Saturday, September 21, 2019

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...

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...

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, &...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
Dr. Mom blog explores physical symptoms of anxiety

Physical signs of anxiety

In my medical practice, I often have patients wondering if they have anxiety.  I also have many patients that come with a variety of...