The Yoga of Childbirth: 3 New Yogi Moms Share Their Birth Stories
Subscribe to Outside+ now to get unique access to all of our content, including sequences, instructor tips, video lessons, and much more. If anybody would know, it would be some of today’s most renowned yoga instructors who have also become new mothers. As a tribute to Mother’s Day, we met with Rachel Brathen, Coral Brown, and Tara Stiles, all of whom had quite different delivery stories and pregnancies from one another. Continue reading for their honest and inspiring accounts of becoming a new mother.
Rachel Brathen Shares Baby Lea Luna’s Birth Story
Love Aruba-based yoga instructor Rachel Brathen, nicknamed Yoga Girl, opens up about her pregnancy, letting go of her control-freak tendencies, and how pranayama isn’t actually a good alternative for pain medicine during delivery. By Emelie More information may be found here.
Tara Stiles Shares Baby Daisy’s Birth Story
TARA STYLES (Founder, Strala Yoga) tells how her practice helped her during pregnancy and after delivery, and the benefits a newborn had when his or her mother practiced yoga. (In other words, there are a lot of positive vibrations.) More information may be found here.
Coral Brown Shares Baby Seamus’s Birth Story
Submitted by Bethany O PhotographyCoral Brown, a senior Prana Vinyasa instructor and psychotherapist, talks up about her difficult pregnancy, her non-existent prenatal asana practice, and the wonder of bringing another person into the world. Submitted by Bethany O Photography More information may be found here.
The Importance of Sharing Your Birth Story with Bryn Huntpalmer
For many years, prior to the establishment of a structured childbirth education program, information about birthing was passed on to expectant parents through birth tales shared by members of their community and family. Delivery tales, rather than a medical narrative of the experience, can continue to add to one’s preparation and confidence for a forthcoming birth by providing personal anecdotes and actual human interactions rather than a medical report. In this episode ofYoga|Birth|Babies, I chat with Bryn Huntpalmer, the founder of The Birth Hour, about her work.
A similar connection that she has discovered in over 600 birth tales is also discussed by her.
You will learn the following things in this episode:
- Learn more about Bryn and the events that led to the creation of The Birth Hour.
- Hearing birth tales without interruption or criticism is really important.
- Understanding the significance and value of telling one’s birth story without interruption or commentary
- How birth tales might inspire someone to improve their education in preparation for their impending delivery and postpartum plan
- How sharing her own birth experiences with her friends and community had an influence on Bryn as a new mother.
- What the community gains by hearing a diverse range of tales from people who have had a variety of delivery options
- After listening to over 600 birth tales, Bryn has seen a common pattern.
- Brynn has one piece of advise for new and expecting parents that she would like to share with you.
- Where to locate Brynn’s work and what she is up to next are both included here.
Bryn’s bio is as follows: He is the creator of The Birth Hourpodcast, which has had over 16 million downloads to date and has been named one of the “Top 50 Podcasts” by Time Magazine. Bryn Huntpalmer holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. She is enthusiastic about assisting pregnant women in preparing for childbirth through the sharing of inspiring and instructive birth stories, as well as through the delivery of her online evidence-based birthing course,Know Your Options, to expectant women.
Bryn now resides in Austin, Texas, with her husband, Richard, and their three children. To get in touch with Bryn, go to:
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Community Birth Story: A Tale of Two Births: One Cesarean and One Vaginal with Meredith Raucher Sisson
The host of Yoga|Birth|Babies, Meredith Raucher Sisson, talks about two very distinct birth experiences; none was “better” than the other, but they were both different. Meredith takes us on a trip through the lessons she learnt from the delivery of her first child and how she reexamined key decisions when it came to the birth of her second. She expressed equal satisfaction with both of her birthing experiences. Meredith also discusses her feelings on having a vaginal delivery after her first child and the insight she learned from being a second-time mother.
- The host of Yoga|Birth|Babies, Meredith Raucher Sisson, talks about two very different birth experiences
- Neither was “better” than the other, but they were both unique and memorable. Meredith takes us on a trip through the lessons she learnt from the delivery of her first kid and how she reexamined some decisions when it came to the birth of her second child. Neither of her birthing experiences left her dissatisfied. Her feelings on having a vaginal delivery after her first child and the wisdom she learned from being a second-time mother are also discussed. Learn the following in this episode:
- Meredith’s decision to undergo a VBAC was influenced by several factors.
