Without question, there are some definite things worth knowing about your care provider’s approach to birth. Here are my top three questions to ask so you will know what to expect before the distant months become just weeks or days before the anticipated day.
Every child experiences challenges at school or home at some point during their development. A difficult question for most parents is, “When do I seek the help of a psychologist?” In order to help their children, parents often reach out to friends or family members, or make changes in the family’s routine, before seeking help. Many parents report fear and concern about seeking help from a psychologist because of a stigma and a concern that their child may be “labeled.” There is no shame in asking for help, and it most certainly does not mean you are a “bad” parent. In my experience as a psychologist, parents tend to seek a psychological evaluation or therapy after they can no longer compensate for their child’s challenges on their own and/or when the challenge interferes with their child’s success at school, home, or in the community.
Fisher-Price has issued a voluntary recall of all units of the Rock n' Play Sleeper due to reports of death when infants can roll over in the product. The CPSC is aware of 10 infant deaths in the Rock 'n Play since 2015 as a result of infants rolling from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained. All 10 infants were 3 months or older. The CPSC warns consumers to always use restraints in infant inclined sleep products.
While egg freezing clinics aren’t as prevalent as Starbucks and Duane Reade in New York City, there are definitely many options to choose from. From uptown to downtown, the east side to the west side, you have a choice. And unless your BFF or your OB/GYN points you in a certain direction, deciding where to direct your care can be difficult. Who you see and where you go can be the difference between walking away with future babies on ice and walking away with nothing more than a big bill.
On Friday, May 10 from 8am-3:30pm, The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital will offer free breast exams, mammography, and, if needed, pelvic exams with PAP tests for women ages 40 and older who are either underinsured or have no insurance. Robbi Kempner, M.D., FACS, surgeon, and medical director of Breast and Women’s Health Services, along with other breast health professionals, will be performing the breast exams.
Legal, Financial, Tutoring, Health Care, & Professional Services for Kids and Families on Long Island
UPDATED April 2019: Long Island is home to a variety of professional services that will help families with their various needs, including health care providers, tutors and test prep services, and legal services. Health care providers in Nassau and Suffolk counties include pediatric dentists, orthodontists, pediatricians, therapists and counselors, and speech pathologists. Tutoring and academic coaching services on Long Island are available in a range of subjects, including test prep and college admissions, for kids of all ages and skill levels, as well as for children with special needs. And if you need legal services on Long Island or are planning for the future of your child with special needs child or entire family, lawyers, financial planners, and insurance representatives are available across Nassau and Suffolk counties. These professional services for families are located throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties, including the towns of Great Neck, Manhasset, Port Washington, Roslyn Heights, New Hype Park, Syosset, Huntington, Melville, Smithtown, and Dix Hills.
UPDATED April 2019: Are you looking for the right dentist, orthodontist, or other dental professional for yourself or your kids in Westchester County? We’ve compiled an excellent group of dental professionals here, whether you’re looking for pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, or endodontics. These Westchester County dental practices care for infants, toddlers, children with special needs, teens, and adults. The board-certified dentists in our roundup treat both the physical and psychological needs of their young patients with the goal of making the experience of seeing a dental professional as positive as possible. These practices offer calm, warm, and friendly environments to make anxious pediatric patients feel at ease. Many even provide sedation and advanced technology to reduce discomfort during treatment. Care is available to treat tongue and lip ties that can make breast-feeding difficult. Offices are located throughout Westchester County in Briarcliff, Mount Kisco, New Rochelle, Scarsdale, and White Plains.
UPDATED April 2019: Keeping our kids smiles beautiful and healthy is hugely important to their overall health, and there are numerous dentists and orthodontists in Rockland County and Bergen Count, NJ who specialize in pediatric oral health care. We’ve compiled an excellent group of dental professionals here whether you are looking for pediatric dentistry or orthodontics or even assistance with sleep apnea and snoring through corrective dental devices. These Rockland County and Bergen County, NJ dental practices care for the entire family from toddlers to adults. Practices are set up to offer a calm, warm, and friendly environment to make anxious pediatric patients feel at ease, and many provide sedation to reduce discomfort during treatment. These providers have the most advanced dental technologies and orthodontic options for the whole family, including Invisalign, drill-free and needle-free laser treatment options, and digital X-rays. These pediatric dentists offices are located throughout Rockland County, in Montvale, Monroe, New City, Tappan, Suffern, Pomona, West Nyack, Garnerville, and Nyack, as well as in Bergen County, NJ, including locations in Ridgewood.
