Homebirths and scheduled c-sections are all the rage in Hollywood, but how do celebrity birth practices affect pregnant women?
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.
A doula assists at her first homebirth and learns the true meaning of Ina May Gaskin’s saying, “Let your monkey do it.”
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.