554546288429728 Why You Need a Postpartum Doula (or Some Other No-Strings-Attached Kind of Help) After You Have a Baby - The Modern Mommy Doc Podcast

Episode 18

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27th Apr 2020

Why You Need a Postpartum Doula (or Some Other No-Strings-Attached Kind of Help) After You Have a Baby

Early motherhood was not meant to be attempted alone, in our individual homes, with only the internet and a few books to lean on for guidance. Quite the opposite: early motherhood was meant to be accomplished as part of a village, and a super duper important part of that village is someone who can support you with getting your baby to sleep and feed. Some of my favorite people in that category are doulas and specialists. I love them because they offer expert advice, but also because they are no-strings-attached helpers: they care about your well-being and the well-being of your baby, but their advice is without judgement or obligation. This week, I interview Tiffany Decker, a Mommywise Certified Sleep Coach, and the founder of Birthing Stone Doula, Seattle Sleep Trainer, and Santa Barbara Sleep Trainer. She talks about what parents need to know when it comes to newborn sleep success and about what to expect when you hire a doula. While social distancing precautions are in place, it may not be possible to have a postpartum support person come into your home, but you can work directly with them virtually as well.

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The Modern Mommy Doc Podcast
Giving modern moms the tools, resources, and information they need to win at parenting without losing themselves.
The world has so much to say about what it means to be a good mom. Most of it is unattainable and anxiety-provoking. The Modern Mommy Doc Podcast helps moms say "no" to unrealistic expectations for a perfectly-balanced life and say "yes" to what really matters. You'll hear inspiring interviews with experts in each of the core areas modern moms who parent with intention know are critical for success –dreaming big, spending time on things that matter, making space for themselves, investing in their mental and physical health, parenting in partnership, and being intentional about the way they parent their kids.

Your host is Whitney Casares, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P. She's a Stanford-trained, board-certified pediatrician, author, speaker, blogger @modernmommydoc, and mom of two. Drawing on her own experience as a working mom in the modern world, she's curated a group of expert guests to help you find the credible advice you're looking for when it comes to taking care of your child and taking care of yourself.

We live in an era filled with so many questions around parenting and finding balance. On the Modern Mommy Doc Podcast, you'll find the focused answers you've been looking for.

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Whitney Casares

Whitney Casares, MD, MPH, FAAP is a pediatrician and a mom to two young girls in Portland, Oregon. Every day, she tries to balance taking care of work, her kids, and herself, laughing at the craziness of the early years with young ones.

After completing her undergraduate degree in Journalism, she completed her medical school training at The University of Vermont and her pediatrics residency training at Stanford University. She also holds a Masters of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from The University of California, Berkeley. She cares for children and adolescents as a full-time, Board-certified pediatrician in Portland, Oregon. Her passion is helping parents find their way to confidence and success as they raise their kids.

Being a modern parent is a challenge and an adventure – Dr. Casares knows it first-hand. She developed Modern Mommy Doc to inspire, educate and encourage moms and dads so they can win at parenting without losing themselves.