About Dr. Mona
Being a mom is overwhelming and stressful.
I’m here to help you drop the “mom guilt” as you navigate your life as a mom.
I’m Dr. Mona, I’m a Board Certified Pediatrician and a mom.
When moms come to see me in my medical practice, they tend to have the same questions.
And the same worries.
How do I help my baby sleep at night? Do I have to help them?
I don’t know if I should breast or bottle feed? Or both?
Is my baby gaining enough weight/sleeping enough/hitting the milestones?
When I became a mom to my son Ryaan in 2019, I experienced first-hand all the things us new moms worry about.
And it changed me as a doctor.
Now I know that the real question all new moms have is:
Dr. Mona takes the complexity out of parenting and medical advice
I love that Dr. Mona talks about her experiences as a mom. She’s real about her postpartum struggles – I struggled, too.
Her vulnerability is important. She shares her own motherhood struggles and mixes in the medical stuff.
She has the power and knowledge of a pediatrician and is maternal. Her advice is evidence-based, and she takes the complexity out of it.
She doesn’t speak textbook. She speaks textbook & mom.
– Chelsea, Toddler Mom
Navigating motherhood is hard.
Nobody leaves the hospital with a manual on how to become a parent.
The birthing and bringing home baby classes only cover the basics like how to swaddle or change a diaper.
They don’t teach you how to deal with all the worries and uncertainties of motherhood. Or how to BE a mom.
Mothers need just as much attention as a newborn, because they too have just been born.
When we’re confused or overwhelmed, we do what any modern mom does: pull out our phones during nighttime feeds and ask Google for the answer.
Here’s the thing:
There’s a lot of misguided parenting advice and crappy information to wade through.
And the mom-forums are full of judgey comments.
That’s why it’s my mission to share balanced, well-researched parenting advice to lessen those big worries and help moms find more joy in motherhood
First time – and more experienced – moms love the insights and advice I share as a pediatrician.
They love following along BTS as I navigate life as a first time mom.
I hope you will too.
Welcome to a safe, trusted space to get parenting advice from a doctor -
who’s also a mom trying her best, just like you.
How Can I Help You?
Yes, I’m really a doctor
Dr. Mona’s Education & Credentials
I’m a first-generation Indian American, born and raised in southern California. I attended UCLA for my undergraduate training, majoring in psychobiology (the study of how the brain affects our behaviors).
I went on to attend medical school at ATSU-SOMA in Arizona where I obtained my Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree.
After medical school, I completed pediatric residency training at the Bernard and Millie Duker Children’s Hospital in Albany, New York.
I’m currently a practicing Pediatrician where I see babies and moms of every ethnicity and social circumstance.
I love my work.
I love sharing smart, helpful advice to make the motherhood journey a little easier and a lot more joyful.
I’ve built an inclusive and caring community of over 100,000 fans and followers on my various channels.
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A Few More of My Loves
Getting yourself ready for baby
How to Prepare for Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood
When should we have a babymoon?? When should we wash the baby clothes?? When do we set up the nursery in case baby comes early??
We focus on baby’s checklist so much that we often forget our own!
I want to alter this narrative and focus on YOU before baby. Download this handy checklist of things to do in each trimester as you prepare for the birth of your baby!
Click the button below and enter your details to get this free PDF checklist delivered straight to your inbox. Enter your email and this little bundle of joy will be on its way.
(Bonus: No Poopy Diapers!)