/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1547149140203000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHh6wsp3Me7db2fK7M3OZOiYmkSnQ">Science of the Private Lesson Online Training!</a> Get $50 OFF with the code = DEB50</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 09, 2019
Practical Advice on Caring for Your Newborn with Ayelet Kaznelson
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<p>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, &#8220;when is our postpartum doula going to arrive and could help us navigate this new path.”</p> <p>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&#8217;re also delighted to be welcoming Ayelet to the PYC teaching community and excited to learn a bit about her.</p> <p>For more on Ayelet view the full show notes <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/practical-advice-on-caring-for-your-newborn-with-ayelet-kaznelson/">HERE</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 19, 2018
Understanding the ARRIVE Study
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<p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>For more on Bonu and the ARRIVE Study visit: <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/understanding-the-arrive-study/">prenatalyogacenter.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 12, 2018
Your Inner Baby Carriage
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<p>Have you ever felt like you don&#8217;t understand your changing pregnant body? Perhaps you no longer feel like you can find good, supportive posture, or take a satisfyingly deep breath?</p> <p>If so, then this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong> will help you understand how your inner structure, what Jill Miller, yoga teacher and co-founder of <em>Tune Up Fitness Worldwide</em>, calls the <em>“inner baby carriage”</em> 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.</p> <p>For more information on Jill and how you can connect with her visit our show notes: <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/your-inner-baby-carriage/">prenatalyogacenter.com</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 06, 2018
Rainbow Babies with Jessica Mougis
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<p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>For more on Jessica visit the show notes at <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/rainbow-babies-with-jessica-mougis/">prenatalyogacenter.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 28, 2018
Pain, Suffering, & Trauma In Labor
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<p>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.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For more on Penny visit our full show notes: <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/pain-suffering-trauma-in-labor/">prenatalyogacenter.com</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 21, 2018
Pregnancy, Parenthood, and Eating Disorders
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<p>One of the three pillars of Prenatal Yoga Center methodology is community, also knows as <i>sangha</i>. 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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>For more on Yali, visit the show notes: <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/pregnancy-parenthood-and-eating-disorders/">prenatalyogacenter.com</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 14, 2018
Financial Advice for Parents
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<p>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!</p> <p>Click <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/financial-advice-for-parents/">HERE</a> for the full show notes- including how to contact Amy</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 07, 2018
Spinning Babies Founder Gail Tully
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<p>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.</p> <p>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 <a href="http://www.spinningbabies.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.spinningbabies.com/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1541104558674000&amp;usg=AFQjCNF9UVOJedOAdkbhgjIm9Itbq0IPnQ">www.SpinningBabies.com</a>.  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.</p> <p>For more on Gail visit the show notes: <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/spinning-babies-founder-gail-tully/">https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/spinning-babies-founder-gail-tully/</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 31, 2018
Plan to Support Yourself: The Necessity of a Postpartum Mental Health Check In
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<p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>To connect with Evelyn or get the links mentioned in the podcast visit: <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/plan-to-support-yourself-the-necessity-of-a-postpartum-mental-health-check-in/">https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/plan-to-support-yourself-the-necessity-of-a-postpartum-mental-health-check-in/</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 24, 2018
When You Suspect a Friend or Loved One is Suffering with PMAD
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<p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>To connect with page and see the full show notes visit: <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/when-you-suspect-a-friend-or-loved-one-is-suffering-from-pmad/">https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/when-you-suspect-a-friend-or-loved-one-is-suffering-from-pmad/</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 17, 2018
Gestational Diabetes
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<p>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.</p> <p>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!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For more on this episode or to connect with Lily visit <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/gestational-diabetes/">prenatalyogacenter.com</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 10, 2018
Trauma Informed Prenatal Yoga
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<p>Stepping onto the yoga mat may feel very vulnerable for many people. It&#8217;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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Visit our website to see the full show notes and learn how you can connect with Tara!</p> <p><a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/trauma-informed-prenatal-yoga/">prenatalyogacenter.com</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 03, 2018
Planning for Postpartum: How to Handle Family and Guests
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<p>You had a baby! Great! Now what??</p> <p>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!</p> <p>In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with New York City based Childbirth Educator, Birth and Postpartum doula, lactation counselor and midwive&#8217;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!</p> <p>To connect with Grace and learn more about her visit: <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/planning-for-postpartum-how-to-handle-family-and-guests/">prenatalyogacenter.com</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 26, 2018
Where to take Childbirth Education
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<p>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.</p> <p>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!</p> <p>For more on this episode visit the show notes: <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/where-to-take-childbirth-education/">https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/where-to-take-childbirth-education/</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 19, 2018
Understanding Preeclampsia
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<p>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&#8217;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 &amp; engagement manger of the <em>Preeclampsia Foundation</em>, Rebecca Britt.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information and the full show notes visit prenatalyogacenter.com!</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 13, 2018
Community Birth Stories with Lauren Seidman
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<p>An article from <i>Midwifery Today</i> 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.</p> <p>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!</p> <p>For more on this episode head over to the show notes: <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/community-birth-stories-with-lauren-seidman/">prenatalyogacenter.com</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 05, 2018
PREPARING FOR YOUR 2ND AND BEYOND! WITH ‘YOU PLUS 2 PARENTING’ FOUNDER RACHEL CEDAR
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My son was a little over 2 1/2 years old when my daughter was due. By that time, my husband, son and I had gotten into a good rhythm functioning as a family of 3.  I would be lying if I said I was not a bit terrified disrupting that carefully sculpted balance of our lives- especially our night time routine.  Fortunately, I had the assistance of the remarkable Rachel Cedar to give me confidence and tools to help make the big jump to a family of 4. <p>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, I speak with founder and creator of <em>You Plus 2 Parenting</em>, 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!</p> <ul> <li>What is “Sibling Prep” is and why it’s important.</li> <li>A good time to get started with prepping your child(ren) and how to begin.</li> <li>Some mothers who already have two children think they do not need to consider prepping their siblings, what might they find useful about still considering this step in preparation for the next baby?</li> <li>What to do if your child asks for more details about how the baby was made or how the baby comes out and you’re not ready for a birds &amp; bees conversation?</li> <li>Some useful tools for preparation.</li> <li>Tools for the mother to create a new routine once the new child arrives.</li> <li>What to do your child says he/she doesn’t want a new sibling.</li> <li>Why play is integral to sibling prep.</li> <li>How you can prepare for separation from your older child while you are away giving birth or how you can prepare your child for a home birth.</li> <li>How you can introduce the new baby to the older sibling(s).</li> <li>How you can address your child’s feelings once you are all home and back together again.</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Rachel Cedar, MSW:</strong></p> <p>Rachel Cedar is a mother of two young boys and a new baby girl, a social worker and the founder of <a href="http://www.youplustwoparenting.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.youplustwoparenting.com/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1535663819100000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGsChZJcuKII4jMZEa63n5Y3XR0kA">You Plus 2 Parenting &amp; Beyond the Basics of Toddler Development</a> — a parenting support service based in New York City. She recently published her first sibling preparation children’s book <strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/When-Mommy-Has-Our-Baby/dp/0692208283/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1403567390&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=when+mommy+has+our+baby" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.amazon.com/When-Mommy-Has-Our-Baby/dp/0692208283/ref%3Dsr_1_1?ie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1403567390%26sr%3D8-1%26keywords%3Dwhen%2Bmommy%2Bhas%2Bour%2Bbaby&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1535663819100000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHf647AcppXqJsyDnwikHIEIG6blA">“When Mommy Has Our Baby”</a></strong> and launched the bloggers series <a href="http://www.youplustwoparenting.com/28-days-of-play/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.youplustwoparenting.com/28-days-of-play/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1535663819100000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGJuktREN8cFaUWCy8GmQ9Io5IIbw">“28 Days of Play”</a> tackling the topic of parenting &amp; play and why it can feel hard for parents to truly engage in play with their kids.</p> <p>Rachel frequently speaks at workshops &amp; events, hosts weekly support groups and webinars, offers private parent coaching services and blogs about parenting tips &amp; toddler development on her website.</p> <p>Rachel is a graduate of the University of California-Berkeley with a degree in Psychology, and The Columbia University School of Social Work.</p> <p><strong>Conn<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 29, 2018
Reducing Unnecessary Cesarean Birth With Dr. Neel Shah
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<p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Raleway, sans-serif;">This week we&#8217;re continuing to revisit a few of my must listen to episodes! This is such an important issue and episode, even if you did listen to the first release I would highly <span style="caret-color: #000000;">recommend</span> revisiting this episode.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Raleway, sans-serif;">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 &#8220;C</span><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">esarean 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. </span></p> <p>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!</p> <p><strong>In this episode </strong></p> <ul> <li>How Dr Shah got started on this path to exploring the caesarean rate in our country.</li> <li>The increased cesarean rate in the US since the 1970’s and what accounts for this.</li> <li>Are we seeing better results for mothers and babies with this massive increase in c-sections?</li> <li>Recognizing there is a place of caesarean births what is the sweet spot for best outcomes with cesarean births? World Heatlh Organization (WHO) recommends caesarean rates should be between 10-15%.</li> <li>Risks of a cesarean surgery for both mother and baby, both short and long term.</li> <li>Are the risks of a c-section well explained to mother ahead of timed?</li> <li>Minimizing the possibility of an unnecessary c-section</li> <li>The role of the care provider in the likelihood of a mother having a caesarean.</li> <li>What role does the hospital play in the likelihood of a mother having a caesarean ?</li> <li>The correlation between the hospital and the c section rate.</li> <li>Exploring an article authored by Dr Shah-  “In the United States it appears that about half the cesareans we do may be avoidable in hindsight. Getting to perfect may be hard but there is tremendous room for improvement.”  What might be some of the red flags that you see in hindsight that may have been avoidable?</li> <li>Are hospitals are always the safest place to give birth?</li> <li>What we can learn from other countries who have created a supportive system to offer home birth.</li> <li>The role of midwives in US birth.</li> </ul> <span style="color: #000000; font-family: Raleway, sans-serif;"> </span> <p><strong>About Dr Shah:</strong></p> <p>Dr. Neel Shah, MD, MPP is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Delivery Decisions Initiative at Harvard’s Ariadne Labs. As an obstetrician-gynecologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Dr. Shah cares for patients during critical life moments that range from surgery to primary care to childbirth. As a scientist and social entrepreneur, he is a globally recognized expert in designing, testing, and spreading solutions that improve healthcare.</p> <p>Dr. Shah is listed among the “<a href="http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/lists/40-of-the-smartest-people-in-healthcare.html" target="_blank" rel="n<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 23, 2018
Labor Induction with Dr. Rachel Reed
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<p>Summer fun is calling, and I am taking some time off of recording new podcasts to be with my family. In the meantime, I’m re-releasing some of my favorite episodes. Enjoy!</p> <p>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%.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>In this episode:</p> <ul> <li>What brought <span class="il">Rachel</span> to practicing midwifery.</li> <li>The process and hormones of a spontaneous physiological birth and how that differs from a medical induction</li> <li>The definition of medically necessary induction</li> <li>Medically justified reasons for an induction</li> <li>“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</li> <li>The process of beginning medical induction from scratch</li> <li>The role pitocin should play in labor</li> <li>Statistics for how often pitocin is involved in labor</li> <li>Side effects of pitocin – are women given informed consent to these side effects</li> <li>The cascade of interventions and the relationship of induction to the necessity of other interventions</li> <li>Option for a mother facing medical induction</li> <li>Is there such a thing as “natural induction”</li> <li>“DIY” induction methods</li> <li>What Dr <span class="il">Reed</span> is up to now with her blog and book!</li> </ul> For more about Dr. Reed and ways to connect with her, please visit the full show notes over at <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/podcast-list/">prenatalyogacenter.com</a> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 15, 2018
Birth With Confidence
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<p>“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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Please enjoy this lively and informational conversation!</p> <p><strong>In this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>What brought Rhea to birth work.</li> <li>The 3 Cs &#8211; control, comfort, convenient.</li> <li>How the 3 Cs come into daily life and how they may or may not support birth.</li> <li>Functional pain and how that is different then pathological pain.</li> <li>How working with pain, not suffering, can benefit the laboring person.</li> <li>Embracing functional physiological pain when many people demonize labor pain or pity the laboring person for going through it.</li> <li>How to support people during labor.</li> <li>How to not be scared of big sensations and the experience one is going through.</li> <li>Recognizing the affect of the support team’s attitude about birth and pain.</li> <li>Preparation for physiological birth.</li> <li>The three preparations for labor.</li> <li>Social conditioning to responding to pain in labor.</li> <li>What is pain dynamic ?</li> <li>Explanation of “Crisis of confidence”</li> <li>Preparing to get past a crisis of confidence</li> <li>The “3 attitudes of birth” among birthing people</li> <li>Finding Rhea’s work!</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Rhea Dempsey:</strong></p> <p>Rhea Dempsey is an Independent Birth Educator, Birth Attendant (Doula), Trainer, Counsellor and Author.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Connect with Rhea: </strong></p> <p><a href="mailto:info@birthingwisdom.com.au" target="_blank" rel="noopener">info@birthingwisdom.com.au</a><br /> <a href="http://www.birthingwisdom.com.au/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.birthingwisdom.com.au/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1533834619103000&amp;usg=AFQjCNF40t0n_9zuYJByCfMyPmPyvLofEQ">www.birthingwisdom.com.au</a><br /> <a href="http://www.facebook.com/birthingwisdom" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.facebook.com/birthingwisdom&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1533834619103000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHDm7Q6aDnziyuAo2PQX08exQVbNg">www.facebook.com/birthing<wbr />wisdom</a><br /> <a href="http://www.twitter.com/RheaDempsey" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.twitter.com/RheaDempsey&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1533834619103000&amp;usg=AFQjCNG3jH99uWOsjQfkkzcdM5Hm5V9KUQ">www.twitter.com/RheaDempsey</a><br /> <a href="http://www.instagram.com/rheadempseybirth" target="_blank" rel="noo<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 08, 2018
Sex During Pregnancy & Postpartum with The V Club’s Courtney Cleman & Alexandria Ross
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<p>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.</p> <p>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!</p> <p>In this episode:</p> <ul> <li>What brought Courtney and Alexandra to this work and a bit about themselves.</li> <li>Common fears and concerns from both partners points of view about sex during pregnancy<b>.</b></li> <li>How the different trimesters affects the ebb and flow of sex during pregnancy.</li> <li>Challenges of sex during pregnancy.</li> <li>Reasons might someone need to abstain from sex during pregnancy.</li> <li>Postpartum sex- what women should expect during this time.</li> <li>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.”</li> <li>How to reconnect to your partner.</li> <li>The relationship between a healthy pelvic floor, orgasm, and sex.</li> <li>Healing after a traumatic birth and finding comfort and reconnection with your body and partner.</li> <li>Advice for new and expectant parents.</li> <li>The V Club!</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Courtney &amp; Alexandria:</strong></p> <p>Courtney Cleman</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Alexandria Ross</p> <p>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.</p> <p><strong>Connect with Courtney &amp; Alexandria:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://thevclub.com">thevclub.com</a></p> <p>Instagram + Facebook: @thevclubnyc</p> <p><em>Did you enjoy this episode? Click Subscribe, while you&#8217;re there give us a rating too!</em></p> <p><em>Namaste</em></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 02, 2018
Community Birth Stories: Getting Past A Bumpy Start with Soul Camp’s Michelle Goldblum
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<p>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?”</p> <p>In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak openly with co-founder of <a href="https://soul.camp/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://soul.camp/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1532612272762000&amp;usg=AFQjCNF-lGDLJPyCOHrWasuE_ZcgysPuag">Soul Camp</a> and <a href="https://soul.camp/creative" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://soul.camp/creative&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1532612272762000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEs47s3yPNbz6unEZzPW12IwPjb_w">Soul Camp Creative</a>, 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.</p> <p>&#8220;Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another, &#8220;What! You too?&#8221; I thought I was the only one.&#8221; C.S Lewis</p> <p><strong>In this episode: </strong></p> <ul> <li>A little about Michelle and how she got started to get into the health and wellness world.</li> <li>Defining self care and the role it plays in her life.</li> <li>Finding the balance of work and family .</li> <li> Michelle talks about her pregnancy, birth and transition into motherhood.</li> <li>The bumps of the first few months and how she navigated through them.</li> <li>How the reality of motherhood matched with the ideas she grew up with.</li> <li>Michelle’s favorite part of parenthood.</li> <li>Advice she wishes someone had told her before becoming a parent.</li> <li>What is Soul Camp?</li> </ul> <p><em><strong>Want to attend Soul Camp? Get an extra $100 off your ticket by following this link!  <a href="https://my.soul.camp/prenatal-yoga-center" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://my.soul.camp/prenatal-yoga-center&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1532612272762000&amp;usg=AFQjCNG7fBgC5Dywbfh_D0jSaoSs3PM0WA">https://my.soul.camp/<wbr />prenatal-yoga-center</a></strong></em></p> <p><strong>About Michelle :</strong></p> <p>Michelle Goldblum is the co-founder of <a href="https://soul.camp/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://soul.camp/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1532612272762000&amp;usg=AFQjCNF-lGDLJPyCOHrWasuE_ZcgysPuag">Soul Camp</a> and <a href="https://soul.camp/creative" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://soul.camp/creative&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1532612272762000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEs47s3yPNbz6unEZzPW12IwPjb_w">Soul Camp Creative</a>. 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 <i>Oprah Magazine</i>, <i>Travel and Leisure</i>, <i>Fitness</i>, <i>Women’s Health</i>, <i>Good Morning America</i>, <i>ABC News</i>,  <i>Parents</i>, <i>Fortune, Inc.</i>, and <i>Forbes</i>. 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 &amp; well first &#8211; and that comes by taking care of ourselv<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 25, 2018
Matrescence
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<p>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 &#8220;maternal instincts&#8221; and an innate understanding of how to seamlessly take on this new role and identity.</p> <p>In this episode, I speak with Clinical Psychologist, faculty member, and co-founder of the <a href="http://swgproject.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://swgproject.org/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1532009813668000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEs26t8GVH-G-dXw93tnXerqix7zA">Sexuality, Women &amp; Gender Project</a> at <a href="http://www.tc.columbia.edu/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.tc.columbia.edu/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1532009813668000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFFKsXlehzJ4eesSBuJl8Pm0IJj2A">Teachers College, Columbia University</a>, 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.</p> <p><strong>In this Episode: </strong></p> <ul> <li>Aurelie’s story, how she got into the field of Clinical Psychology and matrescence.</li> <li>An explanation of the concept and origin of <a href="https://www.matrescence.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://www.matrescence.com/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1532009813668000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFaw_49Xupx9jmDeQ5n7DNJWxy5QA">matrescence</a> and how it applies to clinical health.</li> <li>Some of the biggest struggles Aurlie see as a person transitions into motherhood.</li> <li>What is helpful in the transition into motherhood.</li> <li>Are we setting women up for failure when we assume they have “innate and instinctual” knowledge once they bear a baby?</li> <li>The abrupt change of focus from pregnancy where the mother is seeing her care provider every week in the last month to the postpartum focus being on the baby and the mother does not see her care provider for up to 6 weeks- how this impacts new mothers?</li> <li>“Motherhood, a simultaneously profound and crippling experience.”</li> <li>Struggling with new identity, perfectionism, and how it impacts the child.</li> <li>The similarity of a “midlife crisis” and motherhood- is it an opportunity to find power?</li> <li>The relationship between postpartum depression and adjusting to the new identity.</li> <li>What Aurelie is up to these day!</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Aurelie Athan:</strong></p> <p>Aurélie Athan, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice and faculty member and co-founder of the <a href="http://swgproject.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://swgproject.org/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1532009813668000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEs26t8GVH-G-dXw93tnXerqix7zA">Sexuality, Women &amp; Gender Project</a> at <a href="http://www.tc.columbia.edu/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.tc.columbia.edu/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1532009813668000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFFKsXlehzJ4eesSBuJl8Pm0IJj2A">Teachers College, Columbia University</a>. Her work in Reproductive Psychology advances the concept of <a href="https://www.matrescence.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://www.matrescence.com/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1532009813668000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFaw_49Xupx9jmDeQ5n7DNJWxy5QA"><i>matrescence</i></a><i>, </i>or the transition to motherhood,<i> </i>through education, theory, and practice. She understands women&#8217<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 18, 2018
Motherhood & Identity
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<p>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</p> <p>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.</p> <p><strong>In this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Common themes she hears when working with women making the shift from maiden to motherhood.</li> <li>Britta’s personal experience making the shift to motherhood</li> <li>Is there really such a thing as “innate, instinctual knowledge&#8221; mother&#8217;s are supposed to have?</li> <li>Is this setting women up for failure ?</li> <li>How to prepare for the transition from maiden to motherhood</li> <li>What to do if you are feeling feeling lost and overwhelmed in the “4th trimester”</li> <li>Embracing this new “motherhood” identity in the midst of feeling a huge loss from leaving their former life</li> <li>Discussing the shift from leaving the work force to being a stay at home mom</li> <li>Do we as a society talk about this transition enough and offer support?</li> <li>The relationship between postpartum depression and adjusting to the new identity.</li> <li>Identity with your partner</li> <li>Is the American culture different in the way women transition from maidenhood to motherhood?</li> <li>Feeling disconnected from non-parent friends</li> <li>What Britta is up to now!</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Britta:</strong></p> <p>Britta is a teacher, speaker, and presenter. She has presented at conferences such as DONA International, MANA, and ICEA (April 2018). Additionally, Britta has been featured on several popular podcasts including <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mythology-metaphors-during-childbirth/id909813658?i=1000394590383&amp;mt=2" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mythology-metaphors-during-childbirth/id909813658?i%3D1000394590383%26mt%3D2&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1531420129772000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEa7AwRgV4zzhUHuD1JmpnU6GRIjA">Informed Pregnancy</a>, <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ep135-how-will-birth-transform-you-with-britta-bushnell/id948399815?i=1000401151425&amp;mt=2" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ep135-how-will-birth-transform-you-with-britta-bushnell/id948399815?i%3D1000401151425%26mt%3D2&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1531420129772000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGJ4QwHrAuM_awRTjIBf-h9nSau2A">Birthful</a> and <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mothers-journey-confronting-unknown-britta-bushnell/id937425056?i=1000401569250&amp;mt=2" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mothers-journey-confronting-unknown-britta-bushnell/id937425056?i%3D1000401569250%26mt%3D2&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1531420129772000&amp;usg=AFQjCNF3hwMiHW8Wv9H8IsK75N52SG2ddw">Atomic Moms.</a> In 2016, in recognition of her transformative childbirth classes, Britta was awarded &#8220;Educator of the Year&#8221; by the Southern California Doula Association<b> </b><a href="http://www.dascdoulas.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.dascdoulas.org/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1531420129772000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHn1UApxT-ephQVGvZddyQ_FgxF9A">(DASC)</a>.</p> <p>Britta spent more than a decade with the organization <a href="http://birthingfromwithin.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://birthingfromwithin.com/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1531420129772000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHvkH0sw94juPygrav7Pc0QKqTdVg">Birthing From Within</a> where she led trainings, ran the mentor program, taught classes for parents,<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 11, 2018
