Jennifer C. Mulhausen, MD
“I try to care for my patients as I would care for my own children and educate families on the relevant evidenced-based practices so that ultimately they can make their own informed decisions.
The Pennsylvania State University
The University of Colorado
The University of Texas Houston
Organizations I belong to
- The American Board of Pediatrics
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- Institute for the Advancement of Breastfeeding and Lactation Education
- AAP Section on Allergy & Immunology
- AAP Section on Dermatology
Reading, cooking, traveling, swimming, and hiking
Why I chose pediatrics
I chose pediatrics because throughout my training, children were consistently the patient population with whom I most enjoyed working. Their innocent curiosity, fresh perspective, and unbridled enthusiasm for all the small things makes them a particularly fun group to be around and care for. It is an honor to be invited into our patients’ lives, to get to watch them grow and discover, to share in their small victories, and to guide them through some of their most vulnerable moments. I appreciate the relationships that are forged with parents as we educate and empower each other and work towards a shared goal of optimizing the health and well-being of their children.
How parenthood has affected my practice as a pediatrician
Being a mom has fortified my interest in child development and in making childhood as magical as possible. It has also made me more empathetic to the challenges parents face. It was easy to feel like an expert on children when textbooks and Google searches were my only frame of reference. Once I became a mom, I quickly realized there are a lot of nuances with each individual child that you cannot always read about in a book, and I definitely found myself in situations where I felt like I had more questions than answers. First-hand experience is a tremendous teacher when it comes to knowing and understanding children.
Additional experience & certifications
I am Board Certified in pediatric medicine and am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. I also have additional training in contraceptive counseling and intrauterine device placement and am certified in Nexplanon insertion.
I have four kids within five years of each other and a labrador retriever puppy. When I’m not at the office, my littles have my energy and my attention. I love curating their homeschool curriculum, making our own adventures, and traveling as a family. I believe in the power of playing, reading, and sleeping; and we try to do plenty of each of these things daily. Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ sentiment that, “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing,” really resonates with me. Accordingly, we try to spend time outside together every day.
We support moms through the 4th trimester.
We believe a healthy start is the best start, so we want to make sure both mom and baby are well cared for during their “4th trimester.” We give moms extra attention and support, including on-site lactation appointments with our physicians, so mothers can find balance, build strong bonds with their babies, and have a joyful experience.
We help parents grow and learn together.
One of the ways we build community and support parents is by hosting regular educational webinars. We cover a variety of topics and give parents the opportunity to ask questions and to learn from each other.
Finding your way as a parent
Our blog combines our medical expertise with our personal experience as moms to help others on their parenting journey.