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When new 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:
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
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.
Today, you can find me practicing part-time in XXX Florida, 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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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.
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.
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.
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All information presented on this blog, my Instagram, and my podcast is for educational purposes and should not be taken as personal medical advice. These platforms are to educate and should not replace the medical judgment of a licensed healthcare provider who is evaluating a patient.
It is the responsibility of the guardian to seek appropriate medical attention when they are concerned about their child.
All opinions are my own and do not reflect the opinions of my employer or hospitals I may be affiliated with.