Enhance Function and Recovery Before and After Birth

We train professionals to optimize maternal and infant care in the hospital and home with Occupational and Physical Therapy

2024 Certified Perinatal Health Specialist Training (PHS)

PHS Certification Exam opens March 2024

Pelvic Health Network Members

$797 / 30-hour training
  • Enhanced Recovery After Delivery™ Certificate Training $697
  • PHS Certification Exam Fee $100

Non-Members

$1594 / 30-hour training
  • Enhanced Recovery After Delivery™ Certificate Training $1394
  • PHS Certification Exam Fee $200

To review the training agreement, click here.

Enhanced Recovery and Wellness, LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Activity approval ID# 08145. The DL-Independent activity is offered at 3 CEUs, intermediate level, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Grow an OB Rehab Program in the Hospital and Home after Birth

30-hour self-paced training prepares clinicians for the Perinatal Health Specialist exam which opens March 2024

Perinatal Health Specialist Training Outcomes

Professionals will be able to:

Now Enrolling!

Monthly live study groups and Q/A to prep for certification exam
$ 697
00
Non-Pelvic Health Network members: $1394
  • 30-hour self-study training for the Perinatal Health Specialist certification is divided into 2 parts:
  • 15-hour annually updated training with ERAD™ co-founders: Dr. Rebeca Segraves, PT, DPT, WCS and Dr. Jenna Segraves, PT, DPT, NCS
  • 15-hour multidisciplinary advanced topics taught by OTs, PTs, and a registered dietitian to prepare clinicians to start a program or grow an existing rehab service in the hospital and community before and immediately after birth
  • 10 monthly study groups to prepare for annually updated certification exam and to accommodate a rolling admission. Course instructors assist clinicians with unique challenges in acute OB rehab practice and with program development. Depending on location and facility, OB rehab programs can take an average of 6 - 9 months to develop
  • PHS certification exam opens March 2024 and will be offered remotely. Passing score of 80% or greater is required to receive mailed certification and to use the designation, Perinatal Health Specialist (PHS)
  • Participants will be prepared to evaluate and treat individuals and their families in the hospital and home during:
  • High-risk pregnancy including safe activities and exercises to enhance function
  • Within 24 - 48 hours after vaginal delivery including preeclampsia risk reduction
  • Immediately after cesarean section and cesarean hysterectomy
  • Following perinatal loss, obstetric emergency, obstetric ICU admission
  • During NICU admission and early infant care management
  • Following perineal tears, cesarean wound events, symphysis pubis dysfunction, pelvic girdle dysfunction, and more

The Experience

2 Steps to become a Certified Perinatal Health Specialist (PHS)

Step 1: Complete the 30-hour Enhanced Recovery After Delivery™ Certificate Training

Live study groups and Q/A

Step 2: Apply to take the Perinatal Health Specialist Exam

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current CPR/AED certification
  • Professional licensure: e.g. OT, PT, DC, RD, NP
  • PHS exam score of 80% or greater
  • Register now: exam opens March 2024

To view CEU information, CLICK HERE

Recertification: 2-Year Cycle

Complete 10 continuing education hours of Pelvic Health Network training related to maternal and/or infant health every two years OR an approved equivalent training activity.

Register now:
Certification exam opens March 2024

2-Year Recertification

What You Get

The skills to enhance pulmonary and cardiac function in the high-risk pregnancy and postpartum populations

The confidence to create a system that reduces risk factors immediately after cesarean section, hysterectomy, and more

The knowledge to improve perineal and cesarean wound healing and reduce hospital readmissions

The ability to shorten the recovery process and increase joy in clients who typically wait weeks to months for supportive care

The techniques to spot concerns earlier and be the point of contact on a person's care team to connect them with resources throughout their first year of recovery

Meet Our Team

Our Founders

Dr. Rebeca Segraves, PT, DPT, WCS

Clinical Director

Dr. Jenna Segraves, PT, DPT, NCS

Director of Education

Our Instructors

Dr. Juan Michelle Martin, PT, DPT

Labor and delivery induction methods, imaging for orthopedic birth trauma, administrative support

Dr. Katherine Sylvester, PT, DPT

Remote monitoring and maternal cardiac health interventions

Dr. Ann Croghan, PT, DPT, CLC

OT and PT breastfeeding interventions 0 - 6 weeks in the hospital and at home

Alexis Brooks, MS, RD

Nutrition during pregnancy, 4th trimester, lactation

Meaghan Coreas, PT

Obstetrics Critical Care and ICU early mobilization and Treatment

Dr. Amanda Heritage, PT, DPT

Early rehabilitation after perineal tears 0 - 6 weeks including obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS)

Anjali Gupta, MS, PT

NICU diagnoses; collaboration with family and NICU care team

Kellie Furnald, MS, OTR/L

Perinatal ADL/IADL, home health OT, newborn care, mental health

Dr. Jessica LeJeune, PT, DPT

Pregnancy heart health, NICU care for mothers and infants

Jena Roeber, OTR/L

Perinatal ADL/IADL, home health OT, newborn care, mental health

Financial Disclosures

Dr. Rebeca Segraves owns the Pelvic Health Network which hosts the educational platform for Enhanced Recovery After Delivery.

Dr. Juan Michelle Martin, PT, DPT is the co-founder of Pelvic PT Doulas.

Dr. Katherine Sylvester, PT, DPT is the founder of Operation M.I.S.T.

Dr. Ann Croghan, PT, DPT, CLC is an instructor for Alcove Education.

Alexis Brooks, MS, RD is the owner of Alexis Brooks Nutrition.

Dr. Amanda Heritage, PT, DPT is the owner of Breathe Life PT.

The Experience

Testimonials

Use this Training to Create a Program in the Hospital and Home after Birth and Pelvic Surgery

Like you, we believe that preventative care should not wait. 

Do you believe that individuals after birth should be informed on how to enhance their function immediately after delivery without having to wait and figure out things on their own?

Are hospitals in your community offering OT and PT DAILY after elective surgery (knee and hip replacements) yet not offering therapy ONCE to patients after cesarean section?

Are you a leader in your field, advocating to improve maternal function now to avoid unwanted symptoms later?

You can establish a new standard for care globally by optimizing function after birth and pelvic surgery directly in hospitals, birth centers, and at home where recovery begins.