The path to pregnancy is different for every couple. The Fertility Wellness Program at Penn Fertility Care offers a group Mind/Body program that supports patients as they undergo traditional medical evaluation and treatment for infertility. Additionally, the program provides skills to help patients feel less anxious, less isolated and be better able to cope on the fertility journey.
This eight-week program offers personalized interaction with the Penn Fertility Care Team and professionals from the Healing Arts Center of Philadelphia in a relaxed, comfortable setting. The Program promotes the health and relaxation of the mind, body and spirit through four key components:
- Emotional support
- Behavioral wellness, including tools for stress management
- Yoga and mindfulness
The Penn Fertility Wellness Team
Suleena Kalra, MD, MSCE
Dr. Kalra, a fertility specialist at Penn Fertility Care, launched the Fertility Wellness Program at Penn Fertility Care to provide a holistic program to patients as they navigate the journey towards parenthood. The goal of the program is to provide support and balance to complement the cutting-edge, medical evaluation and treatment offered at Penn Fertility Care.
Pam Kelberg, LCSW, CST
Pam is a psychotherapist specializing in helping women and couples cope with infertility, and facilitating mind body support groups. She teaches healthy lifestyle coping skills and relaxation and mindfulness techniques to help reduce anxiety and stress. Pam is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. Her postgraduate education in marriage and family therapy in addition to her completion of training in Mind/Body for Fertility make her uniquely suited to provide behavioral wellness care and education to women and couples on this journey.
Steven Mavros, L.OM.
Steve has been an acupuncturist since 2001. He has been focusing on male and female fertility since his first month of practice, and he has helped pioneer acupuncture for the fertility field in Philadelphia. Steve has helped countless women and couples in the region navigate the process of fertility wellness.
April Elliot, ED.S, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
April is an internationally certified yoga therapist and a registered, experienced 500-hour yoga instructor. She will lead the yoga component of the program and teach women posture and breathing techniques to help ease tension and worry.
The cost is $495 for the complete eight-week program. The winter session is scheduled to begin on Jan. 22, 2020, and the spring session will start on April 1, 2020. For more information or to enroll, please call 215-627-3782 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.