This panel of experts will guide you through a discussion covering the physical, hormonal, and emotional factors that could be playing a role in preventing you from reconnecting with yourself and/or reconnecting with your partner, postpartum.
They will offer their insight towards:
- Recovery after C-section & vaginal delivery
- How to build a connection with your partner after a baby
- Pelvic floor exercises for movement & blood flow
- The role Chinese medicine can play in helping you to boost your libido and balance hormone levels.
- Conflicts with identifying as a mother and a sexual being
- and other related topics.
Meet the Panel
Jill Blakeway, DAMC, LAC
Jill Blakeway is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM), a licensed and board-certified acupuncturist (LAc), and clinical herbalist practicing energy healing for over 20 years. Jill founded the Yinova Center in 1999 and acts as Clinic Director. She is the author of several books including Sex Again: Recharging Your Libido which aims to help couples revive their libido.
Sarah Kostyukovsky, PT, DPT, OCS
Sarah is a physical therapist trained in orthopedics and pelvic floor rehab with a passion for women’s health and improving perinatal care. After graduating from Columbia University’s physical therapy program, Sarah worked at both Mount Sinai and Hospital for Special Surgery before entering private practice. Along with her partner, Erin Weber, Flow Physio was “birthed” in 2019 with a mission to offer better physical therapy and pelvic floor care to the Brooklyn community. Sarah lives in Fort Greene with her husband and two year-old son Leo.
Erin Weber, PT, DPT
Erin has spent the last 12 years of her career working in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy in NYC. She’s dedicated the later half of it to serving prenatal and postpartum women, as wells as individuals suffering from pelvic floor dysfunction. Through years of training in pelvic floor dysfunction at the Herman and Wallace Institute, combined with over a decade in orthopedic physical therapy, she better honed her skills to help this population and elevate their care.
Batya Novick, LCSW
Batya is a licensed clinical social worker and therapist in private practice in Brooklyn and Manhattan, specializing in reproductive and parental mental health. With over 16 years of experience, she works with individuals and couples around infertility and perinatal loss to transitions into family building options, postpartum and parental support. Batya is a professor within the graduate program at NYU’s Silver School of Social Work and an active member of Resolve and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), an active partner with several NYC based fertility practices as well as The Motherhood Center of NY and has authored several articles on fertility and postpartum support.