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May 11, 2011

Last Call for Pelvic Floor Rejuvenation
Where:

Barefoot Dance Center
1645 Rt 9W
West Park, NY 12493

Driving Directions

When:
Monday May 16, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Dear Cara,

Last call ladies! Please join us May 16th at Barefoot Dance Center for an awesome workshop on the pelvic floor. River & Mountain is sponsoring a pelvic floor class May 16 from 10-1pm at Barefoot Dance Center in West Park, NY. Debra Goldman, M.A., P.T. has specialized in women’s health

since 1990. She has advanced training in the evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction

and has presented numerous educational seminars on this topic for physicians, nurses and the general public. The cost of the class is $40.00.

Space is limited so please register early!. To register contact us by email or phone at

845-256-5430. To learn more about Debra, visit www.fourcornersphysicaltherapy.com

Remember to visit our website for more information about this workshop and others like it at www.niarahealingarts.com. As always if you have any questions feel free to contact us at

845-256-5430. We look forward to seeing you there and exploring the vast world of the pelvic

floor.

Click on the link below to register or RSVP.
Register Now!
I can’t make it
Please feel free to contact us at 845-256-5430 for more information about this workshop and others like it. We look forward to seeing you in May as we
rediscover the crazy world of muscles, ligaments tissues and nerves we call
our pelvic floor. This will be a workshop you’ll never forget so spread the word
and come on out!
Sincerely,

Susanrachel Condon
Niara Healing Arts and River and Mountain Midwives
845 256 5430

March 2, 2011

From the La Leche League:

Hi everyone! The warmer weather makes it easier to leave the
house…we hope you come to one of our meetings!

Series Meetings:

Uptown West
Time: 10:30AM
Place: Rutgers Presbyterian Church,
236 W. 73rd St. @ Broadway
Date: Mar 3

Inwood
Time: 10:30AM
Place: 165 Seaman Ave, #3F, near 207th & Broadway, go six steps: take
the elevator on the right
Date: Mar 16
Call Kate at 212-595-1627 for details

Midtown
Time: 10:30AM
Place: Manhattan Plaza Health Club, ground floor,
482 West 43rd@ 10th Ave.,
Dates: Mar 17

Downtown: Evening Meeting
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: McBurney YMCA
125 W. 14th St., Kuttner Room, between 6th & 7th Ave.
Date: Mar. 2

Downtown East
Time: 10:00AM
Place: Beth Israel Medical Center, Baird Hall,
350 E. 17th St, @ 1st Ave.
7th Floor Conf Room
Date: Mar. 8

NEW! Tribeca: Co-Sponsored by HRP Mamas
Time: 12:30PM
Place: Hosted by Playgarden
95 Franklin Street between Church and Broadway
Date: Mar 4

UWS
Time: 10:30AM
Place: 200 West 90th St
Ask doorman for the apartment #
Dates: (Tuesdays) Call Beth at 212-799-1894 for dates

Toddler Meetings:

Downtown Toddler
Time: 12:15PM-1:45PM
Place: The 14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street @ First Avenue: Room 201
Date: March 13
Call Leigh Anne for information (212) 529-4691

UWS Toddler
Time: 10:30AM
Place: 200 West 90th St
Ask doorman for the apartment #
Dates: (Mondays) Call Beth at 212-799-1894 for dates

Special Meetings:

Mothers of Twins: Partners Invited!
Co-sponsored by the Manhattan Mothers of Twins Club
Time: 1PM Meetings will be held at Birthday Presence, 580 Broadway,
suite 304 at 1 pm, in Soho between Prince and Houston.
Date: March 23
Call Kate for info 212-595-1627

Working Mothers’ Meeting: Partners Invited!
Time: 10AM-11:30AM
Place: W.F. Ryan Community Health Center, 110 W. 97th St., Auditorium,
between Amsterdam and Columbus
Date: Mar 19

We look forward to seeing you!

Manhattan La Leche League Leaders

February 25, 2011

Dear Pregnant New Yorkers,

Join us on March 1st @ Birth Day Presence for our next event- we have so much information to share and goodies to give away.

“From Here to Maternity” starts up again on March 4th with some very special guests including the baby guru Jaime Grayson who will be telling you the must have essentials and what you really DO NOT need. Child Safety Expert Kimberlee Mitchell is going to be giving out great advice on keeping your baby safe.

I am also thrilled to be talking to America’s Midwife Ina May Gaskin about her new book Birth Matters - Tune in!

