About Pranali

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Hi, Welcome to empiricalmama!

I am Pranali, a wife and stay at home mom to two adorable boys (8 years old and 5 months). Yes, a big gap between two of them. But I am loving all the help I am getting from my elder one!!

Fun facts about me,

  • I am a vegetarian whole my life.
  • I am not a big foodie. I eat to survive. Yet, I cook delicious meals for my family.
  • I like to follow cultural tradition.
  • I’m a hard-core introvert, I do like people, but I also like my alone time with books.

I completed Master’s of Science from a reputed university. I spent 10+ years working in academic research (Basic science, Clinical research) and published several peer-reviewed articles in reputable journals. Here’s link to check out my work.

You can find more about me, including my professional qualifications, on my linkedin profile.

Once I started to figure out this mom thing one day at a time, I quickly realized I needed something to let my inner voice herd.

How it All Started

“empiricalmama”  was conceived during one quite afternoon, over a baby nap time. After a birth of my second son, I decided to leave a world of academic science for time being, trading it for more time with my boys and opportunity to blog.

Without a lab bench and experiments to run, I found myself craving for something challenging to do with little time that I have during afternoon baby naps and in between evening soccer classes for elder son and doing house chores.

I do realize however, that motherhood is no different than those lab benches (always messy) and science experiments requiring patience, attention to detail, juggling, retrying, reinventing and ultimately accepting the end results.

When I started this blog, I knew nothing about blogging, no kidding ! In quest of starting a blog, I accidentally stumbled upon Wealthy Affiliate – an online training community that walk you through nitty gritty of how to,

  • Start a blog
  • Build your own website using Siterubix
  • Understand keyword research process
  • Optimize your site using word press
  • Creating a content that get ranked on google
  • And much more

and that too for free initially. Premium members get much more exposure on how to make money through your blog (affiliate marketing). I was skeptical initially about this online platform and all the promises that it makes.

An empirical mama, that I am, I like to do  research and experiment and then make an evidence based decision before I get myself involved into something or even making decision about buying products for my family.

But after joining Wealthy affiliate, I can tell you that, it’s best decision I have ever made. Let’s not get in to detail of this. If you would like to know more about it, join Wealthy Affiliate for free or contact me for detail.

My Goal

On this blog, I do research about  pregnancy, labor, delivery, breastfeeding and all thing motherhood and write about evidence based information and my personal experience.

I write frankly about my parenting challenges and breakthroughs from thing to do when you find out you’re pregnant to breastfeeding in first few days to how to sleep train your baby.

This blog is for expecting moms, new moms or struggling moms looking for tips, tricks, advice and recommendations to make life at home, just a bit easier.

Whether it be by helping you relieve heartburn or sciatica pain during pregnancy or increase milk supply for breastfeeding or helping your baby sleep again at night, my wish is that while you here with me, no matter where you are in the world or in what walk of life, that you feel inspired, loved, and motivated. My goal here is to help you not only survive motherhood but enjoy it!

Thank you for stopping by and feel free to contact me if you would like to get in touch.

Disclaimer: The information and opinions on this site do not constitute medical advice. Please consult your health-care professional if you have medical questions.

All the best,

Pranali Patel


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