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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

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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

    The Secret to Preparing For Birth: Know Your Enneagram Type with Cortney Clegg and Stephanie King

    The Secret to Preparing For Birth: Know Your Enneagram Type with Cortney Clegg and Stephanie King

    We all have certain character traits that define our nature and help us predict how we will respond in different situations. When it comes to birth, understanding these characteristics can allow us to foresee how we may respond to the flow and turns of labor. These insights can help in preparing the kind of support you desire in labor. 

    In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with certified childbirth educators, doulas and Enneagram enthusiast, Cortney Clegg and Stephanie King. Cortney and Stephanie break down the 9 different personality Enneagram types. We discuss how each of the different types require different considerations and support when it comes to birth. Some Enneagram types are more introverted and may require a quieter, more guarded space while others lean towards being an achiever and may be best served from helping them stay more grounded in the moment. With this information, you can communicate your needs with your care provider and birth team.

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

    If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies

    To connect with Deb and the PYC Community: 
    Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter
    Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center
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    • 53 min
    From Stage to Stroller and Back Again with Megan Fairchild

    From Stage to Stroller and Back Again with Megan Fairchild

    For the majority of people, pregnancy won't cause your career to come to a screeching halt. Now imagine that your body is the instrument your career centers around. That's exactly what happened for Megan Fairchild, principal dancer with New York City Ballet. For her pregnancy meant a quick pivot and stepping back from her career for at least a year. 

    In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, Megan openly shares a feeling many people encounter when having an unplanned cesarean; feeling like a failure. After all, as a masterful technician of her own body, why couldn't she get it to do what she wanted? Megan talks about how she got to the other side of those feelings, returned to appreciating her body, and how she felt even stronger and more centered returning to the stage after her birth.

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

    If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies

    To connect with Deb and the PYC Community: 
    Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter
    Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center
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    • 58 min
    Trust Your Body and Release Control During Pregnancy & Birth with Dr. Carly Snyder

    Trust Your Body and Release Control During Pregnancy & Birth with Dr. Carly Snyder

    During pregnancy and birth a certain level of anxiety is to be expected as much is unknown and many things change. However it's important to note ways depression and anxiety can manifest. A common way for it to appear during this time of life is a lack of trust in one’s self, one's body, ability to birth and parent, and a desire to take control of all aspects of the experiences. For many this gets coupled with years of fertility issues and loss leading a lot of expectant parents to find themselves overwhelmed. 

    In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Reproductive and Perinatal Psychiatrist, Carly Snyder, M.D. She addresses these concerns and offers pregnant people tools they can use to trust the pregnancy process and soften the need to control pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Carly also addresses the usage of anxiety and depression medication during pregnancy and postpartum. 

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

    If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies

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

    • 51 min
    Community Story: Balancing Birth, Family and Work with Rachel Nicks

    Community Story: Balancing Birth, Family and Work with Rachel Nicks

    “Beautiful things may be on the other side of fear and discomfort.” This is Mirror trainer, birth doula and prenatal yoga teacher Rachel Nicks' life philosophy. And it certainly served her well as she quickly had to rework her whole birth team and plans as she recently became a second time mother. 

    In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies I speak with Rachel Nicks about her work, pregnancies and birth. (Full disclosure, Rachel is a Prenatal Yoga Center teacher trainee alum! It was so fun to reconnect with her several years after her start into perinatal work.) Rachel shares how she unapologetically prioritizes family and self care in order for her to show up more balanced for her birth work and as a trainer for Mirror. 

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

    If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies

    To connect with Deb and the PYC Community: 
    Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter
    Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center
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    • 57 min
    Effective Strategies for Common Parenting Challenges with Dr. Heather Maguire

    Effective Strategies for Common Parenting Challenges with Dr. Heather Maguire

    Parenting has been a very humbling experience. My children are incredible teachers showing me where I lack patience and need to adjust my behavior in order to help them self regulate and defuse tense moments. I’ve found myself being more REactive to their behavior rather than PROactive which often elevates tantrums, defiance, and frustration. If you can relate to any of this, today’s podcast episode will be a game changer for you!
    In this episode of Yoga| Birth|Babies, I speak with Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral, Dr. Heather Maguire. Heather breaks down why certain behavior patterns happen and offers tools and strategies to help you effectively deal with common parenting challenges. She also talks about finding the balance between a reward system and consequences.

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

    If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies

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

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Myths & Realities of Debated Pregnancy & Birth Topics with Dr. Shannon Clark

    Myths & Realities of Debated Pregnancy & Birth Topics with Dr. Shannon Clark

    There are so many resources to gather information about pregnancy, labor and birth. How do you know what's accurate and what's misleading?

    In this episode of Yoga| Birth|Babies, I speak with double board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, Shannon M. Clark, MD, MMS, FACOG about the myths and realities of many pregnancy and birth debated topics. Shannon covers a range of topics from epidurals (does the epidural medication pass through the placenta?) to the efficacy of putting garlic in your vagina to prevent Group B Strep.

    Enjoy Dr. Clark’s no nonsense, evidence based answers to questions gathered from the Prenatal Yoga Center community. 

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

    If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies

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

    • 57 min

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