Monday, June 24, 2019

Breastfeeding struggles linked to postpartum depression in mothers

As a doctor, I encourage mothers to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is affordable, helps with bonding and has health benefits for both the infant...

Setting boundaries and encouraging healthy relationships

I’m sure everybody out there has a friend or family member with whom they just can’t see eye-to-eye with, and that relationship...

Toxic family member? What to know and how to deal.

If you have a member of your family who causes you to feel like you are walking on eggshells with, you often...

Mindfulness Meditation to improve your mental health and be more present with your children.

Mindfulness is a meditative practice where you intentionally bring your attention to experiences in the here and now.  It helps us to become more...

What can I do about my anxiety?

Being a new mom or a mom with small kids can come with a little (or a lot!) of anxiety. You are responsible for...

How to get a good nights sleep with sleep hygeine

All you Moms out there probably know the importance of a good nights rest. Without it, we are more cranky, irritable, and...

How Much Sleep Does my Baby Need? How Much Sleep Do Teens Need?

I have received hundreds of messages and emails from mama’s out there asking me about sleep training!  As a family doctor, I often get...

Postpartum Depression: Are the “Baby Blues” and Postpartum Depression the Same Thing?

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...

Mom Guilt and Self-Care

As a working mom with a toddler, I often feel guilty about not spending all day with my little one. In the morning when...

Postpartum Depression is Common and There are Resources to Help

I try my best as a physician to make sure that I ask appropriate screening questions of all of my patients who have recently...