Treating Acne During Pregnancy

Many people struggle with acne at some point in their lives.  The hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can cause acne to worsen...

I Have a Cold Sore, Can I Be Near My Newborn Baby?

Cold sores are highly contagious. But what are you to do when you have a cold sore and also a newborn baby to...

Can I Eat Sushi or Other Fish While Pregnant?

One of the most common food types that people will tell you that you cannot eat while pregnant is sushi, or raw...

Ways to Improve Breast Milk Supply

Breastfeeding was not intuitive for me. I struggled with low milk supply early on and had difficulty getting Madi to latch correctly. Fortunately, with the help...

What is a Yeast Infection And What Can You Do About it?

Vaginal yeast infections, or vaginal candidiasis, are common in women.  Many healthy females have yeast colonization in their vaginas such as Candida.  However, sometimes these...

What is Placentophagy (Consuming your placenta postpartum) And Should You Do It?

There is a growing trend for new mothers to encapsulate and consume their placenta postpartum, called placentophagy. I did NOT consume placenta...
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...

How to Manage Nausea and Vomiting During Pregnancy?

“Morning sickness” is common during pregnancy and can actually occur at any time throughout the day. I was very fortunate and did not...

What is Thrush and What Can You Do About It?

Thrush, or oropharyngeal candidiasis, is a common infection in babies. It is a fungal infection caused by Candida that affects the mouth and throat.

Learn More About the 6 Signs of Coffee Withdrawal

When consumed in moderation, caffeine is safe and even has some health benefits. But because caffeine is psychoactive, the brain can develop a tolerance and physiological...