Best,

Janet

Hear Natalie Curry’s inspirational and heartwarming story about how cord blood saved her life not once but twice. Learn what a doula is, all about hypnobirthing and the benefits of yoga. We’re giving out the best foods to eat when you’re pregnant and quick, effective tips so you can feed yourself and your baby the best food possible. How physical therapy, acupuncture and massage can help you through your pregnancy.

Everyone who registers will be entered to win some amazing raffles!

Tuesday, March 1st
6:30 - 9:00pm

Birth Day Presence
580 Broadway
(btwn Prince and Houston)

$15 in advance
$20 at the door


Register

Guest Speakers

Founder of All About Cord Blood - Natalie Curry- CEO www.allaboutcordblood.com

Prenatal Massage Therapist - Janet Markovits, LMT www.maternalmassageandmore.com

Physical Therapist - Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS www.renew-pt.com

Doula - Anna Merrill  www.birthdaypresence.net

Acupuncturist- Mia Hatgis, L.Ac  www.acumamamia.com

Webster Certified Network Chiropractor - Dr Suzanne McBride www.networkwellnesscare.com

Prenatal Yoga Center Director - Debra Flashenberg, CD(DONA) www.prenatalyogacenter.com

Nutritionists - Jackie Maese, CHHC,AADP and AMY Nelms,CHHC, AADP www.mmmunch.com

Hypnobirthing - Angela Monti Fox, M.S., LCSW www.birthingwithhypnosis.com


Raffles

  • Stroller from Maclaren
  • 50% off a prenatal massage from Maternal Massage and More
  • A complimentary customized consultation from Isa Herrera, women’s health Physiotherapist. A great opportunity to ask questions such as how to use a TENS unit during labor for natural pain relief, how to release your pelvic floor muscles for labor using biofeedback, what techniques will relieve & prevent sciatica and low back pain, and what exercises are the best to do for the immediate post-partum period etc… ($320 value)
  • Ending Female Pain, a new book by Isa Herrera
  • more raffles being added


Special Vendors

Did you know?

90% of women who have undergone cesarean deliveries are candidates for VBAC. (Vaginal Birth after Cesarean)

Fun Facts

Check out these interesting facts about pregnancy found on babble

Book Signing

Renowned Midwife Ina May Gaskin Speaks in Brooklyn

Sunday, March 6
5 p.m. FREE!
WORD presents Ina May Gaskin at the Warsaw
261 Driggs Ave, Greenpoint/Williamsburg Brooklyn
L train to Bedford Ave; G to Nassau Ave

Presented by WORD BOOKSTORE in Greenpoint
Called “the mother of authentic midwifery,” Ina May Gaskin has practiced for nearly forty years at The Farm Midwifery Center. She is the only midwife for whom an obstetric maneuver has been named, and she’s coming to Greenpoint! Gaskin will be speaking on her new book, Birth Matters: A Midwife’s Manifesta, a spirited manifesta showing us how to trust women, value birth, and reconcile modern life with a process as old as our species. This event is free and open to the public; please note, Gaskin will only be signing copies of the new book (up to two per person) purchased during the event.


The Pregnant New Yorker provides alternative, fun health events in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The events provide an opportunity to learn something new about different services and products and a chance to meet other pregnant women. Janet Markovits the founder of The Pregnant New Yorker has been a perinatal massage therapist for over 13 years. Over the years she been asked numerous questions related to everything pregnancy and baby. She has learned so much from her clients and colleagues and thought this would be the perfect forum to put it all together for the community.

www.thepregnantnewyorker.com

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February 18th 2011

Please save the date for

The Concert for a Healthy Birth
A Benefit to Support Choices in Childbirth

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hosted by Ricki Lake
Honoring Dr. Christiane Northrup
Monday, May 9 *Please note the new date in honor of Mother’s Day!
The Canal Room
285 West Broadway (@ Canal Street), NYC 10013

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CELEBRATE the work of Choices in Childbirth
SIP cocktails and SAVOR snacks
HONOR Dr. Christiane Northrup, women’s health pioneer
ENJOY performances by Musical STARS from Broadway and Beyond

DANCE!
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

All proceeds benefit Choices in Childbirth, a 501(c)3 organization. Choices in Childbirth is a leader in maternity care consumer education, advocacy and outreach. We believe that every woman deserves a safe, respectful and deeply fulfilling birth experience and we strive to improve maternity care and ensure that the birth of each child is treated with the reverence that it deserves.
Address postal inquiries to:
Choices In Childbirth
441 Lexington Avenue, 19th floor
New York, NY 10017-3924
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February 16, 2011

Larry in front of Cameras
Are Vaccines Safe and Effective?
An Educational Opportunity for
Parents and Practitioners
Injection shot for eblast

Dr. Palevsky provides patients and their families with personalized, comprehensive consultations to address their children’s wellness, and/or acute or chronic illness. He offers consultations and educational programs to families in the areas of preventive and holistic health, nutrition for infants and children, safe and alternative treatments for common and difficult to treat pediatric conditions, vaccination controversies, mindful parenting and rethinking the medical paradigm.

