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

Yoga | Birth | Babies Deb Flashenberg and Independent Podcast Network

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

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

    Community Birth Story: The Power of Peacefulness with Dia Dearstyne

    Community Birth Story: The Power of Peacefulness with Dia Dearstyne

    Today we have a community birth story. I absolutely love having members of our community come on and share about their experience. There are so many different ways to birth and so many times when someone has one idea for their birth and it turns into a different way and I think it is so important to hear all the different unfoldings of birth. So as you head into your birth you have a variety that you can envision. You’ve been informed about all the possibilities from listening to these birth stories so I’m so excited for you to hear Dia’s story.
    Today on Yoga| Birth| Babies Dia Dearstyne shares her birth story. Dia is a professional dancer turned yoga teacher who I had the pleasure of meeting during her Prenatal Yoga Teacher training with me at PYC. She’s absolutely wonderful and I really enjoy this conversation. What you’re going to hear is how Dia had envisioned her birth and how it turned out, how she used her yoga practice and her pranayama throughout the birth, and really how she was able to use concentration and breath to help her through some really difficult moments. She also shares a bit about stumbling through postpartum as many of us in fact I’d venture to say all of us do. It can be bumpy and I love that we talk about that so that we take away any idea that everything’s always smooth sailing let’s wipe that away and recognize that the transition into parenthood has its ups and downs and Dia so beautifully talks about that.


    Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com


    Don’t forget to grab your FREE guide, 5 Simple Solutions to the Most Common Pregnancy Pains HERE 

    If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies (Apple) or on Spotify!



    To connect with Deb and the PYC Community: 
    Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter
    Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center
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    • 49 min
    Meditation for Parents with Kelly Smith

    Meditation for Parents with Kelly Smith

    As parents we often find that our day to day self care goes by the wayside. Even though many of us know that meditation is an excellent tool to deal with and prevent overwhelm and anxiety it often feels out of our reach. The good news, as today's guest shares, is that we can reap the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of meditation in as little as 8-10 minutes a day. 
    In today’s episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies I invite yoga and meditation teacher Kelly Smith to share how you can create a meditation practice that you’ll actually stick with. Kelly shares a little bit about her journey, her podcasts Mindful In Minutes and Meditation Mama, and leads us through a truly delightful meditation. I have to admit that I’m not the best at carving out time for mediation on my own. The guided practice Kelly shares today felt incredible. I could feel the tension and stress that is all the time living in the back of my neck and shoulders softened, I felt so much better after only five minutes of meditation. Kelly shares some solid tools for those of us who don’t have hours and hours of solitude to find a practice that fits our lifestyle so that we too can reap the amazing benefits of meditation.


    Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com


    Don’t forget to grab your FREE guide, 5 Simple Solutions to the Most Common Pregnancy Pains HERE 

    If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies (Apple) or on Spotify!



    To connect with Deb and the PYC Community: 
    Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter
    Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center
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    • 49 min
    Incontinence with Marianne Ryan PT OCS

    Incontinence with Marianne Ryan PT OCS

    Did you know that between one in four to one in six people in the perinatal world experience urinary leakage also known as incontinence? It’s speculated to be much more common as these numbers are just from patients reporting their symptoms. Many people assume that after having a baby, they’re going to pee a little when they sneeze, laugh, or go for a run. However, while this experience is common, this is not a normal function of the body. So many people just live with these symptoms that alter the quality of their life, but they don’t have to.
    In today’s episode of Yoga| Birth| Babies, I’d like to offer you some solutions to this problem. I brought on my friend Marianne Ryan PT OSC as the guest today. If you follow Prenatal Yoga Center on instagram you’ve likely seen many of our collaborative reels and instagram lives. Marianne is a wealth of knowledge. She’s a physical therapist and board certified orthopedic clinical specialist practicing just a few doors down from my studio here in NYC. Marianne is also the author of the bestselling book Baby Bod. 
    Marianne and I talk about the different types of incontinence, the role of kegels, how to resolve some of the issues and things that can make incontinence worse, and what a visit with a Pelvic Floor PT is like. it’s a really great conversation. Please know that if you’re having any sort of leakage, you deserve to live a better life than that. Enjoy this conversation.



    Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com


    Don’t forget to grab your FREE guide, 5 Simple Solutions to the Most Common Pregnancy Pains HERE 

    If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies (Apple) or on Spotify!



