Childbirth Education

23 Jun Reducing Unnecessary Caesarean Births with Dr. Neel Shah

In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak OB/GYN, Dr. Neel Shah.  Dr Shah has been recognized for his work to help reduced unnecessary caesarean births in our country.  In this podcast, we explore why in the past 40 years, cesareans have...

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10 Jun Labor Variations: Prodromal Labor, Back Labor, and Precipitous Birth with Sharon Muza

On this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Lamaze Teacher, labor support doula, and international speaker Sharon Muza.  No labor is exactly alike, but sometimes there are variations beyond what one would consider “typical.”  Sharon and I discus prodromal labor, back...

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01 Jun 4 Common Birth Interventions You Can Avoid. And how to avoid them in the most natural way possible.

Originally posted on Well Rounded NY As you’re getting ready to give birth, you may find that certain hospital standard practices and medical interventions clash with the birthing experience you want. Many of these medical interventions, research shows, are done more for convenience than for medical reasons....

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09 May Beyond Mom Interviews Deb Flashenberg

Originally posted on Beyond Mom Beyond Mom Interviews Deb Flashenberg Founder of Prenatal Yoga Center SHARE: Deb Flashenberg is the founder and director of the Prenatal Yoga Center, the first yoga center in NYC to focus solely on Moms and Moms to be. When Deb graduated with a degree in Musical Theater...

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03 May VBACs, Breech Babies, & Twin Births with Dr. Stuart Fischbein

[embed]http://prenatalyogacenter.com/mp3/PYC_Dr.%20Fischbein.mp3[/embed] In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with obstetrician, international speaker and author, Dr. Stuart Fischbein.  We speak about VBACs (vaginal births after cesareans), breech babies and twin vaginal births.  For pregnant women and birth workers, this podcast is not to...

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27 Apr Rhythm In Labor; Pain Versus Suffering

Rhythm. Take a moment to close your eyes and connect with your breath. After you push through your thoughts and surrender to the task of observing your breath, you may start to notice a natural rhythm occurring: the rise of your inhale, the peak of...

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17 Mar 5 Questions to ask Your Care Provider Before Birth : A minisode with Deb!

As a doula, I’ve heard this lament time and time again: “I received the name of my doctor from a friend, and if I had known what to ask, I probably would have switched doctors a long time ago. Now I feel it is too...

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07 Mar Why Choose a Midwife?

Prenatal Yoga - A Natural Path toward Working with a Midwife, by Risa Klein, CNM, M.S. Making a decision as to whom will take care of you and your gestating baby is a monumental decision. To make the best-informed decision, you need to understand some differences between...

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04 Jan 6 Is the New 4

A benchmark given in most childbirth education classes is that active labor starts once the mother has reached 4cm dilation.  To go along with that milestone, many care providers advocate that the mother waits until active labor before being admitted to the hospital and receiving...

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12 Dec Is the Natural Birth Community Doing a Disservice to Expectant Mothers?

A student approached me last week very upset and rather angry.  She said she felt betrayed and let down by what she called the “Natural Birth Movement”.  She went on to tell me about her vast preparation for labor: she read all the books, went...

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