Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett, MD, FAAP

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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

Top 7 Tips to Keep Baby Cool in Their Stroller
How to Keep Baby Cool in a Stroller During Summer
The Importance of Art for Kids: 35 Great Benefits of Art for Kids!
The Importance of Art for Kids: 35 Great Benefits of Art for Kids!
PURPLE Crying: What Is It? What Should You Do?
PURPLE Crying: What Is It? What Should You Do?
Pumping Breast Milk 101: What You Need to Know
Pumping Breast Milk 101: Frequently Asked Questions
Baby Spit Up Through the Nose: When It's Normal (And When It's Not)
My Baby Spit Up Through Their Nose: What Should I Do?
How to Treat Your Baby’s Congestion With Saline Nose Drops
How to Treat Your Baby’s Congestion With Saline Nose Drops
How to Trim Baby Nails Safely (Step-by-Step Guide)
How to Trim Baby Nails
How to Predict Your Baby's Hair Color (Interesting Facts)
Remarkable Facts About Your Baby’s Hair Color
Newborn Body Hair: Causes & Treatments for Lanugo
Newborn Body Hair: Causes & Treatments for Lanugo
Baby's First Haircut: How to Prepare (+8 Styles You Can Try)
How to Give Your Baby Their First Haircut
Baby Acne: 7 Proven Ways to Treat It
Baby Acne: Causes, Prevention & 7 Helpful Treatments
Infant Hair Loss: Is Your Baby Going Bald? (Tips for Prevention)
Infant Hair Loss: Is My Baby Going Bald?
9 Common Baby Skin Discolorations & Birthmarks (With Pictures)
9 Common Baby Skin Discolorations & Birthmarks (With Pictures)
How to Bathe Baby (Make the Most of Baby Bath Time)
How to Bathe Baby (Make the Most of Baby Bath Time)
When Can Your Baby Face Forward In a Baby Carrier?
When Can Your Baby Face Forward In a Baby Carrier?
Carriers vs. Wraps vs. Slings: What's the Best Way to Wear Your Baby?
Carriers vs. Wraps vs. Slings: What's the Best Way to Wear Your Baby?
How To Babyproof Electrical Outlets and Cords (Step-by-Step Guide)
How to Babyproof Electrical Outlets & Cords
Baby Hip Dysplasia: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments
Baby Hip Dysplasia: 6 Tips to Help Prevent It
The Benefits of Reading for Children: 15 Great Benefits!
The Benefits of Reading for Children: 15 Great Benefits!
How to Baby Proof Your Fireplace (Step-By-Step Guide)
How to Baby Proof Your Fireplace (Step-By-Step Guide)
How To Babyproof Your Windows (Quick and Pane-Less)
How To Babyproof Windows (Step-By-Step Guide)
Babyproofing The Bathroom: How to Make Your Bathroom Childproof
How To Babyproof Your Bathroom (Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide)
Night Terrors in Children: How To Handle Your Child’s Night Terrors
How To Handle 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 Baby
How And Why To Adjust Your Baby’s Crib Mattress
How to Keep the Cat Out of Baby's Crib (Purr-fect Solutions)
Cats And Cribs: How To Keep Your Cat Out Of Your Baby’s Crib
How To Get Your Baby To Sleep In Their Bassinet (4 Simple Tips)
4 Tips to Help Your Baby Sleep In Their Bassinet
Playtime for Kids: Benefits, Ideas & Inspiration
Playtime for Kids: Benefits, Ideas & Inspiration
Cosleepers vs Bassinets - What's the Best Sleep Option for Baby?
How to Choose The Right Sleeper For Your Baby
Newborn Won't Sleep Alone? This Is What You Can Do (5 Tips)
Baby Won't Sleep Alone: Causes and Solutions
How To Swaddle Your Baby (The Right Way)
How To Swaddle Your Baby (The Right Way)
Babyproofing Your Living Room: Our Top Tips from a Pediatrician
Babyproofing Your Living Room: Our Top Tips from a Pediatrician
Bassinet Sleep Safety: 3 Bassinet Safety Rules You Should Know
Bassinet Sleep Safety: What You Should Know
Bassinet Or Crib? How to Choose Your Baby's Bed
Are Bassinets or Cribs The Right Choice For Your Baby?
Premature Baby: What To Expect When Your Baby Is Born Early
Premature Baby: What To Expect When Your Baby Is Born Early
Is Swaddling in the Summer Heat Dangerous For Your Baby?
Should You Swaddle Your Baby in Summer?
Friend or Foe? The Ultimate Screen Time Guide For Kids
Friend or Foe? The Ultimate Screen Time Guide For Kids
Baby Heat Rash: 6 Simple Tips for Treatment (And Prevention)
Baby Heat Rash: 6 Simple Tips for Treatment (And Prevention)
Vernix Caseosa: Wash or Rub? (Should You Delay Baby's First Bath?)
Vernix Caseosa: Wash Or Rub?
The Benefits of Introducing Music to Your Kids (& How to Do It)
The Benefits of Music for Kids
Swim Safety For Kids: The Signs of Drowning & Crucial Prevention Tips
Swim Safety For Kids: The Signs of Drowning & Crucial Prevention Tips
Ultimate Guide to Baby Sleep Safety and SIDS Prevention
The Ultimate Guide to Baby Sleep Safety
How to Protect Your Children's Teeth (Comprehneisve Guide)
How to Help Your Children Have Healthy Teeth
Sippy Cup Safety: How to Keep Your Child Safe While Using a Sippy Cup
Sippy Cup Safety: How to Keep Your Child Safe While Using a Sippy Cup
7 Steps to Use Diaper Cream (Are You Missing One?)
How to Use Diaper Cream (7 Simple Steps)
Baby Cries During Diaper Changes (9 Tips to Help You Cope)
Why Does My Baby Cry When I Change Their Diaper?
Can Bottles and Pacifiers Harm Your Baby’s Teeth?
Can Bottles and Pacifiers Harm Your Baby’s Teeth?
The Ultimate Checklist to Babyproofing Your Home [Free PDF Download]
The Ultimate Checklist to Babyproofing Your Home
Benefits of Babywearing: 21 Reasons to Wear Your Baby
21 Amazing Benefits of Babywearing (Start Wearing Your Baby Today)
How to Dispose of Dirty Diapers (The Right Way)
How to Dispose of Dirty Diapers (The Right Way)
How to Clean Your High Chair (8 Simple Steps to Follow)
How to Clean Your High Chair (8 Simple Steps to Follow)