Deb Flashenberg is the founder and director of the Prenatal Yoga Center in NYC. She is a yoga teacher, labor support doula, Lamaze childbirth educator and has completed a midwifery assistant program at The Farm in Tennessee with Ina May Gaskin and The Farm midwives. On this episode of the Pure Nurture Podcast, Deb is sharing all about five essential questions to ask your care provider before birth. When you’re in labor, it’s not a good time to start negotiating your delivery wishes. You need to feel heard, respected, and supported BEFORE your big day and be sure you and your support team are all on the same page.
In this episode, you’ll hear about:
- Who is Deb Flashenberg & how she got into supporting pregnant women before she became a Mom (2:35)
- Prenatal Yoga Center in NYC
- Yoga | Birth | Babies Podcast
- Who’s Afraid of the Pregnant Yogi? online program
- When you meet your doctor for the first time, ask these 5 key questions to make sure you’re on the same page (5:36)
- Is it too late to switch care providers in your 3rd trimester? (25:00)
“As a doula, Deb has heard this lament time and time again: “I received the name of my doctor from a friend, and if I had known what to ask, I probably would have switched doctors a long time ago. Now I feel it’s too late to change!” Ideally, it’s best to have a very important conversation with your doctor at the beginning of your pregnancy to make sure that the way he or she practices medicine matches up with the way you want to birth. If you’re already into your pregnancy and a relationship with your doctor, be sure to ask these key questions at your next appointment! When you’re in labor, it isn’t a good time to start negotiating your labor and delivery wishes. It’s essential that you feel heard, supported and respected long before the big day!” – Via www.prenatalyogacenter.com
Click here to read more about the 5 questions Deb recommends you ask your doctor.
If you found this podcast helpful and want more, visit Deb at her Prenatal Yoga Center, on Instagram, and Facebook. Check out her prenatal yoga teacher training (if you’re ready to dive deeper) and when you’re in New York City, pop in for a yoga class!
Best part? You can practice yoga wherever you are with Deb’s free yoga videos.