Category Archives: In The News

Sleep Suggestions for Children with Different Needs

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Tweet Any parent who has (or has had) a young child will tell you how important sleep is for the entire family. In fact it is often the most common topic discussed and studied in early parenting; among all the parenting books available, sleep books are top sellers. But for parents of children with special…

The ins & outs of layette and why you should consider them

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Tweet Layette, as defined by the Merriam Webster Dictionary is: a complete outfit of clothing and equipment for a newborn infant. My mom once told me that babies were happy sleeping in a cardboard box as long as they were comfy, warm, dry and fed. While I never went the cardboard box route, nor would…

The Benefits of a Sleep Consultation for Second Time Parents

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Tweet It’s very normal to expect some sleep regression and challenges with your toddler when adjusting to a new baby in the family. When I teach the Second Time Moms class at Isis, these are the biggest concerns that come up the most when we discuss sleep: My toddler has started waking up at night…

Back to school picks for any age and stage!

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Tweet Every Fall I can’t help but get caught up in Back To School fever! When I was a kid, it was always so fun starting the school year with the new shirt or shoes that my mom bought for the new year – finally, after waiting all that time to September to be able…

Pregnancy, Peeing and the Pelvic Floor

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Tweet As an Urogynecologist, I don’t make life and death decisions on a daily basis and I am not usually in situations where my surgery is necessary to save a life. The main reason why I love my job is that at the end of the day I am here to help women improve their…

New Play Yard Standards

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Tweet In 2010, the Consumer Product Safety Commission updated their federal standards for cribs. Now they are following suit with updated safety requirements for play yards. Earlier this year, new mandatory requirements for play yards went into effect. These were approved in July 2012 and manufacturers were given six months to meet the new standards,…

Adventures of a Second Time Mom

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Tweet When is the best time to tell your young child they are going to be a big sibling – and what exactly that means for them? How do you begin to explain this to a toddler? Read our Second Time Mom series to learn tips for how to prepare your child to be an…

Preeclampsia – what every pregnant woman should know

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Tweet After one of her many prenatal visits when my wife was pregnant with our third boy, she asked me, “Why do they make me pee every visit?” She also asked me, “…and what’s with this blood pressure business? I have had low blood pressure all my life. Why do they insist on measuring it…