Birth Stories

14 Nov Pregnancy, Parenthood, and Eating Disorders

One of the three pillars of Prenatal Yoga Center methodology is community, also knows as sangha. Feeling part of community, especially in such a transitional time like pregnancy and parenthood, can help assuage fears, feel supported and find a general camaraderie. In an effort to...

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05 Sep Community Birth Stories with Lauren Seidman

An article from Midwifery Today sited a study concluding “Participants who read positive, empowering birth stories reported an average of 33% less fear about their upcoming birth.” That great increase in personal confidence was the reason I decided to continue to share positive community birth...

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25 Jul Community Birth Stories: Getting Past A Bumpy Start with Soul Camp’s Michelle Goldblum

Not every entrance into parenthood is easy and joyful with a soundtrack of birds singing blissfully as you walk carefree through the park.  You may even mutter under your breath, “This is really f**king hard, what have I done?” In this episode of Yoga | Birth...

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02 Jun Community Birth Stories with Kristina Podsiadly

Within the hustle and bustle of NYC, it is essential to find community and support, especially for a new parent.  In this week’s episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with devoted yogini and mother, Kristina Podsiadly.  Kristina’s natural optimism and easy going...

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13 May May’s Mom of the Month: Meet Jada Strabbing!

Community and support are a vital part of Prenatal Yoga Center.  To help encourage relationships and get to know one another a little better, we like to introduce a new mom and her baby each month.  This month, we are pleased to introduce you to...

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25 Apr Racial Disparity and its Effect on Breastfeeding and Infant Mortality

In this episode of "Yoga | Birth | Babies," I speak with accomplished author, health psychologist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett.  We dive deeply into an important and timely discussion about racial disparity and the effects of breastfeeding and infant mortality. ...

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02 Apr Community Birth Stories with Emeline Foster

Today on Yoga| Birth|Babies I speak with PYC community member, Emeline Foster.  Emeline is a second time mother who openly shares her struggles with deciding if she should have a second cesarean or explore a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean).  Emeline is open and honest...

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04 Mar March Mom of the Month : Meet Rebecca Elder

One of the best aspects of being part of a community is the benefit of learning from one another.  Our mom of the month, Rebecca shares some wise tips that she learned along the way. If you could go back and give yourself advice as a...

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23 Jan Community Birth Stories with Bridget Tichar

In this episode of "Yoga | Birth | Babies" we're sharing an inspirational birth story from our community. Today's guest Bridget Tichar had a great birth and we want to share her experience to provide some inspiration and comfort for our expectant Mamas! Bridget was...

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02 Jan Informed Consent; Changing the Way Women Are Treated In Birth

We are at an interesting point in time regarding how women are being viewed and treated. A dark and heavy curtain is being drawn back, and many violent, belittling, and humiliating acts of sexual assault and harassment are coming to light. Both the political arena...

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