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Season 2 Episode 8: Let’s Talk About Sex and the Perinatal Period with Robin Weiss


Robin Elise Weiss, PhD, MPH, CLC, AdvCD(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, is a busy mother of nine who got her start in reproductive health education and is the author of many pregnancy and parenting books & articles.  Robin is also the winner of Lamaze International’s prestigious Elisabeth Bing Award for “outstanding contribution to childbirth on a national level” and their President’s Award for her work with The Birth Survey. She also received the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services’ (CIMS) Forum Award. She is a member of the Birth Care Network Board of Directors that was honored with the Normal Birth Advocate Award by Lamaze. Listen to this episode to learn more about sexuality in the prenatal and postpartum periods.


Listen and Learn:

  • Talking more openly about sex in the postpartum period
  • The cultural misconceptions surrounding sex during pregnancy
  • The benefits of continuing to be sexually active during pregnancy
  • Signs and symptoms to put a brief pause on sex during pregnancy
  • How intimacy does not always include intercourse


Resources & Mentions:

Listening to Mothers Survey

New Postpartum Care Recommendations Released by ACOG

ACOG Committee Opinion: Refining the Postpartum Visit


Related Products from InJoy:

Understanding Pregnancy Curriculum

Understanding Mother and Baby Care Curriculum

Postpartum: From Pregnant to Parent

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