Advice - Health and Healing

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2-year-old difficulty gaining weight

A PSP member writes: "Our daughter is just over two years old and has had issues gaining weight for the last six months. She has always been around 5th percentile in weight but since her 1.5 year check up it has been off the chart, as in her weight is too low to determine the percentile..."




Choosing a Pediatrician/Doctor for your Child

Advice about choosing the right pediatrician/doctor for your child.

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Hair loss

As one parent writes the group: "I'm dealing with postpartum hair loss. Someone mentioned being evaluated for hypothyroidism. Has anyone here tried treating postpartum hair loss this way? What doctor did you see? Did it help?" Here is advice from over the years.





How to find time for self-care and exercise, including tips from a parent AND personal trainer

"Are you good at fitting in self-care?" asks a PSP Member. They go on to write, "I really want right now is to return to regular exercise but I find the exhaustion and the lack of time hard to negotiate. Do you have any tips? How do you get your hands free when your kid literally always wants to be holding your hand?"

Here are PSP member replies...




Advice for Diastasis Recti

 How PSP members treated diastasis.