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Posts Tagged ‘mom’

Why Teens Need Curfews

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

While talking to a mother of a teenage patient recently, the discussion heated up when we talked about curfews.  I remember growing up with the TV news coming on and saying, “it is 11 o’clock, do you know where your child is?” At the time I just hated that as it reminded my parents (who always watched the news) to come downstairs to make sure that I was home. (more…)

Folic Acid & Moms-To-Be

Friday, October 14th, 2011

One of the best ways to have a healthy baby is to take good care of your own health.  Folic acid has been shown to help prevent certain birth defects, but now a new study suggests when a woman takes it in the first two months of pregnancy; her child may be less likely to have severe language delays. (more…)

Pregnant: Get a Flu Shot

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

If you are pregnant, know someone that is pregnant, or are even thinking about becoming pregnant, you need a flu vaccine!!  (That is not to say that we all need to be thinking about flu vaccine’s right now!) (more…)

Foods You Can Eat When Breast Feeding

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

I was making hospital rounds today and talking to all of the new moms (and dads) about their newborns.  I love talking to new parents about the importance of having healthy meals to support breast feeding! I even had a young dad asking “what foods should I avoid cooking for my wife while breast feeding?”  How cute is that! Can we clone him?! (more…)

Pregnant Woman’s Healthy Diet May Reduce Birth Defects

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Eating a healthy diet while pregnant is not only good for you, it may help prevent birth defects in your baby a new study suggests. (more…)

Talking to Your Child About the Birds & Bees

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

I recently received an email from a mother who was concerned because her nine-year-old daughter had been told about sex from friends at school. The mother was justly concerned, but also told her daughter that she was “too young” to know about these things and to focus on her schoolwork. (more…)

Irritable Babies and Mother’s Love

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

A new study suggests that irritable babies who have a secure attachment with their mothers are more sociable in the future. An infant that cries persistently and is irritable is enormously stressful for a new mother, but if mom is comforting and reassuring, babies will learn to respond more positively to unfamiliar people and situations as they grow. (more…)

Talking To Children About Sex

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Good news! Teenage pregnancy rates are declining.  So, I thought this would be a good time to discuss the importance of talking to your children about sex. (more…)

Celebrating My Son’s Birthday & Motherhood!

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

27 years ago today I became a mother.  At the same time, I was just finishing my pediatric residency, so I thought I was “prepared” to be a mother. (more…)

8 Year Old Gets Botox! What?

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

As you know, I rarely watch evening TV, but I tune in to morning news shows as I am getting ready for work. I often find myself talking to the TV about segments relating to parenting or medicine (always want to chime in) but today I was screaming! (more…)