Starting a family or having another little one is such an exciting time, but having a baby during all the confusion of COVID-19 can be stressful. And as breakthrough cases continue to rise and new variants pop up left and right, you may be unsure of the best way to keep yourself, your baby, and …
Preparing to become a parent can start well before you receive a positive pregnancy test. You might be emotionally prepared to have a baby — but is your body ready?
If you want to become pregnant, or have been trying for some time, there are a number of ways to set yourself up for success. As 21st Century pediatricians, we want to share our top 9 ways to prepare your body for pregnancy.
The key to this process is a simple one: starting before you get pregnant! With a little effort and planning, you’ll be giving your child amazing health advantages from their first moments of life.
We all want our children to have the best start in life. But how can you set your child up for success….right from the very beginning?
Supporting your baby’s healthy brain development starts while they’re still in the womb! Even though they haven’t entered the world yet, your baby is growing and developing in amazing ways.
That’s why it’s so important to foster a healthy environment for your little one during pregnancy.
So whether you hope your child will become an Olympic swimmer, CEO, or talented artist… Having a healthy pregnancy experience will actually support your baby’s brain development. It’s no guarantee to get them into Harvard…but it’s a start!
It’s important to remember that having a healthy kid doesn’t mean they never get sick. Despite our best efforts, sometimes COVID (and other sickness) makes it through our various lines of defense. And, if it does break through, this doesn’t mean you’re a bad parent. Even in our boutique practice, particularly since Delta became the dominant strain this past July, more than a handful of parents have transmitted COVID to their kids, there have been peer-to-peer school transmissions, and we’ve also seen children transmit the virus to adults.
Did you see that thing about there being lead and arsenic in baby food pouches and packaged snacks? What about the one where there’s RoundUp (or glyphosate) on cereals and oatmeal? It takes long enough to get your kids strapped in their highchair, so you probably don’t have time to do tons of research on which brands and products are safe. Not sure about you, but that’s definitely not happening in my house. Don’t worry! That’s why we sat down with Dr. Julia Getzelman, MD, integrative pediatrician and founder of GetzWell Personalized Pediatrics in San Francisco, to get her advice on what to feed your kids. She gave us some of her best tips and even a couple of recipes, and we are going to share them with you.
Researchers recently discovered a medically significant silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic: a marked decrease in most respiratory illnesses in children. This dramatic drop was a rare bright spot during such a challenging time.
There is no one right way to be a “good” parent and regardless of how that looks across families on any given day, one thing is clear: good parents connect with their children. Naturally, connection varies depending on the age and abilities of the child. With an infant, it could just mean cuddling. For a …
Restful sleep leads to happier and healthier children. Learn some ways to help with your child’s bedtime struggles.
I feel more rooted now than ever, more resilient. It may come as a surprise to many of you that I suffered from anxiety much of my adult life, in spite of the fact that people have long seen me as calm, cool and collected. My journey to finding my peace has been gradual—actually, it …
Dr. Getzelman was named among the Top Women in Medicine and was featured in the National Women in Medicine series by Thrive Global.
When I was in my thirties, after finishing my medical training and working as a “mainstream pediatrician” prior to founding GetzWell, I went on a medical-mission-type trip. I worked for a month in a hospital clinic in Antigua, Guatemala. Families with children in need of medical and surgical interventions — and even some adults who had lived their entire lives with facial deformities — traveled for many miles to the clinic, lining up for hours in order to get help. It was a tremendously moving and transformative experience.