Pregnancy

04 Aug Plus Size Pregnancy with Bebo Mia founders Bianca Sprague & Natasha Marchand

In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Bebo Mia founders, Bianca Sprague and Natasha Marchand.   Bianca, Natasha and I discuss the misconceptions and assumptions women of size face when entering motherhood.  We talk openly about “fat shaming” and how plus size moms...

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07 Jul Fertility, Pregnancy, Motherhood and Stress with Dr. Alice Domar

In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with fertility specialist and executive director of the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health, Alice Domar, PhD.  Dr. Domar takes the time to explain how stress impacts fertility, pregnancy and motherhood.  She offers some wonderful tips for stress...

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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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10 May Dear Mother Who Is Trying To Do It All,

Dear Mother Who Is Trying to Do It All, You are an amazing mother and person. You are not June Cleaver, effortlessly gliding across your perfectly waxed kitchen floor, freshly baked cookies in hand, sporting high heels, pearls, and an impeccably ironed apron. Nor are you...

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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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28 Apr Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine with Frances Goodwin LAc

This week on Yoga | Birth | Babies, I had the pleasure of speaking with licensed acupuncturist, Frances Goodwin.  Frances helps demystify how Chinese medicine and acupuncture can help with fertility, pregnancy, induction, breech and postpartum.  Hope you enjoy!   [embed]http://prenatalyogacenter.com/mp3/PYC_Frances%20Goodwin.mp3[/embed]   Topics covered: What drew Frances to acupuncture...

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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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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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