WELCOME TO PEDIATRIC PEACE OF MIND.

As a pediatric nurse on the Upper East Side, I value the solace and empowerment education provides parents and caregivers regarding their children’s health. Partnering with the preeminent national organization on cardiovascular health brings the best evidence-based practice to your living room!

Emergency preparedness benefits all who practice it; from large urban cities to families in their homes, the knowledge of how to act appropriately in an emergency increases positive outcomes. I believe the goal of CPR certification is not only to provide the opportunity to learn the skills of resuscitation but to empower parents and caregivers in the process. It is my personal objective to ensure that every student feels comfortable with the material presented in the class and will have confidence to act in the event of an emergency. The knowledge you gain can help you change or even save someone’s life!

LACTATION CONSULTANCY SERVICES

PPM is in the process of working towards taking insurance for lactation services. This will begin in Spring 2018! Call or email for in home postpartum appointments or inquire about Breastfeeding Before Baby, a class dedicated to anticipatory guidance about what to expect after birth!

lamaze CHildBirth Education

Lamaze is a nonprofit organization that promotes a natural, healthy and safe approach to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting. Knowing that pregnancy and childbirth can be demanding on a woman’s body and mind, Lamaze serves as a resource for information about what to expect and what choices are available during the childbearing years.

Lamaze education and practices are based on the best, most current medical evidence available. They can help reduce the use of unnecessary interventions and improve overall outcomes for mothers and babies. Working closely with their families, health care providers and Lamaze educators, millions of pregnant women have achieved their desired childbirth outcomes using Lamaze practices.

The mission of Lamaze International is to promote, support and protect natural, safe and healthy birth through education and advocacy through the dedicated efforts of professional childbirth educators, providers and parents.

Forming the foundation of the organization are the Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices. These evidence-based practices, adapted from the World Health Organization, promote, protect and support natural, safe and healthy birth.

Private and group classes will start in Spring 2017; email or call with questions or to book an class.

CPr // CHOKING

Choking is a leading cause of injury and death among children, especially children 3 years of age or younger. Food, toys and coins account for most of the choking-related events in young children, who put objects in their mouths as they explore new environments. 

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement, “Prevention of Choking Among Children,” published in the March issue of Pediatrics (appearing online February 22), contains recommendations for government agencies, manufacturers, parents, teachers, child care workers and health care professionals to help prevent choking among children. Because the size, shape and consistency of certain toys and food increase the possibility of being a choking hazard, and because many of the prevention strategies currently in place to prevent choking on toys have not yet been implemented to prevent choking on food, the AAP recommends: 

·       Warning labels on foods that pose a high choking risk.

·       A recall of food products that pose a significant choking hazard.

·       The establishment of a nationwide food-related choking-incident surveillance and reporting system.

·       Food manufacturers should design new food and redesign existing food to minimize choking risk.

·       CPR and choking first aid should be taught to parents, teachers and child care providers.

Pediatricians should continue to provide guidance to parents on safe and appropriate food and toy choices, as recommended by the AAP.

(American Academy of Pediatrics, 2010.)

PReNATAL YOGA

You are beautiful.

You are blissful.

You are bountiful.

Pregnancy is a time of constant change and self-discovery. Prenatal yoga is a great way to relax and stay fit, but also can help prepare for labor and promote your baby’s health!

Evidenced-based research has found several benefits of prenatal yoga including:

·       Improved sleep

·       Reduced stress and anxiety

·       Increased strength, flexibility and endurance of the muscles needed for childbirth.

·       Improved birth weight, decreased preterm labor, decreased gestational hypertension

Classes can be individual, group or partner classes, and all are held privately in the comfort of your own home.


INfant massage

Infant Massage is a parent tradition within many ancient cultures that has been re-discovered and adapted to the western world. Research conducted through the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine confirms the importance of a secure environment and nurturing touch in the healthy growth, development and maturation of children (Tiffany Field, Ph.D.).

Numerous other studies have also shown the many developmental benefits of positive contact as part of baby’s early life. Infant Massage is one of the most natural and pleasant methods of providing this early nurturing contact.

(Infant Massage USA, 2014.)