Childbirth Education

20 Nov Could Exercise During Pregnancy Make Labor Harder? Why a fit pregnancy doesn’t always make for the best birth plan.

First published in Well Rounded NY When I was pregnant with my first baby, I worked out until I gave birth and looked like I had just stepped out of a pregnancy magazine. I only gained weight in my belly and my boobs, and I generally...

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31 Oct Mom of Month: Meet Jamie Hurwitz!

What has surprised you most about motherhood thus far? There is no “normal.” I can’t get over how different every baby is. As a brand new mom, I love having the PYC community to connect with other moms, and naturally, the conversation turns to our...

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20 Oct Induction with Dr. Rachel Reed

In this episode of  "Yoga| Birth| Babies," I speak with midwife, writer and presenter, Dr. Rachel Reed.  She speaks very candidly about medical induction and augmentation of labor.  Dr Reed explains why and how a medical induction is performed and the precautions of pitocin.  For any pregnant mother, birth...

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06 Oct Community Birth Stories with Chantal Eder

In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with new mother and yoga teacher, Chantal Eder. We discus the the challenges and joys of pregnancy and new motherhood. Chantal also opens up about her surprisingly unique birth and processing the experience. New...

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22 Sep Minisode: Preparing for Your Birth

This week on "Yoga | Birth | Babies" I wanted to talk to you about preparing for birth. As a speaker and teacher I'm frequently asked, "What tips would you give expectant parents?" Well based on my experience and what I see in my students,...

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12 Sep Lack of Postpartum Support is Hurting New Mothers

Every Wednesday between 12 and 12:15 pm I check in with the mothers who have come to take postnatal yoga. While many different women have cycled through in the past 15 years, many of the issues, concerns, and complaints remain the same. Feeling overwhelmed, completely...

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04 Aug Plus Size Pregnancy with Bebo Mia founders Bianca Sprague & Natasha Marchand

In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Bebo Mia founders, Bianca Sprague and Natasha Marchand.   Bianca, Natasha and I discuss the misconceptions and assumptions women of size face when entering motherhood.  We talk openly about “fat shaming” and how plus size moms...

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28 Jul Turning Pain to Power with Debra Pascali Bonaro

I wanted to re-visit one of my favorite episodes this week. Early on, in the life of Yoga | Birth | Babies I had the pleasure and honor of speaking with Debra Pascali Bonaro. She is a world renowned doula, teacher, mentor, birth advocate, and...

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10 Jul Breastfeeding and Epidurals

Ask a room of expectant women if they intend to breastfeed and almost 100 percent of them will say yes. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for at least 12 months and the World Health Organization encourages mothers to continue to breastfeed for two...

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30 Jun Pain for a Purpose in Childbirth with Dr. Judith Lothian

In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with author and  Lamaze Program Co-Director, Dr. Judith Lothian. We explore the idea of pain for a purpose in childbirth. Dr Lothian offers her insight as to how women can use the pain of...

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