Couples in therapy often point out their relationship changes after the birth of their children, but many therapists neglect to explore this critical period of a couple’s life together. Although many couples resume their sex life within six months after the birth of a child, some may feel dissatisfied and researchers have only recently begun to address this common issue.
In this two-hour continuing education web conference, Dr. Stephanie Buehler will describe how women often experience changes in their sexuality after pregnancy which may negatively impact their relationships. Women may also complain of feeling neglected by their partner after pregnancy or that their partner is not sharing an equitable amount of the new parenting responsibilities. Dr. Buehler will detail how men are less likely to be sexually dissatisfied if they are happy with other aspects of their relationship, but the fatigue and financial strain that can occur after the birth of a child may cause their experience of their relationship to falter.
In addition, Dr. Buehler will explain how postpartum depression (PPD) is not an exclusively maternal experience. Dr. Buehler will describe how PPD has the potential to affect both partners in terms of intimacy, sexuality, and the overall health and wellness of the relationship. Attendees will learn about common problems that couples face after the birth of a child and how they impact this period as well as how it evolves as their children grow.
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Stephanie Buehler, PsyD, CST-S is a licensed psychologist who has attended UCLA, USC, Pepperdine University, and California School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Buehler is certified as a sex therapist and supervisor by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists and is the Director of The Buehler Institute which offers online and in-person continuing education opportunities for psychotherapists and nurses seeking specialized training in sex therapy and counseling.
Dr. Buehler has practices in WOMANOLOGY® + RESTOREHIM® at Hoag Hospitals in two locations in Orange County, California. She specializes in working with women and couples that experience a myriad of sex and relationship issues, including painful intercourse and pelvic floor diagnoses.
In addition to speaking at major conferences across the country and around the world, Dr. Buehler is the author of What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know about Sex, 2nd Edition and the new Counseling Couples Before, During, and After Pregnancy: Intimacy and Sexuality.
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