Thursday, February 21, 2019
All you Moms out there probably know the importance of a good nights rest. Without it, we are more cranky, irritable, and our mental health suffers. There is something called “sleep hygiene” that I recommend...
I have received hundreds of messages and emails from mama’s out there asking me about sleep training!  The topic has been very popular, so I've decided to devote the week of February 10th to "Dr. Mom's Sleep Week."  As a...
As a physician, often ask my post-partum patients “how are you feeling emotionally?” Naturally, many women experience strong emotions after having a baby. Some women say they feel overwhelming happiness and excitement, and others might experience intense sadness, guilt,...
As a working mom with a toddler, I often feel guilty about not spending all day with my little one. In the morning when I leave home to go to work, Madi will get upset and fussy. On those...

Anxiety and Motherhood

Being a new mom or a mom with small kids can come with a little (or a lot!) of anxiety. You are responsible for a very vulnerable person and much of what you are going through will be new....
I try my best as a physician to make sure that I ask appropriate screening questions of all of my patients who have recently had babies. For the first two weeks after having my daughter, the smallest things would send...