"I'm just chillin in my mommy, oh yeah."
Chatted with a pediatrician the other day. Not our own, but Dr. Bhargava ….. She is the spokesperson for Web MD’s new pregnancy app. Which is available for free.
It was well timed as Rex was home sick. He had been throwing up for a couple of days, but no fever. So, my first question was, no point in calling a doctor, right? Basically, the answer was yes, just keep him hydrated. I told her I was having a “Black Smoke” day, NOTHING was getting done. I was wiped out. Then I moved beyond my immediate life
TIRED MOM BLOGGER: As a pediatrician you want to take care of kids, but you end up having to treat the parents in a sense. Is that a drag?
Dr Bhargava: No, they are key stake holders. They have to be comfortable with the information they get.
ME: ( still digging for the parent dig) Is that difficult, because you wanted to help children and now you have to deal with these adults?
THE PERSON WITH WAY MORE EDUCATION THAN I: I like talking to parents. It’s team work. I’m one of the team members. It’s a priviledge.
ME GETTING TO THE SELLING POINT: Now you have this app, which I would have loved when I was pregnant because I was going online all the time to check the size of the baby and check my experience as compared to other women. It does feel like there are so many more things available to a pregnant woman, than just 4 years ago. Is pregnancy more popular right now, or what? Is there a hunger for information or to curate that information?
DR: There is a hunger for information on a variety of health issues. There is a lot of information coming at people and you have to be careful who you are getting it from. You want it based on facts. This is a great way to get this. WEB MD updates there information regularly.
ME WHILE DRINKING MORE COFFEE: What’s one of the big missing component that pregnant women aren’t getting?
DR: ( she didn’t think anything was missing) One thing this helps with is to remember what to ask your doctor during your visits. It also helps keep your memories of the pregnancy. What was your craving, things like that.
WOMEN WHO STUDIED IMPROV: Since you are a working mom, what did you do on days you had to go in a practice medicine when you had been up with your child? When you were having a black smoke day?
WOMEN WHO STUDIED MEDICINE: (laughed) I love the black smoke days. I’m going to borrow that from you. I’ve had so many of those. I thought when my kids were over 3 I was over those sleepless nights, but as they get older you are up for different reasons. Look, moms need to take care of themselves. They are the center of households and they need to take the time to destress.
So that was the interview, no here is the giveaway!! If you are a new parent, or know one. Leave your name and I will randomly pick a name on Friday to get this new app and other great things to have when you have a baby.
1. Swaddling blankets: SwaddleDesign Ultimate Receiving Blanket
2. Digital thermometer: Vick’s Baby Rectal Thermometer
3. Towel & Washcloth: Aden & Anais La Mer Towel & Washcloth
4. WebMD magazine most recent issue
5. Other collateral from WebMD on pregnancy (Note: I don’t know what collateral they plan to send, hopefully not collateral damage)
Leave your name and if you win that’s a white smoke day!