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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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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 221 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

    Diastasis Recti and the Pelvic Floor with Dr. Sarah Duvall

    Diastasis Recti and the Pelvic Floor with Dr. Sarah Duvall

    Diastasis recti and the pelvic floor have fortunately become part of the conversation in prenatal and postpartum wellness. With knowledge comes power, confidence and choices. Pregnant folks and new parents are no longer in the dark about what is happening to their body and can take an active role in helping to restore and heal postpartum. 

    In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, it is my great pleasure to speak with  women’s health and fitness specialist and founder of Core Exercise Solutions, Dr. Sarah Duvall.  Sarah and I geek out and talk about diastasis recti, causes of it, and ways people may unknowingly inhibit their healing. Sarah also explains common pelvic floor misunderstandings. 

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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: 
    Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter
    Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center

    And don’t forget to grab your FREE guide, 5 Simple Solutions to the Most Common Pregnancy Pains HERE 
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    • 57 min
    Am I More Than A Parent? with Katherine "Kat" Casey

    Am I More Than A Parent? with Katherine "Kat" Casey

    Have you ever looked at an old picture of yourself before kids and thought about how much your life has changed? 
    Crossing the threshold into parenthood isn’t about simply adjusting to life with a child. It’s a remarkable transformation to one’s personal identity and how you relate to the world around you and within relationships. 
    In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with the director and founder of The Root Therapy NYC, Katherine Casey, LCSW about identity outside of parenthood. Kat gives suggestions on preparing for the shift into parenthood and creating clear boundaries. 

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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: 
    Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter
    Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center
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    • 57 min
    Babies, Birth Flow And Balance The Spinning Babies® Way with Gail Tully

    Babies, Birth Flow And Balance The Spinning Babies® Way with Gail Tully

    I recently returned the Spinnig Babies Parent Educator Training and have been so inspired by the work that I wanted to re-release this wonderful and insightful conversation with Spinning Babies®  founder, Gail Tully. 
    In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, Gail Tully (CPM) explains Spinning Babies® methodology and shares how the baby’s position and the pregnant body impacts the birth flow. She also reveals what to do prenatally to enhance your chances of being one of those fortunate people with a well balanced body and a functional birth. (Hint: prenatal yoga is a pretty smart choice!)  So if you ever wondered why some births are fast and furious while others slowly putter along, this will shed some light on that and give actionable takeaways to help find that delicate balance between baby and the passageway within the parent’s body. 


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    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 


    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 14 min
    The Importance of Postpartum Education with Dr. Jane Shomof

    The Importance of Postpartum Education with Dr. Jane Shomof

    As a childbirth educator, I am thrilled that I see so many people putting thoughtful effort into learning about their options for birth and thinking about their birth values. Unfortunately, the same rigor is not often put into postpartum education. Not just how to change a diaper or feed your newborn, but the emotional rollercoaster of postpartum, and the messiness of parenthood.
    In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with Doctor of Clinical Psychology and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Dr. Jane Shomof. Jane and I discuss the importance of postpartum planning and as well as recognizing the difference between postpartum anxiety versus postpartum depression, and postpartum OCD. Jane also shares how she sees society’s expectations of new parents can play into the struggle many new parents experience.


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    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 


    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
    Getting the Support You Need Throughout Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum with Jada Shapiro

    Getting the Support You Need Throughout Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum with Jada Shapiro

    Did you know that the memory of your birth and your satisfaction with it directly correspond to how you perceive being treated during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum? This is a big reason why it’s important to make sure you’re getting the support and respect you need throughout your whole journey of pregnancy, birth, and parenthood. 
    In this week’s episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with maternal health expert and the founder of Boober, Jada Shapiro. Jada and I dive into the specific topics you should discuss with your birth team before your birth (including your care provider hospital, pediatrician, and lactation consultant)! 
    Setting clear expectations about the care you expect to receive can prevent anxiety, strife, and misunderstandings. We also talk about the importance of trusting your gut, seeing red flags, and listening to your “spidey” senses. This episode is so valuable for expectant and new parents as those who support them. 

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    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 


    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
    Do Yoga & Nutrition Increase Your Chances of Getting Pregnant? with Kendra Tolbert

    Do Yoga & Nutrition Increase Your Chances of Getting Pregnant? with Kendra Tolbert

    How much have you thought about preparing your body for conception? 
    Did you know that you can boost your fertility and balance your hormones to support your chances of conceiving through the practice of yoga and nutrition?
    In this week’s episode of Yoga|Birth |Babies, I speak with  award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist, registered yoga teacher Kendra Tolbert MS, about ways you can help prime your body and mind for conception. Kendra shares what it means to live FERTILE (who doesn’t love a good acronym!) and how food can play a role in supporting fertility. She also explains how yoga focused on fertility differs from a general population class.

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    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 


    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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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
221 Ratings

221 Ratings

Marlee Murphy ,

Can’t recommend enough!

The YBB podcast has been such a wealth of information for me pre-pregnancy, during my pregnancy and now in the post natal period. Deb provides extensive research based and non judgemental education for all things yoga birth and babies

Emily Pareti ,

Amazing

Exactly what I needed to listen to during my pregnancy!

Lisa738492 ,

Informative, interesting, and nourishing!

This podcast has been such a great resource for information on a really wide variety of topics related to childbirth preparation and postpartum. I love that the guests are experts in their fields and information is presented in such away that validates many different ways of having a baby and parenting- thank you for this resource!

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