Now is the time for postpartum home visits

I ring the doorbell, waiting patiently outside.  I hear a weak “coming” and some shuffling.  Who greets me is a mother in her robe, hunched over at the waist, supporting her protruding postpartum belly.  Her hair is disheveled.  Her mask is revealing exhausted eyes with attempted mascara to look a “little freshened up,” she confesses a little later. “My husband …

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Next Level Physicians: Thriving Outside the Box Podcast

On the last episode of the season, next level physician Dr. Sonal Patel and I took the conversation to another level as we chatted about getting past the fear and taking action anyway. Highlights from the conversation: Dr. Sonal Patel ● A board certified pediatrician, and the owner of NayaCare. Mother of four boys. ● Making a transition from practice …

Confessions of a bed-sharing pediatrician mom

I remember lying in my bed after my second delivery in severe pain. With my first delivery, I had already endured a C-section. Four years later, I wanted to experience a “natural” delivery. I opted for a vaginal delivery after C-section (VBAC). The VBAC quickly turned into an emergency where the maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) physician gave me two options: Get …

Fearless Freedom with Dr. G Podcast

Dr. Sonal Patel is a Board-Certified Pediatrician and a Neonatologist. She founded NayaCare: Newborn Speciality Clinic at Your Doorstep in 2017. 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 …

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All About Pregnancy & Birth podcast with Dr. Nicole Rankins

On this episode of the All About Pregnancy & Birth podcast, Dr. Sonal Patel, is doing some pretty amazing things to revolutionize care for both moms and babies during the postpartum period. She has a unique model of care where she provides in home care for newborns in the first month of life, along with breastfeeding support, and mental health …

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Her American Story Podcast

Dr. Sonal Patel shares her incredible journey to the United States from India, (via Nigeria and Libya), arriving to the United States at 9 years old. She talks to me about what it was like growing up in Omaha Nebraska and how her extraordinary experiences have lead her to become the woman she is today. Listen to the podcast on …

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Breast Feeding for Trauma Surgeons

Sonal Patel is a neonatologist who recognized a gap in the transition of care from a hospital delivery to discharge to the first pediatrician visit, so she created a practice that fills that gap from the ground up.  We discuss how she went about doing that and what she thinks every physician, from pathologists to trauma surgeons, need to know …

I Want to Put a Baby in You Podcast

Sonal Patel is a pediatrician and a neonatologist who left the traditional hospital/clinic setting to start a specialized practice providing in-home newborn care. Listen as Sonal talks about:• Her time as a NICU doctor and experiencing birth and postpartum newborn care as a patient.• Seeing the holes in postpartum care provided to parents in our country, sparking her passion to …

Revolution in Postpartum Care: Isn’t it Time?

My passion is simple, improving postpartum care for moms and newborns in the United States. The period right after delivery and up to 4 months is defined as the postpartum period or considered the 4th trimester.  Within this period, moms are recovering from a delivery, attempting to heal, trying to breastfeed, take care of themselves, their baby, and family.  This …