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Jennifer Kim, MD

Dr. Kim is a mom of three girls ages eight, five, and four and an ob/gyn in private practice in Evanston, IL, at the Midwest Center for Women’s Healthcare and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She specializes in perimenopause/ menopausal issues, adolescent gynecology, abnormal pap smears/HPV, and advanced hysteroscopic surgery.

How many children do you have? I have three daughters, ages eight, five, and four.

What’s your specialty? I’m an ob/gyn.

What’s your favorite parenting tip? Live in balance. It’s important for children to have a balanced life, and also take time to enjoy each day because it all goes by so fast.

What has surprised you most about parenting? My girls continue to amaze me everyday.  They can be so unconditionally loving.  I get great joy in seeing them play, learn, and try new things.  I am amazed at the tremendous capability that children have. 

How do you get your kids to eat healthy food? I bribe them. If they want to have dessert, they have to at least try everything at dinner.

How do you work exercise into your family’s life? My daughters are very active in sports already. I’ve found that signing them up for classes with their friends works best.

How  do you recharge your batteries?  I play tennis two or three times a week. It’s my exercise and also my time with my friends. It’s multitasking at its best.

Dr. Kim’s Q&As

I’m pregnant, and I keep having those odd little floaty things in my vision. Did you have them?

I’m starting to interview pediatricians. What did you consider when choosing yours?


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