Healing from Traumatic Birth with Nancy Wainer
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<p>In the U.S., 45.5% of women reported a traumatic birth according to the DSM-IV ( Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) and the Listening To Mother’s III Survey, which includes more than 1500 women, exposed 56% of the participants met the criteria for depression postpartum.(4) These numbers are huge and frightening. Given the vast number of women experience some level of birth trauma, it is vital the new mother finds the support she needs to recover from this experience.</p> <p>In this very important episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, I speak with Certified Professional Midwife, acclaimed author and speaker Nancy Wainer.  Nancy has been working with the birthing community for over 3 decades and brings deep insight into the healing process many women face after a disappointing or traumatic birth. This conversation is a must hear for any birthing person, new parent, support person or birth worker.</p> <p><strong>In this episode: </strong></p> <ul> <li>What brought Nancy to her path as a midwife.</li> <li>The impact one’s personal view of birth has on an upcoming birth.</li> <li>Traumatic birth &#8211; what does that mean?</li> <li>Statistics/data on the frequency of traumatic birth.</li> <li>The “typical” grieving process after a disappointing birth.</li> <li>How the support system and posse aid the new parent in this recovery.</li> <li>Some ways Nancy has assist a woman grieving from a traumatic or disappointing birth.</li> <li>Ways to rebuild her self esteem and empowerment.</li> <li>Ways a person with a prior traumatic birth can prepare for another pregnancy and birth.</li> <li>What birth workers can do to help right after a traumatic birth.</li> <li>What birth workers do to help support a mother having another baby after a traumatic birth</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Nancy:</strong></p> <p>Nancy Wainer, CPM, is an internationally known childbirth writer and speaker who coined the term VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean—pronounced “vee-back”), now used all over the world. Her landmark book, <i>Silent Knife: Cesarean Prevention and Vaginal Birth after Cesarean</i> (1983), won critical acclaim. It was chosen as the best book in the field of Health and Medicine by the American Library Association in 1983 and was called “the bible of cesarean prevention” by <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. Her book <i>Open Season: A Survival Guide for Natural Childbirth and VBAC in the 90s</i> (1991) was touted by Informed Birth and Parenting as “the only book that tells the truth about childbirth in the United States (It fairly sizzles in your hands…).” She is currently working on her third book, titled <i>Birthquake: A Childbirth Book for Strong Women and Women Who Want to Be Strong</i>.</p> <p>Ms. Wainer has a homebirth practice. She studied midwifery at The Birth Center in Dearborn, Michigan, at Casa de Nacimiento in El Paso, Texas, and with the International School of Midwifery in Kingston, Jamaica. She then completed a two-year apprenticeship in Boston. She taught midwifery students for the Massachusetts Basic and Advanced Midwifery courses and was a preceptor for Hands of Light Midwifery Training. She trains student/apprentice midwives. She is a certified doula and was a La Leche League leader for many years. She is the director of Birth Day, which provides midwifery care, childbirth education and labor support for pregnant women. Ms. Wainer has three grown children and lives in the Boston area.</p> <a href="http://www.birthdaymidwifery.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.birthdaymidwifery.com&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1530719471413000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGj23sVL53HKwCLlESrnGjTOsJpww">http://www.birthdaymidwifery.<wbr />com</a> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 04, 2018
Embracing Motherhood with Dayna Kurtz
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<p>I have been on a bit of a binge creating podcasts about Motherhood.  Possibly because I am knee deep into early childhood with two young children or because the subject is so deep and vast and many parents thirst for some guidance and support.  Regardless of the force behind this eruption, for the next month I hope you enjoy several podcasts on different aspects of Motherhood.</p> <p>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, I speak with author, speaker and licensed social worker about her new book, <i>Mother Matters: A Holistic Guide to Being a Happy, Healthy Mom.  </i>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.</p> <p><strong>In this episode: </strong></p> <ul> <li>Dayna’s background and personal transition into motherhood that inspired the birth of her book, <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Mother-Matters-Practical-Guide-Healthy/dp/1945547782/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1516398014&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=dayna+kurtz+mother+matters" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://www.amazon.com/Mother-Matters-Practical-Guide-Healthy/dp/1945547782/ref%3Dsr_1_1?s%3Dbooks%26ie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1516398014%26sr%3D1-1%26keywords%3Ddayna%2Bkurtz%2Bmother%2Bmatters&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1530211062058000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEpgkL8aVZkgJariELXoA7FeWTWGg">Mother Matters: A Practical Guide to Being a Happy, Healthy Mom</a></li> <li>Mother care &#8211; what is it and how is it currently intertwined into our culture</li> <li>How the role of the mother figure has changed in the last several decades</li> <li>The biggest disconnect between the idea and image of a mother “doing it all” and the reality many people live</li> <li>Challenges new parents face these days</li> <li>Self care and ways a new parent can incorporate acts of self care into daily routine</li> <li>“Fair fight” technique</li> <li>General themes or issue Dayna commonly when researching and writing her book.</li> <li>Final advice for new and expectant parents</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Dayna:</strong></p> <p>Dayna M. Kurtz is a leading authority on the subject of women transitioning to motherhood and serves as Director of the Anna Keefe Women&#8217;s Center at the Training Institute for Mental Health in Manhattan. She is a writer, licensed social worker and NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer with an additional certification in training pre- and postnatal clients. Dayna is the author of the newly published <i>Mother Matters: A Holistic Guide to Being a Happy, Healthy Mom </i>(Familius Press), and the forthcoming <i>Total Body Cure For Women</i> and is a contributor to <i>The Doctor&#8217;s Book of Natural Remedies</i> (both published by Rodale/Hearst). Dayna also serves as a Real Answers expert on TheBump.com. She has written or been consulted on articles for the websites of The Today Show, Pregnancy &amp; Newborn, Pop Sugar, Big City Moms, Pregnancy Corner, Women&#8217;s Running, and ProNatal Fitness among others, and writes the Mother Matters blog for the Huffington Post. A sought-after speaker, Dayna regularly presents on the subject of mothercare. She lives in New York City with her family.</p> <p><strong>Connect with Dayna:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.daynamkurtz.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.daynamkurtz.com&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1530211062058000&amp;usg=AFQjCNG-muIugKByQowXjec7zGxTkErayw">http://www.daynamkurtz.com</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/daynamkurtzmothermatters/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://www.facebook.com/daynamkurtzmothermatters/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1530211062058000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEP-xLgOuuGyQgadeRJ<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 27, 2018
Meditation with Arden Martin of The Spring Meditation
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<p>Reducing stress and depression, increasing self awareness and happiness are just some of the amazing benefits of mediation.</p> <p>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!</p> <p>In this episode we talk about:</p> <ul> <li>Arden’s journey into meditation.</li> <li>How meditation has impacted Arden’s life.</li> <li>Common resistances to meditation.</li> <li>Recommendations for someone who says they have tried meditating but couldn’t sit still or quiet their mind?</li> <li>An explanation of different meditation methods?</li> <li>How mediation has impacted Arden’s pregnancy.</li> <li>Planning meditation with baby.</li> <li>Suggestions for starting a daily practice.</li> <li>Self care during pregnancy.</li> <li>Where you can find Arden’s work.</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Arden:</strong></p> <p>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&#8217;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.</p> <p><b>Connect with Arden: </b></p> <p><a href="http://thespringmeditation.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://thespringmeditation.com/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1529598173824000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFZmQjptL3JRo4or7WVcBMVnU2ubw">thespringmeditation.com</a></p> <p><b>Social media:</b> @thespringmeditation @ardenmartin</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If you enjoyed today&#8217;s podcast please Subscribe, Rate, and Review us!</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 20, 2018
Nanny 101 with Christa Nader of Kith & Kin
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<p>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.</p> <p>In this episode, I speak with Christa Nader, founder of <em>Kith and Kin Household Staffing Agency</em>.  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!</p> <p><strong>In this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Christa’s background and what brought her to this current career path.</li> <li>Finding the right match for a family.</li> <li>Screening and interviewing a potential care taker and red flags to consider.</li> <li>Effectively checking references and making sure the references are real.</li> <li>Questions parents focus on that may not be all that important and important questions parents may be overlooking.</li> <li>Expectations and scope of work for a part time position &#8211; pay, vacation etc.</li> <li>Expectations and scope of work for a  full time nanny.</li> <li>The Nanny cam!</li> <li>Suggestions for setting up good communication with your nanny.</li> <li>Suggestions about setting boundaries?</li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect With Christa:</strong></p> <ul> <li>on Instagram: @kithandkinnyc</li> <li>on Facebook: @kithandkinNYC</li> <li><a href="http://www.kithandkinnyc.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.kithandkinnyc.com&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1528993708892000&amp;usg=AFQjCNG24BCEC-m9z8XnwAnWZr9XLlH1Rg">http://www.kithandkinnyc.com</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>About Christa: </strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/christanader/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://www.linkedin.com/in/christanader/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1528993708892000&amp;usg=AFQjCNH-zxwLIp8eXninQ13srmtcIDwJaQ">Christa</a> was born and raised in <a href="https://weather.com/storms/winter/news/2017-12-26-erie-pennsylvania-record-snowstorm-christmas" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://weather.com/storms/winter/news/2017-12-26-erie-pennsylvania-record-snowstorm-christmas&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1528993708892000&amp;usg=AFQjCNH0rlLHlvsoFzGxAcFKUqwpYr6QKA">Erie, Pennsylvania</a>, 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 &#8220;people person&#8221;. 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.</p> <p>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<a href="https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/12/27/well/family/new-york-family-leave-nannies-maternity-leave.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/12/27/well/family/new-york-family-leave-nannies-maternity-leave.html&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1528993708892000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHMdyZW3IcGqvd1P2F9cEQX63jXyA"> best practices </a>for employers when their nanny takes maternity leave. She can often can be found pr<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 13, 2018
Epidural 101 with Dr. Claire Sandberg
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<p>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.</p> <p><strong>In this episode: </strong></p> <ul> <li>Claire’s path from anesthesiology to yoga</li> <li>Explaination of the difference between a standard epidural and a “walking” epidural and how they are administered.</li> <li>The frequencies in which an epidurals does not provide full pain relief.</li> <li>What is done when full relief is not received.</li> <li>What other equipment might the pregnant person expect with an epidural</li> <li>Potential risks and side effects of an epidural</li> <li>How an epidural is adjusted for a cesarean?</li> <li>Myths vs reality of an epidural.  Is it ever really too late to get an epidural? Can you still walk with a “walking epidural”</li> <li>When to consider getting an epidural</li> <li>Big controversial question-  is there any effect on a baby who’s mother had an epidural?</li> <li>Any final tips for pregnant people or new parent?</li> </ul> <p><b>About Dr. Claire Sandberg: </b></p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If you enjoyed this episode please subscribe, rate &amp; review us!</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 10, 2018
Community Birth Stories with Kristina Podsiadly
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<p>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.</p> <p>In this episode:</p> <ul> <li>A little about Kristina’s life and move to NYC!</li> <li>Kristina’s pregnancy and surprises she wasn’t expecting.</li> <li>Preparing for birth.</li> <li>Finding community during and after pregnancy.</li> <li>The difference between what birth Kristina envisioned and the birth experience that unfolded.</li> <li>The importance of strong labor support.</li> <li>Transitioning into motherhood and how to prepare for that.</li> <li>Why maintaining a yoga practice is vital for Kristina’s self care.</li> <li>Advice and tips Kristina wish someone had told her before. getting pregnant or having a baby that would have been helpful.</li> <li>Getting through challenging moments.</li> <li>Advice or wisdom for new parents as they approach this transition.</li> </ul> <p>About Kristina:</p> <p>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.</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 02, 2018
Finding the Support You Need in Birth
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<p>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.</p> <p>Here is what you’ll hear about!</p> <ul> <li>Stephanie’s background and what brought her to this work.</li> <li>The differences between a OB/GYN and midwife</li> <li>Stephanie’s midwifery practice in Germany and the scope of practice of a midwife</li> <li>The differences between midwifery in the US and Germany, including how midwives and traditional OB/GYNS work together</li> <li>Stephanie’s experience as a birth worker in two different cultures and her perspective in their individual approach to birth</li> <li>Doulas! &#8211; The doula&#8217;s scope of practice- what a pregnant person expect from their doula.</li> <li>Red flags &#8211; areas a doula should not be imposing upon</li> <li>How to utilize a doula if the pregnant person  does not have many care provider options or like the care provider they have</li> <li>Lessons America women and care providers may consider from the birthing culture abroad</li> <li>Final tips!</li> </ul> <p>Stephanie Heintzeler is a German educated midwife and acupuncturist and US educated doula and Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She is the founder of <i>The New York Baby</i>, a team of 20 doulas and baby specialists (aka baby nurses). Stephanie was born in NYC but grew up in German where she found her enthusiasm for midwifery already when she was 12 years old- thanks to her little brother being born then. Since then she has delivered over 2,000 babies and loves being part of this special phase in a woman&#8217;s life.</p> <p>Stephanie is also one of the writers of the <i>Health&amp;Parenting</i> <a href="http://www.health-and-parenting.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-app/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.health-and-parenting.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-app/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1526654796330000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEammnnFa7-mR98jg9OhUPB9pqjBQ">pregnancy app</a> and <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1093774002?mt=8&amp;&amp;referrer=click%3D53d2f3ab-8a45-416e-aa4a-6feeaed5f1cd" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1093774002?mt%3D8%26%26referrer%3Dclick%253D53d2f3ab-8a45-416e-aa4a-6feeaed5f1cd&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1526654796331000&amp;usg=AFQjCNF_ULic695cCkJtxorZMSeT-PmcoA">baby app</a>.</p> <p>contact <a href="mailto:steffi.heintzeler@web.de" target="_blank" rel="noopener">steffi.heintzeler@web.de</a></p> <p>Social Media:</p> <p>Facebook <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TheNewYorkDoula" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://www.facebook.com/TheNewYorkDoula&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1526654796331000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHzAKeIIVWzcqhf3rWS9xPfjm7EQQ">https://www.facebook.<wbr />com/TheNewYorkDoula</a></p> <p>Google: <a href="https://plus.google.com/+Thenewyorkdoula" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://plus.google.com/%2BThenewyorkdoula&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1526654796331000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHo9_naJJV-QGEoMAKPVVZG5A4asw">https://plus.google.<wbr />com/+Thenewyorkdoula</a></p> <p>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/thenewyorkdoula" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://twitter.com/thenewyorkdoula&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1526654796331000&amp;usg=AFQjCNG72ditpqxNDppR2KKAqdWZFRCY0A">https://twitter.com/<wbr />t<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 20, 2018
What Do You Really Need For Baby?
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<p>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?</p> <p>In this episode of <strong>Yoga|Birth|Babies</strong>, I speak with Adriane Stare, owner and founder of the Brooklyn eco-friendly maternity, baby and lifestyle store, <em>Wild Was Mama</em>.  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.</p> <p><strong>In this episode :</strong></p> <p>Adriane’s background and her journey from opening Caribou Baby to rebranding Wild Was Mama</p> <p>Creating a functional registry of the “must have” items</p> <p>Systematically purchasing necessary items</p> <p>How to handle of the “stuff overload” in a NYC apartment</p> <p>The items new parents are always running into the store days or weeks after giving birth to get.</p> <p>Gems of advice for new parents</p> <p>What&#8217;s next for Adriane and Wild Was Mama</p> <p><strong>About Adriane:</strong></p> <p>Adriane Stare is a mother to two young boys, and the Owner and Founder of Wild Was Mama &#8211;  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.</p> <p><a href="https://www.wildwasmama.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://www.wildwasmama.com&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1526221684629000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEWu3IoBzItfKqdTNwMOwpZnoqPEA">Wild Was Mama </a></p> <p>Facebook &amp; Instagram @wildwasmama</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 12, 2018
All About Breastfeeding’s Lori Isenstadt
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<p>In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, 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.</p> <p><strong>In this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>How Lori went from doula and birth supporter to lactation consultant and podcaster.</li> <li>What mothers should expect the first 5 days with a breastfeeding baby</li> <li>The importance of a good latch.</li> <li>What a good latch looks like and feels like.</li> <li>Pain during breastfeeding, is that normal or is it a sign of a problem?</li> <li>Common problems a new breastfeeding women may encounter.</li> <li>Common breastfeeding positions.</li> <li>The realm of normal for weight gain or weight loss in the first few days.</li> <li>Red flags one identify if breastfeeding is not going well.</li> <li>Hiring a lactation consultant, what does a typical visit look like?</li> <li>Resources for someone that may not be able to afford a private lactation consultant.</li> <li>Preparing for the first several months at home.</li> <li>Final tips for new parents whether they are breastfeeding or not.</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Lori: </strong></p> <p>Lori Jill Isenstadt, IBCLC is a huge breastfeeding supporter.  She has spent much  of her adult life working in the maternal health field. Once she became turned on to birth and became a childbirth educator, there was no stopping her love of working with families during their childbearing years.</p> <p>Lori became a Birth doula and a Postpartum doula and soon became a lactation consultant.  She has been helping moms and babies with breastfeeding for over 25 years.  Lori founded her private practice, All About Breastfeeding where she meets with moms one on one to help solve their breastfeeding challenges.  She is an international speaker, book author and the host of the  popular itunes podcast, All About Breastfeeding, the place where the girls hang out.</p> <p>You can reach Lori by email at: <a href="mailto:aabreastfeeding@hotmail.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">aabreastfeeding@hotmail.com</a> or contact her via her website:  <a href="http://allaboutbreastfeeding.biz/contact" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://allaboutbreastfeeding.biz/contact&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1525660904645000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGGpkbScn496dqGEp3WS6olDLFfwg">allaboutbreastfeeding.biz/<wbr />contact</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/c/LoriIsenstadt">Lori&#8217;s Youtube Chanel</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.allaboutbreastfeeding.biz/">Lori&#8217;s Website</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/allaboutbreastfeeding/">Facebook Group</a></p> <p>Twitter: @breastfeedingaz</p> <p><a href="https://www.pinterest.com/lorijisenst...">Pinterest</a></p> <p>Lori&#8217;s EBook:</p> <p><strong>The New Mother Survival Guide &#8211;  Practical tips for the new mother.</strong></p> <p>Cliff Notes: So many new parents don’t realize how much help they actually need in the early days of parenting.  People will say that the early days are hard and tiring.  But you don’t really know what that means, how to prepare for it, and what you will need.  I cover all these topics in my book so you can have a smooth transition from pregnancy to postpartum and relax and enjoy your time home with your new baby.</p> <p>You can buy the book on Lori&#8217;s website: <a href="http://Allaboutbreastfeeding.biz">Allaboutbreastfeeding.biz</a></p> <p>or here: <a href="http://www.allaboutmothering.com/fourth-trimester-ebook/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.allaboutmothering.com/fourth-trimester-ebook/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1525660904645000&am<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 06, 2018
Racial Disparity and Its Effect on Breastfeeding and Infant Mortality
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<p>In today&#8217;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.</p> <p><strong>In this episode: </strong></p> <ul> <li>What brought Dr. Kendall-Tackett to this work.</li> <li>Dr. Kendall-Tackett’s work on race/ethnic health disparity.</li> <li>The current racial disparity in terms of infant mortality and women’s health.</li> <li>Contributing factors that create this wide chasm of infant mortality.</li> <li>How trauma plays a role in the health of mother and baby.</li> <li>The impact trauma has on breastfeeding.</li> <li>The relationship between inflammation and preterm labor.</li> <li>Ways to lessen the chance of preterm labor for black women.</li> <li>The relationship between breastfeeding and infant mortality.</li> <li>Why black babies are still twice as likely to die as white babies.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>Why black women experience more traumatic birth.</li> <li>Some of the barriers black women are facing in terms of successful and supportive breastfeeding.</li> <li>Are we seeing change happening and if so, what is helping create this change?</li> <li>Organizations that support breastfeeding in black communities:</li> </ul> <ol> <li><strong><a href="http://www.breastfeedingrose.org/">Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE)</a> </strong></li> <li><a href="http://mewpeers.org/"><strong>More Excellent Way Health Improvement Organization (MEW) </strong></a></li> <li><strong><a href="http://blacktating.blogspot.com/">Blacktating</a> </strong></li> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><b>About Dr. Kendall Tackett:</b></p> <p>Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of <a href="http://www.praeclaruspress.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.praeclaruspress.com/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1524755831854000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFHAwtnpgoJqtCCvQ_iDGSR2NnvzA">Praeclarus Press</a>, a small press specializing in women&#8217;s health. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is Editor-in-Chief of two peer-reviewed journals: <i>Clinical Lactation </i>and<i> Psychological Trauma. </i>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.</p> <p>Dr. Kendall-Tackett specializes in women&#8217;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.</p> <p>Her most recent books include: <i>Depression in New Mothers, 3</i><i><sup>rd</sup></i><i> Edition</i> (2017, Routledge UK), <i>Women’s Mental Health Across the Lifespan</i> (2017, Routledge US, with Lesia Ruglass), <i>The Phantom of the Opera: A Social History of the World’s Most Popular Musical</i> (2018, Praeclarus), <i>Ps<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 25, 2018
VBAC Facts founder Jen Kamel
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<p>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, I speak with the founder of <em>VBAC Facts</em>, 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.</p> <p><strong>In this episode: </strong></p> <ul> <li>Jen’s pathway and passion for supporting VBAC.</li> <li>What is a VBAC?</li> <li>Reasons someone might be discouraged from having a VBAC.</li> <li>Medically justified reasons someone may be discouraged from having a VBAC</li> <li>Myths and misconceptions surrounding VBACs.</li> <li>Current VBAC rates.</li> <li>What would make someone a good “candidate” for a VBAC.</li> <li>The impact of the rising cesarean rate on women’s health.</li> <li>Risks of repeat cesareans.</li> <li>Red flags a pregnant person should keep in mind when interviewing care providers for a VBAC.</li> <li>Questions a pregnant person ask during the care provider search.</li> <li>How to best advocate for one’s self to have a VBAC when speaking with a care provider.</li> <li>Jen’s latest projects, speaking events, training and membership site! <a href="https://academy.vbacfacts.com/p/pro-membership">https://vbacfacts.com/membership</a></li> <li>FREE GIFT for the Yoga | Birth | Baby listeners!  <a href="http://vbacfacts.com/report">vbacfacts.com/report</a></li> </ul> <p>For more information on VBAC Facts, please visit <a href="http://www.vbacfacts.com/">www.vbacfacts.com</a></p> <p><strong>About Jen: </strong></p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.&#8221;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 18, 2018
Navigating Breastfeeding at Work
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<p>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, 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!</p> <p>Covered in this episode:</p> <ul> <li>A little about Nancy, how she got started in the career supporting women during breastfeeding time</li> <li>How a mother can prepare to go back to work and still continue to breastfeed</li> <li>How early should some start pumping and saving.</li> <li>Is there a certain amount of stored milk you recommend?</li> <li>Common problems women run into when returning to work and pumping</li> <li>Recommended strategies to help someone set up a good pumping routine</li> <li>Finding the right pump for you.</li> <li>General rule of thumb for how much someone should pump- length and frequency of pumping sessions</li> <li>Getting the most out of a pumping session, making pumping more effective</li> <li>Tips to make pumping easier at work</li> <li>The “magic number” for breastfeeding and figuring out your own magic number</li> <li>Keeping supply plentiful when back at work and pumping</li> <li>Do the lactation teas and cookies really help w supply?</li> <li>More about Nancy and what she is up to!</li> </ul> <p>Hands-on Pumping: <a href="http://www.nancymohrbacher.com/articles/2012/6/27/to-pump-more-milk-use-hands-on-pumping.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.nancymohrbacher.com/articles/2012/6/27/to-pump-more-milk-use-hands-on-pumping.html&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1523225684708000&amp;usg=AFQjCNG7THbCDaWGqv5e8887j4AmP9nCPA">http://www.nancymohrbacher.<wbr />com/articles/2012/6/27/to-<wbr />pump-more-milk-use-hands-on-<wbr />pumping.html </a></p> <p>How Much Milk to Expect to Pump: <a href="http://www.nancymohrbacher.com/articles/2012/11/27/how-much-milk-should-you-expect-to-pump.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.nancymohrbacher.com/articles/2012/11/27/how-much-milk-should-you-expect-to-pump.html&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1523225684708000&amp;usg=AFQjCNELTGpESYzMj0mltUt_eBWB90lI3Q">http://www.nancymohrbacher.<wbr />com/articles/2012/11/27/how-<wbr />much-milk-should-you-expect-<wbr />to-pump.html</a></p> <p>The Magic Number and long-term supply: <a href="http://www.nancymohrbacher.com/articles/2010/8/13/the-magic-number-and-long-term-milk-production-part-1.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.nancymohrbacher.com/articles/2010/8/13/the-magic-number-and-long-term-milk-production-part-1.html&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1523225684708000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGOoreOTO2BopuTV11AF1NbSkY96w">http://www.nancymohrbacher.<wbr />com/articles/2010/8/13/the-<wbr />magic-number-and-long-term-<wbr />milk-production-part-1.html</a></p> <p>My book, Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple (in paperback and ebook): <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Working-Breastfeeding-Simple-Nancy-Mohrbacher/dp/1939807131/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1520276062&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=working+and+breastfeeding+made+simple" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://www.amazon.com/Working-Breastfeeding-Simple-Nancy-Mohrbacher/dp/1939807131/ref%3Dsr_1_1?ie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1520276062%26sr%3D8-1%26keywords%3Dworking%2Band%2Bbreastfeeding%2Bmade%2Bsimple&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1523225684708000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFDpNhfFra0MFQlOTMeFK8vo6q0iw">https://www.amazon.com/<wbr />Working-Breastfeeding-Simple-<wbr />Nancy-Mohrbacher/dp/<wbr />1939807131/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;<wbr />qid=1520276062&amp;sr=8-<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 07, 2018