UPDATED April 2019: Find the best dentist, orthodontist, or dental care provider for your family on Long Island from this list of top, board-certified dental professionals, whether you are looking for pediatric dentistry, a family dental practice, or orthodontics (including teen and adult Invisalign). These Long Island dental practices offer fun, warm, and friendly environments (most with TVs, movies, or iPads) to make their anxious pediatric patients feel at ease. Many also provide sedation and advanced technology to reduce discomfort during treatment. These dentists, orthodontists, and dental hygiene providers are in Nassau and Suffolk counties in locations such as Garden City, Manhasset, Port Washington, Westbury, Smithtown, Riverhead, and Commack.
UPDATED April 2019: Looking for pediatricians, hospitals, practices, and other medical specialists for your family in Westchester County? We have compiled some excellent resources for your family here. Westchester County offers an extensive roster of pediatric medical groups, pediatric hospitals as well as pediatric psychotherapy and speech therapy providers. From ages newborn to adult, these providers offer state-of-the-art health care for infants, children, teens, and adults. Many providers offer 24-hour on-call availability, extended evening hours, and same-day sick visits. Whether you need a provider for a routine wellness visit, preventative medicine, vaccines, or more involved pediatric procedures such as surgery and cancer treatment, we can direct you some of the best specialists and facilities that Westchester County has to offer in Harrison, New Rochelle, Scarsdale, Valhalla, and beyond.
Doctors, Therapists, Pediatricians, Hospitals, & Health Care Providers in Rockland County & Bergen County, NJ
UPDATED April 2019: From the moment our children are born, we check in with the pediatrician to make sure they're growing as they should be and are staying healthy all year. So it's imperative to find the right pediatrician for your child before they're even born. You'll want to find a doctor that's close to home, as we're sure you'll be making many appointments over the years, well at least one per year for your kid's annual wellness checkup. So we found some of the best doctors right here in Rockland County, and we're sure you'll find the best one for your family. These pediatricians are located across Rockland County in such towns as Nyack, New City, Suffern, and West Nyack.
UPDATED April 2019: Whether you are an expecting mom who wants the best in 3-D imaging to see your child or you have children who require specific pediatric health care services, our guide to doctors and medical specialists in Queens will help you find the right provider. From general pediatric care and orthodontics to care for children with learning delays, developmental delays, and autism spectrum disorder, you’ll find the health care provider you need. Some of the practitioners listed will also help to evaluate your child’s needs to be sure they receive the most comprehensive care. Health care services offered here include occupational, speech, myofunctional, and feeding therapies; orthodontists; health insurance providers; and pediatrician groups. These doctors and other health care providers are located throughout Queens, including locations in Rego Park, Forest Hills, and Flushing, as well as nearby on Long Island in New Hyde Park, Melville, Jericho, and Stony Brook.
UPDATED April 2019: Whether you are an expecting mom in Nassau County in need of pre-natal care or have children who require specific pediatric services in Suffolk County, our directory will help you find the doctor, hospital, or medical specialist on Long Island. Expectant moms can find 3-D imaging services, obstetricians and gynecologists, and even pre-natal chiropractic care across the region. Long Island is also home to a wide range of pediatric specialists, from speech and feeding therapists to pediatric chiropractors, urgent care, and services for children with special needs. These doctors, hospitals, and medical specialists are located throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties, in such towns as Garden City, New Hype Park, Lake Success, Smithtown, Huntington, and Melville.
UPDATED April 2019: If you’re searching for the right medical, dental, or health care provider on Long Island for your child with special needs, you’ve come to the right place. We found the best health care professional or children with special needs in Nassau and Suffolk counties, so you’re sure to find the best one for your family. Whether you need a doctor, dentist, or orthodontist who specializes in the care of children with special needs or you need therapeutic services for your child with autism spectrum disorder such as speech, occupational or physical therapy, you will find the right resources here. These health care providers for children with special needs are located in Nassau and Suffolk counties, including towns such as Lake Success, Wantagh, Plainview, Westbury, Smithtown, and Commack.
