Podcast 112: Prenatal Yoga & the Benefits You Never Thought of Before | Deb Flashenberg

Deb Flashenberg Prenatal Yoga

My guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Deb Flashenberg, the founder and director of the Prenatal Yoga Center, the first yoga center in NYC to focus solely on Moms and Moms to be.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. The 3 main benefits of doing yoga during your pregnancy (one of them is probably something you’ve never thought of and it will help you immensely during labor!)
  2. What are the “Yoga Don’t” – poses and positions that are contraindicated during pregnancy (and even some attitudes that won’t serve you in your yoga practice
  3. How finding a community that supports and guides you during your pregnancy will make the transition to motherhood that much easier for you

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Deb Flashenberg:

Deb Flashenberg is the founder and director of the Prenatal Yoga Center, the first yoga center in NYC to focus solely on Moms and Moms to be.

She is a DONA certified labor support doula, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, and certified prenatal yoga teacher. Deb completed a Midwife Assistant Program with Ina May Gaskin, Pamela Hunt and many of the other Farm Midwives at The Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee. She has been teaching this unique and amazing population for 15 years and is continuously in awe of the beauty and brilliance of birth. Deb is the proud mom to her son, Shay, and daughter, Sage.

Deb has had several articles published in Midwifery Today, Doula International, she is a regular contributor to New York Family Magazine and Mommybites as a regular featured blogger.  She has also been featured on Lamaze blog, Giving Birth With Confidence and is a birth expert with The Birth Institute. Deb has also had the honor of being a presenter at the Yoga Journal Live NYC Conference. Deb is also the host of the podcast, Yoga | Birth | Babies.

About the Author

Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” in iTunes. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding for a happier pregnancy, gentler birth and easier post-partum experience. Dr. Jay is also the proud father of his 3 year old son, Niko who keeps him very busy (and happy) outside of the office.