- What Meredith thought about having a vaginal birth after her first child was born
- As a second-time mother, Meredith had a lot of experience and knowledge to share with her children.
- Her postpartum experience and getting into a new routine as a family of four are discussed.
- One thing Meredith wants her children to understand and keep with them about their two distinct birth circumstances is the fact that they were both adopted.
- Meredith provides one more bit of advise to new and expecting parents, which is as follows:
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Meredith’s biographical information: She likes to think of herself as a person who is continuously changing (thanks, Michelle Obama!) and growing. Aside from being the Assistant Director of the National Scholarship Office at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA), she is an art historian, a dog parent, a wife, an aspiring yogi, and most recently, a mother of two children. At work, she provides guidance to students and new graduates on how to submit applications for prizes that are both nationally and globally competitive.
- The same is her wish for her two kids, Russell, who is three years old, and Noah, who is seven months old, in their own house.
- Prenatal yoga helped her to exercise her body in a safe manner while also building a community that continues to support her as she enters motherhood.
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Make a plan for your life and stick to it. Rachel Nielson can help you make more time.
Containerize Your LifeCreate More Time With Rachel Nielson
- I’m not sure about you, but as a mom, I’m always on the go! There never seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything done, whether it’s for family, career, or personal reasons. So, how can parents get everything done that has to be done without being exhausted? As today’s guest Rachel Nielson puts out, “time isn’t a misbehaving child who needs to be disciplined
- Rather, it is something that has to be accepted.” In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with Rachel Nielson, a fellow podcaster, business owner, and mother on how to properly manage time and expectations as a parent. With the notion of containerizing our lives, Rachel shares practical advice on how to change our attention as well as actual tools that will help you and your family have more time for the things that mean most to you and your family. Don’t forget to download your complimentary booklet, 5 Simple Solutions to the Most Common Pregnancy Pains, by clicking HERE. If you want to get the most out of each episode, go to prenatalyogacenter.com and read the show notes, which provide connections to resources and other similar podcasts. If you’ve like what you’ve been listening to, please consider leaving a rating and review! SUPPORT FOR YOGA, BIRTH, AND BABIES Our Sponsors are as follows: Hello Fresh: the number one meal kit in the United States! Visit HelloFresh.com/ybb14 and enter the code ybb14 to receive up to 14 free meals as well as three free gifts! Everlywell at-home lab test is giving a special price of 20% off an at-home lab test at the time of this writing. Alactation assistance, birth doulas, mental health therapists, and postpartum doulas are all things we’re looking for. Connect with Deb and the PYC Community by using the code PYC to receive 10% off your first service at connect with Deb and the PYC Community: Instagram Prenatal Yoga Center on Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter *Join Deb for a yoga session
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Jenny Campbell’s twin birth in the community is featured in this story.
Community Birth Story: Twin Birth with Jenny Campbell
- Delivery tales may be an immensely effective tool for preparing for your forthcoming birth experience. Read on to learn more. As we will discover in today’s episode, being a twin parent may sometimes feel like a footnote in the history of the world. We hope that by sharing our community birth stories, we may shed light on a variety of different situations. Jenny Campbell, a prenatal yoga instructor and member of the Yoga |Birth |Babies community, joins us on today’s edition of the podcast. Jenny, a professional dancer and avid yoga practitioner, shares her experience of surrendering to the physical and hormonal changes that occur with a twin pregnancies. She also discusses the assistance she had throughout her pregnancy, which included anything from enrolling in prenatal yoga courses and taking naps to finding the proper doula (Lindsey Bliss). Jenny also discusses the specifics of her vaginal twin delivery experience. Don’t forget to download your complimentary booklet, 5 Simple Solutions to the Most Common Pregnancy Pains, by clicking HERE. If you want to get the most out of each episode, go to prenatalyogacenter.com and read the show notes, which provide connections to resources and other similar podcasts. If you’ve like what you’ve been listening to, please consider leaving a rating and review! Yoga|Pregnancy|Babies To stay in touch with Deb and the PYC Community, follow them on Instagram. Prenatal Yoga Center on Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Prenatal Yoga Center (via YouTube) Please join Deb for a yoga session
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Rachel Salem, CRNA, discusses about pain management options during labor.