UPDATED April 2019: We know nothing is more important than your family’s health and general wellness, so whether you are looking for pediatric medical and dental care, lice removal services, allergy care, or fitness centers, we have found the best providers and services for kids and families in Brooklyn. For family health care, you’ll find doctors, dentists and orthodontists, hospitals, medical centers, and therapists. To enhance your children’s overall wellness, you will find classes in taekwondo, trampoline, and more. These health care and fitness facilities are located throughout Brooklyn, including locations in Park Slope, Prospect Park, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Crown Heights, Carroll Gardens, Bedford, Williamsburg, Bay Ridge, Flatbush, Coney Island, and beyond.
UPDATED April 2019: Staying active and healthy on Long Island is easy, especially when you have a variety of health and wellness services to choose from. To make it even easier, we found the best pediatric health and wellness providers in Nassau and Suffolk counties for you. Our directory helps you locate the best and most cost-effective pediatric care from family dentistry and orthodontics to therapeutic services such as speech therapy, behavioral therapy, and even feeding therapy. Additionally, you’ll find facilities that promote over wellness such as chiropractic care offices and fitness facilities. These health and wellness facilities are located in Nassau and Suffolk counties, including such towns as Garden City, Manhasset, Lake Success, Smithtown, Commack, Melville, and Westbury.
UPDATED April 2019: If you’re on the search to find a new doctor or dentist for your child in Manhattan, you’ve come to the right place. After all, in a city full of opportunities to catch germs, it’s important to keep your kids healthy by getting them preventative health care. We searched the city for the best family doctors, pediatricians, and health centers in Manhattan, including pediatricians, dentists, fitness centers, sports programs, orthodontists, health insurance providers, and head lice removal services. These health and wellness providers are located throughout New York City, including locations on the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Harlem, Midtown, East Village, West Village, Chelsea, Lower Manhattan, Soho, and Battery Park City.
UPDATED April 2019: Queens is home to a variety of doctors, dentists, health care plans, mental health professionals, and medical centers for kids and families, so you’re sure to find the provider you need. There are ways to keep your kids active in Queens, including playspaces, trampoline parks, dance studios, rock-climbing venues, basketball programs, tennis lessons, and soccer. You’ll also find health insurance providers, pediatricians, therapists and counselors, dentists, speech therapy, and orthodontists. These health care and wellness providers are located throughout Queens, including locations in neighborhoods such as Long Island City, Astoria, Forest Hills, Fresh Meadows, College Point, Middle Village, Rego Park, Bellerose, Sunnyside, Elmhurst, Jamaica, Bayside, Flushing, and Woodside.
Doctors, Dentists, Orthodontists, Therapists, & Health Care Providers in Rockland County & Bergen County, NJ
UPDATED April 2019: Staying healthy and active is super important as a parent—and making sure our kids are healthy too is no small feat. Whether you're looking for a health care provider or a way to stay active in Rockland, we've got you covered with this comprehensive list of medical professionals in the area. From dentists, orthodontists, pediatricians, and doctors, to fitness programs, psychologists, OB-GYNs, and occupational and behavioral therapy, you're sure to find the best provider for your needs. These health care and fitness providers are located across Rockland County, including such towns as Nanuet, Orangeburg, Tappan, Garnerville, New City, Nyack, Pomona, Suffern, and West Nyack, as well as locations in Bergen County, NJ, including Ridgewood, Park Ridge, Tenafly, Fort Lee, Paramus, and Clifton.
UPDATED April 2019: With the abundance of health care professionals and services in Westchester County, finding the right one for your family can be time consuming. So we compiled a list featuring the best family doctors and pediatricians, hospitals and medical centers, fitness centers, and dentists and orthodontists. Whether you are looking for the best in care for your kids’ dental health, mental health, or physical health and fitness, Westchester County has these pediatric specialties covered. Plus, you’ll find dentists, doctors, and therapists who specialize in special needs, such as autism, ADD, ADHD, developmental issues, and physical disabilities. In addition, Westchester provides physical fitness facilities for opportunities to promote overall wellness with sports such as dance, swimming, tennis, gymnastics, basketball, and baseball. These health care and fitness services are found throughout Westchester County with locations including Mount Kisco, Mamaroneck, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Peekskill, Tuckahoe, Rye, Scarsdale, White Plains, Yonkers, and Montrose, plus locations in nearby Rockland County and Fairfield County, CT.