As well as providing wellness care and check-ups to families looking for a holistic pediatrician, Dr. Palevsky uses an integrative approach with children and families who experience such conditions as ADD/ADHD, Autism, asthma, eczema, allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, ear infections, chronic congestion, diabetes, obesity, learning disabilities, developmental delays, neurological conditions, side effects of chronic medication use and perceived vaccination damage. Dr. Palevsky maintains practices in Manhattan and in Northport, Long Island.


Join Our Mailing List
with

LAWRENCE B. PALEVSKY, MD

Come hear the renowned board certified pediatrician and sought-after lecturer present his research on the
safety and efficacy of vaccines
and offer his experience on using a holistic approach to child care.

Bring your questions!


In this workshop, you will hear discussions on vaccine science:


➢    What is current vaccine science and who is funding it
and doing it?

➢    How do vaccines work, and have they done, and do they
do what we’re told they do?

➢    What role do vaccine ingredients play when injected
into infants and children?

➢    What do the ingredients do to our children once they’re
injected?

➢    Do vaccines contribute to the development of chronic
illnesses in children?

➢    How do our children get into school if they’re not
vaccinated?

➢    How does the immune system work in babies and
children?

Attendees will hear some of the answers to these questions, along with the research that questions whether vaccines are safe and effective, and whether the scientific process is even at work to prove the answers to these questions.

Attendees will also be asked to look at the issues that drive us to make the decisions we make, many of which come to us through fear, bullying, uncertainty, and a lack of knowledge, and to perhaps think alternatively about how illnesses occur and disappear.

Wednesday February 16th, 2011

6.30pm to 9.30pm

The Philip Coltoff Center
219 Sullivan Street
New York
NY 10012

Directions:
Between West 3rd and Bleecker Streets
Subways:
A,C,E,B,D,F,M to West 4th Street
R to 8th Street
1 to Christopher Street

$35 per ticket
$60 per couple (strictly from the same household)

Early Reservations Advised

CLICK HERE
TO
PURCHASE TICKETS


For more information about Dr Palevsky
or about this lecture,
please visit

www.drpalevsky.com

or call 917 617 6149

February 9,2011

Homebirth Childbirth

and Breastfeeding Classes

8 Sundays, Beginning March 6th and ending April 17th;

1:00 to 4:00 pm. East 14th St. $450.

with Mary Esther Malloy, MA, CD(DONA), CCE, CLC

www.mindfulbirthny.com 347.276.2819

maryesthermalloy@gmail.com

blog: birthpause.com

(Please note that Homebirthers are always welcome in my other homebirth-friendly classes. See www.mindfulbirthny.com for schedule.)

Birth is a profound passage into parenthood for both a woman and her partner; and birthing at home gives us, mothers and partners alike, the space to find our own way through this extraordinary rite. But with this freedom comes a challenge to look deeply within and prepare.

Mindful Birth NY classes draw on some of the most exciting work in the field of childbirth preparation to help expectant mothers develop their own visions of birth and work with effective relaxation and pain-coping strategies for labor. We also offer partners a rounded preparation for the intense work of supporting a woman in labor. This includes an understanding of the many paths a labor may take, practical ways to support a woman birthing at home, tips on working with any challenges that may arise, hands-on practice with massage and more.

Birthing at home also means that we have the opportunity to launch breastfeeding and parenting on our own terms. Mary Esther brings a relaxed, evidence-based approach to breastfeeding and newborn care appropriate to homebirth.  Couples devote extra time to a Mindful Birth NY class, but given the magnitude of this passage into parenthood, it is time well spent.

