Sep 26, 2016
Rachel Rabinor, LSCW Infertility and Mental Health
With our conversation today, we really want women, partners and families to know that they are not alone, there is support available for them and hopefully continue to reduce the stigma and sometimes shame that comes with infertility struggles. Rachel is a psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has a private practice in San Diego, California where she specializes in Maternal Mental Health… She also provides trainings to birth workers including doulas, nannies, lactation consultants, midwives and other allied professionals. Rachel serves on the board of San Diego's Postpartum Health Alliance where she co-chairs their outreach efforts… Their current work focuses on training prenatal birth providers on the risks, signs and symptoms of developing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders so they can help prepare their clients for the adjustment to motherhood and decrease their likelihood of developing a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder. Rachel started her career in New York City working at a pregnancy prevention program. After many years in prevention she began working with pregnant and parenting teens and their families in San Diego…. After giving birth to her first child she knew that some day she would start a private practice serving all women transitioning to motherhood…. What she didn't know at that time was how her own subsequent journey through secondary infertility would shape her future practice…. Rachel is a member of Resolve, the National Infertility Association, and is in the process of starting an open, supportive and judgement-free group in San Diego for those struggling with primary or secondary infertility.
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