PedsDocTalk Podcast

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The connection between the lack of postpartum sleep and postpartum depression

Sleep deprivation postpartum (and in general) has a deep impact on our mental health. On this episode, I welcome Dr. Harvey Karp who is a world renowned pediatrician and child development expert. He is the co-founder and CEO of Happiest Baby and the creator of SNOO Smart Sleeper. He is also the author of the best-selling parenting guides The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block.

We discuss:

  • How sleep and mental health go hand in hand especially for new parents
  • Why the fourth trimester can be difficult for new parents
  • What parents really need in that fourth trimester to feel and do their best


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Find out more about Harvey and the SNOO Smart Sleeper at or connect on Instagram @happiest_baby

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