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Deena Blumenfeld
Works at Shining Light Prenatal Education
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A little piece I wrote for +4moms on Prenatal Yoga came out today. Read on!
http://blog.4moms.com/prenatal-yoga/
#prenatal #yoga   #prenatalyoga  +Shining Light Prenatal Education 
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New on +The Silent Mother, "The Arrogance of Doctors and Episiotomy without Consent"

When history pisses you off and you are grateful that we have moved passed this stuff... mostly.

"DeLee’s writing firmly illustrates the “doctor as god” concept. This is the idea that the doctor knows best in all cases and should not be questioned. His entire paper reads as self-indulgent with an air of superiority. He speaks of how he can “save” mothers and babies with his techniques. His arrogance is profound.

#doctors #obstetrics #childbirth #informedconsent #history #medicalanthropology
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The early-bird pricing expires one week from today! Register now to save $100 and become a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator.
 
The early-bird pricing expires one week from today! Register now to save $100 and become a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator.

#lamaze #childbirth #pittsburgh #pregnancy #education #career
You have a passion for helping women and families. Pregnancy and birth are your avocation and you wish to turn them into your vocation. You have a love for teaching and mentoring while supporting women through a truly transformational point in their lives. Becoming a Lamaze Certified Childbirth ...
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I'm excited to share my new blog collaboration between +Lamaze International and +The Silent Mother  It's a new historical fiction series, entitled "Dear Diary", where we look at how women's birth experiences have evolved over the 20th century.

You can find the first post here: http://www.givingbirthwithconfidence.org/blog/dear-diary-birth-stories-of-the-past-albert-jr-born-may-12-1900

The follow up post is on The Silent Mother: http://www.silentmother.com/2016/05/23/chloroform-childbed-fever-and-historical-fiction/

#historicalfiction   #blogging   #childbirth   #pregnancy   #chloroform   #childbedfever  
By Deena Blumenfeld. This is the first in a series of historical fiction birth stories. The people are fictitious, but their experiences are common for the time period. The series will continue monthly until we reach the end of the 20th century.
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From +The Silent Mother 
This personal piece is dedicated to all of my sisters who are also motherless mothers.
A foray into the land of video and spoken word...
http://www.silentmother.com/2016/04/20/the-hole-inside-a-spoken-word-piece/
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And now to make all feminists cranky:

From +The Silent Mother
"To make a long story short, psychoprophylaxis was specifically designed to control women and to keep them, calm, quiet and in bed. Those noisy, demanding women who had the audacity to move their bodies in a way that seemed feral while the sounds emanating from their throats reminded staff of bedroom pleasures, needed to be restrained and restricted by either the scopolamine / morphine cocktail or by breathing techniques dictated by her husband. A husband’s job was, quite simply, to keep his wife quiet and well behaved during labor if there were no drugs available to her."

http://www.silentmother.com/2016/03/21/on-being-a-good-girl-during-labor/
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We have just about a week to go before we start our 2016 Lamaze seminar! Ngozi and I are super excited to get this rolling. We do still have a few spots available and I'll be happy to extend the early bird pricing to you. So, if you want to join us let me know. We'd love to have you.

#lamaze #childbirth #lcce #childbirtheducation #childbirtheducator #pittsburgh
You have a passion for helping women and families. Pregnancy and birth are your avocation and you wish to turn them into your vocation. You have a love for teaching and mentoring while supporting women through a truly transformational point in their lives. Becoming a Lamaze Certified Childbirth ...
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One more day left to secure the early-bird pricing! Become a childbirth educator and guide women through their pregnancies and into parenthood. Lamaze is the only nationally accredited childbirth ed. organization. See you in July!

http://shininglightprenatal.com/lamaze-childbirth-educator-program/

#childbirth #lamaze #lcce #childbirtheducation #professionaldevelopment #nursing #pregnancy
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And now for something out of my personal collection - The Dalkon Shield IUD.

via +The Silent Mother - "IUDs have been around for a over a thousand years, in various shapes and forms. The Dalkon Shield, however, had something new going for it – a mass marketing campaign. Well, that and a different physical structure and an entirely different kind of string… but we’ll get to that in a minute."

#iud   #birthcontrol   #contraception   #dalkonshield   #medicalanthropology   #medicalhistory   #feminism  

http://www.silentmother.com/2016/05/04/the-dalkon-shield-a-story-of-corporate-greed-a-lack-of-medical-testing-and-an-ongoing-fear-of-the-iud/
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My Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training is coming up soon! Sign up today!
 
Are you looking to grow your practice and support pregnant women on their journey to parenthood? If so, my YA approved, 85-hour prenatal yoga teacher training is for you. Our first weekend is coming up at the end of April.

#prenatalyoga #pittsburgh #prenatalyogateachertraining #yogateacher #yoga

http://shininglightprenatal.com/prenatal-yoga-teacher-training/
Shining Light Prenatal Education is pleased to introduce Pittsburgh's only Yoga Alliance, 85 hr Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training (RPYT) taught by Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and Lamaze Trainer, Deena Blumenfeld ERYT, RPYT, LCCE. This the most comprehensive prenatal yoga teacher training in Western Pennsylvania.
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New on the blog. I recently discovered a video from the US Navy on Emergency Childbirth. Here are my thoughts on the good, the bad and the ugly of the video. The quote, however, is a favorite of mine.


#pregnancy #childbirth #birth #emergencybirth #homebirth
 
New on the blog. I recently discovered a video from the US Navy on Emergency Childbirth. Here are my thoughts on the good, the bad and the ugly of the video. The quote, however, is a favorite of mine.
http://www.silentmother.com/2016/02/24/emergency-childbirth-in-1961/

#pregnancy #childbirth #birth #emergencybirth #homebirth
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Owner and Principal Educator at Shining Light Prenatal Education
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Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Fertility Yoga, Mommy & Me Yoga, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, Lamaze Trainer
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  • Shining Light Prenatal Education
    Yoga and Lamaze Instructor, 2011 - present
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Shining Light Prenatal Education: Integrating the principles and practice of Yoga with the evidence-based practices of Lamaze® to provide you with complete preparation for a safe and confident birth.
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I'm a small business owner, a Yoga instructor, Prenatal Yoga instructor and Lamaze instructor.  I'm a married mom of 2.
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Pittsburgh, PA
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