Community Birth Stories with Emeline Foster
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<p>Today on <strong>Yoga| Birth|Babies</strong> 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!</p> <p><strong>In this Episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>A little bit about Emeline and what brought her to NYC.</li> <li>Life as a mother of two!</li> <li>How her two pregnancies differed.</li> <li>Her decision process in choosing to have a VBAC or another cesarean.</li> <li>Her search for the right care provider.</li> <li>The different experiences she had in her first and second birth.</li> <li>The differences she noticed between parenting and birth in France compared to the US.</li> <li>Tips for the PYC community.</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Emeline:</strong></p> <p>Emeline Foster is a French citizen who&#8217;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 <em><strong>The French-American Foundation</strong></em> 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.</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 02, 2018
Common Sense Pregnancy with Jeanne Faulkner RN
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<p>In today&#8217;s episode of Yoga| Birth| Babies I have the pleasure of speaking with Jeanne Faulkner R.N. Jeanne initially wrote for <strong>FitPregnancy</strong>, penning the column &#8220;<em>Ask a Labor Nurse.</em>&#8221; She has since written 2 books, <strong>Common Sense Pregnancy</strong> and <strong>The Complete Illustrated Birthing Companion</strong>. She hosts 3 podcasts <strong>Common Sense Pregnancy</strong> (she had me as a guest too, check out ep #106), <strong>CARE Action!</strong>, and <strong>Activists on the Line! </strong>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.</p> <p><strong>In this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>How Jeanne went from L&amp;D nursing to foreign assistance lobbying and podcasting.</li> <li>What Jeanne thinks of the current state of maternal healthcare in the US.</li> <li>What role does feminism play in changing maternal healthcare in the US?</li> <li>What&#8217;s the difference between a fear-based pregnancy and a well-based pregnancy?</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Jeanne: </strong></p> 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&#8217;s health, politics, parenting and feminism.  She&#8217;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&#8217;s the co-founder of Civics for Cynics, workshops that raise advocates from the ground up.  Jeanne lives in Oregon with her family. <strong>Connect with Jeanne:</strong> <a href="https://www.jeannefaulkner.com">https://www.jeannefaulkner.com</a> @commonsensepregnancy on instagram @jeannefaulkner on twitter @commonsensepregnancyandparenthood of facebook <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 21, 2018
How to “Play” with an Infant, with Ayelet Marinovich
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<p>How do you play with a newborn? What are the options besides <em>peek- a – boo</em>? In this episode of &#8220;<strong>Yoga| Birth| Babies</strong>,&#8221; I speak with development pediatric speech-language pathologist and founder of <strong><em>Strength in Words</em></strong>, Ayelet Marinovich. We discuss ways you can “play” with a newborn and through this play support their development. Ayelet breaks down developmental milestones and how you can use those as a guide for “play.”</p> <p><strong>In this Episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>What &#8220;play&#8221; really look like with an infant.</li> <li>Ways a parent or caregiver can support a continually changing baby’s development.</li> <li>How to play with objects already around the house versus store bought toys.</li> <li>Creating fun and playful experiences for baby and toddler.</li> <li>Ayelet&#8217;s top three recommendations for  providing play opportunities.</li> <li>Early communication milestones to keep in mind.</li> <li>The difference between speech, language and communication.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><b>About Ayelet: </b></p> <p>Ayelet is a pediatric speech-language pathologist, parent educator, singer and mother based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the creator of Strength In Words, whose mission is to promote caregiver / baby interaction and support parent education through music, play, sensory experiences, and language-rich environments. Her current passions include spending time with her family, and creating a community of support for families of young children with infants &amp; toddlers of all developmental levels. You can learn more on <a href="http://www.strengthinwords.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.strengthinwords.com/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1521124501985000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEhuO16ABsq2XHTe2bVZqhi04KpRA">www.strengthinwords.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Connect with Ayelet:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.strengthinwords.com/">Strength In Words</a></li> <li>Sign up for her weekly newsletter: <a href="http://bit.ly/siw-weekly" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://bit.ly/siw-weekly&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1521124501985000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHExFFsIakmQmLQL93lKBzTg8r8wg">bit.ly/siw-weekly</a></li> <li>on Instagram: @strengthinwordspics</li> <li>on facebook: @stengthinwords</li> </ul> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 14, 2018
Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders with Paige Bellenbaum of the Motherhood Center
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<p>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, I speak with licensed social worker and Program Director of the <a href="https://www.themotherhoodcenter.com/">Motherhood Center of New York</a>, 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&#8217;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.</p> <p><strong>In this episode: </strong></p> <ul> <li>What brought Paige to this work and her own experience with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.</li> <li>How common perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) are for women</li> <li>Seeing and understanding the symptoms of PMADs</li> <li>Do PMADs go away on their own?</li> <li>What OBGYNs, midwives  and pediatricians are doing in regards to PMADs</li> <li>The difficulty many women face telling anyone they are struggling</li> <li>How a friend, partner or family member can tell someone if they think their loved one is suffering from a PMAD</li> <li>Do PMADs only happen after the birth of your first child</li> <li>Who is at greater risk for a PMAD</li> <li>Places someone suffering from PDAD can seek help</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Paige: </strong></p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Paige left her post as Director of Community Programs at Settlement Housing Fund to help open <a href="https://www.themotherhoodcenter.com/">The Motherhood Center</a>, 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.</p> <p>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<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 07, 2018
Pelvic Liberation with Leslie Howard
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<p>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, I speak with internationally-acclaimed yoga educator and pelvic floor specialist, Leslie Howard.  We speak about 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.</p> <p><strong>In this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The importance of understanding and investigating one’s personal pelvic floor since everyone is different with different issues.</li> <li>The difference between hypotonic and hypertonic.</li> <li>Why Kegeling is not the answer for most pelvic floors.</li> <li>Incontinence and the hypertonic pelvic floor.</li> <li>The detriment of always holding one’s abdomen tight.</li> <li>What is a paradoxical breather and why it is not good for the pelvic floor and abdominal health</li> <li>Lifestyle choices, exercise regiments, and other factors that could contribute to inbalance in the pelvic floor.</li> <li>What you can do daily to help have a balanced pelvic floor.</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Leslie:</strong></p> <p>Leslie Howard is an Oakland-based internationally-acclaimed yoga educator who pioneered the growing field of yoga for pelvic health. <i>Son-ima Health</i> named her one of the top 50 yoga instructors in the USA. Leslie leads Pelvic Floor Yoga<sup>TM </sup>certification trainings and other workshops across the United States and internationally. Her teaching is informed by over 3,500 hours of study with senior Iyengar yoga teachers including Manouso Manos, Patricia Walden, and Ramanand Patel. In 2013, Leslie, with contributions from Judith Lasater, co-designed two successful studies at UCSF medical center that demonstrated the effectiveness of her yoga techniques for incontinence and pelvic pain. Leslie’s own struggles to heal her hips and pelvis led her to intense study of the anatomy, physiology, cultural messaging, history and energetics of this complex area of the body.  Her new book, <i>Pelvic Liberation</i>, is available through Amazon.  To find out more about Leslie, go  to <a href="http://www.lesliehowardyoga.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.lesliehowardyoga.com/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1520026855806000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHI5QAiiWT3XWVbQ5elLaqq259m6A">www.lesliehowardyoga.<wbr />com</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 01, 2018
Crunchy Radish founder Miranda Hammer on Nutrition for the New Mama
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<p>In this episode of <strong><em>Yoga | Birth | Babies</em></strong>, I speak with founder of the <strong><em><a href="http://crunchyradish.com/">CrunchyRadish.com</a>,</em></strong> 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!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>In this episode: </strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>What brought Miranda to the study of nutrition.</li> <li>The start of CrunchyRadish.com</li> <li>How her approach to nutrition and food changed during pregnancy.</li> <li>How to maintain a balanced diet.</li> <li>How she creates her delicious recipes!</li> <li>How Miranda’s personal eating habits changed as a new mom.</li> <li>Dealing with the battle between knowing what is good for your body and baby and how to realistically eat that way.</li> <li>Quick and delicious “go to” snacks or meals for a busy, tired new mom.</li> <li>What Miranda refers to as “One Handed Eating.”</li> <li>How life has changed since baby came.</li> <li>The biggest changes both personally and professional as a new mom.</li> <li>The biggest surprise Miranda has experienced as a new mother.</li> <li>Take away tips for pregnant women and new moms to find ease and flavor in snacks and meals.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Miranda:</strong></p> <p>Miranda Hammer, MS, RD, CDN is a registered dietitian, natural foods chef and founder of the website <a href="http://crunchyradish.com/" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://crunchyradish.com/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1519228346330000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFklBjhG93kyUtsqft8r2yL3_EvKA">crunchyradish.com</a>. 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&#8217;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.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>Connect with Miranda on instagram @thecrunchyradish</strong></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>“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 <a href="http://healthiq.com/YBB" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://healthiq.com/YBB&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1516042497138000&amp;usg=AFQjCNF1fkTH81Ed7a0pHWC_cZxpMDNoUQ">healthiq.com/YBB</a> to support the show and see if you qualify.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 20, 2018
Teaching Prenatal Yoga with Deb Flashenberg, Founder of the Prenatal Yoga Center
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<p>In this episode of &#8220;<em><strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong></em>,&#8221; 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!</p> <p><strong>In this episode, I cover: </strong></p> <ul> <li>The importance of seeing your students!</li> <li>Learning from your best teachers, your students.</li> <li>The pros and cons of demonstrating.</li> <li>Know your demographic: who you are teaching and how they best learn.</li> <li>Don’t be afraid to correct and adjust a student</li> <li>Hand on adjustments- does everyone need to be adjusted?</li> <li>Know why you are touching a student &#8211; your hands should be giving information as to how to stabilize or go deeper in a pose.</li> <li>Don’t ignore the student who needs the most attention because you are overwhelmed by their poses.</li> <li>My personal pet peeve- massage or little creepy adjustments.</li> <li>Teach!  Don’t just recite memorized cues &#8211;  or shout out poses.</li> <li>Intelligent sequencing &#8211; how do poses relate to one another.</li> <li>Using music- it should add to the underlying flow and drive of the rhythm</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Deb :</strong></p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.<br /> 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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Click here for Deb&#8217;s <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/debs-teaching-schedule/">teaching schedule</a>, her <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/training/">teacher trainings</a>, and her <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/workshops-and-events-with-deb/">upcoming events</a>!</p> <p><strong>“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 <a href="http://healthiq.com/YBB" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://healthiq.com/YBB&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1516042497138000&amp;usg=AFQjCNF1fkTH81Ed7a0pHWC_cZxpMDNoUQ">healthiq.com/YBB</<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 08, 2018
Community Birth Stories with Bridget Tichar
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<p>In this episode of &#8220;<strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies&#8221;</strong> we&#8217;re sharing an inspirational birth story from our community. Today&#8217;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!</p> <p><em><strong>&#8220;I want to do this, I am doing this, this is not hard.&#8221;</strong></em></p> <p><strong>About Bridget:</strong></p> <p>Bridget is a first-time mom to 6-month old son, Teddy. She holds a master’s degree in communications<br /> and currently works part-time from home as the director of a non-profit charity she created 5 years ago.<br /> Previous to the birth of her son, she worked as a retail manager and played women’s beach volleyball<br /> competitively. She is a vegetarian and enjoys running daily while listening to podcasts and audiobooks.<br /> Bridget lives on the upper west side of Manhattan with her husband, Joe.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="color: #000000;">&#8220;Yoga | Birth | Babies&#8221;</span> 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 <a href="http://healthiq.com/YBB" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://healthiq.com/YBB&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1516042497138000&amp;usg=AFQjCNF1fkTH81Ed7a0pHWC_cZxpMDNoUQ">healthiq.com/YBB</a> to support the show and see if you qualify.</strong></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 23, 2018
Life After Loss, A Story of Miscarriage and Moving Forward
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<p>In this episode of &#8220;<strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>&#8221; 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&#8217;s professional experience as a psychologist she offers comfort and advice for grieving mothers and their partners.</p> <p><strong>In this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Michelle and Deb discuss their miscarriage experiences.</li> <li>Medical options a woman has to deal with an incomplete miscarriage.</li> <li>Advice for the woman who has had the miscarriage and has to face colleagues and friends who are pregnant, support can she find.</li> <li>How often miscarriage happens.</li> <li>Things to consider before trying again.</li> <li>Fostering confidence in your body’s ability to carry a pregnancy full term.</li> <li>Partners may process the experience differently, some ways to help the couple get through this experience together.</li> <li>How to have an open a conversation with your partner so the mother doesn’t feel isolated by the experience.</li> <li>How do partners grieve differently than the mother.</li> <li>Who to tell you&#8217;re pregnant &amp; when, an emotional perspective.</li> </ul> <p>To read Michelle&#8217;s blog post referenced in this episode: <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/life-after-loss-a-story-of-miscarriage-and-moving-forward/">https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/life-after-loss-a-story-of-miscarriage-and-moving-forward/</a></p> <p><strong>About Michelle:</strong></p> <p>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</p> <p>Connect with Michelle at <a href="http://michellecanarickphd.com/">http://michellecanarickphd.com</a> or at <a href="http://nycmomsupport.com">http://nycmomsupport.com</a></p> <p><strong><span style="color: #000000;">&#8220;Yoga | Birth | Babies&#8221;</span> 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 <a href="http://healthiq.com/YBB" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://healthiq.com/YBB&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1516042497138000&amp;usg=AFQjCNF1fkTH81Ed7a0pHWC_cZxpMDNoUQ">healthiq.com/YBB</a> to support the show and see if you qualify.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 16, 2018
Preparing Your Finances for Baby with Amy Brackett CFA
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<p>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  &#8220;<strong>Yoga| Birth | Babies,</strong>&#8221; 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!</p> <p><strong>In this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Some of the biggest mistakes new parents make in terms of their finances.</li> <li>Planning financial goals post baby: areas new parents should consider and focus on.</li> <li>How to pay for childcare: planning and budgeting for the early years before full days of school.</li> <li>Is there a rule of thumb for how much to save?</li> <li>The best way for a parent or guardian to go about saving for college.</li> <li>Planning retirement and college funds a the same time!</li> <li>How much to have in an emergency fund.</li> <li>Tips for estate planning and wills.</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Amy: </strong></p> <p>Amy Brackett, CFA, is a Senior Vice President at <a href="http://www.solarisgroupllc.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.solarisgroupllc.com/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1515254340848000&amp;usg=AFQjCNG4AdSIbRP14oMR8buaqdDp4zNm3w">The Solaris Group</a>, 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.</p> <p>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 <a href="http://www.savvy-parents.com/author/amyb/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.savvy-parents.com/author/amyb/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1515254340848000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHNaRF3IFW8-g5EE672ZtZJpFSt1Q">Savvy-Parents</a>.com.</p> <p>Amy lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children.</p> <p>You can contact Amy at <a href="mailto:brackett@solarisgroupllc.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">brackett@solarisgroupllc.com or</a> <a href="tel:(917)%20566-3811" target="_blank" rel="noopener">917-566-3811</a>.</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 05, 2018
Pre & Postpartum Fertility with The 5th Vital Sign
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<p>In this episode of &#8220;<strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>,&#8221; I speak with <em>5th Vital Sign’s</em> 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!</p> <p><strong>In this episode: </strong></p> <ul> <li>What drew Kelsey and Emily to this line of work.</li> <li>What is the 5th vital sign and how they originated the idea?</li> <li>The reproductive health climate Emily and Kelsey are seeing in their classes and at speaking events.</li> <li>The base of knowledge the average person already has about their own reproductive health.</li> <li>When to start to look for their “normal.”</li> <li>Important observations people can start to look for and learn about their body in preparing for trying to conceive.</li> <li>Lifestyle changes to consider when trying to conceive.</li> <li>Signs of Prime fertility.</li> <li>Paper or app- what is the best way to chart basil body temperature.</li> <li>How conscious breathing can benefit the whole body including fertility.</li> <li>Breastfeeding as birth control.</li> <li>What the 5th vital sign up to now and where can people find Emily and Kelsey</li> </ul> <p>A resource for people who are experiencing infertility: <a href="https://www.fruitfulfertility.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://www.fruitfulfertility.org/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1513437089714000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFbGFVCef7B6kStNl-ByVtXG-eB2Q">https://www.<wbr />fruitfulfertility.org/</a>.</p> <p>&#8220;<strong>Your Best Fertility Ally, Fellow Fertility Warriors</strong>:&#8221;</p> <p><a href="http://www.5thvitalsign.com/blog/2017/8/24/your-best-fertility-ally-fellow-fertility-warriors" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.5thvitalsign.com/blog/2017/8/24/your-best-fertility-ally-fellow-fertility-warriors&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1513437089714000&amp;usg=AFQjCNE5YMVqEs6i9IuBpSAglXUSVeFBsg">http://www.5thvitalsign.<wbr />com/blog/2017/8/24/your-best-<wbr />fertility-ally-fellow-<wbr />fertility-warriors</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Emily and Kelsey:</strong></p> <p>Emily Varnam is a birth and postpartum doula, midwive&#8217;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&#8217;s hands during puberty and walk with them through every stage of reproductive health.</p> <p>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&#8217; wide gaps in reproductive health education.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Connect with Emily &amp; Kelsey: </strong></p> <p>Facebook: @5thvitalsign</p> <p>Instagram: @thefifthvitalsign</p> <p>website: 5thvitalsign.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 15, 2017
Informed & Implied Consent in Maternity Care with Cristen Pascucci
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<p>On this episode of &#8220;<strong>Yoga| Birth|Babies</strong>,&#8221; I speak with founder of <em><strong>Birth Monopoly</strong></em> and co-creator of the <em><strong>Exposing the Silence Project</strong></em>, 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.</p> <p><strong>In this episode: </strong></p> <ul> <li>What brought Cristen to moving away from working in a PR firm to starting Birth Monopoly?</li> <li>What does implied consent mean in maternity care?</li> <li>The difference between informed consent and implied consent?</li> <li>What are women’s rights in labor and birth once they have been admitted to the hospital and signed a general consent form?</li> <li>Reviewing the ACOG’s statement: &#8220;<i>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.’&#8221;  </i></li> <li>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.</li> <li>The importance of aligning with care provider supporting your rights of refusal and supporting your birth vision.</li> <li>Is there anything a woman cannot refuse during labor and birth?</li> <li>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.</li> <li>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?</li> <li>Why are women’s rights to make decisions and autonomy in birth being violated?</li> <li>Visible improvements in maternity care with the rise of more mainstream birth activism.</li> <li>What else Cristen is up to and where to find her!</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Cristen:</strong></p> <p>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&#8217;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&#8217;s rights in birth.</p> <p><strong>Cristen&#8217;s Projects:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://birthmonopoly.com">birthmonopoly.com</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.exposingthesilenceproject.com">http://www.exposingthesilenceproject.com</a></p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/birth-allowed-radio/id1234784101?mt=2">Birth Allowed Radio</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 07, 2017
Taking Charge of Postpartum Health with Dr. Debra Bingham
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<p>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, 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 “<i>Nurses&#8217; Knowledge and Teaching of Possible Postpartum Complications</i>” 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.</p> <p>T<strong>opics discussed:</strong></p> <ul> <li>A deeper discussion about the study, &#8220;<em>American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing: Nurses&#8217; Knowledge and Teaching of Possible Postpartum Complications.&#8221;</em></li> <li>The current infant and maternal mortality rate and how it compares to other industrialized countries</li> <li>The most vulnerable period for a mother postpartum.</li> <li>The leading causes and trends in pregnancy related morbidity and mortality.</li> <li>Specific warning and urgent emergency signs a woman and her partner should know.</li> <li>Who is responsible for medical support for mom and baby before she is discharged from the hospital or birth center?</li> <li>The process before a woman is discharged and the lack of a medical and psychological set standard to examine to before discharge.</li> <li>The typical education women receive at discharge.</li> <li>What other cultures are doing that we can learn from to better support our new mothers.</li> <li>Places a woman can find further information and education and get comprehensive information to best find support.</li> </ul> <p>Improving Postbirth Dishcharge Education About Potential Complications: <a href="http://www.perinatalqi.org/page/PPDischargeEdu" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.perinatalqi.org/page/PPDischargeEdu&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1511829524784000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGqkA44JlWacSVhEyY4-EumTTF9tw">http://www.perinatalqi.org/<wbr />page/PPDischargeEdu</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Dr. Bingham:</strong></p> <p>Dr. Debra Bingham has over 30 years experience in Maternal Child Health Nursing, a master&#8217;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&#8217;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.</p> <p>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<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 27, 2017
Dr. Harvey Karp: “The Happiest Baby on the Block”
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<p>In this episode of &#8220;<strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>,&#8221; I speak with pediatrician and author of the bestselling book, <i>The Happiest Baby On The Block, </i>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!</p> <p><strong>Topics covered:</strong></p> <ul> <li>What brought Dr Karp to this work</li> <li>How Dr. Karp discovered and refined these techniques</li> <li>Description of the calming reflex</li> <li>Th 5 S technique ?</li> <li>Why the 5 S these techniques work?</li> <li>Why the side is an ideal position to calm a baby but not to sleep in</li> <li>Swinging and jiggling, but why not to have your baby sleep in a swing</li> <li>Do all 5 S’s need to be used or simply layering the techniques</li> <li>What is colic?</li> <li>Will the 5 S’s work on a colicky baby?</li> <li>What is the SNOO</li> <li>How and when to wean your baby from the SNOO</li> <li>Other place and projects Dr Karp is working on</li> </ul> <p><strong>Happiest Baby:</strong> <a href="https://www.happiestbaby.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://www.happiestbaby.com&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1510553606386000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGw-u30C1PgqTPrbCWqGDlAyl8Ejw">https://www.happiestbaby.<wbr />com</a></p> <p><strong>EWG:</strong> <a href="https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/#.WgeupbaZOu4" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/%23.WgeupbaZOu4&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1510553606386000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEvxHXcIp0HMaxpq-e3873LDimL6g">https://www.ewg.org/<wbr />skindeep/#.WgeupbaZOu4</a></p> <p><strong>About Dr. Karp</strong></p> <p>Dr. Harvey Karp is one of America’s leading pediatricians and child development experts. His celebrated books/videos,<i> The Happiest Baby on the Block, The Happiest Toddler on the Block and The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep</i> have been translated into over 20 languages and have benefited millions of parents. Happiest Baby classes are taught by thousands of specially trained educators in university hospitals and public health programs across America and in over 20 other nations. Dr. Karp’s insights into child development (e.g. the <i>Calming Reflex</i>, the <i>5 S’s</i> and <i>Toddler-ese</i>) have made him one of the world’s leading baby and sleep experts. Several peer reviewed studies have validated his innovative observations and multiple additional studies are underway. No wonder, the NY Times applauded his landmark ideas by saying, “Roll over, Dr. Spock!”</p> <p>Dr. Karp is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the USC Keck School of Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He practiced pediatrics in Los Angeles for almost 30 years. His unique ability to translate complex science into effective techniques to empower parents have revolutionized our understanding of the needs of young children.</p> <p>Dr. Karp is also the founder and CEO of <i>Happiest Baby</i>, a smart-tech and parenting solutions company. He designed an award-winning, innovative baby bed – SNOO, Smart Sleeper. SNOO provides womb-like sound and motion to quickly boost a baby’s sleep and imitate an experienced caregiver by responding to crying with increasing levels of motion/sound to soothe infant upsets. The bed comes with a unique swaddle that prevents accidental rolling, which makes SNOO the only baby bed that keeps babies safely on the back for the first 6 months (as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics). By improving infant sleep and reducing crying, Dr. Karp’s hope is to improve parent confidence and bonding to their child and to reduce the serious health sequelae of parental exhaustion and stress, including postpartum depression, child abuse, childhood obesity, infant sleep death, etc.</p> <p>For over 20 years, Dr. Karp has been a tireless advocate and a natio<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 12, 2017
