Debra Flashenberg

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.

Celebrity Births: The Good, The Bad, The Influence

Homebirths and scheduled c-sections are all the rage in Hollywood, but how do celebrity birth practices affect pregnant women?

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Let your Monkey Do It—A Doula’s Take on Homebirth

A doula assists at her first homebirth and learns the true meaning of Ina May Gaskin’s saying, “Let your monkey do it.”

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Open Throat, Open Vagina

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.

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