The PedsDocTalk Podcast

4: I Just Had a Baby! Now What?

March 23, 2020 Dr. Mona Amin
The PedsDocTalk Podcast
4: I Just Had a Baby! Now What?
Show Notes

Having a new baby is tough, but I hope this episode makes it a little bit easier. Our son is now three months old and I want to share some of the tricks of the trade (from my personal and professional experience) to get you through the whirlwind that is---THE FOURTH TRIMESTER. 

To all my mommas currently pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic, I sincerely hope this episode will help ease your mind and make you feel better about that transition into the fourth trimester. Being a new mom is already hard and this pandemic truly does add another layer. 

I discuss:

  • Getting to know your baby's temperament 
  • Understanding sleepy, feeding, and ready-to-play cues
  • Ways to engage with your baby from a developmental standpoint
  • Baby care
  • Safety
  • Visitors
  • Strategies to set a foundation for self-soothing and sleep
  • When to seek medical attention 

As a disclaimer, this is medical education and all concerns should be discussed with your child's healthcare clinician. Your Pediatrician will likely also discuss other reasons to follow up depending on your child's medical history and exam.