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- Rachel Salem, CRNA, discusses pain medication options during labor.
Know Your Options: Pain Medications During Labor with Rachel Salem, CRNA
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In collaboration with Meredith Raucher Sisson, a community birth story: A Tale of Two Births: One Cesarean and One Vaginal was told.
Community Birth Story: A Tale Of Two Births: One Cesarean And One Vaginal With Meredith Raucher Sisson
- In collaboration with Meredith Raucher Sisson, a community birth story: A Tale of Two Births: One Cesarean and One Vaginal was born.
This is the ideal podcast for women who are pregnant or have returned from maternity leave. Bringing in the greatest guests for all things yoga, birthbabies, and motherhood, Deb is a treasury of information. I teach prenatal yoga, and I strongly encourage all of my students to listen to this podcast!
Deb gives fantastic, evidence-based literature regarding the chaos that is pregnancy and birth. I highly recommend her. Listening to the podcast and attending workshops at PYC gave me the impression that I had received a comprehensive birthing education. I’ve also managed to persuade my husband to join me as a convenient way to incorporate some birth education into his daily commute!
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The YBB podcast has been a fantastic source of knowledge for me throughout my pregnancy, as well as now in the post-partum phase. Yoga birth and baby educator Deb gives substantial research-based and non-judgmental teaching on all things related to yoga birth and infants.
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This podcast has been an incredible source of knowledge for me during my pregnancy, as well as during and after my pregnancy. Deb has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of yoga birth and infants, and she does it without judgment.
Prenatal yoga: What you need to know
Yoga during pregnancy may be a wonderful way to prepare for childbirth. Investigate whether or not this particular sort of prenatal exercise is appropriate for you. Staff at the Mayo Clinic If you’re expecting a child and searching for methods to relax or keep in shape, prenatal yoga can be a good option for you. But did you know that prenatal yoga may also help you prepare for childbirth while also promoting the health of your unborn child? Before beginning prenatal yoga, make sure you are aware of the wide variety of potential advantages, as well as what a typical class comprises and key safety precautions to follow.
What are the benefits of prenatal yoga?
Prenatal yoga is a comprehensive approach to fitness that involves stretching, mental centering, and concentrated breathing, similar to other forms of birthing preparation sessions. According to research, prenatal yoga is safe and can provide a variety of advantages to both pregnant mothers and their unborn children. Prenatal yoga can help with:
- Reduce stress and anxiety through improving sleep, as well as increasing muscular endurance by increasing the strength, flexibility, and endurance of muscles required for birthing. Reduce the symptoms of lower back pain, nausea, headaches, and shortness of breath
Prenatal yoga may also assist you in meeting and bonding with other pregnant women as well as preparing you for the stress of being a parent for the first time.
What happens during a typical prenatal yoga class?
A typical prenatal yoga class can include the following activities:
- Breathing. You’ll be advised to concentrate on breathing in and out slowly and deeply through your nose while you do so. It is possible that prenatal yoga breathing practices can assist you in reducing or managing shortness of breath throughout pregnancy as well as working through contractions during delivery. Stretching with care. In this exercise, you will be urged to gently move different parts of your body, such as your neck and arms, through their whole range of motion. Postures. As you stand, sit, or lie down on the ground, you’ll gently shift your body into various postures that will help you to improve your strength, flexibility, and balance. The usage of props (such as blankets, pillows, and belts) can be beneficial in providing support and comfort
- Relaxation and decompression. At the conclusion of each prenatal yoga class, you’ll have relaxed your muscles and restored your resting heart rate and breathing pattern to their original levels. If you want to achieve a state of self-awareness and inner peace, you could be urged to pay close attention to your breathing, pay close attention to sensations, thoughts, and emotions, or repeat a mantra or phrase to yourself.
Are there styles of yoga that aren’t recommended for pregnant women?
There are many distinct kinds of yoga, some of which are more physically demanding than others. Prenatal yoga, hatha yoga and restorative yoga are the best choices for pregnant women. Before beginning any other yoga class, consult with the instructor about your pregnant status. Hot yoga, which includes doing rigorous postures in a room that has been heated to greater degrees, should be avoided at all costs.
