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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

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 9 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: Surrendering to the Unexpected with Hannah Weaver

    Community Birth Story: Surrendering to the Unexpected with Hannah Weaver

    I love community birth stories. I think it’s fantastic to hear about a variety of different birth experiences, maybe something different than you’ve imagined or you had. It’s also a wonderful way for me to reconnect with our students and the community at PYC.
    In this week’s episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies I speak with new Mom, Hannah Weaver. There are a few things I love about Hannah’s story. First of all, I absolutely adore Hannah. We got to know each other throughout her time at PYC. Her birth experience shows that birth can unfold differently than you had imagined but you can still walk away feeling supported and seen throughout the process. We also talk about the importance of surrender. Surrendering to maybe what you had envisioned and to parts of parenthood and to birth. It’s a really fantastic conversation. 
    I think it’s just so important to recognize there’s not just one way to birth, but to be inspired by all the different stories we hear from our community.

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    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

    

    To connect with Deb and the PYC Community: 
    Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter
    Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center
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    • 50 min
    How Much Does It Cost To Have A Baby In The US? with Dr. Ashley Burkman

    How Much Does It Cost To Have A Baby In The US? with Dr. Ashley Burkman

    Having a baby is expensive, but how much does it really cost? Even with insurance supporting you, there can be a number of surprising costs. So how can parents to be plan for the bill? 
    In today’s episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies I speak to naturopathic doctor Dr. Ashley Burkman whose personal experiences navigating health care costs have led her to speak on the topic of health care costs. Dr. Burkman discusses understanding what is covered by insurance (and how to figure this out), the No Surprises Act, deductibles, lowering the cost of birth, what to do if you don’t have insurance, and how to deal with medical bills. 
    New parents shouldn’t be surprised by a big bill from birth. This conversation will help you figure out how to estimate costs so that your early days as a parent aren’t overshadowed by bills.

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    Ritual: Turn healthy habits into a ritual. For 10% off your first 3 months go to ritual.com/ybb



    Boober: Looking for a  lactation support, birth doulas, mental health therapists, and postpartum doulas. Use the code PYC to get 10% off your first service at www.getboober.com



    Prenatal Yoga Center: YBB podcast listeners- join Deb for class! Take $10 off an 8 class or One Month Unlimited yoga class package with the code ybb10 Get your package here!


    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

    

    To connect with Deb and the PYC Community: 
    Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter
    Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center
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    • 48 min
    Mother’s Day Special: The Best Of Motherhood (Part 2)

    Mother’s Day Special: The Best Of Motherhood (Part 2)

    Welcome back for part 2 of our Mother’s Day Special! Over the years I have had the honor of speaking to some truly incredible professionals in the perinatal field. Choosing my favorite episodes was a difficult task so we decided to release a second episode as our gift to you!
    In this best of episode we talk about feeling sexy as a mother, overcoming shame, the value of postpartum education, mom guilt, martyr mode and perfectionism, and going back to work as a mom. 
    These conversations were often sparked by my own challenges as a mother. I hope that the insights shared help you as much as they helped me. 

    Support Our Sponsors: 


    Ritual: Turn healthy habits into a ritual. For 10% off your first 3 months go to ritual.com/ybb



    Boober: Looking for a  lactation support, birth doulas, mental health therapists, and postpartum doulas. Use the code PYC to get 10% off your first service at www.getboober.com



    Prenatal Yoga Center: YBB podcast listeners- join Deb for class! Take $10 off an 8 class or One Month Unlimited yoga class package with the code ybb10 Get your package here!


    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

    

    To connect with Deb and the PYC Community: 
    Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter
    Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center
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    • 57 min
    Mother’s Day Special: The Best Of Motherhood (Part 1)

    Mother’s Day Special: The Best Of Motherhood (Part 1)

    Sunday is Mother’s Day and we have a very special 2 part episode this week in celebration! In honor and gratitude to all of the mothers and mother figures in our community we put together an episode filled with insight and advice from some of my favorite episodes about motherhood. 
    In this best of episode we talk about self care as a mother, finding community and friendship, avoiding burnout, and how to have a kid and a life. As a Mother’s Day bonus we have a 2nd episode dropping tomorrow! Tune back in Thursday when we’ll talk about feeling sexy, overcoming shame, guilt, and more!
    Please enjoy the insight, shared struggles, and talk about being a mother and learning to thrive.

