Birth Stories

Birth Story: Finding Joy After Anxiety and Challenges During Pregnancy with Rikke Le Kirkegaard

We have a beautiful birth story today, that I am excited to share with you!  Perhaps you are moving through your own pregnancy or birth experience right now and wondering what it will be like.  Something to think about as this story unfolds, is the importance of a flexible mind.   A student in class shared with me that […]

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Birth Story: A Surprise In So Many Ways! with Aly Grobeck

Today we have a community birth story.  I love sharing birth stories because they are inspiring and confidence building.  Listening to different scenarios and various journeys, releases the idea that birth has to happen in one way.  Today’s guest, Aly Grobeck, offers a wonderful story filled with humor and candidness.  I really appreciate Aly sharing how important it was

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Birth Story: Three Remarkable and Quick Births! with Hannah Brenman

Today we have one of my favorite type of episodes, we have a birth story.  We actually have three birth stories because my guest has been at PYC for all three of her pregnancies.  She recounts each birth, their similarities and differences, as well as the lessons she learned from each of them.  I am excited for you

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Maria’s Birth Story: The Magic and Messiness of Motherhood

Today we have a very special birth and postpartum story to share. Many of you know, birth stories are one of my favorite kinds of episodes! In the words of my guest, “It was magical and so exciting.” Their postpartum story is so raw and vulnerable. The most exciting and challenging adventure she’s experienced is

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Navigating Pregnancy, Birth, and the Journey Into Parenthood through Yoga with Peloton Instructor Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts

Yoga can have a profound impact in a practitioner’s life on and off the mat. In today’s episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies I had the honor of chatting with internationally celebrated Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts (who you likely know from her yoga classes and meditations on Peloton) about her journey into motherhood and

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Steph’s Birth Story: Taking Ownership Through Education & Preparation

I feel like there are so many times people hear negative pregnancy and birth stories. Maybe someone goes past their due date or they’re a smaller body that has a bigger belly and they constantly hear “That’s a big baby!” or “oh you’re past your due date, or giving their opinions and it can absolutely

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Community Birth Story: The Wildest Night of My Life with Alexis Field

Today on Yoga| Birth | Babies we have an absolutely gripping, fascinating, and very NYC birth story. As my guest Alexis Field puts it, “It was the wildest night of my life and the birth I had always hoped for.” I’ve listened to birth stories for years and I love each and every one. What

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Community Birth Story: From Hospital Birth to Home Birth with Lauren Seidman

Today we have a very special episode, as I write that I’m realizing that I say that about almost every episode because they’re all special to me! However, this is the kind of episode that I hold very dear, a community birth story. These episodes are truly special. I love hearing the stories from our

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Community Birth Story: The Power of Peacefulness with Dia Dearstyne

Today we have a community birth story. I absolutely love having members of our community come on and share about their experience. There are so many different ways to birth and so many times when someone has one idea for their birth and it turns into a different way and I think it is so

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Community Birth Story: An Empowering Cesarean Birth with Sophie Saltonstall

Today we have one of my favorite type of episodes, a community birth story. Truly one of my favorite things is hearing the experience of someone going over the threshold into parenthood. I got to know my guest for today’s episode of Yoga| Birth| Babies Sophie Stalton, through 2 pregnancies. Her first as she crossed

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Community Birth Story: A Calm Hospital Birth with Ali Richardson

Today on Yoga| Birth| Babies we have a birth story. I love our community birth stories but there are two things I particularly love about this birth story. One being that I got to know Ali quite well in PYC’s prenatal yoga teacher training. She also came to classes online through her second pregnancy. It

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Community Birth Story: An Empowering Hospital Birth with Arlynn Villanueva

Today we have one of my favorite kinds of podcast episodes, we have a community birth story. I love hearing from the community and hearing your birth stories. Today’s story is special for a few reasons. A big reason I wanted to share this story is that it’s about an amazing and empowering hospital birth.

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Community Birth Story: An Accidental VBAC with Sydney Mulligan

This episode is one of my favorite things we do on the podcast, share community birth stories. We have different members of our online or in-person community share their experiences. I love it. Not only do I love getting to know our community members a little bit better but I think it’s so important to

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Community Birth Story: Surrendering to the Unexpected with Hannah Weaver

I love community birth stories. I think it’s fantastic to hear about a variety of different birth experiences, maybe something different than you’ve imagined or you had. It’s also a wonderful way for me to reconnect with our students and the community at PYC. In this week’s episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies I speak with new Mom,

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Community Birth Story: Processing a Fast Birth with Alisone Bonafos

If you could choose between a short, fast labor or a long, slow labor, I’m guessing you would choose short and fast. But a precipitous labor can come with some unexpected complications for both the new parents and baby. In today’s episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies I speak with Alisone Bonafos who joined our community during her

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