During the Bikram version of hot yoga, for example, the room is heated to roughly 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) and has a humidity of 40%. Hot yoga can cause hyperthermia, which is a condition in which your body temperature rises to an abnormally high level.
Are there special safety guidelines for prenatal yoga?
Prenatal yoga should be practiced with basic safety precautions in order to preserve your health and the health of your baby. As an illustration:
- Consult with your health-care professional. Before beginning a prenatal yoga practice, check with your doctor to ensure that it is safe for you to participate. If you are at heightened risk of premature labor or if you have certain medical concerns, such as heart illness or back difficulties, you may not be allowed to participate in prenatal yoga classes. Make your objectives attainable. For the majority of pregnant women, it is suggested that they engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate physical exercise on at least five, if not all, days of the week. Even shorter or less regular workouts, on the other hand, can nevertheless help you maintain your fitness and prepare for birth. Maintain a healthy pace. If you find yourself unable to talk normally while doing prenatal yoga, you are most likely pushing yourself too hard. Maintain your cool and hydration. Prenatal yoga should be practiced in a well-ventilated space to minimize overheating. Ensure that you drink enough of water to keep yourself hydrated Certain postures should be avoided. When doing postures, bend from your hips rather than your back to keep your spine in a natural curve. To avoid abdominal pressure, avoid sleeping on your stomach or back, performing deep forward and backward bends, or performing any twisting poses that place strain on your abdomen. Twisting postures may be modified so that you simply move your upper back, shoulders, and rib cage when doing them. As your pregnancy continues, utilize supports during poses to compensate changes in your center of gravity as your belly grows larger and larger. If you have any doubts about whether a posture is safe, consult with your teacher
- Nonetheless, do not overdo it. Pay close attention to your body and how you are feeling at any given time. Start out slowly and avoid postures that are above your current degree of experience or comfort with the material. Stretch only as far as you would have been able to before becoming pregnant. While doing prenatal yoga, if you encounter any pain or other warning signals — such as vaginal bleeding, reduced fetal activity or contractions — it is recommended that you stop and inform your health care provider.
How do I choose a prenatal yoga class?
Look for a prenatal yoga class that is taught by an instructor who has received specialized training in this area. Consider observing a class in advance to ensure that you are comfortable with the activities included, the instructor’s style, the class size, and the overall atmosphere of the classroom.
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Yoga for Birth: 8 Ways Yoga Prepares You for Labor
Being over halfway through my pregnancy, I’m starting to think about how I want this time around’s delivery to be different from the previous two. I’ve been meeting with birth doulas (since I’m certain I’ll need their assistance this time around! ), reading up on new innovations in childbirth (delayed cord cutting wasn’t really a thing the last time I went through this), and conducting extensive research into birthing classes. It’s been difficult for me to locate decent explanations that clearly describe the distinctions between various birthing procedures and systems, which has made my job more difficult.
It appears like prenatal yoga sessions are a fantastic method to prepare for childbirth, according to nearly every article I’ve read.
That has been confirmed by several of my students, who have stated that the skills they gained in prenatal yoga were what got them through their birthing experiences.
However, it can also be accompanied by a great deal of tension and anxiety.
Have you been debating whether or whether you should add a weekly pregnant yoga session to your list of things to do before your due date? If so, you’re not alone. Here are just a few of the many ways that yoga for birth may help you prepare for your birth.
Yoga for Birth: 8 Ways Yoga Prepares Your Body + Mind for Birth
“During my birth, I couldn’t recall a single thing I learned from that pricey birthing class I took,” several of the mothers who have participated in my prenatal yoga program have shared with me. The only thing that helped me get through it was remembering my yoga breathing technique.” That’s because when you practice breathing deeply and slowly on a daily basis, which you should do regardless of whether you’re working on yoga for delivery, it becomes something you can turn to naturally and automatically.
2. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.
In the course of your yoga practice, you will find yourself in a variety of unpleasant positions. Some are only somewhat irritating, while others are really intense and make you want to get out of your current position as soon as possible. Giving birth is a lot like performing a really difficult and excruciating yoga position. If you have a competent instructor, she will assist you practice how to hang out in those painful times, recognize that they are just transitory, and demonstrate to you that you are capable of withstanding far greater discomfort than you previously believed possible.
