Julia Pelly

Julia Pelly has an MPH in maternal and child health and has written extensively about pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and early parenthood. As mom of (almost) four, doula, La Leche League leader, and founder at yourpostpartumplan.com, she understands the value the expert knowledge, collective wisdom, and personal experience all play in the big and small decisions of everyday parenting. Julia's work has appeared with The New York Times, the Washington Post, National Geographic, TIME, Salon, Glamour, and many other outlets.
Growth charts and weight are a common part of children's annual visit to the pediatrician. Here's why you should probably be asking your pediatrician not to discuss them with your child.
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Kids may ask for a younger sister or brother at various phases of life. Here's how to support them through the disappointment of not having a sibling when they really want one.