In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Dr. Sonia Gidwani. “Dr. G”, as she is lovingly called, is a long time UWS pediatrician who’s caring approach has drawn thousands of children to her practice. (In full discloser- she was the pediatrician to my two children until we moved out of NYC). Dr. Gidwani discusses a wide array of topics expectant and new parents will sure to be interested in!
In this episode:
*What a new parent should expect of their pediatrician.
*When the pediatrician first see the baby if the pediatrician does not work in the hospital or birth center they baby was born in.
*Frequency of visits to the pediatrician the first year of baby’s life.
*Common questions or concerns from new parents that they don’t need to stress about.
*Areas and topics new parents need to give more thought to.
*What to expect from a pediatrician in terms of support and help facilitate breastfeeding.
*An understanding of newborn’s weight loss in cases of more the 10%?
*How to handle a crying baby.
*How a parent identify the difference between a colicky baby and one that is just fussy and crying.
*Advice for parents with a colicky baby.
*If a family wants to incorporate alternative healing modalities (like acupuncture, chiropractor or holistic medicine), how to openly this discussion with a pediatrician.
*Thoughts on antibiotics and when to use them.
*Discussion on immunizations and the possibility of spacing them out? How a parent can approach this subject a pediatrician.
*Importance place on milestones. If a baby not hitting each one, is it more of a wait and see, or take immediate action? What would that action look like?
*Questions expectant parents should ask a potential pediatrician
Sonia Gidwani, MD
Pediatrician with St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals
Sonia Gidwani, MD, is an attending pediatrician with Mt Sinia Health System. A board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Gidwani earned her medical degree from Lady Hardinage Medical College and S.K. Hospital in New Delhi, India. She completed her residency training in pediatrics at the New Jersey Medical School followed by fellowship training in pediatric endocrinology at New York Hospital – Cornell University Medical Center. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, she is a Clinical Instructor at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Find Dr Gidwani at www.ourkidsmd.com