Welcome to DrVCares! I am a pediatrician and I’m also a mom, like you! Becoming a mom encouraged me to find practical ways to apply what I have learned as a pediatrician. My hope is that what I have learned can help you on your parenting journey.
The most important thing I have learned is the importance of not forgetting to take care of yourself. I see too many moms jump into parenting and forgetting themselves in the process. They put aside their passions and let go of friendships all for the sake of their kids. It doesn’t have to be this way! In fact, learning how to take care of yourself and keeping your passions and relationships alive is the secret to effective and fulfilling parenting.
The next most important thing I have learned is that parents are often misinformed. They look to google or facebook groups for information about the health of their kids and often they are misguided or confused. Often parents come in very anxious because of information they read on the internet. On this website you will find clear, effective information about pediatrics according to reliable sources. I stay up-to-date on current recommendations and I am happy to share them with you here in an easy-to-understand way.
Lastly, I want you to know that you are not alone. Parenting can be awesome, but sometimes it is just hard. No one has all of the answers. Embracing the fact that we are all perfectly imperfect parents is what I hope for all of us! Together, we can share what has worked for us and what has not. I will be here to guide you in any way that I can to ensure that you get real information as it applies to your kids and to yourself.
Every week, you will receive in your inbox a new topic that we will discuss. Make sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter so that you don’t miss out on the topic of the week. If there is a topic that you would like to have discussed, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I love to hear from you! Remember, chances are, if you have a question or concern, someone else does too! Let’s learn from each other, encourage each other and help each other to find a healthy mind and body for ourselves and our children.
-Elizabeth Vainder, M.D