Big Beings, Little Body: The New Parenting Paradigm with Carrie Contey PhD
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<p>Today on &#8220;<strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>,&#8221; I speak with internationally recognized coach, author, speaker and educator, <span class="il">Carrie</span> Contey.  <span class="il">Carrie</span> 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!</p> <p><strong>In this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>What inspired Carrie to get into this line of work.</li> <li>Old paradigm vs. new paradigm in human development.</li> <li>The meaning of the “big being in the little body.&#8221;</li> <li>A quick and simple overview of the triune brain.</li> <li>Why it&#8217;s important for a parent to understand the triune brain development.</li> <li>How this understanding of the brain can influence parenting.</li> <li>An explanation of the “drum scenario” in relation to children’s brains.</li> <li>What to do when a child is too wound up to hear you.</li> <li>What &#8220;Slow Parenting&#8221; is.</li> <li>Why &#8220;If you want to speed up, slow down” is an important philosophy to begin incorporating into your life.</li> <li>Why a parent&#8217;s well-being is essential to the well-being of your growing people</li> <li>Living by the rule “51%-49%”</li> <li>Finding balance in your life and what that looks like.</li> <li>What <span class="il">Carrie</span> is up to these days!</li> </ul> <p>To watch the Brain Triune Drumming Videos and see the Brain &amp; Cup Handout visit the show notes:</p> <p>https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/big-brain-little-body-the-new-parenting-paradigm-with-carrie-contey-phd/</p> <p><strong>About Carrie:</strong></p> <p><span class="il">Carrie</span> Contey, PhD is a internationally recognized coach, author, speaker and educator. Her work offers a new perspective on human development, parenting, family life and being a healthy, happy, whole human being. She is the co-founder of the Slow Family Living movement and the co-author of <a href="http://carriecontey.com/blog/mybook/#more-3110" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://carriecontey.com/blog/mybook/%23more-3110&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1509833020079000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFW9MoTGpXOCqK67WPyMAh7m_2zKA"><i>CALMS: A Guide To Soothing Your Baby</i></a>. She has appeared on NBC’s <i>The Today <span class="il">Show</span></i>, NPR, CBS radio and in many publications including <i>Time, Parenting</i> and <i>The Boston Globe</i>. Currently she is enjoying the life of a “luxury nomad”, following the path that unfolds in front of her. To learn more please visit <a href="http://carriecontey.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://carriecontey.com/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1509833020079000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEtjEU6J8NWB562sm7ghu33aDCZEw">carriecontey.com</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Connect with Carrie:</strong></p> <p>Facebook/Instagram: @carrieconteyphd</p> <p>Twitter: @CarrieConteyPhD</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 04, 2017
Infertility with Dr. Brahma of Prelude Fertility
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<p>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, 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.</p> <p><strong>In this podcast:</strong></p> <ul> <li>What defines infertility?</li> <li>How long does a couple have to try conceive before worrying about fertility?</li> <li>When one should consider getting fertility tested.</li> <li>The different fertility tests for the males and females.</li> <li>Various types of fertility issues that may occur.</li> <li>Contributing factors to infertility.</li> <li>Options for those facing fertility issues and the the sequence of the treatment.</li> <li>Jumping into IVF.</li> <li>Exploring a  combination of disciplines, for example, yoga or acupuncture with traditional fertility treatments.</li> <li>Understanding and supporting the emotional side of infertility.</li> <li>When should one consider stopping fertility treatment?</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Dr. Pavna Brahma</strong></p> <p>Dr. Brahma is board certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She specializes in all aspects of fertility care. She has published papers in multiple peer-reviewed medical journals on topics such as polycystic ovary syndrome, premature ovarian insufficiency, insulin signaling and metabolism, and uterine anomalies. She is also a contributing author to book chapters and handbooks in the field of reproductive medicine. Dr. Brahma is a member of many medical organizations, including the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology Society.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Connect with Dr. Brahma:</strong></p> <p>Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/preludefertility" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://www.facebook.com/preludefertility&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1509276638944000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHFKNinIk6QlCLEwq5hfX4TwwYe-A">https://www.facebook.com/<wbr />preludefertility</a></p> <p>Instagram: @prelude</p> <p>website: <a href="https://www.preludefertility.com">https://www.preludefertility.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 28, 2017
Induction with Dr. Rachel Reed
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<p>In this episode of  &#8220;<strong>Yoga| Birth| Babies</strong>,&#8221; I speak with midwife, writer and presenter, Dr. <span class="il">Rachel </span><span class="il">Reed</span>.  She speaks very candidly about medical induction and augmentation of labor.  Dr <span class="il">Reed</span> 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.</p> <p><strong>Discussed in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>What brought <span class="il">Rachel</span> to practicing midwifery.</li> <li>The process and hormones of a spontaneous physiological birth and how that differs from a medical induction</li> <li>The definition of medically necessary induction</li> <li>Medically justified reasons for an induction</li> <li>“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</li> <li>The process of beginning medical induction from scratch</li> <li>The role pitocin should play in labor</li> <li>Statistics for how often pitocin is involved in labor</li> <li>Side effects of pitocin &#8211; are women given informed consent to these side effects</li> <li>The cascade of interventions and the relationship of induction to the necessity of other interventions</li> <li>Option for a mother facing medical induction</li> <li>Is there such a thing as “natural induction”</li> <li>“DIY” induction methods</li> <li>What Dr <span class="il">Reed</span> is up to now with her blog and book!</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Dr. <span class="il">Rachel</span> <span class="il">Reed</span> :</strong></p> <p>Dr <span class="il">Rachel</span> <span class="il">Reed</span> is a Senior Lecturer and Discipline Leader in Midwifery at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. She has practiced midwifery in a range of models and settings in the United Kingdom and Australia. <span class="il">Rachel</span> is committed to the promotion of physiological birth, and of women&#8217;s innate ability to birth and mother. She is a writer and presenter, and is the author of the <a href="https://midwifethinking.com/">MidwifeThinking.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>Connect with Dr. Reed:</strong></p> <p>Facebook/Twitter: @MidwifeThinking</p> <p><a href="http://midwifethinking.com">http://midwifethinking.com</a></p> <em><strong>If you enjoyed this episode please subscribe, rate, and review us! </strong></em> Don&#8217;t forget that if you review us* you&#8217;ll be entered to win a <strong>$100 gift certificate</strong> from <a href="https://www.matronsaint.com/">Matron Saint</a>! See something you want now- use code &#8220;PYC20&#8221; at checkout for 20% off of your purchase. *just send a screen-shot of your review to info@prenatalyogacenter.com* <p>&nbsp;</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 20, 2017
“The Big Let Down” author Kimberly Seals Allers
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<p>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, I speak with journalist and author of the book, <i><strong>The Big Let Down</strong>&#8211; <strong>How Medicine, Big Business and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding</strong>.  </i>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?</p> <p><strong>Discussed in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>What inspired Kimberley to write this book</li> <li>Some of the most surprising facts or experiences she came across will researching and writing this book</li> <li>The relationship of growth charts and infant formula.</li> <li>What is the subliminal roll of Infant formula in dr offices and hospitals</li> <li>The role the pharma campanies with offering free stuff to the doctors and nurses and funded studies to support their product.</li> <li>The lack of education OBs and pediatricians receive on breastfeeding</li> <li>Marketing to women even before they gave birth and the problems and fear formula companies are creating</li> <li>Is baby formula FDA approved?</li> <li>Insurance companies covering the cost breast pumps and the opposition that was met along the way to this success</li> <li>The disparity in breastfeeding among different racial and socioeconomic groups</li> <li>Places women can not find le leche support or baby friendly hospitals and suggestions for resources for these women to turn to</li> <li>The power of the celebrity</li> <li>Overly sexual message of breasts and the impact on public breastfeeding.</li> <li>Where people can find Kimberley and and what she is up to now</li> </ul> <h4><strong>About Kimberly:</strong></h4> <span class="m_4646560099048180948gmail-dropcap1">K</span>imberly Seals Allers is an award-winning journalist, author and a nationally recognized media commentator, consultant and advocate for breastfeeding and infant health. A former senior editor at ESSENCE and writer at FORTUNE magazine, Kimberly is widely considered a leading voice in the counterculture movement in infant feeding. Last year, her online commentaries on the social, structural and racial complexities of maternal and child health issues received over 10 million page views. Kimberly’s fifth book, <em><a href="http://www.kimberlysealsallers.com/book/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.kimberlysealsallers.com/book/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1507987643361000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGbb1clCorFZE0wE6EG5YZNuTi7yQ">The Big Let Down—How Medicine, Big Business and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding</a>, </em>published by St. Martin’s Press, is <a href="http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-big-letdown-kimberly-seals-allers/1122597935?ean=9781250026965" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-big-letdown-kimberly-seals-allers/1122597935?ean%3D9781250026965&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1507987643361000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFo6LgWQ78Oi1_zTH8d80yCa8pzog">available everywhere</a> starting January 24th, 2017. <strong>Connect with Kimberly: </strong> Instagram &amp; Twitter: @iamksealsallers website: <a href="http://www.kimberlysealsallers.com">http://www.kimberlysealsallers.com</a> <em><strong>If you enjoyed this episode please subscribe, rate, and review us! </strong></em> Don&#8217;t forget that if you review us* you&#8217;ll be entered to win a <strong>$100 gift certificate</strong> from <a href="https://www.matronsaint.com/">Matron Saint</a>! <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 13, 2017
Community Birth Stories with Chantal Eder
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<p>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, 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.</p> <p><strong>In this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Chantal’s experience of pregnancy</li> <li>Her approach to learning about pregnancy, birth and motherhood</li> <li>Challenges she faced during pregnancy and how did she cope with them</li> <li>how the births had was different them the one she envisioned</li> <li>Chantal’s birth story</li> <li>Was the reality of motherhood different then she envisioned</li> <li>Physical struggles she has faced as someone who was very active during pregnancy</li> <li>Emotionally struggles she has worked through in the early weeks of motherhood</li> <li>Surprises about motherhood she didn’t expect</li> <li>Favorite aspects of new motherhood</li> <li>Some of the things she experienced she wish someone had told her before</li> </ul> <strong>About Chantal :</strong> <span class="m_5971686453916233899gmail-il">Chantal</span> is a yoga instructor who specializes in alignment based practice, pre-natal and postnatal yoga and is currently completing her 100hr backcare and scoliosis certification with Alison West. A born traveler she has lived in Canada, London and now resides in NYC, where she has just given birth to her first child Josef Hiroshi. She studied with Deb and Caprice at PYC during her pregnancy and is passionate about sharing her experience of childbirth to support women in their own journey to motherhood. You can find out more about her birth experience and yoga practice on her website <a href="http://www.chantalederyoga.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.chantalederyoga.com/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1507387878459000&amp;usg=AFQjCNG2zcb8FIjFFwlSMiAGr9hwgWtfDQ">www.chantalederyoga.com </a> <strong>Connect with Chantal: </strong> Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @chantalederyoga Website: <a href="http://chantalederyoga.com/">http://chantalederyoga.com/</a> Blog: <a href="http://chantalederyoga.com/blog/">http://chantalederyoga.com/blog/</a> Don&#8217;t forget that if you review us you&#8217;ll be entered to win a <strong>$100 gift certificate</strong> from <a href="https://www.matronsaint.com/">Matron Saint</a>! Email a screen shot of your review to info@prenatalyogacenter.com See something you want now- use code &#8220;PYC20&#8221; at checkout for 20% off of your purchase. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 06, 2017
Minisode: Preparing for Your Birth
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<p>This week on &#8220;<strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>&#8221; I wanted to talk to you about preparing for birth. As a speaker and teacher I&#8217;m frequently asked, &#8220;What tips would you give expectant parents?&#8221; 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&#8217;re buying your baby. Today I&#8217;m asking you to do a little homework, dig deep and answer the following questions.</p> <p><strong>*Who do you want in your birth posse?</strong></p> <p>No matter what kind of birth you have, who do you want with you, supporting you? Who makes you feel comfortable? Who lifts you up with love and doesn&#8217;t judge you? Having the right support from your care provider, your partner, and anyone else you choose to bring be it a doula, a parent, friend, or family member make sure they will hear you, support you, give you time, and space to birth.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>*What fears do you have about birth? What fears do you have around parenthood?</strong></p> <p>Take some time and dig deep, grab a journal, meditate, take a bath and think about this question. Once you&#8217;ve identified these fears you can share them with your partner and care provider who can help you to address these issues and overcome them. Don&#8217;t pass judgement on your fears, write them all down. Once you&#8217;ve identified them you can address them.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>Giveaway Alert!</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Review this podcast, send us a screenshot of your review and you could win a $100 gift certificate to Matron Saint (www.matronsaint.com). Ready to shop now? Use code PYC20 at checkout for 20% off!</strong></em></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 22, 2017
“Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?” Author Claire Mysko
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<p>In this episode of &#8220;<strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>,&#8221; I speak with author of the book, &#8220;<strong><em>Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?&#8221;</em></strong> and executive director of the <em>National Eating Disorder Association</em>, 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.</p> <p><strong>What we covered in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li> Claire discussed her own history with eating disorders and body images</li> <li>How someone would identify if there were having body image issues during pregnancy</li> <li>An explanation of the shame often associated with eating disorders</li> <li>Criteria for an eating disorder for people with “normal weight” who are neither food depriving or vomiting</li> <li>How women with a history of eating disorders and body image issues can prepare for the physical shift of pregnancy before hand and what can they do as they are going through pregnancy and face postpartum</li> <li>Strategies for coping with weight gain</li> <li>Is it common for a woman who had not had an eating disorder before pregnancy to develop one?</li> <li>Warning signs friends and family may be able to see</li> <li>Tools someone grappling with body images issues and weight gain use</li> <li>When intervention may be needed</li> <li>Pressures women face when pregnant in terms of weight game and appearance and society</li> <li>Common themes from her book Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat</li> <li>Developing a healthy relationship with the postpartum body.</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Claire:</strong></p> <p>Claire Mysko is the chief executive officer of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and an internationally recognized expert on eating disorders, body image and media literacy. She is the author of <em>Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat? The Essential Guide to Loving Your Body Before and After Baby</em> (2009) and <em>You&#8217;re Amazing! A No-Pressure Guide to Being Your Best Self</em> (2008) an award-winning self-esteem manual for girls.</p> <p>Mysko joined NEDA in 2011. She previously served as the organization’s chief operating officer, director of programs, and as a consultant on Proud2Bme and Proud2Bme On Campus, NEDA’s youth platforms. Prior to joining NEDA, she served as the director of the American Anorexia Bulimia Association and spearheaded the development of pioneering online communities at Girls Inc. and SmartGirl.</p> <p>During her tenure at NEDA, Mysko has overseen a rapid expansion in both reach and programs, including the implementation of an evidence-based eating disorders prevention program in New York City schools, initiatives to bust prevailing myths about eating disorders, and the cultivation of key relationships with companies including Aerie, Crisis Text Line, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.</p> <p><strong>Connect with Claire:</strong></p> <p>Twitter: @clairemysko</p> <p>Facebook: @doesthispregnancy</p> <p>clairemysko.com</p> <p><em><strong>Giveaway Alert!</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Review this podcast, send us a screenshot of your review and you could win a $100 gift certificate to Matron Saint (www.matronsaint.com). Ready to shop now? Use code PYC20 at checkout for 20% off!</strong></em></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 16, 2017
Technocratic, Holistic, and Humanistic Birth with Robbie Davis-Floyd
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<p>In this episode of &#8220;<strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>,&#8221; 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.</p> <p><strong>Topics covered in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>What brought Robbie to this work</li> <li>Defining the three paradigms of care and technocratic birth</li> <li>Discussing Robbie’s article The Technocratic Body; American Childbirth as Cultural Expression, and offering an explanation of what Robbie calls the “One- Two Punch” and how it relates to childbirth in the US.</li> <li>Does the current US medical module supporting birth</li> <li>When a women is thinking about her birth, considerations to help her make an educated choice about the care she needs and where she should birth</li> <li>Ways to an expectant woman may find a care providers who has a more humanistic approach and signs that she is in a practice that doesn&#8217;t support physiological births</li> <li>Idea a laboring person can adjust if she is in a scenario were she wants a more humanistic birth but feels bombarded by technology, rules and restrictions</li> <li>How the energy around birthing mother and environment may effect the mother&#8217;s ability to labor</li> <li>As an anthropologist, where are we seeing the best birth results and what can we learn or take from that culture? What are we seeing in cultures that you deem are driving birth into a technocratic state that we should be wary of?</li> <li>A bit about Robbie’s upcoming books!</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Robbie Davis-Floyd:</strong></p> <p>Robbie Davis-Floyd PhD, Senior Research Fellow, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Texas Austin and Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology, is a world-renowned medical anthropologist, international speaker and researcher in transformational models in childbirth, midwifery and obstetrics. She is author of over 80 articles and many many books including <i>Birth as an American Rite of Passage</i> (1992, 2004), the Power of Ritual</p> <p>Robbie serves as Editor for the <i>International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative </i>(<a href="http://www.imbci.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.imbci.org/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1504968503112000&amp;usg=AFQjCNH5ekdX9iYvpXmQnKdoN3MbcJo9ng">www.imbci.org</a>) and Senior Advisor to the Council on Anthropology and Reproduction. Most of her published articles are freely available on her website <a href="http://www.davis-floyd.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.davis-floyd.com/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1504968503112000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGQQjulp0ZY-f9EddznjYzRCAMQuA">www.davis-floyd.com</a>.</p> <p><em>To read the article Deb mentions, visit Robbie&#8217;s website, here the link: <a href="http://www.davis-floyd.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Davis-Floyd-1994-The-Technocratic-Body-American-Childbirth-as-Cultural-Expression.pdf">The Technocratic Body; American Childbirth as Cultural Expression </a></em></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 16, 2017
Belly Binding with Lindsey Vestal of The Functional Pelvis
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<p>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, I speak with owner and founder of the <em>The Functional Pelvis</em>, 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!</p> <p><strong>What we cover in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>An explaination of belly binding?</li> <li>Benefits from binding</li> <li>Under what circumstances would belly binding be useful</li> <li>Does it help w diastisis?</li> <li>Diane Lee’s new definition of diastisis</li> <li>Reasons binding might be detrimental for a new mother</li> <li>The “chicken’s bottom”</li> <li>Some cultures include this in their postpartum ritual, understanding the difference between these rituals of binding and what we are seeing with some of the binders on the market now?</li> <li>Guidelines for wearing a binder &#8211; what you should expect to feel and how long you should wear it</li> <li>Red flags when using a binder- what you should NOT feel</li> <li>Other options to regain core stability if choosing another option then binding</li> </ul> <p>Lindsey had mentioned a few options for online core strengthening courses, here are links to 2 of those:  <a href="https://laurenohayon.com/offerings/restore-your-core/">Restore Your Core</a> and <a href="https://mutusystem.com">MuTu System</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Lindsey:</strong></p> <p>Lindsey Vestal M.S. OTR/L owner and founder of <em>The Functional Pelvis</em>, a private practice specializing in pelvic floor therapy “house calls” for pre- and postnatal women. She graduated from NYU with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy. She has dedicated her career to empowering women to find relief from conditions such as bowel and urinary incontinence, constipation, dyspareunia, pelvic pain, prolapse and pre and postnatal complications. She has trained with Herman &amp; Wallace Institute, Diane Lee’s Integrated Systems Model, Maitland as well as specialized biofeedback training for the pelvic floor. She is an ongoing contributor to Well Rounded NY. Lindsey was recently selected as a recipient for the Women’s Net Female Entrepreneurs Grant.</p> <p>As an OT, she is a passionate promoter of bridging pelvic floor rehabilitation with lifestyle modifications while addressing the psychological impact that pelvic floor issues have on our everyday lives.</p> <p>Prior to founding her own practice, Lindsey was a therapist at Roosevelt Hospital. Lindsey lives in Manhattan with her husband and two young children</p> <p>For more information on Lindsey (she makes house calls!) Visit <a href="http://www.functionalpelvis.com/contact/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.functionalpelvis.com/contact/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1503778265684000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGpbFd_wPBPMDSerldgrkygK6tcZQ">www.funtionalpelvis.com</a></p> <p>Lindsey&#8217;s first episode can be heard here: <a href="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/podcast-whats-going-on-with-my-core-an-intimate-discussion-with-pelvic-floor-therapist-lindsey-vestal/">What&#8217;s Going on With My Core? An Intimate Discussion with Pelvic Floor Therapist Lindsey Vestal</a></p> <p><strong>Connect with Lindsey:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.funtionalpelvis.com">www.functionalpelvis.com</a></p> <p>On <strong>Facebook</strong> and <strong>Instagram</strong>: @functionalpelvis</p> <p><em><strong>**To see the images Deb and Lindsey discussed go to prenatalyogacenter.com**</strong></em></p> <p>If you enjoyed this podcast join us on<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/yoga-birth-babies/id1096416947?mt=2"> iTunes</a> or<a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/deb-flashenberg/yoga<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 25, 2017
Lori McAlister founder of Sequencology & Mother of 2
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<p>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong> I speak with acclaimed yoga educator, founder of Sequencology, and mother of 2 Lori McAlister. We talk about how Lori&#8217;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&#8217;re a yogi or a parent you&#8217;ll enjoy our discussion.</p> <ul> <li>What brought Lori to yoga and her path since beginning her practice.</li> <li>What Lori’s practice looks like and what she teaches.</li> <li>What Lori’s practice was like while she was pregnant with her first child?</li> <li>Many advanced practitioners have a hard to surrendering to adjust their practice while pregnant, how Lori adjusted to the physical changes of her practice.</li> <li>How Lori&#8217;s practice changed from her first pregnancy to her second?</li> <li>How her yoga practice affected her births and parenting?</li> <li>How have she&#8217;s maintained balance in a teaching schedule and her role as a mother?</li> <li>A shift in goals and focus now as a parent.</li> <li>After having two children how her perspective of her practice changed?</li> <li>What Lori&#8217;s up to now and how you can study with her.</li> </ul> <p><b>About Lori:</b></p> <p>Lori McAlister (E-RYT 500, YACEP) is a celebrated international yoga educator and the creator of Sequencology, a teaching methodology for intelligent vinyasa. She has been a featured teacher at New York City’s top yoga studios, an adjunct faculty member on several teacher training staffs, and leads workshops, retreats and trainings around the globe. She has been featured in Vanity Fair, NY Yoga + Life Magazine, Style Magazine, and Bazaar Magazine. Lori currently lives in Bala Cynwyd with her husband, Raimon, and their son, Bodhi and daughter, Ona.</p> <p>Originally from Maine, Lori earned her BFA in Dance from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. She received her 200 hour yoga certification from New York Yoga under the direction of David Hollander, Michael Gilbert, and Govinda Kai. She also holds a 500 hour certification in Shiva Rea’s Prana Flow from Sonic Yoga and a 75 hour advanced Kula Flow teacher training with Schuyler Grant.</p> <p><strong>Connect with Lori:</strong></p> <p>loriyoga.com</p> <p>Instagram: @lorimcalisteryoga</p> <p>Facebook: @sequencology</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If you enjoyed this podcast join us on<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/yoga-birth-babies/id1096416947?mt=2"> iTunes</a> or<a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/deb-flashenberg/yoga-birth-babies"> Stitcher</a> where you can subscribe, rate, and review us!</p> <p>To win the <b>Matron Saint Gift Certificate</b> email us a screenshot of your review: info@prenatalyogacenter.com</p> <p><b>Use code PYC20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase at https://www.matronsaint.com</b></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 18, 2017
The Fifth Trimester with Lauren Smith Brody
