Big News: The Newborn Baby Blueprint to Be Republished By a Major Publisher!




November 15, 2018

We’re excited to announce some major news we’ve been keeping under wraps at Modern Mommy Doc:

The Newborn Baby Blueprint, our signature book, is being taken on by The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)’ publishing division. The AAP is the most highly-respected organization in the field of pediatrics. It’s considered to be the most authoritative voice on pediatric care out there! We’re honored to be included in their highly-esteemed catalog, along with other influencers and experts in the perinatal care world.

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It’s hard to believe that this little mama-doctor-writer’s dream is finally coming true and I’ve NEVER been more full of gratitude for the people and the experiences that have brought me to this moment.

Thank you all for your amazing support and encouragement along the way.

We’re working hard to get the book ready for re-publishing under their publishing wing and you’ll be the first to know when it goes live (we know the timeline but we’ve got to keep it a secret for now!)!!

We’re also already hard at work with the AAP on ANOTHER book in the Blueprint series, this time for Working Moms.

Until The Newborn Baby Blueprint is republished, we’re taking it off Amazon and other online bookseller sites as of Monday, November 19, 2018.

It will still be available on our own site in both eBook and paperback form until the book goes live with the AAP. We’ll also continue to offer our newborn baby gift boxes. 

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We’re absolutely THRILLED to be entering this new stage in our Modern Mommy Doc journey and we can’t wait for you to come along with us.

Stay tuned next week for another post in our self-care series for mamas and mamas-to-be.








Normal Infant Freak Out Findings




May 4, 2018

Are you freaking out about your infant’s freakouts? Most of us tend to freak out when we have an infant at some time or another!

Listen in as we talk with PDX Parent about our article, out this month on Portland newsstands (released 4/30).



Have questions about being a new parent? The book is here!




May 2, 2018

If you’re a new parent, or a parent-to-be, you know having your first baby takes a lot of preparation. There are so many things to plan and products to buy. When it comes down to it, though, the one thing you really need… is solid, useful information.

If you’ve been parenting for awhile, the value of credible information is clear, and you probably wish you had more of it early on!

At Modern Mommy Doc, we’re excited to present our new book, full of practical, reliable, down-to-earth information about preparing to care for your first baby.

Whether you’re an expectant mom looking for newborn care and self-care guidance or a seasoned grandma (or grandpa!) looking for a baby shower gift, this is the resource for you:

The Newborn Baby Blueprint: Preparing to Care for Your Infant and Yourself

Being a new parent is awesome and amazing…and terrifying. There is so much to learn, so much to prepare for. And, sometimes, it can be hard to think beyond the birth to caring for the actual baby. This is not a time you want to completely wing it. The good news? You don’t have to. You can’t know it all before you have a little one, but you can learn the critical information that will help you feel confident, educated, and ready for this new adventure.

Dr. Casares walks parents-to-be through what they really need to know once their baby arrives. With a relatable mix of humor and practical advice, Dr. Casares delves deep into her own personal experience as a new mom and a pediatrics expert to guide expectant parents through this life-changing transition.

Learn how to:

– Care for a newborn

– Keep your newborn safe

– Set yourself up for breastfeeding success

– Find childcare providers and a pediatrician

– Prepare your brain, your partner, and your home for having a baby!

Buy your copy here.


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How to Set Yourself Up for Breastfeeding Success




March 5, 2018

Are you pregnant or know someone who is? Do you have some questions about breastfeeding? For most moms-to-be, breastfeeding prep is at the top of the learning to-do list. If you’ve breastfed in the past, you know it can feel overwhelming and defeating as you’re first getting started. Most new moms wish someone had guided them through the process before they were in the thick of it. That’s why we’re offering a free webinar this week: How to Set Yourself Up for Breastfeeding Success.

I’m sharing my top tips for getting ready for this major undertaking which is totally natural but does not always come naturally!

Share with a friend, sign up yourself. Get ready to learn and prepare!

FREE Webinar

How to Set Yourself Up for Breastfeeding Success

Wednesday, March 7th

6:30 PM PST


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Parenting | New Site! Almost New Year!




December 28, 2017

We’re excited at Modern Mommy Doc to introduce our new, re-branded, re-designed parenting website. It has been a huge labor of love and took the effort of so many talented people. Personally, it marks the culmination of 15 years of planning, hoping, and dreaming. Finally, I’m able to marry my two major passions (medicine and writing) with the hope of:





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Now, over six months in, it’s time to take this side project to the next level, expanding our free mini-courses to include help for parents-to-be, parents of toddlers and parents who need help getting on the road to self-care (that’s all of us, am I right?).

Of course, we’ll continue providing tons of practical, realistic guidance and perspective via our regular blog posts and comprehensive self-care and newborn care programs.

Welcome to the New Modern Mommy Doc!

With lots of gratitude and respect,



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