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HVP - December 2013

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The doctors are in! HUDSON VALLEY Parent Publisher TERRIE GOLDSTEIN Editor KATY WEBER Media Advisor ROANNE PATTERSON Media Coordinator LAUREN SIMONETTI Special Projects Coordinator MERLYN AKHTAR Administrative Assistant ALLYSON KIRSTEIN Social Media Coordinators ERIN JOHNSON GLORIA DARMANIN Intern DIANA GILLETTE Layout & Design ENGLE PRINTING also publishers of MY family baby The HUDSON VALLEY GUIDE Hudson Valley Parent is published monthly by: The Professional Image Marketing & Public Relations Inc. 174 South Street • Newburgh, NY 12550 Phone: 845-562-3606 • Fax: 845-562-3681 This publication is copyrighted by the publisher. Reproduction without written permission of the publisher is prohibited. Hudson Valley Parent welcomes submissions, although we cannot accept responsibility for work submitted nor guarantee publication. A MEMBER OF 6 Hudson Valley Parent n December 2013 W elcome to services. It was a total our annual gamble, but it was late Hudson Valand I was desperate. ley Parent Favorite Docs As it turns out, the & Healthcare Professionclinic was wonderful. als guide! The staff were friendly This year our readers and helpful, from the nominated more than 650 receptionist at the desk healthcare professionals to the nurse practitioner in the Hudson Valley. to the attending doctor. What a great community They all made our visit resource for us parents! pleasant and calmed my Editor's Gone are the days of nerves as a parent. The Journal staring blankly at a list of only negative part of was random doctors on your when I had to drag my insurance provider's website. Now son kicking and screaming from the we can simply head to hvparent. train table in the waiting room! com, check out the complete list of When I told them I planned to favorite docs, read what other parnominate them all for our Favorite ents have to say, and in turn write Docs guide, they were thrilled. At our own reviews. that moment, I realized our nomAnd not only is it a great reination guide wasn't just a great source for parents, it's also an resource for us parents, but also excellent way of letting our meda quantifiable way to show our ical professionals know they're healthcare professionals how much appreciated. they mean to us in our time of need. A few months ago, my son was The first 6 weeks crying inconsolably and couldn't There is absolutely nothing that go to sleep. He had a mouth full of can prepare someone for parentsores. It was 8 p.m., and I didn't hood, and no amount of research or want to have to face a long night at advice can truly brace us for what the emergency room. So I took him lies in store. Brand new mom Thereto Express Pediatrics in Highland sa Narvesen gives us an honest, instead. I'd only ever driven by the candid glimpse into the first month place and knew nothing about their and a half of life with a baby as it's happening. KATY WEBER Will I ever sleep again? Whoever coined the phrase "sleeping like a baby" clearly never met one. Getting our babies to fall asleep, and keeping them sleeping, can be a struggle for many new parents. Writer Leanne Sowul gives us the lowdown on what experts have to say about sleep training and how to find the right method for you and your child.

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