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<p>On this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, I speak with author and <strong><em>5th Trimester Movement</em></strong> founder, <span class="il">Lauren</span> Smith <span class="il">Brody</span>.  <span class="il">Lauren</span> 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. (ps- 3 lucky winners will receive a copy of <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Fifth-Trimester-Working-Sanity-Success/dp/0385541414/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=UTF8&amp;keywords=the%20fifth%20trimester&amp;qid=1485546254&amp;ref_=mp_s_a_1_1&amp;sr=8-1" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://www.amazon.com/Fifth-Trimester-Working-Sanity-Success/dp/0385541414/ref%3Dredir_mobile_desktop?_encoding%3DUTF8%26keywords%3Dthe%2520fifth%2520trimester%26qid%3D1485546254%26ref_%3Dmp_s_a_1_1%26sr%3D8-1&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1502558345516000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHx1yLQzx7p1GCBkLeGtsR81hSU2w">The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom’s Guide to Style, Sanity, and Big Success After Baby</a>.  Details below!)</p> <p><strong>In this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>What brought <span class="il">Lauren</span> to writing this book and her own 5th trimester experience .</li> <li>What defines the 5th trimester.</li> <li>A look at the US maternity leave compared to other countries and the effects on the mother&#8217;s postpartum health and baby.</li> <li>Determining factors a parent should consider when choosing childcare.</li> <li>Suggestion to help one set themselves up for success a few weeks before going back to work.</li> <li>Once back at work, suggestions for settling in the first few days.</li> <li>Learning to reprioritizing ones beauty routine and, dressing for the fifth trimester.</li> <li>The correlation between amount of maternity &#8211; and paid maternity leave in relationship to postpartum well being.</li> <li>Knowing when to ask for help.</li> <li>Hints and tips for surviving sleep deprivation?</li> <li>Pumping at work- how to do it and why it doesn’t have to suck.</li> <li>What advice can you offer for pumping at work and in preparation for going back to work?</li> <li>Advice for the mom who works for herself about balancing work and family.</li> <li>Finding “me time&#8221; and why it is important.</li> <li>A few of <span class="il">Lauren</span>’s “18 life changing conversations .&#8221;</li> <li>What <span class="il">Lauren</span> and <em><strong>The 5th Trimester Movement</strong></em> are up to now!</li> </ul> <p><strong>How to WIN a copy of <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Fifth-Trimester-Working-Sanity-Success/dp/0385541414/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=UTF8&amp;keywords=the%20fifth%20trimester&amp;qid=1485546254&amp;ref_=mp_s_a_1_1&amp;sr=8-1" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://www.amazon.com/Fifth-Trimester-Working-Sanity-Success/dp/0385541414/ref%3Dredir_mobile_desktop?_encoding%3DUTF8%26keywords%3Dthe%2520fifth%2520trimester%26qid%3D1485546254%26ref_%3Dmp_s_a_1_1%26sr%3D8-1&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1502558345516000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHx1yLQzx7p1GCBkLeGtsR81hSU2w">The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom’s Guide to Style, Sanity, and Big Success After Baby:</a></strong></p> <p>To win your copy follow <span class="il">Lauren</span> and Prenatal Yoga Center on Instragram AND Facebook! @thefifthtrimester and @prenatalyogacenter- comment on our show post on Facebook with your instagram handle and you will be entered to win a copy of the The Fifth Trimester! Lauren is generously giving 3 copies away- so the odds are in your favor!!!</p> <p><strong>About <span class="il">Lauren</span> Smith <span class="il">Brody</span>:</strong></p> <p><span class="il">Lauren</span> Smith <span class="il">Brody</span> is the author of <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Fifth<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 12, 2017
Plus Size Pregnancy with Bebo Mia founders Bianca Sprague & Natasha Marchand
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<p>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, I speak with <em><span class="il">Bebo</span> <span class="il">Mia</span></em> 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!</p> <p>I&#8217;m also excited to say that this is the first episode of a 2 part series on Body Positivity- so stay tuned.</p> <p><strong>In this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The path Bianca and Natasha took to found Bebo <span class="il">Mia.</span></li> <li>What constitutes a plus size pregnancy ?</li> <li>The average size of American women.</li> <li>How society perceives a plus pregnancy differently.</li> <li>How we can better support women of size better during pregnancy and motherhood .</li> <li>Complications women of a size may face in pregnancy.</li> <li>Assuring healthy pregnancy for a plus size mom.</li> <li>Weight gain suggestions for plus size women during pregnancy.</li> <li>Suggestions for a plus size mom to handle the delayed &#8220;popping&#8221; of the belly.</li> <li>Finding a size friendly care provider and what to expect in terms of support.</li> <li>Is the “management” of a plus size pregnancy different?</li> <li>How labor may be handled differently and how to find support in the hospital setting.</li> <li>Ways to encourage women of size to embrace and trust their body #bodypositivity</li> <li>The importance of finding a community.</li> <li>Finding appropriate baby gear sizes.</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Bianca &amp; Natasha:</strong></p> <p><span class="il">Bebo</span> M<span class="il">ia</span> is a training &amp; mentorship organization for women in the maternal health field, including pregnancy/birth professionals, childbirth educators &amp; parenting specialists. They offer comprehensive skills, business support &amp; community care through an innovative online structure that spans a global market.</p> <p>A very different culture from both the patriarchal boardroom model &amp; the female-centric multi-level marketing industry, B<span class="il">ebo</span> M<span class="il">ia</span> offers opportunities for women to work from home while making an income for themselves and their families. They develop inclusive, accessible trainings for women that provide the skills needed to grow &amp; sustain a lucrative business. B<span class="il">ebo</span> M<span class="il">ia</span> remains fiercely committed to their original mission that was developed in 2008: To connect women to their intrinsic value and power.</p> <p><strong>Connect with Bebo Mia:</strong></p> <p>www.bebomia.com</p> <p>on Facebook &amp; Instagram: @bebomiainc</p> <p>on Twitter: @bebomia</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 04, 2017
Turning Pain to Power with Debra Pascali Bonaro
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<p>I wanted to re-visit one of my favorite episodes this week. Early on, in the life of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong> I had the pleasure and honor of speaking with Debra Pascali Bonaro. She is a world renowned doula, teacher, mentor, birth advocate, and mother. If you&#8217;ve heard about Orgasmic Birth then you&#8217;re familiar with her work. I&#8217;m so excited to share her empowering words with you.</p> <p>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, I speak with Debra Pascali Bonaro B.Ed., LCCE, PDT/BDT (DONA) about turning pain into power!  Debra speaks about how she applies this philosophy to her work with 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.</p> <p><strong>About Debra:</strong></p> <p>Debra Pascali Bonaro B.Ed., LCCE, PDT/BDT (DONA) is the Founder &amp; President of<a href="http://www.paintopowerchildbirth.com"> Pain to Power Childbirth Experience</a>, Director of the award-winning documentary<a href="http://www.orgasmicbirth.com"> Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret</a>  and co-writer of “Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying and Pleasurable Birth.”  Debra is an inspirational international speaker, chair of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative, Advisor to Human Rights in Childbirth and ICEA.  Debra’s passion comes from her years as a  Lamaze International childbirth educator, and birth and postpartum doula trainer with DONA International where she has worked with women, men, midwives, doulas and physicians in over 30 countries bringing comfort, love and pleasure to birth and life!</p> <p>Debra has been featured on ABC’s 20/20, Good Morning Russia, The NBC Today Show, Discovery Health, in The New York Times, The LA Times, The UK Times as well as numerous Parenting and Health Magazines around the world. Debra is a pioneer in reminding humanity that birth can be full of pleasure and delight. Debra has trained thousands of doulas and birth professionals around the world in the practices of gentle birth support. Debra is the creator and director of <a href="http://www.orgasmicbirth.com/">Orgasmic Birth</a>, a documentary that examines the intimate nature of birth, an everyday miracle. She sees the powerful role birth plays in women’s lives when they are permitted to experience it fully. Debra is a sought after inspirational speaker, chair of the <a title="International Motherbaby Childbirth Organization" href="http://imbci.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization</a>, member of the <a title="White Ribbon Alliance" href="http://www.whiteribbonalliance.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">White Ribbon Alliance</a>, Lamaze International childbirth educator, birth and postpartum doula trainer with <a href="http://www.dona.org/">DONA International</a>, and co-author of the book <a href="http://www.orgasmicbirth.com/">Orgasmic Birth, Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying and Pleasurable Birth Experience.</a> Her newest baby Pain To Power Childbirth is an <a href="http://http//debrapascalibonaro.us5.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=a2e46acdf3b899443060fe493&amp;id=0d66509619">online childbirth class </a>that will provide you the keys to move from pain to pleasure in childbirth and beyond!</p> <p><strong>Connect with Debra: </strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.orgasmicbirth.com/">orgasmicbirth.com</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.paintopowerchildbirth.com/">paintopowerchildbirth.com</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.debrapascalibonaro.com/">debrapascalibonaro.com</a></p> <p>on Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/obirth">facebook.com/obirth</a></p> <p>on Twitter &amp; Instagram: @OrgasmicBirth</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 28, 2017
Preparing for Your 2nd and Beyond! with ‘You Plus 2 Parenting’ founder Rachel Cedar
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<p>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, I speak with founder and creator of <em>You Plus 2 Parenting</em>, 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!</p> <p><strong>In this Episode: </strong></p> <ul> <li>What is &#8220;Sibling Prep&#8221; is and why it&#8217;s important.</li> <li>A good time to get started with prepping your child(ren) and how to begin.</li> <li>Some mothers who already have two children think they do not need to consider prepping their siblings, what might they find useful about still considering this step in preparation for the next baby?</li> <li>What to do if your child asks for more details about how the baby was made or how the baby comes out and you&#8217;re not ready for a birds &amp; bees conversation?</li> <li>Some useful tools for preparation.</li> <li>Tools for the mother to create a new routine once the new child arrives.</li> <li>What to do your child says he/she doesn&#8217;t want a new sibling.</li> <li>Why play is integral to sibling prep.</li> <li>How you can prepare for separation from your older child while you are away giving birth or how you can prepare your child for a home birth.</li> <li>How you can introduce the new baby to the older sibling(s).</li> <li>How you can address your child&#8217;s feelings once you are all home and back together again.</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Rachel Cedar, MSW:</strong></p> <p>Rachel Cedar is a mother of two young boys and a new baby girl, a social worker and the founder of <a href="http://www.youplustwoparenting.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.youplustwoparenting.com/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1500735182267000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGNvXq1QJ_SqLkY074zDYppeN6hFg">You Plus 2 Parenting &amp; Beyond the Basics of Toddler Development</a> &#8212; a parenting support service based in New York City. She recently published her first sibling preparation children&#8217;s book <strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/When-Mommy-Has-Our-Baby/dp/0692208283/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1403567390&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=when+mommy+has+our+baby" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.amazon.com/When-Mommy-Has-Our-Baby/dp/0692208283/ref%3Dsr_1_1?ie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1403567390%26sr%3D8-1%26keywords%3Dwhen%2Bmommy%2Bhas%2Bour%2Bbaby&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1500735182267000&amp;usg=AFQjCNG9IhykJXVgicpXiLveQ8GLDdvpzA">&#8220;When Mommy Has Our Baby&#8221;</a></strong> and launched the bloggers series <a href="http://www.youplustwoparenting.com/28-days-of-play/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.youplustwoparenting.com/28-days-of-play/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1500735182267000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFhHy05qe9Kn2SiuZKnT6_OW0qNQA">&#8220;28 Days of Play&#8221;</a> tackling the topic of parenting &amp; play and why it can feel hard for parents to truly engage in play with their kids.</p> <p>Rachel frequently speaks at workshops &amp; events, hosts weekly support groups and webinars, offers private parent coaching services and blogs about parenting tips &amp; toddler development on her website.</p> <p>Rachel is a graduate of the University of California-Berkeley with a degree in Psychology, and The Columbia University School of Social Work.</p> <p><strong>Connect with Rachel:</strong></p> <p>on instagram: @youplus2</p> <p>on Facebook: facebook.com/YouPlusTwoParenting</p> <p>on Twitter: @YouPlus2</p> <p><strong>Review this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher, send us a screenshot of your review (info@prenatalyogacenter.com) and you will be entered to win a 1 month supply of Susie&#8217;s Smart Cookies!</stro<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 21, 2017
The New York Milk Bank with Julie Bouchet-Horwitz, FNP, IBCLC
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<p>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, I speak with founder of the The New York Milk Bank, <span class="il">Julie</span> <span class="il">Bouchet</span>-Horwitz, FNP, IBCLC.  <span class="il">Julie</span> explains how milk banks work, how those who want to donate can, and how babies who need for breastmilk can receive it.</p> <p><strong>What we discus:</strong></p> <ul> <li>How <span class="il">Julie</span> got started working with the New York Milk Bank.</li> <li>What is a milk bank?</li> <li>How the NY milk bank got started.</li> <li>How donors are screened and approved.</li> <li>Once the milk bank receives the donated milk, the process it goes through before a baby can receive it.</li> <li>What makes a baby eligible for receiving milk from the milk bank.</li> <li>Is donated breastmilk only for babies in the hospital or can babies at home receive donated milk?</li> <li>How someone would go about getting the milk they need.</li> <li>Is this covered by insurance?</li> <li>Options of those who do not have the funds to pay for this service.</li> <li>If someone is interested in donating, what is the process they go through?</li> <li>Other states offering this service?</li> <li>How the milk gets picked up and dropped off.</li> <li>How people find out more about getting involved in the NY Milk bank?</li> <li>Benefits of breastmilk compared to formula.</li> </ul> <p><strong>About <span class="il">Julie:</span> </strong></p> <p><span class="il">Julie</span> <span class="il">Bouchet</span>-Horwitz is a nurse practitioner and international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). She is the founder and Executive Director of The New York Milk Bank and has a private practice specializing in breastfeeding in Irvington, NY. She formed a team of 5 women who over 3 years developed the New York Milk Bank which officially opened its doors in September 2016 n Hastings-on-Hudson, New York .</p> <p><span class="il">Julie</span> is the past president of the Westchester Putnam Rockland Lactation Consortium, the tri-county professional lactation organization.. She has published articles on breastfeeding for Mothering Magazine, and the peer-review journals of Clinical Lactation, and ICAN: Infant Children and Adolescent Nutrition.</p> <p><strong><em>Connect with The New York Milk Bank</em></strong></p> <p>on instagram: @thenewyorkmilkbank</p> <p>on twitter: @newyorkmilkbank</p> <p>on facebook: facebook.com/NYMilkBank</p> <p><b><i>I&#8217;d love to know what you think and who you&#8217;d like to have come on the podcast! Write a review and send a screenshot to info@prenatalyogacenter.com and you will be entered for a 1 month supply of Susie&#8217;s Smart Cookies!</i></b></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 14, 2017
Fertility, Pregnancy, Motherhood and Stress with Dr. Alice Domar
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<p>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, 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<a href="https://www.bostonivf.com/wellness-center/stress-and-infertility/"> how stress impacts fertility, pregnancy and motherhood</a>.  She offers some wonderful tips for stress relief for those facing fertility issues and discusses how to integrate her new app <a href="http://www.ferticalmapp.com">FertiCalm </a>for awkward social moments when trying to conceive!</p> <p><strong>In this Episode: </strong></p> <ul> <li>Dr. Domar’s path to working in the field of fertility, pregnancy and stress.</li> <li>The connection between stress and fertility.</li> <li>How stress negatively effects fertility and pregnancy.</li> <li>How fertility doctors deal with nontraditional methods of treating infertility</li> <li>An explanation of the findings from Dr Domar’s study: “Impact of a group mind/body intervention on pregnancy rates in IVF patients.”</li> <li>Recommended modalities to help combat stress for those trying to conceive and during pregnancy</li> <li>How yoga is integrated into support for women seeking fertility treatment as well as for pregnant women</li> <li>The relationship between weight and fertility- too thin or too heavy.</li> <li>The 10 session Mind/Body program run in Boston at the Domar Center.</li> <li>Dr. Domar’s new app, FertiCalm.</li> <li>Final tips for those trying to conceive, pregnant and new moms.</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Alice D. Domar, PhD:</strong></p> <p>Alice D. Domar, PhD is a pioneer in the application of mind/body medicine to women&#8217;s health issues. She not only established the first Mind/Body Center for Women&#8217;s Health, but also conducts ongoing ground-breaking research in the field. Her research focuses on the relationship between stress and different women&#8217;s health conditions, and creating innovative programs to help women decrease physical and psychological symptoms. She is the founder of the Mind/Body Program for Infertility and is one of the top experts on the stress/fertility connection.</p> <p>Dr. Domar received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Health Psychology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Ferkauf School of Professional Psychology of Yeshiva University. Her post-doctoral training was at Beth Israel Hospital, Deaconess Hospital, and Children’s Hospital, all in Boston.</p> <p>She has conducted research on infertility, breast cancer, menopausal symptoms, ovarian cancer, and premenstrual syndrome. Dr. Domar has earned an international reputation as one of the country&#8217;s top women&#8217;s health experts.</p> <p>She is currently the Executive Director of the Domar Centers for Mind/Body Health, and the Director of Mind/Body Services at Boston IVF. She is an associate professor, part-time, of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School, and a senior staff psychologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.</p> <p>Dr. Domar has compiled an impressive list of accomplishments as a best-selling author, media authority and sought-after public speaker. She is the author of numerous books including “Six Steps to Increased Fertility” and “Conquering Infertility”, and was on the Board of Directors of<em> </em>Resolve, the National Infertility Association, for ten years. She has been on the Board of Experts for LLuminari and a columnist for Redbook and Health magazines. She was also a featured expert on the online social health network BeWell.com.</p> <p>Three of her books have been finalists for the Books for a Better Life Award. She was also the Series Editor for a series of mind/body books by Harvard Medical Publications/Simon and Schuster. She is the narrator of the DVD’s “Stress and Relaxation Explained” and “Infertility Explained”, both of which won silver Telly Awards.  Dr. Domar has appeared on the <em>Today Show, Good Morning America,<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 07, 2017
Pain for a Purpose in Childbirth with Dr. Judith Lothian
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<p>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies,</strong> 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!</p> <p><strong>In today&#8217;s Episode: </strong></p> <ul> <li>How Dr. Lothian got started on the path to being a childbirth educator.</li> <li>Her deep involvement with the Lamaze Institute.</li> <li>The three major hormones of labor and their role in ensuring labor functions well.</li> <li>How pain is central to the natural design of childbirth.</li> <li>Helping women to trust the pain and listen to their body’s desire to move, moan, and breathe.</li> <li>What happens when we take the pain away, does that hinder the progress of labor?</li> <li>Exploring an article Dr Lothian wrote, <i>“In a very real sense, the pain of each contraction becomes a guide for the laboring woman.” </i></li> <li>The difference between pain and suffering in childbirth.</li> <li>How a woman can identify pain that is purposeful rather than that which may indicate back labor or that something is wrong.</li> <li>Ideas and advice for a woman who is overwhelmed by the fear of pain in labor.</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Dr. Lothian: </strong></p> <p>Judith Lothian, Ph.D., R.N.,FAAN Graduate Chair and Professor &#8211; Graduate Dept. Seton Hall University</p> <p><a href="https://www.shu.edu/nursing/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://www.shu.edu/nursing/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1498919964537000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHwllNpYA-nldMafcALliVWsm3PPQ">College of Nursing</a></p> <p>Dr. Lothian has been a maternal/child nurse, childbirth educator, and an advocate for birthing women for over 4 decades. The focus of her practice has been childbirth education. She is currently the Chair of the Certification Council for Lamaze International that is responsible for developing the international certification examination for Lamaze certified childbirth educators. She is also the Associate Editor of the <i>Journal of Perinatal Education</i> and write a regular column for the JPE. Her advocacy work includes national leadership positions in Lamaze International and national work with Childbirth Connection, the American College of Nurse Midwives,and the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services.</p> <p>Dr. Lothian is the co-author of <i><strong>The Official Lamaze Guide: Giving Birth with Confidence</strong>.</i></p> <p>Her research interests are breastfeeding and childbirth. She is currently completing a qualitative research study of the experience of home birth for women and their midwives.</p> <p><a href="https://nyclamaze.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://nyclamaze.com&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1498919964537000&amp;usg=AFQjCNE1aOI3dFAtZ0GqjZQBdtnpsqsHCA">https://nyclamaze.com</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 30, 2017
Reducing Unnecessary Cesarean Births with Dr. Neel Shah
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<p>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, 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!</p> <p><strong>In this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>How Dr Shah got started on this path to exploring the caesarean rate in our country.</li> <li>The increased cesarean rate in the US since the 1970’s and what accounts for this.</li> <li>Are we seeing better results for mothers and babies with this massive increase in c-sections?</li> <li>Recognizing there is a place of caesarean births what is the sweet spot for best outcomes with cesarean births? World Heatlh Organization (WHO) recommends caesarean rates should be between 10-15%.</li> <li>Risks of a cesarean surgery for both mother and baby, both short and long term.</li> <li>Are the risks of a c-section well explained to mother ahead of timed?</li> <li>Minimizing the possibility of an unnecessary c-section</li> <li>The role of the care provider in the likelihood of a mother having a caesarean.</li> <li>What role does the hospital play in the likelihood of a mother having a caesarean ?</li> <li>The correlation between the hospital and the c section rate.</li> <li>Exploring an article authored by Dr Shah-  “In the United States it appears that about half the cesareans we do may be avoidable in hindsight. Getting to perfect may be hard but there is tremendous room for improvement.”  What might be some of the red flags that you see in hindsight that may have been avoidable?</li> <li>Are hospitals are always the safest place to give birth?</li> <li>What we can learn from other countries who have created a supportive system to offer home birth.</li> <li>The role of midwives in US birth.</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Dr Shah:</strong></p> <p>Dr. Neel Shah, MD, MPP is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Delivery Decisions Initiative at Harvard’s Ariadne Labs. As an obstetrician-gynecologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Dr. Shah cares for patients during critical life moments that range from surgery to primary care to childbirth. As a scientist and social entrepreneur, he is a globally recognized expert in designing, testing, and spreading solutions that improve healthcare.</p> <p>Dr. Shah is listed among the &#8220;<a href="http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/lists/40-of-the-smartest-people-in-healthcare.html">40 smartest people in health care</a>&#8221; by the Becker&#8217;s Hospital Review, and has been profiled by the <a href="http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/15/getting-doctors-to-think-about-costs/?_r=0">New York Times</a>, <a href="http://www.greatbigstory.com/stories/the-c-section-detective-dr-neel-shah-tries-to-solve-a-growing-problem">CNN</a>, and <a href="http://scholar.harvard.edu/shah/pages/press">other outlets</a>. He is senior author of the book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Neel-Shah/e/B00TA22S6I/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_3">Understanding Value-Based Healthcare</a> (McGraw-Hill), which Don Berwick has called &#8220;an instant classic&#8221; and Atul Gawande called &#8220;a masterful primer for all clinicians.&#8221; Prior to joining the Harvard faculty, Dr. Shah founded Costs of Care, a global NGO that curates insights from clinicians to help delivery systems provide better care. In 2017, Dr. Shah co-founded the March for Moms Association, a coalition of 20 leading organizations, to increase public and private investment in the wellbeing of mothers.</p> <p>Follow Dr. Shah on Twitter: @Neel_Shah</p> <p>on in<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 23, 2017
Labor Variations: Prodromal Labor, Back Labor, and Precipitous Birth with Sharon Muza
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<p>On this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, 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!</p> <p><strong>In this episode we cover:</strong></p> <ul> <li>What got Sharon started on her path as a birth advocate and educator.</li> <li>Defining prodromal labor.</li> <li>Identifying the difference between Braxton Hicks contractions.</li> <li>What to do if a woman suspects she is having prodromal labor.</li> <li>Traits and activities that may contribute to the likeliness of a woman having prodromal labor.</li> <li>Tips to consider during pregnancy to help avoid prodromal labor.</li> <li>Coping tools for supporting a mother through a prodromal labor.</li> <li>For doulas: red flags a doula may spot ahead of time to recognize this is prodromal labor.</li> <li>Differentiating back labor from prodromal labor.</li> <li>Defining back labor.</li> <li>Is a certain body type, placenta placement, pregnancy, or activity during pregnancy  that would add to the likeliness of someone having back labor.</li> <li>Activities and habits to consider during pregnancy that help avoid the possibility of back labor.</li> <li>Indications that someone is having back labor.</li> <li>Tools for a partner or doula to help alleviate back labor during labor.</li> <li>Defining precipitous birth.</li> <li>From an emotional stand point a precipitous birth can be very overwhelming to a woman if she is not expecting things to happen so quickly, some support tips her birth posse  can offer her to get through this?</li> <li>Strategies for a woman and partner to do if she is having a very rapid birth and not sure she will make it to the hospital.</li> <li>Final tips for our pregnant community members and partners!</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Sharon:</strong></p> <p>Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA) BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE has been an active childbirth professional since 2004, teaching Lamaze classes and providing doula services to more than a thousand families through her private practice in Seattle, Washington. She is an instructor at the Simkin Center, Bastyr University where she is a birth doula trainer. Sharon is also a trainer with Passion for Birth, a Lamaze-Accredited Childbirth Educator Program. In September 2011, Sharon was admitted as a Fellow to the Academy of Certified Childbirth Educators. In 2015, Sharon was awarded Lamaze International’s Media Award for promoting safe and healthy birth. Very active in her community, serving in a variety of positions that promote maternal-infant health, Sharon enjoys active online engagement and facilitating discussion around best practice, current research and its practical application to community standards and actions by health care providers, and how that affects families in the childbearing year. Sharon has been an engaging speaker at international conferences on topics of interest to birth professionals and enjoys collaborating with others to share ideas and information that benefit birth professionals and families. To learn more about Sharon, you are invited to visit her website, SharonMuza.com.</p> This Episode was sponsored by DR. GREGG RUBINSTEIN 57TH ST CHIROPRACTIC &#8211; learn more at 57THSTREETCHIROPRACTIC.COM on twitter @GREGGRUBINSTEIN on Facebook @DRGREGGRUBINSTEIN <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 10, 2017
9 Steps to Surviving Early Motherhood
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<p>Hi Everyone! In today&#8217;s episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong> I revisit a blog I wrote a few years ago &#8220;7 Steps to Surviving Early Motherhood.&#8221; With some additional time and an additional baby I&#8217;ve added two more steps to help you ease into this new phase of your life with sanity, grace, and love.</p> <ul> <li>Sleep!</li> <li>Get out of the house.</li> <li>Make some friends.</li> <li>This too shall pass.</li> <li>Give yourself space/time to process the birth.</li> <li>Germs are ok!</li> <li>Don&#8217;t waste your money on crazy gadgets</li> <li>Remember, you&#8217;re more that just &#8220;Mommy.&#8221;</li> <li>Learn how to breastfeed outside of the house.</li> </ul> <p>For more on this topic feel free to read the blog here: https://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/7-steps-to-surviving-early-motherhood/</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 02, 2017
Breastfeeding 101 with Tamara Hawkins
