Episode 40: Pregnancy and Sexuality


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). 


Resources Mentioned During the Podcast:

Womanology/Restore Him

What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex: 2nd Edition

Masters and Johnson

MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers

Vanity Fair Cover of Pregnant Demi Moore

Mommy and Me

Penis Limiter

AASECT


Thank you to Jeff Meyers for the intro and Peter & Mary Danzig of Otter Creek Duo for the concluding bumper music. 


Natasha Helfer Parker runs a private practice in Wichita, KS and writes at The Mormon Therapist for Patheos: Hosting the Conversation of Faith.  She also hosts the popular podcast, Mormon Mental Health.