Have you ever wished that a doctor could come to your home to check on your baby? I did!Read More
I have recently become involved with Project Preemie, a rapidly growing Cleveland-based, parent-led advocacy group for parents of preemies and NICU graduates. I will be available to members and followers as a parent resource via answering questions, writing blog posts, and helping to connect families to local resources.Read More
It’s not unusual for some of the smallest and sickest preemies to qualify for home nursing visits. These visits are usually 20-30 min long, occur within the first few weeks after discharge, and are covered by insurance. In most cases, larger preterm infants and full-term infants do not qualify for these types of visit. My home visits are different than RN visits for all of the following reasons:
I have started a new personal blog, Nova Mae M.D., to write about neonatology, home visiting, postpartum care, newborn care, the "fourth trimester," and related topics. Nova mae means "new mother" in Portuguese.Read More
Are you looking for a gift to give to a new mother on Mother's Day?
Do you have a upcoming baby shower to attend and all of the items on the registry have already been purchased, so you're not sure what to buy?
Do you live away from a loved one who is having a baby and want to be able to support and check in on her from afar?Read More
Why did you start offering this service?
I want to provide the service that I wish was available when I had my first child, Grace, in 2005. When she was born I was in the middle of intense medical training, lived hundreds of miles away from my family, and we experienced multiple problems, including difficulty “latching on” while breastfeeding, jaundice, and she did not gain weight. During my maternity leave, which was supposed to be my optimal bonding time with Grace, I felt isolated and unsure of myself, and I am certain that these feelings contributed to my development of postpartum depression.Read More