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Edna Ma, MD

Dr. Ma is a mom of two, an anesthesiologist in private practice, in Beverly Hills, California, and author of the bilingual Chinese children’s book Travel, Learn and See.


Special Teams

Dr. Ma is interested in:

  • Mothering with the Mommy MD Guides syndicated newspaper column contributor
  • Media interviews
  • Speaking engagements
  • SpokesDoctor opportunities
An Interview with Dr. Ma

What’s your favorite parenting tip?  Parenting is harder than you think it will be. I think it’s harder than being on Survivor.

What surprised you most about parenting? That I enjoy it more than I thought I would. I thought it would be all chores and work, changing diapers all day long. There’s plenty of that, but I have enjoyed parenting much more than I expected.

How do you work exercise into your family’s life? I don’t go to the gym. Instead, I try to make everyday tasks more active. For example, when I go for walks with my husband and our baby, my husband pushes the stroller, and I carry five-pound weights. This way I can also work out my arms while we walk.

Also, I almost never take the elevator. Even when I go into work in the morning, and I’m carrying my breast pump, briefcase, and lunch, I walk up the stairs.

How do you recharge your batteries? My husband and mother-in-law watch my son for me for a few hours every week. This way I can go get a pedicure or massage or just enjoy some time to myself so I don’t feel exhausted all of the time.

Dr. Ma’s Q&As

How did you motivate yourself to lose weight?

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