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This week on MD for Moms, I interview Dr Sonal Patel, Board Certified Pediatrician, Neonatologist, Lactation Consultant and founder of NayaCare, a newborn specialty care practice that focuses on baby and mom at home. The fourth trimester is special time that is too often filled with trips to and from the pediatricians office rather than spent at home, bonding and getting comfortable with baby. Many countries in Europe provide home care services and Dr. Patel appreciated the benefit this provides and started NayaCare to afford new moms the same opportunity.
Why is the fourth trimester such an important time in the transition to new motherhood? What can new moms and partners do to make this time as smooth and enjoyable as possible? How does breastfeeding fit in and what strategies can moms employ to make the process easier? Is it breast or bust (so to speak)? We also discuss the transition to motherhood from an emotional standpoint and how to make the process go smoothly with baby number one and every baby after that. There is lots to explore when it comes to optimizing the opportunities for bonding and enjoying your baby during the magical fourth trimester, so this is a show you don’t want to miss if you’re expecting, be it your first or your fourth!
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Sonal Patel, MD
Founder and Owner of NayaCare: Newborn Speciality Clinic.
Sonal Patel is Pediatrician, Neonatologist, and Breastfeeding specialists. Born in Lucknow, India, her family moved to Omaha, Nebraska when she was 9. She attended Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1995-1999. She studied medicine at the University of Nebraska, Medical Center graduating in 2003. She did her Pediatric training at LSU in New Orleans, Louisiana. Thereafter, she pursued Neonatology starting at LSU and finishing at Tufts University in Boston. She moved to Denver in 2009 and joined Denver Health as a Neonatologist.
Through her professional and personal experiences, she noticed the gaps of postpartum care in Colorado. In 2017, she founded NayaCare: Newborn Speciality Clinic at Your Doorstep. This one month evidence based clinic is viewed as an extension of hospital care. Comprehensive care comprised of a Pediatrician, Lactation, and Counselor is delivered to your doorstep. By bringing care home, stressors are alleviated during this fragile time of maternal healing and family bonding.
She is also an active member of Good Business Colorado, a Strong Economy Working Group, with a focus of bringing paid family leave to Colorado. She has been a guest on several podcasts, written articles, and featured on local 9News.
She is married to her college sweetheart and has 4 boys. In her downtime, she enjoys a good book, hiking, skiing, and a good cup of Indian Chai!