Life of Dr. Mom is a health and medical mom blog designed for the modern parent whom struggles with balancing family, work, and fun. With her experience working in women health, postnatal care, mental health, and Pediatrics, Dr. Mom works to educate the modern mom with the most relevant up-to-date medical evidence to support families and the healthy development of their children.

During my pregnancy with Madi, my mom told me to enjoy myself and indulge in my all of my cravings. One of my early pregnancy symptoms was cravings for junk food.  For the first month after I found out I was pregnant, I over-indulged and ate food...
Our bodies have an intrinsic timekeeping system that regulates sleep, wakefulness and other systems such as temperature, appetite and hormone levels. This built-in system is called the circadian rhythm.  For most people the circadian rhythm drives wakefulness during the daytime and promotes sleep at...
Plugged milk ducts can be an uncomfortable complication of breastfeeding.  It is estimated that up to two-thirds of breastfeeding women experience a plugged milk duct at some point.  A plugged milk duct is a small area of breast tissue that does not drain milk adequately and causes swelling.  How Do...
I experienced significant hair loss after both of my pregnancies. My experience with postpartum hair loss made wonder, why do we lose hair postpartum and is there anything we can do about it? Postpartum Hair Loss Postpartum hair loss is an...

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Mom Guilt and Self-Care

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Can I Eat Sushi or Other Fish While Pregnant?

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Intrauterine Devices (IUD)

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