Both my mom and mother-in-law believe and promote the practice of burping babies. After our son George was born they both ensured he was always burped well after every feed. I, on the other hand, probably burp George only 50 percent of the time. The 50 percent burping rate is due to a combination of sometimes George just won’t burp, sometimes it’s the middle of the night…
From the day George was born, the moments I cherish most are when he looks at me. In my opinion I think George started to recognize me from day 2 and explored my face. However, I do remember having heard that newborns have very poor vision. So is George actually able to see me or is it my imagination? I reviewed some basic eye…
Diaper rash, or diaper dermatitis, is common and often occurs in the first year of life. In fact, both of my children had diaper rashes during their first month of life – fortunately, their diaper rashes resolved quickly! Most cases of rash in the diaper area is due to irritants to the skin and can often be treated easily. What causes diaper rash?
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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