Mary Esther Malloy is a Bradley certified childbirth educator, a DONA certified labor support doula, and a certified lactation counselor. She holds a B.A. from Oberlin College and a M.A. in Anthropology from New York University. In addition to teaching childbirth classes, attending births as a doula and raising her three children, Mary Esther facilitates new mother support groups and teaches Baby Care and Breastfeeding classes. She also co-facilitates the “Inspiring Birth Stories”/ “Healthy Birth Choices” Series for Choices in Childbirth. Featured on the Discovery Health Channel’s Get Fresh with Sarah Snow, Mary Esther offers an expansive, holistic approach to childbirth preparation, labor support and parenting.

www.mindfulbirthny.com

blog: birthpause.com

maryesthermalloy@gmail.com

347. 276.2819


February 7, 2011

Dear Pregnant New Yorkers,

Hope you are doing your best to stay warm this winter. Maternal Massage and More has some great products and massage packages available for Valentine’s Day. Massage and Valentine’s Day go hand in hand- gift certificates available. www.maternalmassageandmore.com.

Our next event will be on March 1st with all new guest speakers and in April will be our Expo; look out for more details to come.

“From Here to Maternity” starts up again on March 4th. If there is a show topic you have please send it be me so we can talk about it. We will be bringing to you the best products on the market now, child safety tips, getting your baby to sleep and so much more.

Have a sweet Valentine’s Day!

Best,

Janet

Hear Natalie Curry’s inspirational and heartwarming story about how cord blood saved her life not once but twice. Learn what a doula is, all about hypnobirthing and the benefits of yoga. We’re giving out the best foods to eat when you’re pregnant and quick, effective tips so you can feed yourself and your baby the best food possible. How physical therapy, acupuncture and massage can help you through your pregnancy.

Everyone who registers will be entered to win some amazing raffles!

Wednesday, December 8th
6:30 - 9:00pm

Maclaren
150 Wooster Street
(btwnPrince and Houston)

$15 in advance
$20 at the door

Register


Guest Speakers

Founder of All About Cord Blood - Natalie Curry- CEO www.allaboutcordblood.com

Prenatal Massage Therapist - Janet Markovits, LMT www.maternalmassageandmore.com

Physical Therapist - Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS www.renew-pt.com

Doula - Anna Merrill  www.birthdaypresence.net

Acupuncturist- Mia Hatgis, L.Ac  www.acumamamia.com

Chiropractor - Dr Suzanne McBrdie www.networkwellnesscare.com

Prenatal Yoga Center Director - Debra Flashenberg, CD(DONA), LCCE www.prenatalyogacenter.com

Nutritionists - Jackie Maese, CHHC,AADP and AMY Nelms,CHHC, AADP www.mmmunch.com

Hypnobirthing - Angela Monti Fox, M.S., LCSW www.birthingwithhypnosis.com


Raffles

  • Stroller from Maclaren
  • 50% off a prenatal massage from Maternal Massage and More
  • A complimentary customized consultation from Isa Herrera, women’s health Physiotherapist. A great opportunity to ask questions such as how to use a TENS unit during labor for natural pain relief, how to release your pelvic floor muscles for labor using biofeedback, what techniques will relieve & prevent sciatica and low back pain, and what exercises are the best to do for the immediate post-partum period etc… ($320 value)
  • Ending Female Pain, a new book by Isa Herrera


Special Vendors


Shout out of the Month

See Baby Grow

Document the extraordinary monthly milestones of your baby with onesies, bibs, and beanies all made of 100% cotton from See Baby Grow. No more signs to hold, makes a great gift www.seebabygrow.com

Calling All First-Time Expecting Moms!

The Martha Stewart show want you in their audience for their special Baby Shower Show… This February they are filling the audience with first-time expecting moms & their moms – (grandmas-to-be)! Ticket maximum is two for this show.

To request your free tickets go to: www.marthastewart.com

Invites will be sent out first-come-first-serve so place your requests by Monday (2/7).
MARTHA tapes in NYC.


The Pregnant New Yorker provides alternative, fun health events in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The events provide an opportunity to learn something new about different services and products and a chance to meet other pregnant women. Janet Markovits the founder of The Pregnant New Yorker has been a perinatal massage therapist for over 13 years. Over the years she been asked numerous questions related to everything pregnancy and baby. She has learned so much from her clients and colleagues and thought this would be the perfect forum to put it all together for the community.

www.thepregnantnewyorker.com

February 7, 2011

From the La Leche League

Hi there! Here is our meeting schedule for February.

