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Deena Blumenfeld
Works at Shining Light Prenatal Education
Lives in Pittsburgh, PA
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"What most women will find surprising, however, is that there are moments of pure relaxation between the contractions. The physiology of #birth  produces an amazing cocktail of hormones designed to enable you to get some peace and rest during your labor. #Mindfulness  allows you to find to these moments of relaxation."
http://shininglightprenatal.com/2015/08/24/the-practice-of-mindfulness-during-labor/
What most women will find surprising, however, is that there are moments of pure relaxation between the contractions. The physiology of birth produces an amazing cocktail of hormones designed to enable you to get some peace and rest during your labor. Mindfulness allows you to find to these moments of relaxation.
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Our Mommy & Me #Yoga  classes are featured in KidsburghPgh this week! Come join us on Tues mornings from 10-11 am #Pittsburgh   #Mommyandmeyoga  

http://www.kidsburgh.org/features/the-kidsburgh-family-yoga-guide
Let's raise some little yogis! Find a yoga class for your family in our Kidsburgh yoga guide.
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"Anyway, that is what I know breastfeeding will actually be like. It won’t be serene. Maybe eventually, but the first few weeks will be sleepless nights and an overly hungry screaming baby that won’t latch on right because my breasts are too engorged or he is too tired/fussy/overstimulated. I won’t be perfectly groomed. I will be wearing yesterday’s pajamas which have spit up, spilt coffee and other unidentified stains on them."
#worldbreastfeedingweek   #breastfeeding   #realitycheck  
http://shininglightprenatal.com/2015/08/04/breastfeeding-bliss-or-not-well-not-yet/
Anyway, that is what I know breastfeeding will actually be like. It won’t be serene. Maybe eventually, but the first few weeks will be sleepless nights and an overly hungry screaming baby that won’t latch on right because my breasts are too engorged or he is too tired/fussy/overstimulated. I won’t be perfectly groomed. I will be wearing yesterday’s pajamas which have spit up, spilt coffee and other unidentified stains on them.
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Our Couples Connection, Prenatal Partner ‪#‎Yoga‬ workshop is tonight. 6:30-8:00. Drop-in space is available. Do join us! http://shininglightprenatal.com/classes/#cat-9
Prenatal Yoga, Confident Birthing, and Babywearing classes, oh my! Check out our comprehensive line up of classes and workshops. You'll find all of our Fertility, Pregnancy and Early Parenting classes and workshops here. You can pick and choose the classes that best suit your needs and sign up ...
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Laura, our #babywearing  educator shares some helpful insights to help you navigate through the massive amount of information online regarding babywearing.
http://shininglightprenatal.com/2015/06/30/babywearing-mistakes-and-an-easy-and-safe-fix/
A guest post, by Laura McCarthy, Shining Light's Babywearing expert regarding online photos of babywearing mistakes and her solution to the problem.
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Sometimes we want additional friends or family members to join us for our births. Other times, we’d prefer birth to be a more private event. Margaret, one of our +Shining Light Doulas, shares a story of an unintended guest and how she gracefully managed a challenging situation and turned it around to be a positive experience for mom, dad and the unintended guest.
http://shininglightprenatal.com/2015/06/23/an-unintended-guest-at-a-birth-mitigated-by-a-doulas-grace/
#doula   #doulas   #Pittsburgh  
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My latest post for Science & Sensibility on the PregSense Monitor. I have a lot of unanswered questions about this product. Is this something you would use? How do you feel about it? http://www.scienceandsensibility.org/the-pregsense-monitor-a-useful-new-tool-or-fear-based-marketing/
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"Taking a small baby or toddler on wilderness trip can be intimidating, and some may try to discourage parents from traveling with small children. #Babywearing  can be a huge help on such trips in a variety of ways." 
http://shininglightprenatal.com/2015/08/11/babywearing-in-the-great-outdoors/
Taking a small baby or toddler on wilderness trip can be intimidating, and some may try to discourage parents from traveling with small children. Babywearing can be a huge help on such trips in a variety of ways.
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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 is the most comprehensive prenatal yoga teacher training in Western Pennsylvania.

It is the only Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training approved by Lamaze International for CEUs!

For more information and to register, please visit: http://shininglightprenatal.com/prenatal-yoga-teacher-training/
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When a first birth doesn’t go as planned and a mother feels hurt, lost and afraid, she turns to her #doula ,  for mentoring and support. - Video!
http://shininglightprenatal.com/2015/07/08/a-doula-softens-a-mothers-fears-about-her-upcoming-birth/
+Shining Light Doulas 
When a first birth doesn't go as planned and a mother feels hurt, lost and afraid, she turns to her doula, Anneliese, for mentoring and support. Through her compassion and attentiveness, Anneliese lights this mother's path so her fears are dissolved and she can move forward with grace and confidence to her upcoming birth with her second child.
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Fun things you will find in my #Lamaze  class, Confident Birthing as written for +Lamaze International 

http://www.givingbirthwithconfidence.org/p/bl/et/blogid=16&blogaid=1290
#Pittsburgh  
When you sign up for any Lamaze childbirth class, you can expect to learn thoroughly about labor, birth, and postpartum through the use of evidence-based resources and instruction. But that's pretty much where the similarities end. A Lamaze class can be taught in a group or privately; ...
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Today is the last day for early-bird pricing for the Lamaze Educator Seminar. Save $100 by registering and paying in full today! 
http://shininglightprenatal.com/lamaze-childbirth-educator-program/
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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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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suburban Philly
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