Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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.

Bedwetting is stressful! My daughter is almost 4 and does not stay dry overnight. Luckily there’s a new product on the market called Ninjamas Nighttime Underwear, which we’ll be using if the bedwetting persists as she gets older. With all-night leak protection, we are thankful as it...
Caring for your newborns umbilical cord stump is important.  Whether your baby is born in a health care facility or at home, most times caring for the umbilical cord is easy.   After delivery of your baby, your health care provider will clamp the umbilical cord...
de Quervain tenosynovitis is a common cause of hand or wrist pain in adults.  It is sometimes called “mommy’s thumb” or “mommy’s wrist” because it seems to be more common in women especially during the newborn period.  It seems to present itself in the first 4 to 6 weeks after...
George is an active baby. He is a very speedy crawler and there have been times that he was able to get in a dangerous situation within a matter of seconds. He is also at the phase of putting everything in his mouth. Here are some tips...

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