    Support Our Sponsors: 


    Ritual: Turn healthy habits into a ritual. For 10% off your first 3 months go to ritual.com/ybb



    Boober: Looking for a  lactation support, birth doulas, mental health therapists, and postpartum doulas. Use the code PYC to get 10% off your first service at www.getboober.com



    Prenatal Yoga Center: YBB podcast listeners- join Deb for class! Take $10 off an 8 class or One Month Unlimited yoga class package with the code ybb10 Get your package here!


    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

    

    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
    Does A Cesarean Birth “Save Your Vagina” & Other Myths Busted with Dr. Janelle Howell

    Does A Cesarean Birth “Save Your Vagina” & Other Myths Busted with Dr. Janelle Howell

    I’m so happy that the pelvic floor is finally getting its moment to shine. This incredibly important set of muscles impacts our breath, continence, helps keep our organs in place, and affects our day to day comfort. It certainly deserves our attention! However not all of the information people are sharing about it is factual and some of these myths can lead to real physical issues over time. 
    Today I’m speaking with Dr. Janelle Howell, DPT, WCS about these common myths. From assumptions like a cesarean birth will prevent prolapse and keep things tight, or that Kegel exercises will solve everything, or waist trainers will give your an hourglass figure, Dr. Howell busts through these myths with facts and shares evidence based solutions. 
    This refreshing conversation clears the air about topics many are often hesitant to talk to a care provider about but can have a huge impact on your quality of life.

    Support Our Sponsors: 


    Boober: Looking for a  lactation support, birth doulas, mental health therapists, and postpartum doulas. Use the code PYC to get 10% off your first service at www.getboober.com



    Prenatal Yoga Center: YBB podcast listeners- join Deb for class! Take $10 off an 8 class or One Month Unlimited yoga class package with the code ybb10 Get your package here!


    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

    

    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
    Healing From A Cesarean: What It's Like and How To Optimize Your Healing With Sara Reardon And Jessica Reale

    Healing From A Cesarean: What It's Like and How To Optimize Your Healing With Sara Reardon And Jessica Reale

    April is Cesarean Awareness month, and since roughly one third of American Babies are born this way I thought this episode was incredibly important to re-release! 
    Cesarean sections rank among the top surgical procedures given in the US. Since it’s such a common procedure, it can be easy to forget that it’s major abdominal surgery. New parents are sent home with the daunting task of caring for a newborn and healing from surgery often with little support.
    In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Sara Reardon and Jessica Reale, two doctors of Physical Therapy and board certified Specialists in Women’s Health. Sara and Jessica offer tips and advice for healing after a cesarean including how and why to do scar mobilization. They also explain how the pelvic floor is affected postpartum even if you had a cesarean. 

    Support Our Sponsors: 


    Boober: Looking for a  lactation support, birth doulas, mental health therapists, and postpartum doulas. Use the code PYC to get 10% off your first service at www.getboober.com



    Prenatal Yoga Center: YBB podcast listeners- join Deb for class! Take $10 off an 8 class or One Month Unlimited yoga class package with the code ybb10 Get your package here!


    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

    

    To connect with Deb and the PYC Community: 
    Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter
    Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center


    *Join Deb for a yoga class, register here and use code ybb10 for $10 off an 8 Class or One Month Unlimited package!*
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

SarArd91 ,

Would give 6/5 if possible

This podcast changed my life, I’m so thankful I found it. A few years ago I realized I had a very strong fear of childbirth and decided to try to find some podcasts to listen to, hoping to ease my anxiety around the process. I’ve listened to so many episodes since and I’m now 9months pregnant and excited to give birth, which I can say is truly thanks to this podcast. I have so much more confidence in the whole process and I feel informed and empowered to make decisions. Also, so many of these topics have been so interesting to learn about! It baffles me that a lot of this is not mainstream. I will recommend this podcast to everyone I know, it is a treasure trove of information and the absolute best thing I did to prepare for birth. Thank you Deb!! ✨

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I’m 21 weeks pregnant and so overjoyed to have discovered this podcast. Warm, informative, welcoming, non-judgmental and inspirational. Lighting a path that is so often kept dark and shrouded, and doing so with love, truth, kindness and compassion. Thank you!

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