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More Zzzzzzs, Please! Sleep Tips for New Parents

Jennifer Voss, MD - Speaker Bio
Dr. K. Jennifer Voss, the current chairman of the department of OB/GYN at Marin General Hospital, is a Bay Area native. She attended UC San Diego for her undergraduate education and obtained a BS in physiology and neuroscience in 1994. After moving East to further her education at the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, she returned to Southern California to complete her OB/GYN residency training at UC Irvine. Following many years of education, she was excited to return to Marin County where she joined Women’s Medical Associates in 2003.

Dr. Voss is a board certified OB/GYN and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists who practices medicine with an evidence-based approach, but is open to complementary and alternative options as well. She has a special interest in laparoscopic surgery and is certified to use the DaVinci Robotic Surgical System. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Dr. Voss has a passion for medicine and is excited to be in practice with other physicians who share the same philosophy and ideals, as well as the ability to juggle both family and medicine!

Outside of the office, Dr. Voss enjoys hiking, skiing, volleyball, and spending time with her husband and two sons.

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  • New parents often get teased about sleep deprivation, but it's no joke when you're the one stumbling around in a fog. Not getting enough sleep can make you short tempered and affect your cognition and short term memory. There's no getting around the fact that newborns cycle in and out of sleep faster than older children and adults. And when they wake up, they want to be fed. So what's a tired parent to do?

    In this segment, OBGYN Jennifer Voss shares a few tips to help new moms and their partners get some much needed shut-eye.