July Salon Series: A Total Body Approach to Healing After Baby

Pelvic Bone

For this month’s Salon Series we will be taking a closer look at what it means to heal both physically and psychologically after the birth of a baby. Physical therapist, Marcy Crouch, will speak about the role of the pelvic floor muscles both before and during childbirth and pregnancy, the physical trauma that may or may not occur as a result of childbirth, and returning to health after baby. Followed by psychologist, Lauren Chickneas, who will focus on the risk factors and signs that a pregnant or postpartum woman is experiencing a significant mood or anxiety problem that is distinct from the typical blues or worries that parents experience.

Join us for this exciting evening!

WhenTuesdayJuly 23rd 7:00 – 9:00pm
Where: 32 Langton St. SF, CA 94103 Just three blocks from Civic Center BART!
Cost: $5-$15 Suggested donation for BADP, no one will be turned away for lack of funds
Accessibility: The space is wheelchair accessible (but the restroom does not have grab bars). Babes in arms are welcome. Please email salon_fund [at] bayareadoulaproject [dot] org or send us a note on facebook if you have any questions about accessibility.
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As always, light refreshments will be served.

Our panel for the evening will include:
Lauren Chickneas, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in working with pregnant and postpartum women and their partners as they anticipate and adjust to the many changes that come with becoming a parent.  She is in private practice in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland.  She approaches the challenges of new motherhood and fatherhood with empathy, flexibility, and honesty about just how difficult new parenting can be.  She offers support, education, and practical guidance in individual and couples therapy, from the perspective of identifying workable solutions consistent with one’s personal values related to parenting, relationships, and self-care.  In addition, she has specialized training in working with women who have experienced a traumatic birth.  Dr. Chickneas is a member of Postpartum Support International and she recently completed Postpartum Support International’s Certificate training in Components of Care: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.  Lauren draws not only from her professional training and experience, but also from being a mother to her 10-month old boy.
Marcy L. Crouch, PT, DPT, CLT, WCS; received her doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She then went on to complete a post-professional Women’s Health Physical Therapy Residency in Dallas, TX where she pursued advanced training in treating men and women with pelvic floor dysfunction, chronic pain, obstetric physical therapy, and breast cancer rehabilitation. She is currently a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy. She joined the dynamic team at Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center in June 2011, and is currently the Clinic Director of PHRC Berkeley. Along with treating patients full time, she also speaks at national conferences, assists with teaching continuing education classes to fellow colleagues, and provides classes in the community for pregnant women and their families. She is also actively involved in the American Physical Therapy Association Section on Women’s Health, and holds a leadership position within the Section. She is dedicated to providing effective treatment for men and women with pelvic pain in a comfortable and safe setting, practicing evidence based care, and advancing the field of physical therapy through research and education.

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