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

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

    Epidurals with Dr. Claire Sandberg

    Epidurals with Dr. Claire Sandberg

    An epidural is a very familiar term for most, but how much knowledge do people have about it? 
    With an average of 60% of birthing people choosing epidural anesthesia, it is important to make informed decisions about what serves you best. 
    In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with anesthesiologist and yoga teacher, Claire Sandberg. Claire breaks down common myths and misconceptions about epidural anesthesia and clearly presents the facts about epidurals so listeners can make an educated, informed choice. 

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

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    To connect with Deb and the PYC Community: 
    instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter
    Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Surrogacy: Helping To Create A Family with Anastasia Bartlett

    Surrogacy: Helping To Create A Family with Anastasia Bartlett

    Surrogate Carrier: The act of carrying a baby for an intended family. In my opinion, one of the greatest gifts a person can give to a family that needs assistance in creating their family. 

    In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Anastasia Bartlett, a Certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer, Yoga Teacher, owner of Superior Surrogacy Consulting and three time surrogate carrier. In our conversation, Anastasia explains the very in depth process of becoming a surrogate, the relationship between the intended family and the surrogate person and what is it like carrying and birthing someone else’s child. Anastasia’s passion for the topic is truly engaging! 

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

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

    To connect with Deb and the PYC Community: 
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    Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    All About Adoption with Rebecca Mendel

    All About Adoption with Rebecca Mendel

    The path to creating a family can differ for everyone. For some it may require fertility assistance, others a surrogate, and others no assistance at all however for approximately 135,000 families it involves adoption. 
    In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with adoptive and assisted reproduction lawyer, Rebecca Mendel. As an adoptive parent, Rebecca offers both her personal experience and professional expertise on adoption. She explains the process of adoption from bonding with your new baby, the ups and downs of awaiting to become a parent, handling rude comments about adoption, as well as the legal bumps one may encounter during the adoption process. 
    Whether this reflects your journey into family life or not, Rebecca’s story is relatable for everyone venturing into parenthood. 

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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

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    • 56 min
    Preparing for Cesarean: A Necessary Conversation with Mary Esther Malloy

    Preparing for Cesarean: A Necessary Conversation with Mary Esther Malloy

    Currently in the US, approximately one-third of all babies are born by cesarean. However, it's interesting to note that when I asked my prenatal yoga class of 21 pregnant people how many have considered the possibility of cesarean birth, only 3 people raised their hands. 

    For many, the idea of a surgical birth is something they would prefer to avoid, but not learning about the process and preparing for the possibility can be a poor choice. Something unknown can create fear whereas education and communication can lead to supportive choices creating a more positive birth experience. 

    In this episode of Yoga| Birth | Babies, experienced childbirth educator, doula, parent support leader, and owner of Mindful Birth NY, Mary Esther Malloy, openly talks about preparing for a cesarean birth. Mary Esther explains how a cesarean birth unfolds and offers tools to use for a mindful cesarean. We also talk about how to integrate protocols more associated with a vaginal birth, like skin to skin, delayed cord clamping and “seeding” the baby. This is an important, necessary conversation for all expectant parents.

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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

    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: 
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    • 52 min
    Life With A Newborn: Thriving and Surviving the First Weeks with Meema Spadola

    Life With A Newborn: Thriving and Surviving the First Weeks with Meema Spadola

    Frequently students return to class and express how blindsided they felt by the the demands of the first few weeks of life with a newborn baby. Much time had been spent preparing for labor and birth but many felt unprepared for the reality of this transition. 

    In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, we pull back the curtain and dig into the nitty gritty of what to expect in the first week as a new parent. Long time postpartum doula and Certified Lactation Counselor, Meema Spadola lovingly shares her vast knowledge about this challenging and precious time of transition. She covers everything from birth recovery to how much sleep new parents really get to handling demanding visitors. Whether you are a new parent, expectant person or someone offering support to new families, Meema will give you solid advice.

    SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!
    Manhattan Schoolhouse warmly welcomes families to a Reggio Emilia inspired school where every child’s intellectual, emotional, social and moral potential is thoughtfully cultivated in an environment of trust and partnership between parents, educators, children and community.

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

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

    To connect with Deb and the PYC Community: 
    instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter
    Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Community Birth Stories: The Importance of Self Advocacy with Jessie Katz

    Community Birth Stories: The Importance of Self Advocacy with Jessie Katz

    Can you imagine the need to be the main advocate for yourself in the middle of labor and directly postpartum? Or being pushed into the situation to go head to head with the hospital staff just to see your baby?

    That is exactly what happened to Jessie Katz. In the middle of her labor and directly postpartum, Jessie was able to find the clarity and strength to loudly and speak up for what she knew was right for her body and baby. Jessie credits this ability to be her self advocate to the time spent properly educating herself about the pregnancy, birth and postpartum. This strong sense of belief in herself allowed her to push her wishes forward just to have her baby back from the nursery when the hospital staff resisted this request.

    SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!
    Manhattan Schoolhouse warmly welcomes families to a Reggio Emilia inspired school where every child’s intellectual, emotional, social and moral potential is thoughtfully cultivated in an environment of trust and partnership between parents, educators, children and community.

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

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

    To connect with Deb and the PYC Community: 
    instagram & facebook: @prenatalyogacenter
    Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center
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    • 51 min

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