TEDxSingapore – Ginny Phang – Love, Breathe, Just Doula

“When I gave birth to this baby, I felt like a woman- hear me roar! ~ Ginny Phang, labor support doula

    I recently came across this inspiring and informative video of Ginny Phang, a doula in Signapore, who describes her own journey into the career as a doula and what she brings to women in labor. Ginny explains, “I felt so disempowered when I was giving birth myself and want people to have a different experience than I did. I wanted someone to believe in me and tell me, Ginny- you can do this!”

    In this video she also beautifully explains the Fear -Tension – Pain Relationship and what women can do to make their journey into birth easier, shorter and empowering. She describes finding the support you need in labor and how to make a clear birth plan that goes beyond the basics of what you expect and want.

    I think my favorite part of her TED talk is when she talks about really dealing with your fears around childbirth. She goes on to say, “You need to get all your skeletons out of the closet and really deal with it.”

    I hope you enjoy this video as much as I did!

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About Deb

Debra is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music with a degree in Musical Theater. She has spent most of her life performing and was introduced to yoga through a choreographer in 1997. After several years as a yoga student, she decided to continue her education and became certified as a Bikram Yoga instructor. In 2001 Debra headed out to Seattle to study with renowned prenatal yoga teacher Colette Crawford, R.N., at the Seattle Holistic Center. Debra has received a certificate for Vinyasa Yoga from Shiva Rea, with whom she continues to study. Debra has also been certified in the Maternal Fitness Method with Julie Tupler. In 2004, Debra completed the OM Yoga advanced teacher training with Cyndi Lee. Debra currently studies with Cyndi Lee, Genevieve Kapular, and Susan "Lip" Orem. After being witness to several "typical" hospital births, Debra felt it was important to move beyond the yoga room and be present in the birthing room. In 2003, Debra attended her first birth as a DONA certified labor support doula. In that short period of time, Debra has attended about 40 births. She is continuously in awe of the beauty and brilliance of birth. Most recently, Debra received her certification as a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator. Drawing on her experience as a prenatal yoga teacher, labor support doula and childbirth educator, Debra looks to establish a safe and effective class for pregnancy and beyond.

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