Helping Your First-Born Adjust to a New Sibling
If you are expecting your second child and haven’t told your firstborn yet, sooner is generally better than later. Some kids handle this transition with ease and grace—welcoming baby with open arms—while some struggle and regress. Both reactions are normal.
Ask Sofia: Do you have tips for being postpartum in a pandemic?
When a recent “Ask Sofia” submission asked “what type of postpartum help is safe to accept during the pandemic,” we knew just who to ask! Dr. Erin Stevens, who happens to be the author of “Unexpected: A Postpartum Survival Guide,” just gave birth to her daughter Lorelei in late November.
Baby safety during Covid-19
Dr. Amy Hammers welcomed her second child, Elijah, in May. Parenting a newborn always comes with its ups and downs, but being a mom of a newborn during a pandemic entails even more challenges. September is Baby Safety Month, the perfect time to focus on caring for babies during unusual times.
Ask Sofia: When Should I Reach out to a Lactation Consultant?
While most women intend to breastfeed, a full 92 percent report struggling just with nursing just three days after giving birth, according to UC Davis Medical Center research. Issues include sore nipples, latching and sucking problems, milk supply, slow baby weight gain and more. That’s where a lactation consultant can come in.
Clinic Sofia Stands With the BIPOC Community Against Racism
Clinic Sofia OBGYN stands in solidarity with the BIPOC community against systemic racism and oppression experienced every day in America.
Life after Baby: The Unexpected
While most postpartum manuals focus on babies, “Unexpected” examines the issues many new parents struggle to talk about: stitches, C-section recovery, cramping and bleeding, pooping and peeing, sex, birth control, mental health, bonding and the various ways to feed babies.