Meet the Doctors: Dr. Jen Lincoln
She raises two young sons, works as a laborist in Portland, Oregon, and somehow manages to contribute to Bundoo on a weekly basis. Dr. Jen Lincoln, a Bundoo OB/GYN, works. A lot.
After graduating from the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Lincoln completed her OB/GYN residency at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. She also received her IBCLC certification in 2013. Follow her on Twitter.
Why did you go into obstetrics?
I went into the field of OB/GYN because I loved the idea of helping women across many different ages and stages. I love helping an anxious teen through her first annual visit just as much as watching first-time parents meet their new baby. There are so many chances to educate and help, and of course snuggle adorable newborn babies.
Why do you like working with Bundoo?
I like being part of an organization that helps parents navigate the internet and get reliable, fact-based information about pregnancy and parenting. There’s so much crazy stuff on the internet, but sometimes it can be hard to decipher what’s good information and what’s not. I like being part of that solution and working with such awesome people who have so many great ideas.
What are your favorite things to do with your children?
I love to be outdoors with my kids, going on hikes or exploring new parks around town. Teaching them how important it is to be outside and appreciate nature is big for me, especially because there are so many opportunities where we live! Reading is also super special for us, especially when I get to share books with them that used to be my favorites as a child.
Who are your favorite accounts to follow on Twitter?
@FoodAllergy is great for alerts and info on food allergy issues. @USBreastfeeding is the US Breastfeeding Committee – love their updates. I love Janet Lansbury’s parenting blog. She has so many excellent ideas about respectfully raising little ones. She’s also on twitter at @janetlansbury
What’s your favorite article or blog on Bundoo.com?
As a mom, I love the milestones about child development — they help remind me what to expect!
Who or what inspired you to do what you do?
My oldest son inspired me to become a lactation consultant, since I never knew just how important good breastfeeding support is to a woman’s success until I went through the process myself. As for being an OB/GYN, I think the women I helped care for in medical school inspired me to choose this field. It’s really great to know I can spend my day educating women and helping new moms during the most exciting day of their lives.
What is your favorite quote about kids?
“Just when you’ve got them figured out, they change on you.” It’s so true!