Pregnancy and Sexuality (Recorded Webinar)

Pregnancy and Sexuality (Recorded Webinar)


Everyone has something to say about pregnancy, even if they've never been pregnant! And sex during pregnancy?! Now, everyone's got a few words to say. Yet, sex during pregnancy is often overlooked in health care settings and in sexual health education spaces because of lack of education, discomfort, cultural nuances, and more. In this presentation, I will go over pregnancy myths, pregnancy facts, and tips for ensuring that people can have the best and safest sex during their pregnancy and postpartum. 

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe approaches that promote effective interdisciplinary prenatal sexual and reproductive health care.
  • Identify psychosexual concerns that may necessitate an interdisciplinary approach, including consultations, collaboration, and referrals when working with pregnant individuals.
  • Evaluate approaches for referring patients for outside treatment when working with pregnant individuals.
  • Identify inclusion-focused language for working with the natal cycle.
  • Recognize the concept of the 4th Trimester and its impact on sexual behavior and feelings.
  • Discern the challenges and opportunities of breastfeeding and its impact on sex. 

Core Knowledge Area: Health and Sexual Functioning
Sex Therapy Training Area: Approaches to medical intervention
Sex Ed Training Area: Theory and approaches to sexuality education with specific populations

This program meets the requirements for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 3CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT Certification and renewal of certification. Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment, Provider #11-113-C. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT Certification. For further information please contact

Presenter: Sadia Arshad, MPH, MSN, WHNP-BC