Presentation Information

Dr. Amy Gilliland

From Lovers to Parents and Back Again: A Time of Shifting Sexual Identity

  • Speaker: Dr. Amy Gilliland , PhD
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 ACM CPD, .1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU

All parents expect sexual adjustments during the postpartum period, however few report feeling prepared for the massive changes that occur. Research reveals that common birth practices negatively influence sex and sexuality for both men and women. They may also have a psychological impact that shows up in a couple’s sexual relationship. Midwives are uniquely situated to make changes to practice and communication that can positively influence pp sexual adjustment. In addition, midwives have the potential to fill the educational gap and provide postpartum support as parents work through these changes. This session reviews research to date and offers concrete suggestions during this life transition to a new identity.