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Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Dr. Stephanie Buehler, PhD in regards to how sexuality is commonly affected by pregnancy. They discuss a variety of applicable topics for couples to consider: emotional changes, physical changes, myths & common fears, concerns that should be addressed with a physician, how husbands/partners are affected, and tips/strategies to help a couple best communicate as well as different positions and tools to better have comfortable sex.
Dr. Buehler is a graduate of UCLA, USC, Pepperdine University and Alliant University (formerly California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego). She is the author of multiple articles in scientific journals and popular magazines and has been interviewed for various media outlets, including Men’s Health, New York Times, WebMD, and a Scientific American psychology textbook. She will be authoring the book: Counseling Couples Before, During and After Pregnancy: Focus on Intimacy and Sexuality (due out in 2017).
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Thank you to Jeff Meyers for the intro and Peter & Mary Danzig of Otter Creek Duo for the concluding bumper music.
Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT, CST can be reached at natashaparker.org and runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions, which focuses on helping families and individuals with faith concerns, sexuality and mental health. She hosts the Mormon Mental Health and Mormon Sex Info Podcasts, is the current past president of the Mormon Mental Health Association and runs a sex education program, Sex Talk with Natasha. She has over 20 years of experience working with primarily an LDS/Mormon clientele