Effects of divorce on children

Shamsah Amersi, MD Obstetrician & Gynecologist, shares advice for parents from her personal experience of how her divorce has effected her child
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Effects of divorce on children

The divorce has affected our child in a sense that he is thriving and he is very happy. He sees two parents that are extremely well adjusted and that are happy. He doesn’t view our family as being broken, he views it as intact, and one family in two separate homes. His view of the way a family is and the love in a home is very different from other children. He realizes that some homes may have two dads, may have one dad. And the most important thing is that regardless of how family construct is that there is love. Sometimes, they feel sad and there are no shortcuts in the sadness. I allow him to feel his pain and his sadness and disappointment, because those are also really important lessons for him. I honor his feelings and support them, but I assure him that this too shall pass. Sometimes, my child will learn that life doesn’t go according to plan, but you pick up the pieces and you grow from it and you move through it. And with time, everything gets better. Most importantly, when my child sees us both attend his functions, and be there as loving participants and focused on his happiness, he also thrives.

Shamsah Amersi, MD Obstetrician & Gynecologist, shares advice for parents from her personal experience of how her divorce has effected her child


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Shamsah Amersi, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Shamsah Amersi, MD is a preeminent Board Certified physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her undergraduate degree in psychobiology from UCLA, where she graduated summa cum laude, with Phi Beta Kappa membership. At the prestigious, UC San Francisco medical school, Dr. Amersi graduated with top honors, and was recognized as a distinguished member of alpha omega alpha, an honor society for the top 5% of all medical doctors.

Dr. Amersi has received numerous professional and academic awards, including the University of California Distinguished Scholar Award for four consecutive years, an endowed merit scholarship, and the UCLA Alumni Association Achievement Award for four consecutive years. Through her private practice in Santa Monica, CA, Dr. Amersi is the personal physician to several Hollywood A-list celebrities. Dr. Amersi has been in private practice as an obstetrician/gynecologist for over ten years. She specializes in natural child birth, offers VBACs to her patients, and focuses on natural conservative treatment options, minimally invasive surgery, and bioidentical hormone replacement. Her favorite part of her job is delivering babies and sharing this intimate journey with her patients. She provides comprehensive compassionate care for all phases of a woman's life from adolescence through menopause.  Her special interest in female sexuality, libido and the effects of childbirth on pelvic prolapse has led to Dr. Amersi's renowned expertise in these fields. She performs both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for pelvic prolapse and vaginal relaxation.


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