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Known as The Love Nurse, Viola Polomeno, R.N., Ph.D., is specialized in the domain of perinatal sexuality which focuses on the intimacy of the parenting couple. 

From a clinical viewpoint, she offers different services such as workshops on diverse topics, the training of health care professionals, and private consultation. The workshops that she offers focus on the following: the parenting decision; preconception; intimacy and sexuality during pregnancy, breastfeeding, and the first postpartum year; and intimacy, marriage and parenthood. She also offers workshops for future and current grandparents.

She is often invited as a guest speaker on French and English television and radio. Her clinical involvements occur mostly in the community and at the university.

Viola Polomeno is an assistant professor at the School of Nursing of the University of Ottawa. She teaches at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels.  She also conducts research in the domain of perinatal sexuality. She obtained her doctorate in biomedical sciences from Université de Montréal and a master’s degree in nursing from McGill University. She is trained in couples, family and sexual intervention. She is a researcher collaborator with the Human Sexuality Laboratory at the University of Ottawa. She is a member of the Research Institute of the Montfort Hospital, the Social and Sexual Issues Committee of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada, and the Canadian Sex Research Forum. She gives conferences locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

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