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<p>In the episode of <strong> Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, I speak with Tamara Hawkins, FNP, RN, IBCLE, LCCE, CHHC, Director of <em><strong>Stork and Cradle</strong></em>.  We talk about everything an expectant and new mother need 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.</p> <p><strong>Topics covered:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Tamara’s journey into breastfeeding and childbirth education as a career path.</li> <li>How a mother who wants to breastfeed can best set herself up for success.</li> <li>Vital information to know before baby arrives.</li> <li>Finding support to help build confidence for successful breastfeeding- partner, in laws, parents.</li> <li>What the new mother should expect in the first few days</li> <li>Discussing some ways a mother can rest assured her baby is getting enough breastmilk.</li> <li>Helping mothers who feel they need to stop breastfeeding because they believe they are not producing enough milk.</li> <li>Pain and breastfeeding.</li> <li>When to ask for help.</li> <li>What to look for in a lactation constant.</li> <li>Red flags in advice that is given, nipple shields, pillows and support.</li> <li>Basic breastfeeding schedule for feeding a baby on demand</li> <li>Milestones of breastfeeding, when do the feedings start to space out for the initial every newborn stage?</li> <li>Breastfeeding and the working mom.  Discussing her pumping schedule</li> <li>Advice for women going back to work who still want to exclusively breastfeed</li> <li>Tamara’s involvement with the annual NY Family Baby Show.</li> <li>Last minute tips.</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Tamara:</strong></p> <p>Tamara Hawkins, FNP, RN, IBCLE, LCCE, CHHC, is the Director of Stork and Cradle here in NYC.  She earned her nursing degree at New York University and master&#8217;s of nursing degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Tamara began her career in obstetrical nursing and perinatal education in 1999. She then went on to become certified as a labor support specialist, Lamaze childbirth educator, lactation consultant, and a holistic health counselor trained through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.</p> <p>Tamara brings her experience having worked at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center, NYU-Langone Medical Center, and Elizabeth Seton Childbearing Center. She currently serves as the president to the New York Lactation Consultant Association. An impassionate advocate for birth and breastfeeding equity, Tamara speaks to nation wide audiences and is truly dedicated to helping mothers and families succeed with breastfeeding.</p> <p><strong>Connect with Tamara:</strong></p> <p>Tamara&#8217;s company Stork &amp; Cradle: https://storkandcradle.com</p> <p>instagram: @storkandcradleclasses</p> <p>twitter: @storkandcradle</p> <p>facebook: facebook.com/storkandcradle</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 28, 2017
City Dads Group Co-founder Lance Somerfeld
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<p>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, I speak with co-founder of City Dads Group, Lance Somerfeld. Lance opens up about the fears and challenges new dads face as they move into fatherhood and co-parenting.  This conversation can help offer dads more confidence as they navigate this new territory.</p> <p>Topics covered</p> <ul> <li>What inspired the start City Dads and The New Dad Boot Camp</li> <li>What should a dad expect in the first few months of baby’s life</li> <li>Tools for a dad who is not feeling very confident in his ability to care for his new born and new family responsibilities</li> <li>Some of the biggest changes dad’s face towards the end of pregnancy and the beginning of this new family</li> <li>Some of the most common fears partners face that they may not disclose to their partner</li> <li>Making room for dad to have his opportunity to care of the baby</li> <li>How to address balancing the relationship between mother, baby and father</li> <li>The importance of maintaining the relationship of the parents</li> <li>Suggestions on how to balance work and the new responsibilities as a dad</li> <li>Suggestion for new dads as to best support mothers through this hormonal time</li> <li>Involvement in this year’s New York Family Baby show and other shows nationally</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Lance</strong>:</p> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Lance Somerfeld lives with his wife and two children in New York City. Lance is the co-founder of City Dads Group &#8211; a diverse community of fathers dedicated to being active in their children’s lives and, by example, redefining what it means to be a dad in the 21st century. City Dads Group has chapters in 26 major metropolitan areas throughout the United States with over 8,000 members.  He frequently contributes to the conversation about modern fatherhood, work-life balance, shifting gender roles, and brand’s marketing to dads. He has appeared on local and national television, including CNN, Fox News, Today and Katie. He has been quoted by <i>The New York Times</i>, <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, <i>USA Today</i>, <i>Time Out Kids</i>, <i>GQ</i>, <i>Parenting</i> and<i> The Atlantic</i>.</span></p> <p>To learn more about City Dads group visit their website <a href="http://citydadsgroup.com">citydadsgroup.com,</a>  follow them on Facebook, instagram or twitter @citydadsgroup</p> <p><em><strong>If you enjoyed this podcast- join us on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/yoga-birth-babies/id1096416947?mt=2">iTunes</a> or <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/deb-flashenberg/yoga-birth-babies">Stitcher</a> where you can subscribe, rate, and review us!</strong></em></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 15, 2017
Dear Mother Who Is Trying To Do It All
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<p>Dear Mother Who Is Trying to Do It All,</p> <p>You are an amazing mother and person. You are not June Cleaver, effortlessly gliding across your perfectly waxed kitchen floor, freshly baked cookies in hand, sporting high heels, pearls, and an impeccably ironed apron. Nor are you Peggy Bundy, lounging on the couch watching endless TV while smoking and eating bonbons. You are a real person doing the best you can to meet the impossible standards society (and ourselves) have set.</p> <p>Motherhood and the environment in which we are raising our children has dramatically changed in the last several decades. Many of us are undertaking this daunting task without the support of family around; we are creating our own villages. The expectations of what mothers provide has also changed. In the 1950s only 19% of mothers of school-age children worked outside the home. Today that number is 70% percent. However, there is constant pressure to blend these two ideologies. On one hand, mothers are supposed to embody both emotional and financial independence, be hard working, determined, and educated, and flaunt a physique maintained by weekly (daily!) visits to the gym, yoga, or with a personal trainer. On the other hand, mothers are also supposed to offer emotional, mental, and physical support to our offspring, be neither helicopter parents nor too hands off, create healthy and balanced meals in our clean and organized kitchens, and ensure our children are neither overscheduled nor under-stimulated. Trying to be this contemporary women and mother is exhausting and, quite frankly, impossible.</p> <p>So today I invite you to reflect on all your amazing accomplishments! Many of you have created another human being, carried and birthed that person, and are lovingly raising that child to the best of your ability. You are offering all the love and guidance that you can muster, and even that will vary from day to day.  Next time your inner critic or the voices of people around you start to criticize or judge your mothering, please remember you can only do what you can do. There is no script to follow to help you get everything neatly and humorously tied up at the end of the day. You are just one person. As you lay down to sleep, please remind yourself that you are an amazing mother and person.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Happy Mother’s Day!</p> <p>With the utmost love and respect,</p> <p>Deb</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 14, 2017
Motherhood & Yoga with Paula Lynch Liberis
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<p>On this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, 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.</p> <p>Topics covered:</p> <ul> <li>What brought Paula to the path of yoga and what lead her to teach yoga.</li> <li>Discussing her online post where she describes the shift she went through and the acceptance of leaving the field she loved and embracing her dharma of motherhood.</li> <li>Difficulties of stepping aside from her flourishing career.</li> <li>Advice for mothers at a cross road of career and child.</li> <li>Moving from a very strong and time consuming meditation, pranayama and asana based practice to a more “family friendly” practice.  What practice and meditation look like with 3 kids in the picture and the change with each child.</li> <li>How yoga helped during pregnancy and birth.</li> <li>Letting go of the practice and career identity once held prior to children.</li> <li>The importance and influence yoga can have on parenting.</li> <li>Staying active or in touch with the yoga community while raising her girls.</li> <li>What her future career path looks like.</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Paula Lynch:</strong></p> <p>Paula is an ERYT-500 Yoga Works Certified Instructor affiliated with the Yogaworks Teacher Training programs. Her teaching style is influenced by her years of study in the Ashtanga vinyasa method and the precision and clarity of Iyengar yoga which she mainly practices now.</p> <p>Paula&#8217;s teaching style expresses yoga as an incredible technique that can give us access to the layers of our physical and energetic bodies through patient and intentional practice.</p> <p>Her primary teacher is Genny Kapuler, and she has spent years studying with Alison West and Glenn Black who have helped her experience the world through her practice. She has studied Bodytuning, an in depth method of manual therapy with Glenn Black and Shmuel Tatz, PT and maintained a private practice working with clients in this method as well as assisting Dr. Tatz in his clinic. Her continuing studies of anatomy and kinesiology are applied to her understanding and teaching of yogasana in her classes through breath awareness, playful movement and alignment of the physical body.</p> <p>Paula practices yoga as a form of devotion, prayer and self-study and understands the practice as so much more than just physical – it is cellular, intellectual and spiritual involving our entire being. She incorporates pranayama and yoga nidra in her classes and workshops as essential elements to a balanced and nourishing practice.</p> <p>She has taught classes in New York City at Yogaworks since 2005 as well as 200HR and 300HR teacher training for Yogaworks. She also serves as a guest anatomy teacher for other 200HR yoga teacher training programs in the city. She is currently taking a sabbatical from teaching so she can be home raising her two little girls (with baby number three on the way), and works primarily mentoring other teachers and teacher trainers.</p> <p><em><strong>Follow Paula on instagram @paulaliberis</strong></em></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 10, 2017
VBACs, Breech Babies, & Twin Births with Dr. Stuart Fischbein
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<p>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, 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!</p> <p><strong>Topics covered:</strong></p> <ul> <li>What led Dr Fischbein to start to practice and support VBACs, breech, vaginal twin births.</li> <li>Why certain skills are no longer being taught to new obstetricians.</li> <li>Is the extinction of these skills is because hospitals would rather not see these procedures performed or the doctors prefer other methods or a combination of both.</li> <li>A discussion of the role of fear involved NOT with the mother, but with the care provider.  Does this influence how many OBs practice?</li> </ul> <p><b>VBACS!</b></p> <ul> <li>Reasons why a care provider may encourage their clients to steer away from a VBAC.</li> <li>Factors that would exclude a woman from trying a VBAC</li> <li>Benefits of a VBAC</li> <li>Risks of a VBAC</li> <li>Perimeters that a woman should know who would like a VBAC- for example- how far past her due date should she negotiate? Does she need to be concerned with estimated fetal weight?</li> <li>What might make someone a good candidate for a VBAC.</li> <li>Deciphering if a care provider will really stand behind the mother’s choice to try a VBAC</li> </ul> <p><b>Breech Babies! </b></p> <ul> <li>Why many care providers are not performing vagina breech deliveries.</li> <li>The concerns of the care provider delivering breech babies.</li> <li>The risks of a breech vaginal birth.</li> <li>Does a BREECH vaginal birth require extra training that many doctors do not receive?</li> <li>Reasons a woman would not be able to attempt a vaginal breech birth.</li> <li>ECV (external cephalic version) and why a care may perform them or shy away from them.</li> </ul> <p><b>Twin vaginal births! </b></p> <ul> <li>Reasons a care provider may discourage them.</li> <li>Questions to ask a care provider to decipher if they are truly behind your decision to move forward with a twin vaginal birth if baby A is head down.</li> <li>Factors that would exclude a woman from having a twin vaginal birth.</li> <li>Benefits of a vaginal twin birth.</li> <li>Risk of a vaginal twin birth</li> </ul> <p>To listen to <strong>Dr. Stu&#8217;s Podcast</strong> visit: <a href="http://www.drstuspodcast.com/">http://www.drstuspodcast.com/</a></p> <p>On Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DrStuartFischbein/">@DrStuartFischbein</a></p> <p>On Twitter: @DrFischbein</p> <p>Dr. Stu&#8217;s Website: <a href="http://www.birthinginstincts.com/">http://www.birthinginstincts.com/</a></p> <p>The VBAC link Dr. Stu mentions: <a href="http://vbacfacts.com/">http://vbacfacts.com/</a></p> <p><strong>About Dr. Fischbein:</strong></p> <p>Stuart James Fischbein, MD was Board Certified in 1989 and became a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics &amp; Gynecology in 1990. He has been a practicing obstetrician in Southern California since completing his residency in 1986. While well trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the standard medical model of obstetrics he had the respect and vision to support the midwifery model of care and served as a backup consultant to many home and birthing center midwives for 25 years. In 1996 he founded The Woman’s Place for Health, Inc., a collaborative practice of Certified Nurse Midwives and Obstetricians in Camarillo, California.</p> <p>In 2004, Dr. Fischbein co-authored the book, “Fearless Pregnancy, Wisdom &amp; Reassurance from a Doctor, a Midwife and a Mom” <a href="http://www.fearlesspregnancy.net/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.fearlesspregnancy.net&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1493315818163000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEFtm-JqO_BTK6GidrvKXcArjTU0A">www.fearlesspregnancy.net</a> . For his efforts he <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 03, 2017
Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine with Frances Goodwin
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<p>This week on <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, 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!</p> <p><strong>Topics covered:</strong></p> <ul> <li>What drew Frances to acupuncture and Chinese medicine.</li> <li>The philosophy of acupuncture and Chinese medicine and how it differs from Western Medicine.</li> <li>An understanding of the difference between an intravenous needle and an acupuncture needle.</li> <li>How acupuncture and Chinese medicine help with fertility.</li> <li>How acupuncture compliments traditional Western medicine for fertility treatments.</li> <li>Common aches and pain of pregnancy that acupuncture can help alleviate.</li> <li>An explanation of how acupuncture can help to turn a breech baby.</li> <li>Criteria in which acupuncture would not be appropriate for a mother to attempt to turn her baby.</li> <li>Methods a mother can do at home to help turn her baby</li> <li>How acupuncture help labor induction.</li> <li>The point in pregnancy that is recommend to start acupuncture.</li> <li>Criteria in which acupuncture is not recommended for a mother to try to induce.</li> <li>What a woman should expect from a labor induction treatment.</li> <li>Pedicures and induction.  Myth or reality?</li> <li>Acupuncture treatment with a woman in labor.</li> <li>An explanation of how acupuncture can help with milk production.</li> <li>Using  acupressure to help babies who are having latch problems due to misalignment of their neck or jaw stemming from delivery method like vacuum or forceps.</li> <li>Acupuncture and children.</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Frances Goodwin LAc :</strong></p> <p>Frances has had a family practice in acupuncture in New York City since 1991, with a focus on pediatrics.  In addition to acupuncture, she is nationally certified in Chinese herbology.  She is a licensed massage therapist and has studied The Alexander Technique since early 1980s.  Located in Union Square her practice includes acupuncture, herbs, tuina, and movement therapy.</p> <p>Connect with Frances:</p> <p>On Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Evolve-Health-Wellness-381378712054369/">https://www.facebook.com/Evolve-Health-Wellness-381378712054369/</a></p> <p>Evolve Health&#8217;s Website:</p> <blockquote data-secret="WoSHJlmmDp" class="wp-embedded-content"><p><a href="http://www.evolvehealthnyc.com/who/frances-goodwin/">Frances Goodwin, LAc</a></p></blockquote> <p></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 28, 2017
Henci Goer and ACOG’s “Approaches to Limit Intervention During Labor and Birth”
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<p>This week on <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, I interview  award-winning medical writer and internationally known speaker, Henci Goer.  Henci and I discus the new ACOG (<em>The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists</em>) statement “Approaches to Limit Intervention During Labor and Birth.&#8221;  Expectant mothers and birth workers will find this conversation enlightening and important.</p> <p><strong>Topics covered:</strong></p> <p>*General thoughts on the new ACOG statement “Approaches to Limit Intervention During Labor and Birth.”</p> <p>*The new benchmark for describing early labor, shifting from the traditional 0-3 cm to 0-6cm.  Is this concept being put into action?</p> <p>*Understanding and interpreting of the suggestion for Term Premature Rupture of the Membranes. Will it lessen immediate intervention for low risk women?</p> <p>*Applying the recommendation for intermittent monitoring as the gold standard of care.</p> <p>*What does ACOG mean with their statement about nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic techniques. Pain is subjective and coping skills vary, can scientific date really quantify how a woman is coping with nonpharmocogical pain managements?</p> <p>*Second stage birth positions.  Can women and care providers work together to explore other birthing positions other then the traditional position of on their back</p> <p>“Laboring down”, an explanation of what that and Henci’s interpretation of this in the ACOG statement.</p> <p>Using the new guidelines from ACOG to help women advocate for herself in a traditional hospital setting</p> <p>*Places our community can find Henci and learn more about what she is up to!</p> <p><strong>The ACOG statement we&#8217;re referencing:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.acog.org/Resources-And-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Obstetric-Practice/Approaches-to-Limit-Intervention-During-Labor-and-Birth">http://www.acog.org/Resources-And-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Obstetric-Practice/Approaches-to-Limit-Intervention-During-Labor-and-Birth</a></p> <p><strong>Fact Sheet from Childbirth Connection:  New Professional Recommendations to Limit Labor and Birth Interventions: What Pregnant Women Need to Know</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.nationalpartnership.org/research-library/maternal-health/professional-recommendations-to-limit-labor-and-birth-interventions.pdf&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1491659422747000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGSHq_qllrUZTZzWhoq8f6hrBLcog" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://www.google.com/url?hl%3Den%26q%3Dhttp://www.nationalpartnership.org/research-library/maternal-health/professional-recommendations-to-limit-labor-and-birth-interventions.pdf%26source%3Dgmail%26ust%3D1491659422747000%26usg%3DAFQjCNGSHq_qllrUZTZzWhoq8f6hrBLcog&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1492871738951000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEAjWnHKbwfB2dS4FI9Somxr9Z4tw">https://www.google.com/url?hl=<wbr />en&amp;q=http://www.<wbr />nationalpartnership.org/<wbr />research-library/maternal-<wbr />health/professional-<wbr />recommendations-to-limit-<wbr />labor-and-birth-interventions.<wbr />pdf&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=<wbr />1491659422747000&amp;usg=<wbr />AFQjCNGSHq_<wbr />qllrUZTZzWhoq8f6hrBLcog</a></p> <p><strong>More about Henci:</strong></p> <p>Henci Goer, award-winning medical writer and internationally known speaker, is an acknowledged expert on evidence-based maternity care. Her first book, <i>Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities</i>, was a valued resource for childbirth professionals. Its successor, <i>Optimal Care in Childbirth: The Case for a Physiologic Approach</i>, won the American College of Nurse-Midwives “Best Book of the Year” award. Goer has also written <i>The Thinking Woman&#8217;s Guide to a Better Birth</i>, which gives pregnant women access to the research evidence, as well as consumer education pamphlets and articles for trade, consumer, a<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 21, 2017
Diastisis, the Pelvic Floor, and More with Isa Herrera MSPT, CSCS
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<p>This week on <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, 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.</p> <p><strong>Topics discussed are: </strong></p> <ul> <li>An explanation of what diastisis is and the importance of not over stretching the abdominal muscles and linia alba during pregnancy</li> <li>Some problems that arise from not modifying one’s yoga practice or physical activity when pregnant</li> <li>Specific poses that women should avoid that can cause this problem</li> <li>Can women simply trust their intuition when making decisions as to what to practice in yoga and other activities. Would she necessarily feel damage happening?</li> <li>Repercussions during pregnancy and birth you have seen due to diastisis or an overly tight or unbalanced pelvic floor or misaligned pelvis</li> <li>What happens if someone has diastisis post-baby?  The road back from repair with diastisis</li> <li>Why is it important to women’s health to have a functional core- pelvic floor and transverses abdominals?</li> <li>Are some women more prone to pelvic floor issues and diastisis then others?</li> <li>The influence on social media and how pregnant women and new mothers view themselves and the impact on a healthy body.</li> </ul> <p>For more information on Isa’s work visit:  <b><a href="http://www.pelvicpainrelief.com/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.PelvicPainRelief.com&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1492119693779000&amp;usg=AFQjCNF5gpsygwbjCs_42heTk_0rBY54TA">www.PelvicPainRelief.com</a></b></p> <p>on facebook: @isaherrerapelvichealer</p> <p>on instragram: @isa_herrera_pelvic_healer</p> <p><strong>Isa&#8217;s Bio:</strong></p> <p>Isa is a licensed physical therapist and an expert in integrative pelvic floor therapies in the field of women&#8217;s health. She developed her expertise in diagnosing and treating pelvic pain by helping over fourteen thousand women at her NYC-based healing center Renew Physical Therapy since 2005.</p> <span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana;">At her healing center, Isa pioneered the use of integrative modalities like Maya Abdominal Massage, Low Level Laser Therapy, Reiki, Sound Healing, and Andean Energy Techniques with traditional evidence-based physical therapy in ways that had never been done. It has since become very mainstream to talk about integrative approaches, and Isa is proud to say she has been there in those trenches long before it was a hot topic.</span> <span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana;"> </span> <span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana;">Isa has also spent years traveling to Central and South America learning integrative healing techniques, and spent years as an adjunct professor at Hunter College in New York teaching pelvic floor techniques to 3rd year Doctoral level physical therapy students. She was always frustrated that there was not a broad level of teaching about pelvic floor issues in schools. </span> <span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana;"> </span> <span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana;">To that end, Isa has just launched her new online school <b><a href="http://www.pelvicpainrelief.com/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.PelvicPainRelief.com&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1492119693779000&amp;usg=AFQjCNF5gpsygwbjCs_42heTk_0rBY54TA">www.PelvicPainRelief.com</a></b> , which is a state-of-the-art online education portal for patients and professionals seeking accurate integrative information about all things pelvic.</span> <span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana;"> </span> <span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana;"><b>PelvicPainRelief.com</b> is dedicated to creating a global language of understanding amongst h<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 12, 2017
Pediatrician 101 with Dr. Sonia Gidwani
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<p>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, 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. <em>(In full discloser- she was the pediatrician to my two children until we moved out of NYC).</em> Dr. Gidwani discusses a wide array of topics expectant and new parents will sure to be interested in!</p> <p><strong>Topics covered:</strong></p> <p>*What a new parent should expect of their pediatrician.<br /> *When the pediatrician first see the baby if the pediatrician does not work in the hospital or birth center they baby  was born in.<br /> *Frequency of visits to the pediatrician the first year of baby’s life.<br /> *Common questions or concerns from new parents that they don’t need to stress about.<br /> *Areas and topics new parents need to give more thought to.<br /> *What to expect from a pediatrician in terms of support and help facilitate breastfeeding.<br /> *An understanding of newborn’s weight loss in cases of more the 10%?<br /> *How to handle a crying baby.<br /> *How a parent identify the difference between a colicky baby and one that is just fussy and crying.<br /> *Advice for parents with a colicky baby.<br /> *If a family wants to incorporate alternative healing modalities (like acupuncture, chiropractor or holistic medicine), how to openly this discussion with a pediatrician.<br /> *Thoughts on antibiotics and when to use them.<br /> *Discussion on immunizations and the possibility of spacing them out? How a parent can approach this subject a pediatrician.<br /> *Importance place on milestones. If a baby not hitting each one, is it more of a wait and see, or take immediate action? What would that action look like?<br /> *Questions expectant parents should ask a potential pediatrician</p> <p><strong>Sonia Gidwani, MD</strong><br /> Pediatrician with St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals<br /> Sonia Gidwani, MD, is an attending pediatrician with Mt Sinia Health System. A board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Gidwani earned her medical degree from Lady Hardinage Medical College and S.K. Hospital in New Delhi, India. She completed her residency training in pediatrics at the New Jersey Medical School followed by fellowship training in pediatric endocrinology at New York Hospital – Cornell University Medical Center. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, she is a Clinical Instructor at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.</p> <p>Find Dr Gidwani at www.ourkidsmd.com</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 08, 2017
Stephanie Middleberg, of ‘Middleberg Nutrition’ and author of THE BIG BOOK OF ORGANIC BABY FOOD
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<p>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, I speak with nutritionist and founder of <em>Middleberg Nutrition,</em> 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!</p> <p><strong>Covered in this episode:</strong></p> <p>*What drew Stephanie towards studying nutrition.<br /> *The Middleberg approach to balanced nutrition.<br /> *How/ If that approach changes when applied to the pregnant and postpartum mom, and children.<br /> *Common nutrition errors or assumptions Stephanie sees with pregnant and postpartum moms.<br /> *Simple changes women can make to better prepare their bodies for the demands of feeding two people.<br /> *Examining the idea of “eating for two” people, is it causing overeating?<br /> *An appropriate amount of weight for a pregnant woman to gain.<br /> *Common pregnancy related problems that can be resolved by adjusting diet.<br /> *Specific nutritional needs of the breastfeeding postpartum mom.<br /> *Common nutrition errors or assumptions Stephanie sees parents make in regards to food choices or habits with their children.<br /> *Recommendations for a first food.<br /> *Setting kids palettes up for an acceptance of many different foods<br /> *Fussy eater- what to do?<br /> *<strong>The Big Book of Organic Baby Food: </strong>What sets this book apart from other baby food books? What do you want your readers to come away with?</p> <p><strong>About Stephanie</strong><br /> Stephanie Middleberg, MS, RD, CDN<br /> Stephanie is a native New Yorker who earned her Masters in Clinical Science and RD at New York University. Her innate ability to zero in on individuals’ key food triggers has led to ongoing relationships with thousands of clients, editors, and publications, making her one of the city&#8217;s most sought-after health experts.</p> <p>Recently, Stephanie has been invited by the 92nd Street Y to curate their world-renowned nutritional and wellness speaker series. At the 92Y, she will design hands-on workshops to apply what was learned in lecture into practice. Middleberg Nutrition dietitians will also provide Nutritional Group Sessions at the May Center for Health, Fitness, and Sport.</p> <p>Stephanie is consistently featured in top tier media publications including Harper&#8217;s Bazaar, Elle, Fitness, Glamour, Shape, Self, Cosmopolitan, Women&#8217;s Health, Marie Claire, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Women&#8217;s Day, and MSNBC.com. She is also a member of Cosmopolitan&#8217;s Health Advisory Board and serves as the magazine&#8217;s nutrition expert. She has made appearances on major television networks including ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS, and Fox. When she isn&#8217;t working with her clients or media outlets, you can find Stephanie jogging with her husband and son, traveling, or concocting recipes in the Middleberg Nutrition Test Kitchen.</p> <p><strong>Where to find her!</strong><br /> Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MiddlebergNutrition</p> <p>Twitter/Instagram: @smiddleberg_rd</p> <p>middlebergnutrition.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 01, 2017
