Dr. Logan Levkoff

Ali on the Run Show Episode 125: Ali & the Experts Week with Dr. Logan Levkoff, Sex & Relationships Educator

“It’s important to have the tough conversations.” —Dr. Logan Levkoff

Dr. Logan Levkoff is an expert on sexuality and relationships, and she’s all about promoting honest conversations surrounding both. In addition to being a sexuality educator, Dr. Levkoff is also a television regular, appearing regularly on Good Morning America, the Today show, CNN, and the first three seasons of Married at First Sight. She has worked with major brands like Dove, Pfizer, Starbucks, and Trojan, and has authored and contributed to several books on sexuality.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • All things love and relationships (3:30)
  • Advice on sex (30:00)

What we mention on this episode:

The 5 Love Languages

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6 Responses

  1. Oh good — tummy time is really key. Not all babies love it but it is vital for development and to help minimize risk of developing flat spots. My advice is to keep her engaged in tummy time — prop her with a small pillow (like the one on her mat; I have the same one) under her chest to help her stay up longer; dangle toys higher up for her to reach; read books and talk to her from a higher angle so she has to lift her head up to see you. Do several sessions a day for as long as she can tolerate it, building up longer and longer. Otherwise, really work to minimize how much time she is in a device, like the bare minimum to prop her in a Boppy positioner or place her in a swing when you have to shower or quickly change the laundry. In a pinch, baby wearing (though not excessively which can contribute to container syndrome) is better as it keeps them off their backs/heads. I see a lot of parents who overuse the baby swings and rock and plays and wind up helmeting their babies or not realizing there’s an issue with baby’s skull shape until it’s become too late to correct it (there’s a short window before the plates fuse) (also, you can google container syndrome to learn more about why baby devices should be used sparingly). If you have any concerns, talk to your pediatrician, but I tell all new moms, outside of when they are sleeping, to keep baby off of their backs and on their tummies or being held upright or otherwise “loose” as much as they can. Hope this helps!

  2. Love the Annie pics. My baby is a month older so it’s fun seeing the milestones. This is not meant as criticism but as a caution of sorts — the baby’s head has looked flat in some recent photos. Most pics you post are of her in her Boppy or lying on her back on her mat or in her stroller. So much time on her back can lead to flatheadedness (also container syndrome). Coming from experience (I’m a pediatric PT) I wanted to gently mention it to you. Maybe you’re doing loads of tummy time or holding her often and we just don’t see it. But every time you put up a photo and she’s always propped up in a device, it makes me nervous you may have a helmet in your future. If you only use a Boppy or car seat for an hour or so a day that is really ideal. Having her on her tummy as much as possible will help her to hit milestones like sitting up and crawling on time, and will have a big impact on whether you may need to helmet. Flat heads can be fixed this young via repositioning and limiting time on their backs as much as possible,but the window is short while there are still soft spots and the skull hasn’t completely fused. Helmets are usually not covered by insurance (considered cosmetic) and work, but are a pain all around and pricy. Again not meaning to criticize, but wanted to mention what I’ve noticed as a medical professional.

    1. Sara!

      Thank you for this comment! This is something I’ve been super nervous about! We do TONS of tummy time with Annie (not usually taking / posting pictures of that because I’m supervising, so that mostly goes unpictured!), but she is still on her back a lot. I love holding her, but she’s at the point right now where she prefers moving and grooving and squirming and trying to roll over. She likes tummy time, but tends to max out after a few minutes. Any tips for other non-back activities or ways to get that head nice and round?

      Also, so cool that you’re a pediatric PT! I really appreciate you weighing in!

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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