3. Move baby into an optimal position for birth.
Those who practice yoga regularly will find themselves in a variety of challenging poses. Some are only somewhat irritating, while others are really intense and make you want to get out of your current position as soon as possible. A lot of the experience of giving birth is similar to a really intense and unpleasant yoga position. If you have a competent instructor, she will assist you practice how to hang out in those painful times, recognize that they are just transitory, and demonstrate to you that you are capable of withstanding far greater discomfort than you previously believed.
4. Move baby into the birth canal and begin the birthing process.
Now, I’ve already written about my experiences with yoga to induce labor with my darling child, which you can read here. It just did not function in the manner in which I desired! (See 5 Yoga Poses to Induce Labor That Don’t Work for more information.) Working on postures that widen the hips (such as squats and half-squats) can assist shift the baby’s head farther down into the pelvis once he or she is in that head-down position. In fact, it is the head pressing down on the cervix that helps to soften and narrow the cervix, as well as prepare the mother’s body for labor—even if it does not appear to trigger labor to begin immediately (at least not on my timeframe!).
5. Learn to rest more efficiently.
In prenatal yoga courses, one of my favorite methods to sequence postures is to alternate energetic positions with resting poses such as Child’s Pose at various points during the session. Not only does it make a point about the need of finding a balance between activity and relaxation in our lives for best health, but it is also an excellent preparation for the pattern of contractions and rest that mothers experience during labor.
Not only will you be able to tolerate the discomforts of labor more effectively, but your body will also be more efficient at softening and opening—so you might just get to glimpse that precious baby face a little sooner if you practice resting completely between contractions.
6. Learn to go of what you can’t control.
You may spend as much time writing birth plans as you want till the cows come home. However, no matter how meticulous your preparations are, there is only so much you can do to influence how your child enters this world. When I became pregnant with my daughter, I was determined to have a natural delivery. It all went wrong when I went into active labor at 11 p.m. at night, vomited up every couple of minutes, only had around 3 seconds between contractions (or so it seems), and was just too exhausted to continue.
- I was given an epidural.
- By 7 a.m., I held my precious daughter in my arms.
- But, you know what?
- Ultimately, all that mattered to me was that I had a happy, healthy baby.
- Looking back, I realize that it was my yoga training that enabled me to let go of my original goal and make the best options for my own well-being.
- Holding on to a plan that isn’t working out is about as beneficial as clenching your teeth in Warrior Pose, if not more so.
- One of your days may be spent feeling that you are the “fullest expression” of the position.
- It’s all about the yoga.
7. Learn to trust your body and the natural birthing process.
It has been one of the most powerful aspects of teaching prenatal yoga to see a woman’s body and begin to realize how much of our bodies were created expressly for this event it has been one of the most empowering aspects of teaching prenatal yoga. Even the forms of our bones, as well as the hormonal system that allows us to soften in order to create room for the kid to make a graceful escape, are designed specifically for the purpose of growing and giving birth to children. This not only instills a deep sense of respect and love for my body (which I’ve been cultivating in my yoga practice for more than a decade!
The more I learn to know my body via yoga, the more I am able to put my confidence in it.
8. Find a support system.
There are many other places where you may meet other mothers in the same stage of life as you, but yoga is a terrific location to meet mama pals who are working for health and harmony as much as you are. I like seeing the bonds that are formed among the moms in my prenatal yoga courses, friendships that last long after the baby is delivered. I can understand how beneficial it is for them to have someone with whom to share notes. It may also be really helpful to become acquainted with someone who is a few weeks ahead of you in their pregnancy so that you can actually SEE what to anticipate (or, in the case of birth, at least you can hear a debriefing).
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Yoga isn’t the only location where you can meet other mothers who are in the same stage of life as you, but it is a wonderful way to meet other mothers who are aiming for health and balance. In my prenatal yoga courses, I like seeing how the moms form connections that last long after the baby is born. Having someone to exchange notes with is clearly beneficial to them, and I can see how that is true. Not to add, getting to know someone who is a few weeks ahead of you in their pregnancy may be really reassuring since you can actually SEE what to expect (or, in the case of birth, at least you can hear a debriefing).
Read How to Make Amazing Mom Friends (and Why You Should) to learn more about this.