5 Questions to ask Your Care Provider Before Birth : A minisode with Deb!
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<p>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!”</p> <p>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!<br /> <strong><br /> What is your birth philosophy? </strong></p> <p>There are two basic philosophies to approaching birth. The first is the medical model, which emphasizes the pathologic potential of pregnancy and birth. As the art and science of managing pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum, this approach tends to lead to more managed care.</p> <p>The second approach is the midwifery model, which subscribes to the idea that pregnancy and birth is a natural, physiological process that should be inherently trusted. This approach tends to have fewer routine interventions.</p> <p>Neither of these schools of thought are wrong. It’s just important to find out ahead of time which direction the care provider tends to lean. If you’re approaching birth wanting to avoid most routine interventions, you should make sure that your care provider and the entire practice approaches birth that way. You can’t change the way your provider practices medicine, but you can change your provider.</p> <p><strong>How aggressively do you manage patient care?</strong></p> <p>In terms of a low-risk, healthy woman, how open is the practice to various birth options? For example: Is the practice going to let the laboring woman have intermittent monitoring, or are they insistent upon full-time EFM (external fetal monitoring)? When do they advise the mother to come to the hospital? Is she allowed to eat or drink freely throughout labor? Is the care provider open to non-traditional ways of pushing (i.e. side-lining, squatting, the all fours position), or do they prefer her on her back? Will the mother require mandatory IV fluids? Is the practice open to natural ways to augment labor like castor oil, nipple stimulation, acupuncture or evening primrose oil?</p> <p>Many of the routine managed interventions have been studied and determined not beneficial for the mother and baby. In fact, ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) recently changed their guidelines in regards to only offering ice chips to laboring women. They are now supporting clear liquids, such as water, fruit juice without pulp, carbonated beverages, clear tea, black coffee, sports drinks and clear broth. However, many care providers still have not changed their practice to adjust to this new information.</p> <p>Restricted food and beverage intake is just one of the many routine interventions still enforced without strong evidence of the benefit. Have a clear understanding what you as a laboring mother would like or not like, and go over it point by point with your care provider.</p> <p><strong>What kind of schedule will you be on?</strong></p> <p>Some of these decisions may be hospital protocol; others may be up to the care provider. Discuss the following areas of schedule ahead of time:</p> <p>* How long can I labor before artificially augmenting labor (using pitocin), assuming the amniotic sac has not broken?<br /> * How long can I labor if my water has broken?<br /> * How long can I labor with labor augmentation?<br /> * How far past my estimated due date can I go without being induced, assuming my baby and I are fine?<br /> * How long am I allowed to be in the second stage of labor — the pushing stage?<br /> * How lo<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 01, 2017
Meema Spadola on Finding Support After Birth with a Postpartum Doula
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<p>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, 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!</p> <p><strong>Topics covered:</strong></p> <p>*What led Meema to becoming a postpartum doula.</p> <p>*The difference between a labor support doula and a postpartum doula.</p> <p>*The difference between a baby nurse and a postpartum doula.</p> <p>*The benefits of a postpartum doula.</p> <p>*Meema’s  approach to working with a new family.</p> <p>*How a postpartum doula support the partner and whole family.</p> <p>*Ways in which a postpartum doula can help lower rates of postpartum depression.</p> <p>*What a postpartum plan is and how you create one.</p> <p>*The range of time and days a postpartum doula spends with a family.</p> <p>*For our listeners considering hiring a postpartum doula, recommended interview questions to see if a particular Postpartum doula is a good fit for your family.</p> <p><strong>About Meema:</strong></p> <p>Meema Spadola is a DONA (Doulas of North America) trained and certified postpartum doula (since 2006), a Certified Lactation Counselor (since 2010) and is also trained in infant CPR. She has a particular interest in lactation support, infant massage, “baby wearing,” and supporting parents who are struggling with postpartum mood disorders, including PPD and anxiety. Meema enjoys working with a diverse range of families, including single, adoptive, and LGBTQ parents. She is a former documentary filmmaker whose films about body image and family issues have been broadcast on PBS, HBO and beyond.  She is the proud mother of a son born in July 2007 and lives with her family in Kensington/Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn.  Find her at <a href="https://doulamatch.net/profile/137/meema-spadola">doulamatch.net</a> and <a href="https://www.meemadoula.com">meemdoula.com</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 01, 2017
Dr. Jack Newman of the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic
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<p><span style="font-family: 'Georgia',serif; color: #333333;">In this episode of<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span><strong><span style="font-family: 'Georgia',serif;">Yoga | Birth | Babies</span></strong>, I speak with renowned breastfeeding expert, Dr. <span class="il">Jack</span> 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. Hope you enjoy!</span></p> <p style="font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; word-spacing: 0px;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Georgia',serif; color: #333333;">Topics covered: </span></strong></p> <p style="font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-family: 'Georgia',serif; color: #333333;">*Why “breast is best.”</span></p> <p style="font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-family: 'Georgia',serif; color: #333333;">*The breast crawl.</span></p> <p style="font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-family: 'Georgia',serif; color: #333333;">*The importance of skin to skin contact immediately after the baby is born.</span></p> <p style="font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-family: 'Georgia',serif; color: #333333;">*How we can best support mothers and babies in the first few days.</span></p> <p style="font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-family: 'Georgia',serif; color: #333333;">*What to expect normal breastfeeindg to look like in the first 48 hours after birth.</span></p> <p style="font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-family: 'Georgia',serif; color: #333333;">*Common obstacles women face in these first two days.</span></p> <p style="font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-family: 'Georgia',serif; color: #333333;">*Practices that may discourage healthy breastfeeding.</span></p> <p style="font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-family: 'Georgia',serif; color: #333333;">*Tell tale signs the mother and baby may need someone to make sure the latch is correct and baby is getting enough milk.</span></p> <p style="font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-family: 'Georgia',serif; color: #333333;">*Signs there is a problem and breastfeeding is not possible.</span></p> <p style="font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-family: 'Georgia',serif; color: #333333;">*Common errors in breastfeeding technique.</span></p> <p style="font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-family: 'Georgia',serif; c<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 01, 2017
Aviva Romm, M.D. author of THE ADRENAL THYROID REVOLUTION
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<p><span style="font-family: 'Georgia',serif; color: #333333;">In this episode of<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span><strong><span style="font-family: 'Georgia',serif;">Yoga | Birth | Babies</span></strong>, 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,<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span><strong><span style="font-family: 'Georgia',serif;">The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution</span></strong>. She explained how thyroid issues affect fertility, pregnancy and postpartum moms and the impact it has on breastfeeding. Enjoy this important and informational conversation!</span></p> <p style="font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; word-spacing: 0px;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Georgia',serif; color: #333333;">Topics covered:</span></strong></p> <p style="font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-family: 'Georgia',serif; color: #333333;">*The significance of thyroid problems regarding fertility and pregnancy and being a new mom.<br /> *The difference between hyPOthyroid and hyPERthyroid.<br /> *Which pregnancy problems are more likely in pregnant hypothyroid women.<br /> *Key tests every pregnant woman should have to check her thyroid health, and how it differ from what most doctors and midwives do.<br /> *Changes in medication dosage do you recommend for hormone replacement therapy during pregnancy.</span></p> <p style="font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-family: 'Georgia',serif; color: #333333;">*Thyroid hormone replacement medication options during pregnancy?<br /> *Treating thyroid problems in pregnancy.<br /> *Treating thyroid problems in new moms.<br /> *Recommendations for breastfeeding issues including low milk supply are common for hypothyroid women.<br /> *From a functional nutrition perspective, recommendations for fertility.<br /> *Tips for women with hypothyroidism struggling postpartum with issues like breastfeeding problems, exhaustion, anxiety, and postpartum depression.<br /> *How would a woman realize she has a thyroid problem?</span></p> <p style="font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-family: 'Georgia',serif; color: #333333;">Learn more about Aviva on www.avivaromm.com | Follow her on Twitter &amp; Instagram @AvivaRomm</span></p> <p style="font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; word-spacing: 0px;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Georgia',serif; color: #333333;">About Aviva Romm, MD:</span></strong><span style="font-family: 'Georgia',serif; color: #333333;"><br /> Referred to as “the face of natural medicine in the 21st century” by Prevention Magazine and one of the 100 Women to Watch in Wellness by Mind Body Green, and founding board member of Yale Integrative Medicine, Aviva Romm is a Yale-trained, board-certified MD, midwife, and herbalist with a specialty in women’s health. Her new book, The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution provides a groundbreaking blueprint for women to take back their health by understanding the Root Causes of imbalance. To speak with Aviva Romm, M.D., contact: aviva@avivaromm.com</span></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 31, 2017
Renowned Yoga Teacher, Founder of Om Yoga, and Author, Cyndi Lee
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<p>In this episode of <strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong>, 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!</p> <p><strong>Topics covered:</strong><br /> *Cyndi’s path drew you to practicing yoga &#8211; not just asana- but also meditation<br /> *How Cyndi’s involvement of Tibetan Buddhism started to intergrate into your teaching<br /> *What shifted in you to move away from your dance career to committing to teaching yoga?<br /> *Cyndi’s path to opening OM<br /> *What inspired the style of OM yoga?<br /> *How OM yoga differs from other styles of vinyasa yoga<br /> *Why each class always include a short dharma talk/theme into your classes<br /> *The conscious choice to make a yoga studio that focused on community and how it was an internal part of OM’s   success<br /> *Cyndi’s philosophy into creating a professional teacher training program and her goals for your graduates<br /> *The boundaries and accreditation that yoga alliances has created for teacher training<br /> *The shift in the American approach to yoga in the time you have been teaching<br /> *Leaving the “yoga star” circuit and what inspired that move<br /> *How to study with Cyndi!</p> <p><strong>About Cyndi</strong><br /> Cyndi Lee is the first female Western yoga teacher to fully integrate yoga asana and Tibetan Buddhism in her practice and teaching. In 1998, she founded the OM yoga Center in NYC, which became a mecca for yogis worldwide. One of the most influential teachers in the U.S., Cyndi is known for her dynamic and contemplative classes, creative, safe and sane sequencing, smart and soulful teachings — all offered in a non-competitive environment of goodness.</p> <p>When she’s not on the mat and cushion, Cyndi writes. Her newest book is the The New York Times critically acclaimed May I Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga and Changing My Mind. Other books include Yoga Body, Buddha Mind and OM yoga: A Guide to Daily Practice. She writes regularly for Yoga Journal, Shambhala Sun, Yoga International and Tricycle Magazine. Her frequent TV appearances include the Dr. Oz Show; Live with Regis and Kathie Lee; Good Morning, America and she has a cameo in Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Want to Have Fun video, which she choreographed in 1983. Cyndi holds an MFA in Dance from UC Irvine and is a long time student of Gelek Rimpoche.<br /> <strong>Find her at: <a href="http://www.cyndilee.com">cyndilee.com </a></strong><br /> <strong>and on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Cyndi-Lee-43410636558/?fref=ts">Facebook!</a></strong></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 10, 2017
Gene DeClercq of ‘Birth by the Numbers’
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<p>In this episode of <em><strong>Yoga | Birth | Babies</strong></em>, 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.</p> <p><strong>Covered in this episode:</strong></p> <p>How Gene got started in the birth community Do you have any numbers or a basic idea of how Examining if the trend for induction has increased or decreased in the past decade<br /> Induction &#8211; why are there so many? Common influences of induction<br /> Exploring medically valid reasons for induction and debunking reasons that are no medically substantiated for induction<br /> Should maternal age be a reason to induce before 40 weeks?<br /> The down side to induction<br /> Is there a correlation between induction and cesarean?<br /> How can mothers avoid induction?<br /> With this incredibly high rate of induction and pitocin use, are we seeing better outcomes for mothers and babies?<br /> There is a disparity in childbirth education and prenatal care based on socioeconomic standing- is this seen in the induction rate and outcome of mothers and babies?<br /> Tips for women who may be facing an induction</p> <p><strong>About Gene DeClercq</strong><br /> A former childbirth educator, Gene is Professor of Community Health Sciences and Assistant Dean for Dr for Public Health Education at the Boston University School of Public Health and professor on the faculty of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Boston University School of Medicine. He has served as lead author of national reports on women’s experiences in childbirth entitled Listening to Mothers I, II &amp; III and New Mothers Speak Out and is the founder of the website www.birthbythenumbers.org. He is a recipient of the Martha May Eliot Award from the American Public Health Association for service to maternal and child health in the U.S.<br /> His website : <a href="http://www.birthbythenumbers.org">http://www.birthbythenumbers.org</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 01, 2017
The Microbiome with Anne Estes, Phd
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<p>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.</p> <p><strong>Topics covered:</strong></p> <p>What is microbiome and why is it important to consider?</p> <p><strong>Pregnancy:</strong><br /> What can effect the mother and baby’s microbiome during pregnancy?<br /> How the mother can change the microbiome in the vagina and gut?<br /> GBS, what it is, why it can be a problem and are there ways to manage it?<br /> Dispelling the whacky home remedies for GBS<br /> The effects of antibiotics on microbiome for GBS positive moms</p> <p><strong>Labor and birth:</strong><br /> The function of healthy vaginal microbiome play in delivery<br /> The benefits of the baby receiving the mother’s micro biome during a vaginal delivery<br /> The differences seen in terms of microbiome on the newborn with a baby born vaginally and one born cesarean<br /> Does the laboring process change the micro biome of the baby<br /> Seeding a baby who was born via c-section<br /> The bigger impact on society with 1/3 of babies being born via cesarean in terms of the micro biomes that they are not receiving<br /> How breastfeeding impacts baby’s gut and immune system<br /> The difference in the micro biome of breastfed babies to that of formula fed babies</p> <p><strong>About Anne:</strong></p> <p><em>Anne M. Estes, PhD is the human host of the microbiome blog, Mostly Microbes. As a microbiome scientist and mom, she is passionate about distilling the rapidly developing microbiome literature for parents, childbirth educators, and medical professionals so they can make informed medical and lifestyle decisions. Anne has two girls, ages 3 and 8, who inspire her to come up with creative ways to teach everyone about the amazing world of microbes. She is also a contributing blogger to the Lamaze International blog, Science and Sensibility, and MicroBE.net, an academic blog about the microbiome of built environments. She is also a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Genome Sciences in Baltimore, MD, where she studies how microbes and their animal hosts work together throughout host development.</em></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 23, 2017
Do’s and Don’ts for Doulas: Understanding Scope of Practice
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<p>Today&#8217;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.</p> <p>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&#8217;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.</p> <p>For more on this topic please visit my blog, <a href="http://prenatalyogacenter.org/blog">prenatalyogacenter.org/blog</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 06, 2017
Spinning Babies, Gail Tully and the Importance of Fetal Position
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<p>In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with founder of SpinningBabies.com, Gail Tully. Gail and I talked deeply about the importance of a well balanced pelvis, how to achieve this and how it effects a functional birth.  This conversion is sure to be helpful for expectant moms and birth workers!  Enjoy!</p> <p>Topics covered:<br /> *The inspiration for creating Spinning Babies and the idea that fetal position and a balanced pelvis impacts a functional birth.<br /> *What optimal fetal positioning is and how it impacts birth.<br /> *The Spinning Baby’s 3 Principles of Pregnancy.*Common things women are doing in their everyday lives that can create imbalance in their pelvis, pelvic ligaments, psoas and pelvic floor.<br /> *What women can do during pregnancy to help encourage a balanced pelvis and help promote optimal fetal positioning.*What women can do during labor to help correct a malpositioned baby?*The Spinning Babies methodology &#8211; the Fantastic Four and the Three Sisters Baby mapping.<br /> *Tips for women to help promote a functional labor.*How to find out more information about Spinning Babies and workshops.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>About Gail:<br /> Gail Tully, is a certified professional midwife (CPM) and birth doula (DONA).Gail is the founder of www.SpinningBabies.com, a top resource for pregnant women with breech and posterior positioned babies and physiological birth. Retired from primary care, she enjoys being called out to an occasional birth, especially a breech birth. Gail Tully is the author of The Belly Mapping Workbook (2005), Resolving Shoulder Dystocia video (2011), Daily Essentials video, Spinning Babies Parent Class video (both 2014), Spinning Babies Quick Reference (2015), and Breech Birth; Quick Guide (2016). For more information on what Gail s up to check out <a href="http://www.SpinningBabies.com">www.SpinningBabies.com</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 19, 2016
Birthing From Within to Ancient Map for Modern Birth, a lively conversation with Pam England
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<p>In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Pam England, author of Birthing From Within and Ancient Map for Modern Birth. This lively conversation covers quite a bit of ground- Pam and I discuss how Birthing From Within was born, how the philosophy and approach differs from more traditional methods and her work with Birth Story Medicine and her latest book, Ancient Map for Modern Birth.</p> <p>Topics covered:</p> <p>How the Birthing From Within approach differs from other traditions of childbirth education, methods &#8211; specifically when it comes to the idea of self awareness and personal growth as a means to diminish or prevent “stalled labor” or any other complication<br /> Incorporate multi-sensory and holistic philosophy into Birthing From Within approach</p> <p>The impact of worry, fear and belief systems around fear, and denial or avoidance of it and it’s impact on birth</p> <p>The new model and belief system behind Ancient Map for Modern Birth.</p> <p>How stories and media, both positive and negative impact one’s personal perception of birth and what that will mean for the birthing woman.</p> <p>Birth Story Medicine workshops</p> <p>People can find out more about Pam England at <a href="http://www.bfwnewmexico.com">http://www.bfwnewmexico.com</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 12, 2016
Big Babies with Rebecca Dekker
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<p>In today’s episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies I speak with founder and author of Evidence Based Birth®, Rebecca L. Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN. After years of being an assistant professor and researcher, Rebecca combined her skills for research and writing and founded Evidence Based Birth® in 2012. Rebecca’s articles and publications has very quickly been recognized as top notch evidenced based information that benefit new and expecting parents and as well as help continue the learning and education for birth workers world wide. Rebecca and I had a chance to speak about a problem many women face towards the end of their pregnancy, macrosomia, also know as “big babies”. This conversation can give sound advice to those who may face this issue as well as great tools for birth workers to discuss with their clients.</p> <p>Topics covered:</p> <p>As a researcher, what is the process and approach to writing articles for Evidence Based Birth</p> <p>What is macrosomia also known as “big babies”. What is means and how common is it</p> <p>Factors to be considered when determining a big baby ie, gestational diabetes or previous large babies.</p> <p>Methods commonly used to determine estimations of fetal weight and their accuracy of the estimations</p> <p>Some of the assumed issues that a care provider is concerned about when delivering a presumed large baby</p> <p>Does a presumed large baby move the mother into a “high risk” category if she was not previously categorized as high risk? How this might change her management of care.</p> <p>Options for women who are told by their care provider that their baby is measuring big and it is suggested to induce early or have a cesarean section</p> <p>Suggestion for a woman advocate for herself when facing a care provider who has labeled her baby as macrosomia<br /> More about Rebecca:<br /> Rebecca L. Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN is the founder and author of Evidence Based Birth®. Rebecca was an assistant professor of nursing at a research university in the U.S. In May 2012, Rebecca realized that it was very difficult for the average person to find information about evidence-based maternity care. Realizing that she had the research and writing skills to meet this need, Rebecca coined the term “evidence based birth” and founded www.evidencebasedbirth.com. The mission of Evidence Based Birth® is to promote evidence-based practice during childbirth by providing research evidence directly to women and families.</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 05, 2016
Barbara Harper and the Beauty of Water Birth
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<p>In today’s episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with internationally recognized expert on waterbirth 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.</p> <p>Topics covered today:</p> <p>How would you describe a water birth<br /> Advantages of a water birth compared to a more traditional birth<br /> Water- tub or shower as a non-phramacoutical form of pain management?<br /> Objections to a water birth<br /> Are there any risks<br /> Misconception- like being afraid the baby will take it’s first breath under water<br /> How long can a baby stay underwater before needing to emerge?<br /> What is the idea water temperature and why does it matter<br /> Feedback been from mother’s who have had a water birth?<br /> Are more traditional care providers are starting to accept water birth as an option?<br /> Is it possible for a woman birthing in traditional hospital setting to work with her care provider to have a water<br /> The recently released ACOG statement about water birth<br /> More on Barbara<br /> Barbara Harper founded Waterbirth International in 1988, with one goal in mind – to insure that waterbirth is an “available option” for all women. During the past four decades Barbara has worked as an obstetric and pediatric nurse, midwife,midwifery instructor, childbirth educator, doula and doula trainer and has used her vast experience to develop unique seminars which she teaches within hospitals, nursing schools, midwifery and medical schools and community groups worldwide. She was recognized in 2002 by Lamaze International for her contributions in promoting normal birth on an international level. Her bestselling book and DVD, ‘Gentle Birth Choices,’ has been translated into 9 languages so far. Her next book ‘Embracing the Miracle: The Science, Safety and Spirit of Birth in Water,’ will be ready for publication in 2017. Barbara has dedicated her life to changing the way we welcome babies into the world. She considers her greatest achievement, though her three adult children, two of whom were born at home in water. She lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she is active in the community as a volunteer and as a midwifery and doula mentor. For more on Barbara and water birth please visit <a href="http://waterbirth.org/about-barbara-harper/">water birth.org</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 29, 2016
Childproofing Your Marriage
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<p>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.</p> <p>Topics covered:</p> <p>*Is there a typical age of the child when parents struggle the most?<br /> *The general feelings for the mother is experiencing during early childhood in relationship to her partner<br /> *The general feelings for the partner is experiencing during early childhood in relationship to his/her partner<br /> *Suggestion for the parents to help define and refine roles and find comfort in these new roles<br /> *It is so easy to fall into the pattern and resentment involved with tit-for-tat- Can you describe why it is so detrimental for a relationship and how to move past it?<br /> *How to address the desire to be acknowledged for the effort as the primary care giver<br /> *How to create empathy for both partners<br /> *Tips for better communication<br /> *Suggestions for ways to reconnect<br /> *Suggestions to help support someone who is feeling completely overwhelmed by a particular phase of parenthood<br /> More about Michelle:<br /> 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</p> <p>Connect with Michelle at <a href="http://michellecanarickphd.com">http://michellecanarickphd.com</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 21, 2016
Umbilical Cord 101 with Dr. Mark Sloan
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<p>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.</p> <p>Dr. Mark Sloan has been a pediatrician for more than 30 years. Trained at the University of Michigan, he practiced with Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento and Santa Rosa, California, from 1982 to 2014, where he attended more than 2,500 births. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where he teaches reflective and advocacy writing to family medicine residents. He also teaches pediatrics and writing at the Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency. In 2015 Mark earned a Masters in Public Health degree, with a concentration in maternal-child health, from the University of Minnesota.</p> <p>Mark is also a writer—his book, Birth Day: A Pediatrician Explores the Science, the History, and the Wonder of Childbirth (Ballantine Books, 2009), was praised by The Washington Post, The Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, the New England Journal of Medicine, and The International Journal of Childbirth Education, among many other publications, and was a 2010 Northern California Book Awards finalist. Translated into Japanese as Baby Science, Birth Day was named a “Top 10 Science Book of 2010” by the Japan Economic Times.</p> <p>Mark lives in Santa Rosa with Elisabeth Chicoine, his wife of 31 years. They have two grown children.</p> <p><strong>Topics explored:</strong></p> <p>Can you talk a little about your approach to pediatrics?<br /> What drew you to exploring delayed cord clamping?<br /> What is delayed cord clamping?<br /> Reason that it became customary to clamp the cord right away after birth<br /> Benefits of delayed cord clamping<br /> Explanation of the procedure of “milking” the cord as oppose to waiting for it to stop pulsing on it’s own before clamping and cutting.<br /> Why might a care provider resist cord clamping<br /> Circumstances where it would not be advisable to have cord clamping<br /> Making the decision between delayed cord clamping and cord blood banking<br /> Cord blood bank- why would someone choose to do it?<br /> Weighing the benefits of delayed cord calming to cord blood banking<br /> What is a nuchal cord?<br /> Is nuchal cord a normal variant and it is inherently dangerous?<br /> What would a care provider do in the case of a nuchal cord?</p> <p>To contact Dr. Sloan and learn more about his book &#8220;Birth Day&#8221; visit: <a href="http://www.marksloanmd.com">marksloanmd.com</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 07, 2016
Placental Encapsulation with Michelle LaDue
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<h4>On this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies I had the pleasure of speaking with Michelle La Due about placenta medicine.</h4> <p>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.</p> <p>Michelle covers a range of topics from:</p> <ul> <li>How did Michelle got involved in the practice of placenta medicine?</li> <li>What the benefits &#8211; why would one consume their own placenta?</li> <li>What is the process to encapsulate a placenta?</li> <li>The different methods of placenta encapsulation</li> <li>Are there any known side effects to placental encapsulation?</li> <li>How do you get the placenta home if you had a hospital birth?</li> </ul> <p>For more information about Michellle, you can reach her at <a href="http://moonflowerhealingarts.com">moonflowerhealingarts.com</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 07, 2016
Dr. George Mussalli of Village Obstetrics
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<p>In this episode I speak with the very experienced, compassionate and knowledge, NYC obstetrician  Dr. George Mussalli.</p> <p>Dr. George Mussalli has extensive experience in both hands-on daily care and administrative medicine. He is the former Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the beloved St. Vincent’s Hospital in Greenwich Village, NYC. Prior to St. Vincent’s, he served as Chief of Obstetrics at North Central Bronx Hospital/Jacobi Medical Center. As his partner Dr. Worth often tells patients “Village Ob is incredibly blessed to have Dr. Mussalli. He is a true rarity – a kind, sensitive, and brilliant high-risk pregnancy doctor who loves to deliver babies and take care of patients day and night.” In the Bronx he oversaw the pregnancy of thousands of women in a community with overwhelming rates of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and preterm birth. Dr. Mussalli did his subspecialty training at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and is board certified in MATERNAL-fetal medicine by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. A father of four, Dr. Mussalli understands the joys and heartaches of parenthood from both sides of the white coat.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Today’s podcast covers:</p> <p>An explanation of the two different types of care- traditional obstetrics compared to the midwifery model of care</p> <p>How Village OB who is well known for practicing in more of the midwifery model of care is able to practice their philosophy of birth within the confines of a traditional hospital like Mt Sinai.</p> <p>The typical level of intervention seen on the Labor and Delivery floor and if all the intervention is necessary.</p> <p>Suggestions for a woman who wants to avoid unnecessary interventions or no interventions as all</p> <p>Birth over the age of 35 &#8211;</p> <p>What should a woman expect from her care provider?</p> <p>VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) &#8211; finding the right support from your care provider</p> <p>The new Midwifery practice &#8211; Village Maternity</p> <p>For more information on Dr Mussalli and Village OB and Village Maternity check out: <a href="http://villageobstetrics.com">village obstetrics.com</a></p> <p>on Facebook:<a href="https://www.facebook.com/villageobstetrics/?hc_ref=SEARCH&amp;fref=nf"> facebook.com/villageobstetrics</a></p> <p>on Instagram: @villageobstetrics</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 31, 2016
Tara Stiles, Founder of Strala Yoga
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<p>Tara Stiles is the founder of Strala Yoga, a revolutionary approach to healing through movement. Thousands of guides are leading Strala classes around the globe in partner studios, gyms, and clubs. Strala has been illustrated in a case study by Harvard Business School, and its’ philosophy of ease and conservation of energy are incorporated by business leaders, entrepreneurs, and wellbeing professionals around the world.</p> <p>In this episode, I have the chance to catch up the very busy and incredibly funTara 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.</p> <p>For any pregnant mom or soon to be pregnant yogini- this episode is perfect for you!</p> <p>For more information on Tara Stiles and Strala yoga check out: <a href="http://tarastiles.com">http://tarastiles.com</a></p> <p>On Twitter &amp; Instagram: @tarastiles</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 25, 2016
Family Centered Cesarean
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<p>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)</p> <p>The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).</p> <p>Narchi is a Manhattan based birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, certified breastfeeding counselor, and mother of three kids. She has been part of ICAN for 13 years, since she began her journey towards her first VBAC. She found tremendous inspiration and support in this wonderful group and decided to start a local chapter in 2012. Her goal is to provide support, information and resources to moms who gave birth by cesarean and/or preparing for a VBAC.&#8221;</p> <p>Suzanne Chesney is a Brooklyn based theatrical costume designer and mother of 2 who has volunteered as a co-leader for ICAN of Manhattan since 2015. She hopes to support women by sharing her story, holding space for other women to tell theirs, and encouraging women to make informed, empowering choices in childbirth.</p> <p>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.”</p> <p>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.  They also discus:</p> <ul> <li>Practical ways to help prepare for a planned family centered cesarean</li> <li>The benefits of a family centered cesarean</li> <li>How the option of cesarean differs from a more traditional cesarean</li> <li>How to approach your care provider about this method of birth even if you are hoping for a vaginal birth.</li> </ul> <p>For more information in ICAN please visit <a href="http://www.ican-online.org/">http://www.ican-online.org/</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 17, 2016
Sleep Training with Jessica Shapley
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<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For over fifteen years Jessica Shapley has helped hundreds of parents care for their children and themselves, by providing counseling and supportive services to groups, individuals and families. As a licensed social worker and mother of two, Jessica brings her personal and professional experience as well as her passion to everything she does. Jessica earned her Bachelor&#8217;s degree in Psychology from Boston University and her Masters of Social Work from Columbia University. She is certified in Integral Health Counseling, massage therapy and is certified to teach infant massage. For the last 16 years, Jessica has been a sought after sleep consultant here in NYC, where she lives with her husband and two children.</span></p> <p>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.</p> <p>For more information on Jessica visit: <a href="http://momsupport.org/">http://momsupport.org/</a>  or on Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/momsupportorg-379731302052428/?hc_ref=SEARCH&amp;fref=nf">Facebook.com/momsupportorg</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 10, 2016
Pain, Suffering and Trauma in Labor with Penny Simkin
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<p>We have a very special episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies to share with you! I had the pleasure of speaking with world renowned author and birth authority, Penny Simkin.</p> <p>Penny Simkin, P.T., is a physical therapist, childbirth educator, doula, and birth counselor. She is nationally recognized as a premier authority on childbirth, having helped over 14,000 expecting women and birth partners in childbirth and attended hundreds of couples though the birth process. Penny is a prolific author and serves on more than ten different consultant and editorial boards, including the journal Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, The International Childbirth Education Association, and The Seattle Midwifery School, where she also provides training for doulas and lectures for the students. She has written myriad books, journal and magazine articles. She is also co-founder of DONA International (formerly Doulas of North America) and Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth (PATTCh). The Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations is named in her honor. In addition to providing childbirth education, birth counseling, and labor support, Penny travels extensively throughout the country, lecturing and presenting at conferences and workshops</p> <p>We spoke of the important topic of pain versus suffering, how women&#8217;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.</p> <p>For more information on Penny Simkin, you can find her at <a href="https://www.pennysimkin.com">https://www.pennysimkin.com</a><br /> If you are enjoying our podcast, please support us by leaving a rating or review. It really helps! If you want to connect directly with Deb, reach out on instagram: @prenatalyogacenter or Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PrenatalYogaCenter/?fref=ts">https://www.facebook.com/PrenatalYogaCenter/?fref=ts</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 03, 2016
Mindful Parenting with Hunter Clarke-Fields
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<p>For those of us as parents who find ourselves struggling to react calmly to our children&#8217;s myriad of behaviors and feel by the end of the day, we are overwhelmingly exhausted, this podcast is for you! Today&#8217;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.</p> <p><strong>In this episode we explore:</strong><br /> What is Mindful Parenting?<br /> Common missteps parents make and some tips as to how to avoid them<br /> How to handling challenging behavior from your child(ren)<br /> How to resolve feeling overwhelmed, over scheduled and completely exhausted<br /> And take away tips to use right away for finding more peace and enjoyment as a parent.</p> <p>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 .</p> <p>Hunter is also leading an 8 week course on Mindful Parenting. For more information on this online course, check out <a href="https://www.facebook.com/huntercyoga/?pnref=lhc">Hunteryoga.com </a>You can also find Hunter on Facebook at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/huntercyoga/?pnref=lhc">https://www.facebook.com/huntercyoga/?pnref=lhc</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 26, 2016
The Surprising History of How We Are Born with Tina Cassidy
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<p>If you&#8217;re curious about how your Great Grandmother&#8217;s birth may have differed from yours, this is the episode for you. In today&#8217;s episode Deb interviews Tina Cassidy author of <strong>Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born</strong>. 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&#8217;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!</p> <p>For more about Tina Cassidy visit <a href="http://www.tinacassidy.info" target="_blank">http://www.tinacassidy.info</a></p> <p>Follow her on Twitter @HistoryOfBirth</p> <p>Follow her on instagram @tinacassidy1</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 06, 2016
Postpartum Depression with Michelle Canarick Ph. D.
