Debra Flashenberg, CD (DONA), LCCE, E-RYT 500, is the owner and artistic director of Prenatal Yoga Center located in New York City. Drawing on her experience as a long-time pre-and postnatal yoga teacher, labor support doula and childbirth educator, Debra looks to establish a safe and effective class for pregnancy and beyond. Her articles have appeared in various publications including Midwifery Today, Yoga Journal, and DONA.org. Debra keeps an active blog at www.prenatalyogacenter.com.
Homebirths and scheduled c-sections are all the rage in Hollywood, but how do celebrity birth practices affect pregnant women?
Read more…. Celebrity Births: The Good, The Bad, The Influence
A doula assists at her first homebirth and learns the true meaning of Ina May Gaskin’s saying, “Let your monkey do it.”
Read more…. Let Your Monkey Do It—A Doula’s Take on Homebirth
Vocal toning isn’t just an exercise for singers; use of this technique can benefit birthing mothers by causing their pelvises to relax and open.
Read more…. Open Throat, Open Vagina