Wednesday, August 12, 2020

What is Sleep Hygiene and How do you Practice it?

The past three months have been stressful since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic.  As a result, many people have been struggling with sleep....

Breastfeed If You Can, But If You Can’t, What About Infant Formula?

During my medical training, I thought breastfeeding was as simple as holding your baby up to your breast and baby would naturally...

Do Probiotics Help for Colic?

Our son George was born over a month ago and we have been very fortunate to have not experienced colic with him....

Guest Post: How To Survive The Stress Of The Christmas Season

Every year in December when the first signs of Christmas arise, the minds of many people fill with excitement, warmth and anticipation.  Daydreams...

Guest Post: Learn More About Perinatal Mental Health

There are many changes that come with motherhood – body changes, sleep changes, relationship changes, identity changes, emotional changes, routine changes, &...
Dr. Mom explores signs of coffee withdrawal

Learn More About the 6 Signs of Coffee Withdrawal

Generally speaking, caffeine consumption is safe and has some health benefits provided it is consumed in moderation.  But because coffee is a...
Dr. Mom blog explores physical symptoms of anxiety

Anxiety Can Cause Physical Symptoms

In my medical practice, I often have patients wondering if they have anxiety.  I also have many patients that come with a variety of...
Dr. Mom blog explores Relaxation techniques for sleep to help with trouble falling asleep

Trouble Sleeping? Relaxation Techniques For Sleep

In my family medicine practice, I often see patients that have trouble sleeping.  Particularly difficulty falling asleep.  In medicine, this is known...
Dr. Mom blog explores all about anxiety and its symptoms, and answers the question of why do I feel anxious?

Why Do I Feel Anxious? Learn More About Anxiety And Its Symptoms.

In my family medicine practice, I often have patients come in with signs and symptoms of anxiety.  They often ask “why do...

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...