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Diane Connelly, MD, MPH

Dr. Connelly is a mom of a six-year-old daughter and an ob/gyn in HMO practice in Riverside, CA.

How many children do you have? I have one daughter.

What’s your specialty? I’m an ob-gyn.

What’s your favorite parenting tip? Do what works well for your family–even if it is unconventional!

What has surprised you most about parenting? How much it teaches you about yourself.

How do you get your kids to eat healthy food? Some games, like using funny names. Mostly we just presented a wide variety and insisted my daughter try it, or no dessert!

How do you work exercise into your family’s life? We are active together, with sports, biking, swimming, skiing, walking dog, etc.

How to do you recharge your batteries? Vacation!

Dr. Connelly’s Q&As

I’m in my first trimester, and my pants are getting snug. What did you do for maternity clothes?

I’m in my second trimester, and I think I have a yeast infection. The discharge and itching are making me nuts. What did you do for them?

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