Recorded Webinar: Protecting the Perinatal Experience in the Time of COVID19 by Leslie Butterfield

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Important: This product is the recording of a live webinar. We have applied for CERPs.


This event was recorded on:

September 3rd, 2020

12 PM CT


Protecting the Perinatal Experience in the Time of COVID19

Leslie Butterfield, Ph.D.


This webinar will address some of the particular stressors faced by perinatal providers and patients during this time of COVID-19.  Emphasis will be placed on the ways in which grief and trauma may be experienced, and how healing and cooperation may occur as both patients and providers gain a deeper understanding of one another’s current painful or frightening experiences.



  • Identify three ways in which perinatal providers and perinatal patients/clients are having similar (and difficult) experiences
  • List five things providers can do to offer respectful care during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Describe the concept of the “crazy quilt” of grief
  • List the three helpful questions that provide a framework for understanding and managing grief



Leslie Butterfield is a clinical psychologist specializing in perinatal and reproductive health concerns. For twenty five years she has maintained a clinical and consulting practice (Transition to Parenthood) providing psychotherapy and designing workshops and trainings for organizations that provide perinatal services. She has worked with organizations such as University of Washington Maternal and Infant Care Unit, La Leche League, Catholic Family Services, Attachment Parenting International, and PALS Doulas. Since 2010 she has been the Chairwoman of Postpartum Support International for Washington State and has recently assumed the Vice President position for PATTCh (an organization devoted to the Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth). She has additionally been an instructor for the Seattle Midwifery School and the Department of Midwifery at Bastyr University for over a decade, developing and teaching a yearlong class in counseling skills for midwives.




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