4 Tips for Cultivating a Mom Crew

motherhood pregnancy Apr 12, 2021

by Dr. Christine Sterling, M.D., FACOG

If you are a mom, you know that having the support of other moms and parents is everything.

Some of us are fortunate enough to have a robust community just fall into place. Luck, timing, location, all come together create a fierce mom tribe.

But not all...

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6 Risks (+ benefits) of Advanced Maternal Age and How We Reduce the Risk

Uncategorized Mar 22, 2021

 

Being an older parent is awesome. If you’ve waited until later in life to start your family (like me) you’ve no doubt recognized some benefits, such as increased financial and emotional stability.

You’ve probably also heard some scary terms thrown around like “high...

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Finding Freedom through Intuitive Eating

Uncategorized Mar 15, 2021

 

When did something so basic as eating become stressful? Intermittent fasting, paleo, keto, vegan. With all the “rules,” it’s no wonder so many of us struggle. Throw pregnancy and postpartum into the mix, and it gets even more complicated. 

I see so many people...

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Learning to Love Your Hormones

Uncategorized Mar 08, 2021

 

Hormones have gotten a bad rap. Since the first time, someone accused you of “PMS-ing,” you’ve probably either resented or tried to suppress their effects. Don’t listen to the patriarchy. “Being hormonal” is not only natural, it’s the incredible...

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3 Ways to Gain Control Over Sneaky Stress

Uncategorized Mar 01, 2021

Trying to reduce stress can be...stressful. I know you want to enjoy life. Whether you are trying to conceive, pregnant, or postpartum, you want to create a peaceful and healthy environment for your family. You want to relax. But you also live in the real world, and likely have an amazing amount...

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What About Rage? My Experience with Postpartum Rage as an ObGyn

by Megan Gray, M.D.
Four years ago, after having my first baby at age 38, I struggled with a little-known emotional change in the fourth trimester, postpartum rage.
I wasn’t sad, I didn’t cry, I didn’t have feelings of hopelessness. I was just angry.
I would get angry over the...
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A Hospitalist's Guide to Navigating Modern ObGyn Practices

 
I spoke with practicing Ob Hospitalist and Women's Wellness Coach Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins to discuss the growing popularity of large ObGyn practices, and how moms can best advocate for themselves during pregnancy and labor.

 

We are seeing fewer and fewer...
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What New Parents Should Know about Breastmilk and the Microbiome

by Dr. Harriet Holme
While I’m a great believer that #fedisbest I do think that women should be able to make an informed decision about how they feed their baby, free from mum guilt or societal judgment and that unbiased accurate information is sometimes lacking.

What is the microbiome?

Not...
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Tips to Prepare the Whole Family (Toddlers Too) for a New Baby

pregnancy Jan 12, 2020

by Christine Sterling, M.D., FACOG

“There is no way that one, tiny baby can be that much work!”
This is a direct quote from my brain before my daughter was born. I know my husband was thinking the same thing too.
 As two physicians, we thought we had it in the bag, that it would...
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How to Jump Start Your Preparations for Baby with a Nesting Week

nesting pregnancy Jan 05, 2020

by Christine Sterling, M.D., FACOG

Some of us experience that burst of nesting energy in pregnancy, some of us don’t. But no matter your experience, you can jump-start preparing for baby in a meaningful way with a fun and productive Nesting Week.
Before putting in all the time and energy,...
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