Sunday, February 23, 2014

Our Education Series Continues: "Riding the Emotional Rollercoaster of Pregancy"

Pregnancy can be like pms on steriods, and perhaps they are chemically they're akin.......
Personally, this is one of my favorite coping mechanisms. It's called, "Reclining Ostrich.

Anywhere at any given time, something can trigger a deep emotional response from the expectant mother, that she totally did not expect. Add to that identity changes, stress about the future, moving, and the concerns of the pregnancy itself. Oh did I mention, your body is not your own? It's no wonder that simple function is challenged, and emotional stability precarious.

Want to talk about it? Want to share your experiences with other moms also in your boat? Would you like to hear the suggestions of a knowledgable, experienced, and supportive professional. Then come on out Tuesday evening, to our Education Series, when our presenter, Flora Morgolis, Well-being Therapist, will address the subject of Your Emotional Well Being During Pregnancy. Flora will engage the group in questions and discussion, and teach and lead us through a few perception shifts and coping skills.

About Flora Margolis: Link

About Pregini Playhouse:Link

Friday, February 21, 2014

Just Sayin...........

Long Island College Hospital...................always was an average/good hospital. It had a decent maternity ward. And a pediatric emergency room! So valuable! What's up?  You would think they-the real estate/govermental/powers would get on board with the community.......anyway, the governor just said it was up for grabs, but any development would have to include a health care component.....(Link) I'm not much of a community activist but, do you know how close the next closest hospital is? Here's a post from a while ago....
Giving Birth at Long Island College Hospital
 Reedu Taha Wood posted this photo on her blog (link) after her birth experience at LICH (link to post)
Long Island College Hospital, located on Hicks Street at Atlantic Ave.Here are some stats to look at: Link to Profile

Monday, February 10, 2014

Tuesday Evenings Prenatal Yoga and Childbirth Education-"PREGINI PLAYHOUSE"

What is "Pregini Playhouse"? 
Right after the 7pm Tuesday Prenatal Yoga Class, we follow up the evening with a pregnancy and childbirth education class called Pregini Playhouse, beginning at 8:10. Refreshments served.

Each week there is a different presenter/teacher addressing one of the many topics and concerns surrounding your pregnancy, labor, delivery, and motherhood. Discussion and networking included.

Here is the line-up so far:
Feb 11th- "Your Growing Belly-What Physical Changes and Symtoms You Can Expect...Which Are Of Concern" A look at your uterus and your changing body through all three trimesters. Identifying the differences, discomforts, and adjustments. Confirming the normal, and determining which concerns are doctor-worthy. 
by Danika Wynn, Registered Nurse, Certified Childbirth Educator, Midwife Candidate. (Link to our page) (Link to Danika's site)
February 18th-"Do I Want A Doula?" Maybe you've heard the term doula, and wonder what a doula does. Would you, your partner, and labor process benefit with the service of a trained and compassionate "co-worker" included. All questions answered.
by Julia Arenson, DONA Birth and Postnatal Doula, Area Yoga Prenatal Yoga Instructor, Workshop Originator (Link to our page) (Link to her site)
February 25th-"The Emotional Rollercoaster of Pregnancy-Loosen Your Seatbelt, It's a Bumpy Ride!" Your well being is not just physical. How are you handling and adjusting to your present and future diversities. Suspect hormonal interplay? Happy? Anxious? Empowered? "Questioning?" A forum of emotional responses will be tourguided, and simple grounding and peacemaking exercises will be taught.
by Flora Margolis, Well-Being Psyhotherapist (Link to her site)

Pregini Playhouse, is an Area Yoga class and can be included on your "class card' or individually purchased as a single class, $13. Stay after you've attended the 7pm Yoga Class or drop-in. 

Sunday, February 2, 2014



ON MONTAGUE ST. 7pm Area Yoga announces MATERNITY TUESDAYS at the Montague Studio. 7pm begins our new Prenatal Yoga Class, taught by Julia Arenson, Prenatal Yoga Teacher& Birth/Postpartum Doula (dancingdoula). 
Followed at 8:15 by “PREGINI PLAYHOUSE”, a Childbirth Education series. This week, Feb 4th, features Lactation Consultant, Lea Todaro, (mamimia) presenting 
“BREASTFEEDING BASICS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN”. Class rates apply ($13 per or class card discount) Refreshments served. AREA YOGA, 144 MONTAGUE ST, 2nd FLOOR