Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett, MD

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett is a veteran board-certified pediatrician with three decades of experience, including 19 years of direct patient clinical care. She currently serves as a medical consultant, where she works with multiple projects and clients in the area of pediatrics, with an emphasis on children and adolescents with special needs.

An active and highly connected patient advocate and writer, Dr Poinsett is a social media powerhouse, most publicly known on Twitter as @yayayarndiva and #GodmotherDoc, the co-founder and co-moderator of the monthly and highly successful #SickleCellChat. Through this chat, and the other projects she’s involved with, she remains a passionate, dedicated leader, committed to helping families effectively navigate between medical, mental health, school, and social programs.

Her areas of expertise include patient navigation, educational advocacy for families, children and adolescents with special health care needs, learning differences, and behavioral problems. She holds an MD from the University of Chicago and a BS in Chemical Engineering from The University of Pennsylvania, and is a licensed Pediatrician in the State of California. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics.

Pierrette's Education & Training:

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • BSE Chemical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelors of Science in Health Science, Bowling Green State University

Pierrette's Work History & Experience:

  • Pediatrician & Health Advocate as an Independent Medical Consultant
  • Medical Expert of Pediatrics at HealthTap

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Articles Edited by Pierrette Mimi Poinsett

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Pumping Breast Milk 101Pumping Breast Milk 101: What You Need to Know
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How to Use Saline Nose Drops to Alleviate Your Child’s Nasal CongestionHow to Use Saline Nose Drops for Your Baby
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Got Baby Hair Color Questions? This Is What You Should KnowHow to Predict Your Baby's Hair Color (Interesting Facts)
What Is Lanugo? The Facts About Newborn Body HairThe Fascinating Facts Behind Newborn Body Hair (Lanugo)
Baby's First Haircut: How to Prepare (+8 Styles You Can Try)Baby’s First Haircut: A Step-by-Step Guide for Nervous Parents
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Infant Hair Loss: Is Your Baby Going Bald? (Tips for Prevention)All You Need to Know About Baby Hair Loss
Your Ultimate Guide To Baby Skin Discoloration & BirthmarksBaby Skin Discoloration & Birthmarks: What You Need to Know
How to Give Your Newborn a Bath (Step-by-Step Guide)How to Bathe Your Baby
When To Face Your Baby Forward In A CarrierWhen To Face Your Baby Forward In A Carrier
Structured Carriers vs. Slings vs. Wraps – Which is the Best?Slings vs. Wraps vs. Structured Carriers
How To Babyproof Electrical Outlets and Cords (Step-by-Step Guide)A Step-by-Step Guide For Babyproofing Electrical Outlets
Baby Hip Dysplasia: What You Can Do About itBaby Hip Dysplasia: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments
How to Get Your Child to Enjoy Reading (Ultimate Guide)The Importance of Reading for Young Children
How to Do the Dirty Work of Babyproofing Your FireplaceHow to Babyproof Fireplace (Step-By-Step Guide)
The Ultimate Guide To Babyproofing Your WindowsHow To Babyproof Your Windows (Quick and Pane-Less)
How to Babyproof Your BathroomBabyproofing The Bathroom: How to Make Your Bathroom Childproof
Night Terrors in Children: How To Handle Your Child’s Night TerrorsFright At Night: Helping Your Child’s Night Terrors
When Can Babies Use Blankets & Pillows? (What You Should Know)When Can Babies Use Blankets & Pillows?
Crib Height: How To Determine What’s Right For Your BabyDetermining The Right Crib Height For Your Baby
How To Keep Your Cat Out Of Your Baby's CribHow to Keep the Cat Out of Baby's Crib (Purr-fect Solutions)
How To Get Your Baby To Sleep In Their BassinetHow To Get Your Baby To Sleep In Their Bassinet (4 Simple Tips)
The Importance of Playtime for Your Child’s DevelopmentThe Benefits of Playtime for Kids
Bassinet vs. Cosleeper? What’s The Best Sleeping Option For My Baby?Cosleepers vs Bassinets - What's the Best Sleep Option for Baby?
Newborn Won't Sleep Alone? This Is What You Can Do (5 Tips)Newborn Won’t Sleep Alone? This Is What You Can Do
How To Swaddle Your Baby (3 Simple Methods)How To Swaddle Your Baby
Every You Need to Know to Babyproof Your Living RoomHow To Babyproof Your Living Room
Bassinet Sleep Safety: 3 Bassinet Safety Rules You Should KnowHow to Keep Baby Safe While Sleeping In a Bassinet
Bassinet Or Crib? How to Choose Your Baby's BedBassinets vs Cribs: Which Should You Choose?
What To Do When Your Baby Is Born PrematureWhat You Can Do When Your Baby's Born Premature
How to Swaddle Your Baby in the SummerIs Swaddling in the Summer Heat Dangerous For Your Baby?
Friend or Foe? The Ultimate Screen Time Guide For KidsFriend or Foe? The Ultimate Screen Time Guide For Kids
Everything You Should Know About Babies and Heat RashesBaby Heat Rash: How To Treat And Prevent It
Vernix Caseosa: Wash or Rub? (Should You Delay Baby's First Bath?)What the Heck is Vernix Caseosa? (And Should It Be Washed?)
The Benefits of Introducing Music to Your Kids (& How to Do It)The Benefits of Introducing Music to Your Kids (& How to Do It)
Swim Safety for Kids & The Signs of DrowningSwim Safety for Kids (Signs of Drowning & Crucial Prevention Tips)
The Ultimate Guide to Baby Sleep Safety and SIDS AwarenessUltimate Guide to Baby Sleep Safety and SIDS Prevention
How to Protect Your Children's Teeth (Ultimate Guide)How to Help Your Child Have Healthy Teeth
A Comprehensive Sippy Cup Safety Guide (Sip With No Fears)How to Prevent Sippy Cup Injuries
7 Steps to Use Diaper Cream (Are You Missing One?)How to Use Diaper Cream Properly (Step-by-Step Guide)
Why Your Baby Cries During Diaper ChangesBaby Cries During Diaper Changes (9 Tips to Help You Cope)
Can Pacifiers and Bottles Be Harmful for Baby Teeth?Baby Bottle Tooth Decay: How to Prevent It
How to Childproof Your Home (Babyproofing Checklist)The Ultimate Babyproof Checklist (Free PDF)
The Benefits of Babywearing: 21 Reasons to Consider Wearing Your BabyBenefits of Babywearing: 21 Reasons to Wear Your Baby
How to Dispose of Dirty Diapers (5 Easy Steps)How to Properly Dispose of Dirty Diapers
How to Clean a High Chair (Step by Step Guide)How to Clean Your High Chair