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<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For today&#8217;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. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">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.</span></p> <p><strong>In this episode we talked about:</strong></p> <ul> <li>What is postpartum depression and how does it differ from simply being overwhelmed by new parenthood?</li> <li>How would a friend or partner recognize postpartum depression and what can he/she do to help the new mother?</li> <li>Antidepressants and breastfeeding</li> <li>The societal pressure to be &#8220;the perfect mom&#8221;.</li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Are some people more at risk for postpartum depression?  What could a mom do if she is predisposed to depression?</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tips for women postpartum</span></li> <li>Where to find support and help if you are suffering from postpartum depression</li> </ul> <p><b>Facts</b></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Up to 1 in 7 women experience PPD (approximately 13% of postpartum women)</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">For half of women diagnosed with PPD, this is their first episode of depression</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">About half of women who are later diagnosed with PPD may have begun experiencing symptoms during pregnancy-  important to seek help early!</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Postpartum depression can occur at any time after birth, but it most commonly starts 1-3 weeks after delivery.</span></li> </ul> <p>To contact Dr. Canarick visit <a href="http://nycmomsupport.com" target="_blank">http://nycmomsupport.com</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 29, 2016
Aligning Your Body and Baby for Your Best Birth with Dr. Randi Jaffe
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<p>In today&#8217;s episode I have the pleasure of talking to Dr. Randi Jaffe, who is known as the &#8220;Best Prenatal Chiropractor&#8221; 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&#8217;s knowledge and suggestions for how to best align the pelvis and uterus are worth tuning into!</p> <p>So, stay tuned and you&#8217;ll learn why to go to a chiropractor, when it is recommended to start chiropractic adjustments, what intrauterine constraint is, why it&#8217;s important the uterus is NOT constrained, and all about the Webster Technique and it&#8217;s benefits to your birth. Dr Jaffe also offers great tips for expectant moms for daily use.</p> <p>To get in touch with Dr. Jaffe visit: <a href="http://www.drrandijaffe.com/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.drrandijaffe.com/index.html</a></p> <p>*The cushion Dr. Jaffe uses: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Aylio-Orthopedic-Comfort-Tailbone-Sciatica/dp/B00AE9V3WQ/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1469735526&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=aylio+support+cushion" target="_blank">https://www.amazon.com/Aylio-Orthopedic-Comfort-Tailbone-Sciatica/dp/B00AE9V3WQ/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1469735526&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=aylio+support+cushion</a></p> <p>*The lower back support belt recommends: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Loving-Comfort-Maternity-Support-Small/dp/B000CED5G0/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1469735864&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=loving+comfort+maternity+support" target="_blank">https://www.amazon.com/Loving-Comfort-Maternity-Support-Small/dp/B000CED5G0/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1469735864&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=loving+comfort+maternity+support</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 15, 2016
Yoga In the 1st Timester
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<p>“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&#8217;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: <a href="http://prenatalyogacenter.org/blog/yoga-in-the-first-trimester/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://prenatalyogacenter.org/blog/yoga-in-the-first-trimester/</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 08, 2016
Doula 101 with Terry Richmond
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<p>We are delighted to welcome Terry Richmond back to the podcast! Terry is one of the most sought after doulas in NYC and Deb&#8217;s doula mentor. Listeners may remember her previous episode &#8220;How to Navigate the Hospital System and Have an Empowered Birth.&#8221; 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.</p> <p>For more information on Terry please visit <a href="http://laborlove.org" target="_blank">laborlove.org </a>or connect on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Labor-of-Love-Childbirth-Services-77739424216/" target="_blank">Facebook</a></p> <p>Terry teaches Childbirth Education at the Prenatal Yoga Center for more on this visit <a href="http://prenatalyogacenter.org/childbirth-education/" target="_blank">http://prenatalyogacenter.org/childbirth-education/</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 01, 2016
Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering with Dr. Sarah Buckley
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<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In this episode Deb talks to Dr Sarah Buckley. She&#8217;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).</span></p> <p>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.</p> <p>Sarah also offers <span style="font-weight: 400;">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 </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">practical tips for the laboring mother to keep her physical and mental space undisturbed. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sarah discusses the impact she has seen since the publication of    “Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing” has made with the general practice of obstetrics. </span></p> <p>Please enjoy this powerful episode!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For more about Sarah and her work see <a href="http://www.sarahbuckley.com" target="_blank">www.sarahbuckley.com</a> and her membership website </span><a href="http://www.gentlenaturalbirth.com"><span style="font-weight: 400;">www.gentlenaturalbirth.com</span></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 25, 2016
Farm Midwife, Deborah Flowers: Celebrating the Art & Science of Spiritual Midwifery
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<p>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.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>As a special treat for our listeners and to help clarify any questions you might have Deborah has included her show notes:</strong></p> <p><em><strong>How did you and the other Farm Midwives hone your skills when the Farm was first forming? </strong></em></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The first births were attended by women who were pregnant themselves. So one day they might be attending a birth as the midwife and the next day be in labor and receiving care. This made it so they really knew how it felt to be on the receiving end of care, what works, what made them feel good and what didn’t. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">For the medical side of things, we read OB text books, we learned from doctors, and we learned from experience.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong><em>Were you well received or was there any backlash from the OBs or people in the area?</em></strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">There are Amish in the area and they had their babies at home and a very well respected local doctor who delivered some of the Amish in their homes took us under his wing and that helped a lot. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">But some of the nurses in the hospital were not very friendly at first</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Now that has changed</span></li> </ul> <p><strong><em>Can you explain the difference between the Midwifery model of care and that of a traditional, pathological model. More specifically, the Farm Midwifery model of care?</em></strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We try to involve women in the decision making about their care</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are more likely to wait for your body to go into labor on its own as opposed to scheduling the day that you will be induced!</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We let your water release when it is ready most of the time</span></li> </ul> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">There will not be people you have never met coming in unannounced at any moment</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We allow women to have long labors, we don’t follow any kind of dilation curve</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We don’t hook women up to an external fetal monitor. We use a Doppler or fetascope to listen intermittently to the babies heart beat</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We allow women to walk and move around in labor, get in a birth tub if they want, etc.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">I think you have to individualize your care for each woman. During prenatal care we get to know each other and talk about what she would like to do at her birth. That is different than a birth plan, because you also have to see what works in the moment and be open to the fact that it may not go like you thought it would and be flexible.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We believe in delayed cord clamping</span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>I have read the latest birth statistics you have online- it looks like f<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 18, 2016
Epidurals and Breastfeeding with Dianne Cassidy
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<p>Epidurals can be a wonderful and sometimes much needed way to manage pain during birth, but how much do you know about them? Today Deb talks to Dianne Cassidy of Dianne Cassidy Consulting about the effects of epidurals on Momma and Baby during labor and after birth.</p> <p>Dianne is a lactation consultant in Rochester, New York. She became interested in this work after breastfeeding her own children. She&#8217;s an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), has an Advanced Lactation certification and BS in Maternal Child Health/Lactation, an MA in Health and Wellness/Lactation, and is a board certified Child Birth Educator. To learn more about Dianne or work with her visit: <a href="http://www.diannecassidyconsulting.com/home.html" target="_blank">www.diannecassidyconsulting.com</a></p> <p>Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DianneCassidyConsulting/?fref=ts" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/DianneCassidyConsulting/?fref=ts</a></p> <p>Instagram:  @dianneocassidy</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 05, 2016
Pain to Power with Debra Pascali Bonaro
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<p>If you&#8217;ve heard about Orgasmic Birth then you&#8217;re familiar with today&#8217;s guest Debra Pascali Bonaro B.Ed., LCCE, PDT/BDT(DONA) the Founder &amp; President of<a href="http://www.paintopowerchildbirth.com"> Pain to Power Childbirth Experience</a>, Director of the award-winning documentary<a href="http://www.orgasmicbirth.com"> Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret</a>  and co-writer of “Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying and Pleasurable Birth.”  Debra is an inspirational international speaker, chair of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative, Advisor to Human Rights in Childbirth and ICEA.  Debra’s passion comes from her years as a  Lamaze International childbirth educator, and birth and postpartum doula trainer with DONA International where she has worked with women, men, midwives, doulas and physicians in over 30 countries bringing comfort, love and pleasure to birth and life!</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Love what you hear from Debra Pascali Bonaro?  Here are more ways to connect with her!</p> <p><a href="http://www.orgasmicbirth.com/">orgasmicbirth.com</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.paintopowerchildbirth.com/">paintopowerchildbirth.com</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.debrapascalibonaro.com/">debrapascalibonaro.com</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/obirth">facebook.com/obirth</a></p> <p><a href="http://@orgasmicbirth">@orgasmicbirth</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 27, 2016
Celebrating the Uncensored Beauty of Motherhood with Ashlee Dean Wells of the 4th Trimester Bodies Project
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<p>You&#8217;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&#8217;s interview with Ashlee Dean Wells of the 4th Trimester Bodies Project.</p> <p>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).</p> <p><b>&#8220;You are strong, you are beautiful, and you are not alone.&#8221; Ashlee Dean Wells</b></p> <p>For more information on the project visit:  <a href="http://www.4thtrimesterbodiesproject.com" target="_blank">http://www.4thtrimesterbodiesproject.com</a></p> <p>on instagram: @4thtribodies</p> <p>on twitter@4thtribodies</p> <p>on facebook: facebook.com/4thtrimesterbodiesproject/</p> <p>To buy the book: <a href="http://4thtrimesterbodiesproject.bigcartel.com/category/merchandise" target="_blank">http://4thtrimesterbodiesproject.bigcartel.com/category/merchandise</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>facebook.com/4thtrimesterbodiesproject/</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 20, 2016
Is Your Fitness & Yoga Routine Helping Or Hindering Your Birth?
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<p>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&#8217;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. &#8220;Embrace pregnancy as a time to slow down, deeply listen the needs of your baby and body and surrender to the transition of motherhood.&#8221; For more check out Deb&#8217;s blog: <a href="http://prenatalyogacenter.org/blog/is-your-fitness-yoga-routine-helping-or-hindering-yor-birth/" target="_blank">http://prenatalyogacenter.org/blog/is-your-fitness-yoga-routine-helping-or-hindering-yor-birth/</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 13, 2016
What’s Going On With My Core? An Intimate Discussion with Pelvic Floor Therapist Lindsey Vestal
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<p>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.</p> <p>For more information  on Lindsey (she makes house calls!) Visit <a href="http://www.functionalpelvis.com/contact/" target="_blank">www.funtionalpelvis.com</a></p> <p>Lindsey also teaches &#8220;Connect to Your Core&#8221; at the Prenatal Yoga Center, for more information on this workshop or to enroll visit: <a href="http://prenatalyogacenter.org/connect-to-your-core/" target="_blank">http://prenatalyogacenter.org/connect-to-your-core/</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 06, 2016
Can the Internet Solve Your Breastfeeding Problems?
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<p>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!</p> <p>Andrea Syms-Brown is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, she is well established in New York City having been an independent Newborn Care Specialist/Educator as well as a Certified Infant Massage Instructor for many years. Andrea is the founder of Baby in the Family LLC which provides both Caring for a Newborn Baby- now available for streaming at www.BITFAMSERIES.com- and How To Breastfeed prenatal education workshops. Recently she served as both President (2012-14) and Education Director (2008-12) of New York Lactation Consultant Association. www.nylca.org. Andrea also teaches at the Prenatal Yoga Center here in NYC! She offers a breastfeeding workshop once a month, breastfeeding support circle every other Tuesday, and a caring for your newborn workshop once a month.</p> <p>Links we mention:</p> <p>Andrea&#8217;s website: http://www.babyinthefamily.net</p> <p>Andrea&#8217;s online workshop: www.BITFAMSERIES.com</p> <p>La Leche League: http://www.lalecheleague.org</p> <p>Prenatal Yoga Center workshops: http://prenatalyogacenter.org/events/</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://prenatalyogacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/teamandreea.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-16144" src="https://prenatalyogacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/teamandreea-300x199.jpg" alt="teamandreea" width="300" height="199" srcset="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/teamandreea-300x199.jpg 300w, https://prenatalyogacenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/teamandreea.jpg 575w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 30, 2016
Prenatal Yoga Teacher Caprice Abowitt
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<p>Join Deb as she talks to Prenatal Yoga Center&#8217;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.</p> <p>For more information on Caprice as a yoga teacher or doula please visit <a href="http://sagecaprice.com" target="_blank">sagecaprice.com</a>. To take a Prenatal or Mommy and Me class with Caprice visit <a href="http://prenatalyogacenter.org/upper-west-side/" target="_blank">prenatalyogacenter.org/upper-west-side</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 23, 2016
Conversations With A Midwife
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<p>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&#8217;s passion for her craft and the belief women should have agency over their own body will inspire all pregnant women and support members.</p> <p>To learn more about Tanya or take a  class with her visit: <a href="http://www.manhattanbirth.com" target="_blank">http://www.manhattanbirth.com</a></p> <p>For more information about Tanya as a midwife please visit: <a href="http://www.marcytardiohomebirth.com" target="_blank">http://www.marcytardiohomebirth.com</a></p> <p>Other links mentioned: <a href="https://choicesinchildbirth.org" target="_blank">https://choicesinchildbirth.org</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://prenatalyogacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/tanyaanddaughter.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-19750" src="https://prenatalyogacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/tanyaanddaughter-300x201.jpg" alt="tanyaanddaughter" width="300" height="201" srcset="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/tanyaanddaughter-300x201.jpg 300w, https://prenatalyogacenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/tanyaanddaughter.jpg 750w, https://prenatalyogacenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/tanyaanddaughter-700x469.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a></p> <!--[if lt IE 9]><script>document.createElement('audio');</script><![endif]--> <audio class="wp-audio-shortcode" id="audio-19749-1" preload="none" style="width: 100%;" controls="controls"><source type="audio/mpeg" src="https://prenatalyogacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/PYC_TanyaWills.mp3?_=1" /><a href="http://prenatalyogacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/PYC_TanyaWills.mp3">http://prenatalyogacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/PYC_TanyaWills.mp3</a></audio> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 16, 2016
Why I Chose A Home Birth
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<p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>If you&#8217;d like please visit <a href="http://prenatalyogacenter.org/blog/why-i-chose-a-home-birth/" target="_blank">http://prenatalyogacenter.org/blog/why-i-chose-a-home-birth/</a> to read my blog on my choice of home birth.</p> <p><a href="http://prenatalyogacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/deb-and-sage.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-17181" src="https://prenatalyogacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/deb-and-sage-225x300.jpg" alt="deb-and-sage" width="225" height="300" srcset="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/deb-and-sage-225x300.jpg 225w, https://prenatalyogacenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/deb-and-sage-450x600.jpg 450w, https://prenatalyogacenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/deb-and-sage.jpg 480w" sizes="(max-width: 225px) 100vw, 225px" /></a></p> <audio class="wp-audio-shortcode" id="audio-19703-2" preload="none" style="width: 100%;" controls="controls"><source type="audio/mpeg" src="https://prenatalyogacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/PYC_-MiniHomeBirth.mp3?_=2" /><a href="http://prenatalyogacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/PYC_-MiniHomeBirth.mp3">http://prenatalyogacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/PYC_-MiniHomeBirth.mp3</a></audio> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 09, 2016
Dancing With The Fear of Birth
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<p>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.</p> <audio class="wp-audio-shortcode" id="audio-19654-3" preload="none" style="width: 100%;" controls="controls"><source type="audio/mpeg" src="https://prenatalyogacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/PYC_BirthFear1.mp3?_=3" /><a href="http://prenatalyogacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/PYC_BirthFear1.mp3">http://prenatalyogacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/PYC_BirthFear1.mp3</a></audio> <p><a href="http://prenatalyogacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/descriptions5.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-15441" src="https://prenatalyogacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/descriptions5-300x225.jpg" alt="descriptions5" width="300" height="225" srcset="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/descriptions5-300x225.jpg 300w, https://prenatalyogacenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/descriptions5.jpg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 01, 2016
Ballerinas and Babies- American Ballet Theater’s Kelley Potter Discusses Motherhood and Dancing
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<p>In today&#8217;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&#8217;s honesty and candor is sure to inspire you!</p> <p>For more about Kelley visit <a href="http://www.abt.org/dancers/detail.asp?Dancer_ID=234" target="_blank">ABT.org</a></p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 25, 2016
Terry Richmond: How To Navigate The Hospital System & Have An Empowered Birth
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<p>In this episode Deb interviews her doula mentor, former Broadway actress and singer Terry Richmond. Currently, Terry is one of NYC&#8217;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!</p> <p>For more information on Terry please visit <a href="http://labor love.org" target="_blank">laborlove.org</a> or connect on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Labor-of-Love-Childbirth-Services-77739424216/" target="_blank">Facebook</a></p> <p>Terry teaches Childbirth Education at the Prenatal Yoga Center for more on this visit <a href="http://prenatalyogacenter.org/childbirth-education/" target="_blank">http://prenatalyogacenter.org/childbirth-education/</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 18, 2016
Choices In Childbirth’s Clare Friedrich, Talks Childbirth Advocacy
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<p>Clare Friedrich is the former Program Manager at <a href="http://choicesinchildbirth.org/" target="_blank">Choices in Childbirth</a>, Lamaze certified childbirth educator and mother of two.  Clare is also part of our teaching community here at Prenatal Yoga Center in NYC.</p> <p>In this episode Clare talks about the  newly released report &#8220;Overdue: Medicaid and Private Insurance Coverage of Doula Care to Strengthen Maternal and Infant Health&#8221; 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&#8217;s made in self care during her second pregnancy while offering some very helpful tips for women birthing in the hospital setting.</p> <audio class="wp-audio-shortcode" id="audio-19528-4" preload="none" style="width: 100%;" controls="controls"><source type="audio/mpeg" src="https://prenatalyogacenter.org/mp3/clareradio.mp3?_=4" /><a href="http://prenatalyogacenter.org/mp3/clareradio.mp3">http://prenatalyogacenter.org/mp3/clareradio.mp3</a></audio> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 11, 2016
New Mother Yali Szulanski of the “I AM” Project
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<p>In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, new mother Yali Szulanski candidly opens up about her transition from &#8220;maiden to mother&#8221;. She speaks about shift of identity, body image issues and simply how long it takes to get out of the house just to grab a bagel! Yali also discusses having to shift her vision of her birth once she realized she was going to need to be medically induced. For new and expected mothers, Yali&#8217;s conversation is grounding, inspiring and honest. Please enjoy!</p> <p>For more information on Yali&#8217;s organization the &#8220;I Am&#8221; Project please visit: <a href="http://www.yaliszulanski.com" target="_blank">The &#8220;I AM&#8221; Project</a><a href="http://prenatalyogacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Screen-Shot-2016-04-25-at-8.54.36-AM.png"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-19624" src="https://prenatalyogacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Screen-Shot-2016-04-25-at-8.54.36-AM-300x289.png" alt="Screen Shot 2016-04-25 at 8.54.36 AM" width="300" height="289" srcset="https://prenatalyogacenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Screen-Shot-2016-04-25-at-8.54.36-AM-300x289.png 300w, https://prenatalyogacenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Screen-Shot-2016-04-25-at-8.54.36-AM.png 316w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a></p> <audio class="wp-audio-shortcode" id="audio-19395-5" preload="none" style="width: 100%;" controls="controls"><source type="audio/mpeg" src="https://prenatalyogacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/IAMYALI.mp3?_=5" /><a href="http://prenatalyogacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/IAMYALI.mp3">http://prenatalyogacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/IAMYALI.mp3</a></audio> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 28, 2016
The Birth of Yoga | Birth | Babies
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<p>I am so excited to announce the birth of my podcast Yoga | Birth | Babies! If you&#8217;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!</p> <p>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&#8217;t want to miss the wisdom these women have to share. Visit</p> <p>Happy Birthing!</p> <p>Deb Flashenberg is the founder and director of the Prenatal Yoga Center. She is a Lamaze certified childbirth educator, DONA certified doula, and mother of 2.</p> <audio class="wp-audio-shortcode" id="audio-19360-6" preload="none" style="width: 100%;" controls="controls"><source type="audio/mpeg" src="https://prenatalyogacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Podcast-1.mp3?_=6" /><a href="http://prenatalyogacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Podcast-1.mp3">http://prenatalyogacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Podcast-1.mp3</a></audio> <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 21, 2016