Monthly Provider Seminars& COntinuing eDUCATION Classes

If you are a OBGYN, Pediatrician, Midwife, Doula, Psychiatrist, Primary Care, Internal Medicine or any other provider that comes in contact with pregnant and new mothers – it’s important for you to have a solid understanding of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. The Motherhood Center is offering monthly Provider Seminars every month. Each seminar will be taught by one of our clinicians.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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A Family in Crisis: When PMADs Strike - How to Help the Family System Cope

Moms aren’t the only ones who need support and understanding when suffering from PMADs, it can affect the whole family. Even has healing occurs, the impact on the system requires help adjusting to the unexpected consequences. This discussion will address issues and techniques to help repair the ruptures and strengthen family bonds.

Speaker: 
Nicole Van Nortwick, PhD
TMC Director of Outpatient Services & Clinical Training


Childbirth Basics for mental health practitioners

Women giving birth right now in New York City have a genuine lack of options, face interventions without informed consent, and generally move through a system without proper education or support. These conditions lead to rates of pelvic floor dysfunction and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders than are beyond what is physiologically normal. Most people know very little about physiological childbirth and optimal maternity care practices and unknowingly spread outdated information and cultural myths to the perinatal population. It is time for that to change!

This intentionally designed continuing education workshop will elevate your practice in the perinatal space. It will fill the gap in your education between the perinatal mind/body and the realities of giving birth. You will be able to ask smarter questions, provide up-to-date resources, and keep perspective on the system versus the client.

Instructor: 
Ashley Brichter  
Certified Childbirth Educator through CEA/MNY, a Certified Lactation Counselor and Birth and Postpartum Doula. She is passionate about women's health and building an interdisciplinary approach to wellness. Ashley received her B.A. from Haverford College.