Thrush, or oropharyngeal candidiasis, is a common infection in babies. It is a fungal infection caused by Candida that affects the mouth and throat. Candida is found on the skin and in the body and usually does not cause any infections. But sometimes a baby can end up with thrush because they do not have a strong immune system yet. Signs and Symptoms of Thrush
Croup can be a very scary experience for parents. Your child may have a cold and suddenly develop a hoarse voice, noisy breathing, and a telltale barky cough. It often sounds worse than it really is but can be distressing for both parents and children. What is Croup? Croup is an infection most commonly caused by respiratory viruses. These viruses cause inflammation and swelling of the…
A frequent question I am asked about in clinic is what is normal for infant spit up. To answer this question, physicians need to determine if the baby has normal gastroesophageal reflux (GER) or gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD). What is the difference between GER and GERD? The esophagus is the tube that carries food from our mouth to our stomach. Gastroesophageal reflux…
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Attending your prenatal appointments and going for prenatal ultrasounds and blood-work is a LOT of work! I learned that when I went through my pregnancy. Even as a health care professional, I sometimes got confused on when to attend my visits and almost forgot to go for my gestational diabetes screen! As a physician, my patients often get confused as to when to see a doctor when pregnant. In clinic when I do my prenatal visits, I often have a little cheat sheet to remind me of the frequency of visits and tests that are offered during that stage in pregnancy.
This cheat sheet helps me ensure that my patients get offered all appropriate prenatal tests and also reminds me when they need to return to clinic. I would often refer to this cheat sheet when I was going through my pregnancy. Here is a modified prettier version of my cheat sheet that was made by one of my amazing medical students Megan Crosby. Hope you find it helpful!
Life of Dr. Mom is designed for the modern mom whom struggles with balancing family, work, and fun. With her experience working in women health, postnatal care, mental health, and Pediatrics, Dr. Mom works to educate the modern mom with the most relevant up-to-date medical evidence to support families and the healthy development of their children