Congratulations to Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, probably better known to many of you as Seattle Mama Doc, per her popular blog! Dr. Swanson’s first book, Mama Doc Medicine: Finding Calm and Confidence in Parenting, Child-Health, and Work-Life Balance, is sure to be a hit with both her colleagues and with parents everywhere.

The book is divided into four parts that each contains a wealth of practical information, infographics and call-out boxes called “Mama Doc Vitals:”

  • Prevention – Colic, feeding, sunscreen, television, guns, video games, bouncy houses, and many more topics are covered in this 140-page section.
  • Social-Emotional Support – Naps, tantrums, playing, and anxiety are among the topics covered in this 66-page section related to feelings and socialization.
  • Immunizations – Cocooning, measles, alternative schedules, vaccine exemptions and all of the other popular topics related to immunizations can be found in the 80-plus pages of this section.
  • Work-Life Balance/Mothering – For mothers everywhere, this may well be the section of the book that gets dog-eared first. Addressing working moms, juggling working and breastfeeding, playing multiple roles in addition to mom, and other related-topics, this 70-page section is sure to be useful for today’s moms.

The book concludes with a modernized resource list that includes blogs, Twitter accounts (by focus), Facebook, and traditional websites.

Add it to your library today: Amazon; Barnes and Noble.

Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Vaccine Education Center staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.

You should not consider the information in this site to be specific, professional medical advice for your personal health or for your family's personal health. You should not use it to replace any relationship with a physician or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about vaccinations, medications and other treatments, you should always consult your physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel.