Probably Dr Philippa’s biggest ‘role’ apart from being a super busy GP is that of being a mum to 3 children.
Being a mother is the most important job that I do, as well as often being the most challenging! Parenthood has changed how I practise my medicine: I am far better able to empathise with the combination of joy and terror that children bring! I wish I had known, especially the first time around, is that there is no one best or correct way to parent: as long as your child is happy, healthy and safe, you are doing OK. Everyone has a different opinion on how to do things and, if their way is different, it does not mean that your way is wrong!
Partly why we love her so much is that the advice she gives is always practical and takes into account everything else going on in a busy parent’s life when they realise their child is unwell / or they themselves are unwell.
Her book Your Pregnancy Week By Week has received a 4.5 star review on Amazon, with one person saying: “I bought this, with a trillion other books the second I got that little red line!
“I have to say this is the book I turned to time and again throughout my pregnancy to see what little baba was up to and what to expect. It was a really good useful reference book. I would recommend it.”
She’s also ambassador for Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, and a TV and radio journalist. Perhaps her most unusual TV appearance was carrying out a smear test live on the Victoria Derbyshire show.
Watch Dr Philippa carry out a smear test on live TV…
Where can I find out more about Dr Philippa?
Dr Philippa has her own website and is active on social media too.