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Perinatal Health
Specialist Certification

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

Certified Perinatal Health Specialist Training (PHS)

PHS Certification: 2 Steps

Accelerated PHS Training: Two Cohorts Per Year

*NEW* SUMMER 2024: Live sessions in progress. Start today!

Sign up for the Pelvic Health Network Member Discount: HERE

Full Registration

$1497.75/One Payment*
  • Enhanced Recovery After Delivery™ Certificate Training for Non-Members: $1997
  • Includes PHS Certification Exam Fee
  • *Pelvic Health Network Member Discount

Payment Plan

$822.75/Two Payments*
  • Enhanced Recovery After Delivery™ Plan for Non-Members: 2 Payments of $1097
  • Includes PHS Certification Exam Fee
  • *Pelvic Health Network Member Discount

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Sign up for the Pelvic Health Network Member Discount: 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 to enhance maternal outcomes before and after birth and to successfully meet the requirements for the Perinatal Health Specialist certification exam

Live sessions and Q/A to accelerate your practice in the hospital and home

*NEW* SUMMER 2024: Live sessions in progress. Start today!

Perinatal Health Specialist Training Objectives

Professionals will be able to:

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

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


  • Current CPR/AED certification
  • Health professional licensure: e.g. OT, PT, COTA, PTA, DC, RD, RN, NP, CM, DO, MD

Step 2: Take the Perinatal Health Specialist Exam with a passing score of 80% or higher


  • Case study on rehab interventions and care collaboration during high-risk pregnancy or within 0 – 6 weeks after birth

To view CEU information, CLICK HERE

The Experience

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.

Applications Open for Fall 2024
Fall 2024 Cohort: June - December
Spring 2025 Cohort: January - June

2-Year Recertification

Accelerated Perinatal Health Specialist Training

Monthly live study groups and Q/A to expedite your services
$ 1497
Non-Pelvic Health Network members: $1997 | Payment Plan Available
  • 30-hour CEU training for the Perinatal Health Specialist certification is divided into 3 main practice areas that are in high demand:
  • 1. High-Risk Pregnancy Rehab, Hospital Admission - 10 hours: pregnancy anatomy and physiology, fetal development, most common conditions, maternal fetal medicine practice and collaboration, Obstetrics ED and ICU management, OB rehab evaluation and trimester-specific interventions and considerations
  • 2. Postpartum Rehab, Hospital Admission - 10 hours: acute rehab eval and treatment within 24-48 hours of vaginal and cesarean delivery; management of immediate postpartum complications e.g. hemorrhage, perineal and abdominal wounds, pelvic girdle pain, hypertensive disorders, and pelvic health concerns
  • 3. Postpartum Rehab 0-6 Weeks, Home and Virtual - 10 hours: postpartum home and virtual care interventions, collaboration with maternal care team and birth professionals, multidisciplinary management of breastfeeding support, perinatal mental health concerns, and business/practice growth strategies
  • Monthly sessions to prep for certification exam and support ongoing practice: Open to current and future ERAD™ practitioners. Case discussions and Q/A assist clinicians with completing their case study submissions and navigating unique challenges when developing an acute OB rehab or virtual practice in the hospital, home, or community
  • PHS certification exam at the end of each cohort is offered remotely: Case study submission is due prior to sitting for the exam and a passing score of 80% or greater is required to receive your certification and use the designation, Perinatal Health Specialist (PHS) to distinguish practice with acute, high-risk pregnant and postpartum popultations
  • 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, obstetrics emergency, obstetrics ICU admission
  • During NICU admission and early infant care management
  • Following perineal tears, cesarean wound events, symphysis pubis dysfunction, pelvic girdle dysfunction, and more

What You Get

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

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

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

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, WCS

Director of Education

Our Instructors

Dr. Juan Michelle Martin, PT, DPT

Practice development across virtual, hospital, and home settings

Alexis Brooks, MS, RD

Nutrition during pregnancy, 4th trimester, lactation

Jena Roeber, OTR/L

Communicating the role and value of maternal health occupational therapy

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

Dr. Amanda Heritage, PT, DPT

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

Dr. Jessica LeJeune, PT, DPT

NICU mother-baby dyad care for mothers and infants

Lindsey Vestal, OTR/L

Trauma-informed maternal healthcare

Lara Desrosiers, Msc. OT Reg. (Ont)

Trauma-informed maternal healthcare

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

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

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

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

Lindsey Vestal, OTR/L is the founder of The Functional Pelvis and co-founder of the Trauma-Informed Certification in Pelvic Health.

Lara Desrosiers, Msc. OT Reg. (Ont) is the founder of Pelvic Resilience and the co-founder of the Trauma-Informed Certification in Pelvic Health.

The Experience


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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We offer two enrollment periods a year to complete the PHS certification training: 1) August to December and 2) February to June. You can study at your own pace during this period, yet are provided with 1:1 and group mentorship within your cohort that specifically pertains to your practice i.e. hospital program development or specialized services in your small business. Cohorts provide the most accommodations for participants who require time flexibility to self-pace their learning yet who benefit from peer and advisor support.

You have access to PHS training materials for 12 months from the date of your enrollment. 

The PHS certification exam is routinely updated with training materials as labor and delivery medicine continues to evolve. For this reason, you are encouraged to take the exam at the end of your cohort, yet we understand the specific circumstances that arise which prevent this. You can defer the certification exam until the end of the next cohort after your initial enrollment if you do not feel ready to test during your original exam window. 

You will be offered an opportunity to apply to re-take the PHS exam.

The Perinatal Health Specialist certification training is appropriate for health professionals who have experience working with pregnant and immediate postpartum populations in the hospital, home, and community. During the program, your advisor will work with your cohort to identify an appropriate patient case that you have demonstrated clinical expertise with for your case study submission. Your case study is required prior to taking the PHS certification exam. If you are not currently treating the perinatal population during pregnancy or within the first 6 weeks of postpartum recovery, you are encouraged to defer the exam until you have gained experience in this area of practice and prior to designating as a Specialist to treat this unique patient population.

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