Misogyny in healthcare is a real problem. But it doesn’t stop there. A new mother contacted me in my office a few days ago. I spoke with this pleasant young woman in person for nearly a half hour, far beyond the free 10 minute consults I usually do. Here’s why: Women’s pain and suffering is LARGELY not ACKNOWLEDGED or well cared for in healthcare. And worse, often the … [Read more...] about Misogyny in Healthcare (& Beyond) Hurts Us All
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I lost a friend to breast cancer this week. Sandee was a hardworking, kind, funny, sweet, bright light of a person who fought her cancer with everything she had. She refused to let it take over her life, saying with joy "See! I told you I'd make it longer than a week!" when given a diagnosis time frame from her doctor. She and I had a conversation about her heath one day, … [Read more...] about Breast Cancer Steals Many Things, But Not Love
Babies, like adults, get the hiccups. In fact, babies hiccup before they are even born. What causes baby hiccups? The causes of hiccups in infants and babies vary. While it may be frustrating to watch your baby go through a bout of hiccups -- especially when she is trying to sleep -- most of the causes are not serious. Some, however, can be uncomfortable or even … [Read more...] about What Causes Baby Hiccups?
I grew up in a picturesque suburb of New York City. By all outside appearances, I had it together: confident, carefree, and a natural leader. I went to college, built a high profile career in the media industry, got married, and had children. Then I had a daughter. The second I heard “it’s a girl,” I knew that I had to build a better me because of her. I realized then that … [Read more...] about 8 Tips For Raising Girls with Confidence
Since babies sleep unsupervised, it is vital that baby sleep safety is thoroughly considered when putting them to bed. When ensuring your baby's sleep safety, it's important to consider the space she is sleeping in, the environment she is sleeping in and what she is sleeping in. It's also important to be knowledgeable of the precautions you can take to prevent injury or death … [Read more...] about Baby Sleep Safety