Carolyn Smarszcz, BSN, RN

Carolyn Smarszcz, BSN, RN has been a professional nurse for over 20 years with experience in emergency and obstetric care and has also served as adjunct nursing faculty for a leading private college. Most recently, she has been an aspiring health content marketing writer.

 

Carolyn’s clinical specialties include stabilization of premature and ill newborns, postpartum care, and patient education. When she is not at the bedside, Carolyn enjoys spending time with her family and discovering new favorite lattes.

 

Interested in talking with Carolyn about your health content marketing writing project? Send her an email!

Carolyn Smarszcz, BSN, RN
Paediatrician checking baby boy's eyes.

Health & Nutrition, Special Needs

How Do Doctors Test a Baby’s Vision

A complete eye exam is a good way to test a baby’s vision and overall eye health.

Blind little vietnamese girl.

Special Needs, Visual Impairment

Understanding Early Childhood Blindness: Causes and Diagnoses

Vision impairment in young children can be caused by congenital and acquired conditions. Many services are available to help children with low vision achieve their healthy best.

Happy baby wrapped in a towel lying on bed smiling and holding his ear.

Health & Nutrition

Why Does My Baby Keep Rubbing and Pulling Their Ear?

Most ear pulling in healthy babies is not a cause for concern. Contact your doctor if ear rubbing is accompanied by other symptoms of illness.

Japanese cute baby and a heart.

Sleep

Why Is My Newborn Laughing in Their Sleep?

A newborn laughing in sleep is generally considered a harmless physiological phenomenon. Rarely, it can be a sign of sleep disturbances or neurological disorders.

Sweet newborn baby girl sleeping in white bed.

Sleep

Newborn Snoring: Is it Normal or Not?

In most cases, noisy breathing or baby snoring is considered normal. At-home remedies are available to help a baby who is snoring.

Cute baby sleeping.

Sleep

Why Is My Baby Constantly Moving While Sleeping?

Babies are born with an immature brain and nervous system, which can lead to frequent movement during sleep. Find out what’s typical for a sleeping baby.

Preparing for baby birth.

Pregnancy

7 Things to Do Before Your Baby Arrives

The third trimester is a busy time of preparing for birth and bringing your baby home. There are many arrangements and decisions to make before your baby arrives.

Pregnant woman suffering belly ache and husband comforting her seated on a sofa at home.

Pregnancy

Watery Discharge During Pregnancy: Should You Worry?

Watery vaginal discharge can be a normal finding throughout pregnancy. Contact your healthcare provider if you have concerns regarding abnormal watery discharge.

Pregnancy pain leg woman.

Pregnancy

How Long Does Postpartum Swelling Last?

Postpartum edema can last one to two weeks during postpartum recovery. There are many ways to reduce postpartum swelling.

Mother with a crying baby due to teething.

Health & Nutrition

Can Teething Cause Diarrhea? What Parents Should Know

Diarrhea can occur while a child is teething and is usually related to other health conditions. There are a number of ways to help a child who is teething and...

nursing baby

Breastfeeding

Slacker Boob? When One Breast Isn’t Producing Enough Milk

Is one breast producing less milk than the other? If you’re feeling a little uneven, there are many ways to fix a slacker boob and encourage your milk supply.

Ill pregnant young woman with pill on grey background.

Breastfeeding

How to Avoid Mastitis When Weaning

Mastitis is a painful breast infection often caused by clogged milk ducts. Gradually weaning your baby is recommended to avoid mastitis.