"I was so happy with the way I was handling the new addition that my following depression blew me out of the water. My husband was away on a trip, and I got a new car. Sounds like a good thing, but somehow I found driving a new car with its new buttons and pockets in different places to be overwhelming. To be fair, it was also a nine-seater. I’ll let you sit with that."
"Parents and healthcare providers need to take pediatric OSA seriously. But they should also know that the condition is highly manageable with the right treatment. Diagnosing pediatric OSA typically involves a comprehensive sleep study called polysomnography. This test monitors several physiological parameters during sleep, including brain waves, heart rate, oxygen levels, and respiratory patterns."
By Celeste Yvonne "With the rise of women returning to work postpartum, mothers in the 21st century have faced an unprecedented time in traditional partnerships where the mother works full time yet remains largely responsible for the household duties, the invisible work, and emotional labor that play integral roles in keeping a household running smoothly."
By Dr. Sarah Dirks, DC "The pressure used during therapy is less than the weight of a nickel and most of the movements are so slight that they are often missed by the parents as the practitioner moves through the treatment. "
By Dr. Etel Leit "When caregivers can understand and respond to their baby's signs, it creates a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. It enhances the joy of parenting, reduces stress, and strengthens the caregiver-child relationship."
By Dr. Alyssa Berlin, PsyD "Sometimes you have to try a few before you find the “right” one. As a practicing psychologist myself, I know that I am not for everyone, which is why I sometimes refer people out to other professionals that I know will be better suited to help them with their individual needs. I trust that other professionals will do the same when they know there’s a better option for their client."
By Rachel Mans, SpBCPE, CBE, BAI CD "Don’t diffuse oils into the room. This can be so tempting! BUT, smell is a strong sense, and, during birth, it can be a fickle sense. You may love an aroma one moment, and hate it the next. Once the aroma is in the room, it is very hard to remove."
By Melissa Bond "My naiveté, my ignorance and egocentricity pain me now. My assumption that my child would be just like me, excluded any possibility of disability because those with disabilities were invisible to me back then. I went into the NICU blind and came out with a son burning a brilliant new light into my eyes."
Walking is shown to significantly reduce stress and blood pressure as well as low impact, muscle building activities like Yoga and Pilates, Barre workouts, swimming and hiking. Workouts that increase muscle mass and bone density help to stabilize blood sugar, cause insulin levels to drop and help the body to store less fat."
"When we consume carbohydrates, they’re broken down into sugar molecules which travel throughout the bloodstream, ideally going on to fuel our muscles and brain. However, if we’re not producing enough insulin or if baby is taking too much, these molecules build up in the bloodstream causing blood sugar levels to rise & increase inflammation throughout the body."
Elliot: Welcome back to the Informed Pregnancy and Parenting Podcast. I'm your host, pregnancy-focused chiropractor, Dr. Elliot Berlin.
" Infants and toddlers need longer transitions than adults do. For a successful transition it’s best to make it clear to your child through body language that you’re not planning on leaving them immediately. Most daycares and preschools allow parents to stay with their kids for some combination of the first few sessions or at least the first minutes of each session. This allows your child time to acclimate to the new surroundings and people without the stress of wondering if and when you will disappear."