Uptown West
Time: 10:30AM
Place: Rutgers Presbyterian Church,
236 W. 73rd St. @ Broadway
Date: Feb 3

Inwood
Time: 10:30AM
Place: 165 Seaman Ave, #3F, near 207th & Broadway, go six steps: take
the elevator on the right
Date: Feb 16
Call Kate at 212-595-1627 for details

Midtown
Time: 10:30AM
Place: Manhattan Plaza Health Club, ground floor,
482 West 43rd@ 10th Ave.,
Date: Feb 17

Downtown: Evening Meeting
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: McBurney YMCA
125 W. 14th St., Kuttner Room, between 6th & 7th Ave.
Date: Feb. 2

Downtown East
Time: 10:00AM
Place: Beth Israel Medical Center, Baird Hall,
350 E. 17th St, @ 1st Ave.
7th Floor Conf Room
Date: Feb. 8

NEW! Tribeca: Co-Sponsored by HRP Mamas
Time: 12:30PM
Place: Hosted by Playgarden
95 Franklin Street between Church and Broadway
Date: Feb 4

UWS
Time: 10:30AM
Place: 200 West 90th St
Ask doorman for the apartment #
Date: (Tuesdays) Call Beth at 212-799-1894 for dates

Toddler Meetings:

Downtown Toddler
Time: 12:15PM-1:45PM
Place: The 14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street @ First Avenue: Room 201
Date: February 18
Call Leigh Anne for information (212) 529-4691

UWS Toddler
Time: 10:30AM
Place: 200 West 90th St
Ask doorman for the apartment #
Date: (Mondays) Call Beth at 212-799-1894 for dates

Special Meetings:

Mothers of Twins: Partners Invited!
Co-sponsored by the Manhattan Mothers of Twins Club
Time: 1PM Meetings will be held at Birthday Presence, 580 Broadway,
suite 304 at 1 pm, in Soho between Prince and Houston.
Date: Feb 16
Call Kate for info 212-595-1627

Working Mothers’ Meeting: Partners Invited!
Time: 10AM-11:30AM
Place: W.F. Ryan Community Health Center, 110 W. 97th St., Auditorium,
between Amsterdam and Columbus
Date: Feb 12

Brooklyn Heights:
Time: 3:30-5 PM
Place: Congregation Mount Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza West (b-t TIllary & Clark)
Date: February 28

Williamsburg
Time: 10am
Place: Push Love Space, Williamsburg, Brooklyn - 85 North 3rd Street
between Berry and Wythe, space #115. Enter through door with doorman
towards the Wythe end of the block.
Date: February 11

We hope to see you there!

January 17, 2011

Larry in front of Cameras
Are Vaccines Safe and Effective?
An Educational Opportunity for
Parents and Practitioners
Injection shot for eblast

Dr. Palevsky provides patients and their families with personalized, comprehensive consultations to address their children’s wellness, and/or acute or chronic illness. He offers consultations and educational programs to families in the areas of preventive and holistic health, nutrition for infants and children, safe and alternative treatments for common and difficult to treat pediatric conditions, vaccination controversies, mindful parenting and rethinking the medical paradigm.

As well as providing wellness care and check-ups to families looking for a holistic pediatrician, Dr. Palevsky uses an integrative approach with children and families who experience such conditions as ADD/ADHD, Autism, asthma, eczema, allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, ear infections, chronic congestion, diabetes, obesity, learning disabilities, developmental delays, neurological conditions, side effects of chronic medication use and perceived vaccination damage. Dr. Palevsky maintains practices in Manhattan and in Northport, Long Island.


Join Our Mailing List
with

LAWRENCE B. PALEVSKY, MD

Come hear the renowned board certified pediatrician and sought-after lecturer present his research on the
safety and efficacy of vaccines
and offer his experience on using a holistic approach to child care.

Bring your questions!


In this workshop, you will hear discussions on vaccine science:


➢    What is current vaccine science and who is funding it
and doing it?

➢    How do vaccines work, and have they done, and do they
do what we’re told they do?

➢    What role do vaccine ingredients play when injected
into infants and children?

➢    What do the ingredients do to our children once they’re
injected?

➢    Do vaccines contribute to the development of chronic
illnesses in children?

➢    How do our children get into school if they’re not
vaccinated?

➢    How does the immune system work in babies and
children?

Attendees will hear some of the answers to these questions, along with the research that questions whether vaccines are safe and effective, and whether the scientific process is even at work to prove the answers to these questions.

Attendees will also be asked to look at the issues that drive us to make the decisions we make, many of which come to us through fear, bullying, uncertainty, and a lack of knowledge, and to perhaps think alternatively about how illnesses occur and disappear.

Wednesday February 19th, 2011

6.30pm to 9.30pm

The Philip Coltoff Center
219 Sullivan Street
New York
NY 10012

Directions:
Between West 3rd and Bleecker Streets
Subways:
A,C,E,B,D,F,M to West 4th Street
R to 8th Street
1 to Christopher Street