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Paging Dr. Mom with Julie La Barba, MD, FAAP

Sep 7, 2022



Show Notes:

Dr. Yajnik shares authentic awareness about parenting and mindset including: 

Real life struggles of working moms, 

The need for support that we don't ask for.  

Recognizing mom guilt and how to overcome that

Recognizing that it is hard, and we don't have to pretend that it's not.

"Your childs emotional health begins with you."  

We don’t realize how important our own mental health is when it comes to raising children, 

and why that's so important for pediatricians to help parents understand. 


“Even as a pediatrician we don’t get parenting training!” 

Parents are unnecessarily hard on themselves and it’s time to put an end to it. 

It’s time to throw away the guilt and the need to be perfect. 

It’s time to thrive.


“Let’s start by changing our perception of what’s ‘normal’.”

Who decides what is normal anyways? 

And why did that become our measure for being a good parent? 

Instead, what if we redefine “normal parenting” as “conscious parenting", 

where parents make choices for their families based on what works for them? 

The world would feel so different.



Dr. Misha Yajnik, MD, FAAP is a Board-Certified Internal Medicine/Pediatrician with over 10 years’ experience treating newborns to adolescents. Dr. Yajnik has a special interest in parenting, behavioral health, and emotional health at all ages.  She truly believes in supporting parents through this amazing journey of parenting.  In the changing social structure in the world, Dr. Yajnik recognizes that pediatricians are a crucial part of the support system for new parents.  She values these relationships with her patients and the entire family.