    To connect with Deb and the PYC Community: 
    Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter
    Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center
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    • 55 min
    Birth Team Do's, Don'ts, and Red Flags with Sarah Lavonnne RNC-OB, ICCE, CLEC

    Birth Team Do's, Don'ts, and Red Flags with Sarah Lavonnne RNC-OB, ICCE, CLEC

    Today we have a really fun and interesting educational podcast. It’s all about building your birth team from your care provider, to your birth partner, to other support people you might have like a doula and childbirth educator. Building your birth team is an aspect of birth you have some control over, so it’s important to do your research, ask the right questions, and make sure you feel truly comfortable around and supported by all members of your team. So what should you be looking for in your team? What should you be taking them? And what red flags should you be aware of? 
    To have this conversation on today’s episode of Yoga| Birth| Babies, I invited Sarah Lavonne, founder of Bundle Birth to join me. It was a delight to talk to her! I smiled from ear to ear the whole time we chatted. She is so knowledgeable and offers information in such an easy to understand digestible way. You’re going to walk away from this episode with notes, enthusiasm, and excitement to talk to your birth team and organize the people that will be supporting you. Get ready to pause the episode and take notes as Sarah offers wonderfully phrased questions that you’ll be able to take into your appointments and interviews.


    Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com


    Don’t forget to grab your FREE guide, 5 Simple Solutions to the Most Common Pregnancy Pains HERE 

    If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies (Apple) or on Spotify!



    To connect with Deb and the PYC Community: 
    Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter
    Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center
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    • 59 min
    Pregnancy and Parenting as a Millennial with Dr. Christine Sterling

    Pregnancy and Parenting as a Millennial with Dr. Christine Sterling

    Did you know millennials tend to be more likely to have high blood pressure during pregnancy than previous generations? So why is it that millennials are having such a hard time as parents? Today’s podcast is for all those that were born between 1981-996 and let’s even say a little beyond, (we’re going to dip into Gen-Z a bit too). So I’m talking to you, the millennial, about why pregnancy and parenthood is so difficult for your generation.
    My guest to have this conversation on Yoga| Birth| Babies is Dr. Christine Sterling, and she has what she calls the “millennial problem. ” Dr. Sterling is a board certified ObGyn, mother, and founder of Sterling Parents. She explains what she calls the millennial problem, how we resolve it, and some of the underlying reasons for this millennial problem. We talk about all sorts of things from social media, to stress levels, to comparison, to the overwhelm of information at your fingertips. Dr. Sterling gives concise tips to help you digest all of this information overwhelm. What I find really beautiful about this conversation is that it’s so heartfelt. Dr. Sterling truly wants to offer support and help people that are feeling that strain and stress of navigating pregnancy and parenthood, she’s offering some really grounding solutions. 
    It’s a wonderful talk. I found myself riveted as I was listening to Dr. Sterling offer such thought provoking information. I think you too will get a lot out of this.



    Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com


    Don’t forget to grab your FREE guide, 5 Simple Solutions to the Most Common Pregnancy Pains HERE 

    If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies (Apple) or on Spotify!



    To connect with Deb and the PYC Community: 
    Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter
    Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 50 min
    Birthing In a Disabled Body with Lo Nigrosh

    Birthing In a Disabled Body with Lo Nigrosh

    Today we’re diving into a topic I’m a bit embarrassed we haven’t covered at this point. We’re often talking about a conscious effort for inclusion and yet we haven’t had a podcast conversation about birthing with a disabled body, so we'll be diving into that today. For those who are disabled there can be certain needs that need to be met. It's also extremely important to be recognized as an individual and to be able to receive care that treats you like one, not just a blanket policy. 

    To have this conversation on Yoga| Birth| Babies I've invited Lo Nigrosh IBCLC, host of the podcast The Milk Making Minutes, and mom of 2. I’m really excited for you to hear this conversation. While we talk about birthing with a disabled body we also talk about being seen as an individual, looking at your personal circumstances and not just falling into certain categories, recognizing your needs as a parent, your baby’s needs, and checking in on what you need instead of what the system is telling you. So I’m very excited for you to hear this conversation.



    Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com


    Don’t forget to grab your FREE guide, 5 Simple Solutions to the Most Common Pregnancy Pains HERE 

    If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies (Apple) or on Spotify!



    To connect with Deb and the PYC Community: 
    Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter
    Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 48 min

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