If any of you mommies out there practiced yoga in the months leading up to your child’s delivery, I’d love to hear about your experience.
Please share your thoughts and experiences in the space below.
In Coral Gables, classes and childbirth education have resumed. Zoom is available only upon request for “remote” birthing lessons.
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In Coral Gables, classes and early childhood education have resumed. Only “distance” birthing classes can be seen in zoom mode upon request.
- Classes and childbirth education classes have resumed in Coral Gables. Zoom is only available upon request for “remote” birthing lessons.
A prenatal and postnatal yoga studio in Coral Gables has been honoring and uniting women, families, and the community for more than two decades! Prenatal and postnatal yoga are Debra’s specialties, and she concentrates on bringing breath awareness and relaxation to her lessons. She also offers holistic childbirth education programs, hypnobirthing courses, parenting classes, breastfeeding assistance, and other services to her students. A licensed labor doula, Debra has assisted moms at home births and hospitals for over a decade.
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- Your pregnancy and birth will be supported by midwives and professional birthworkers who will provide compassionate, holistic care throughout your experience.
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In the center of gorgeous Coral Gables, Florida, you’ll find this hotel. Come learn all you need to know about pregnancy, delivery, and beyond with Debra Deva Kaur, the original designer of the Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training curriculum, which was developed in collaboration with Yoga Alliance in 2011. Having a happy, healthy, and joyous birth experience is something that every woman and family should be entitled to! Even when a cesarean is required, delivery may and should be a celebration of life if the mother and baby are relaxed, educated, empowered, and blessed.
Debra’s Teaching Certifications and Training:
- Debra Deva Kaur is a certified Kundalini Prenatal Yoga Instructor, as taught by Yogi Bhajan
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- E-RYT, Experienced Prenatal Yoga Teacher with the National Yoga Alliance
- RPYT, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training School with the National Yoga Alliance
- RPYT, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training School with the National Yoga Alliance Certifications in Hatha, Vinyasa, and Prenatal/postpartum yoga with infant are all available. Over 30 years of expertise in the fitness industry, specializing in strength, flexibility, and wellbeing. With Dr. Harvey Karp, I am a certified Happiest Baby on the Block educator and the creator of Baby Belly TunesTM. The use of a pregnancy support wrap that includes music for the baby in the womb
- Advanced specialty Iyengar practice instruction
- Licensed Professional/Certified Labor DoulaPostpartum Doula with both DONA and CAPPA
- Midwifery Assistant Training with Ina Mae Gaskin at “The Farm” in Tennessee
- (assisting with births in Dade and Broward Counties, working with hospitals, OB/GYN clinics, birth centers, and home births
- (Assisting families with doula service at homewith newborn baby care following birth). Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
- Certified Childbirth Educator
- And Affiliate with The HypnoBirthing® Institute are just a few of the credentials that this professional possesses. A technique known as the Mongan Method (which use visualization and deep relaxation to aid in the release of stress and tension, while also utilizing the body’s own natural “relaxant” to allow for a more comfortable and simpler delivery experience) “Birthing with calm”
- Teaching hospital protocols and terminology in childbirth preparation classes
- Author/creator of “Yoga for Pregnancy,” a nationally recognized DVD with menus in both English and Spanish
- Placenta Encapsulation Certified Specialist with PBi, Ltd. (further information on this may be found on the PE website)
Additional Training and Workshops Include:
- Kundalini YogaPranayama (concentrated breathing and postures to aid in the healing, cleansing, and balancing of the body’s energy flow- the chakras)
- Kundalini YogaPranayama Yoga in the Iyengar style (therapeutic yoga in which appropriate posture and body alignment are used to reduce the chance of injury)
- A number of years of Doula conferences that provided education and improved techniques to support moms during the birthing process
- “Radiant Child” Level III, Children’s Yoga (helping children grow self-esteem, discover focus, flexibility, and tranquillity)
- “Radiant Child” Level III, Children’s Yoga (helping children build self-esteem, find concentration, flexibility, and calmness)
- Insurance and CPR certification are provided.
If you are interested in sponsoring a training in your area, please contact Debra at [email protected] or call 305-498-6722 for more information about the program. Through yoga and knowledge, learn how to bring about good change and live a healthy and happy life for yourself.