The hardest thing I’ve ever done? Not medical school or residency. Not parenting three teens. Hands down, the hardest was being a new mother with a colicky baby. It was beautiful to watch my young son grow, but every time he cried and couldn’t be consoled it brought me to my knees. What was wrong? Why couldn’t I help him? READ MORE
One summer afternoon I was sitting at the foot of my bed, holding my 2-month-old firstborn. We were enjoying one of those peaceful moments of bonding that new parents get after their baby wakes up from a nap, alert and happy. READ MORE
On a long plane flight recently, I started talking with the man next to me. He and his wife were expecting their first baby – due in just 3 months – and he was excited to get home to her. She was enjoying pregnancy and preparing for life with a baby.
He turned to me after describing all this and said earnestly: “What do I need to know?" READ MORE