Over the years, New Mom School has built not only an incredible community of moms, but has also established an impressive professional network of MD partners who not only believe in and support our mission, but who advocate for the members of our community. To round out Women’s History Month, we are highlighting three of the women who are helping New Mom School make history. With their compassionate care, and invaluable guidance as advisors to our program, we are proud to work with such incredible practitioners who are truly making a difference in the maternal health landscape.


Dr. Gigi Kroll
Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Kroll has been a pillar in Orange County for over two decades. As the founder and owner of Newport Center Women’s Health in Newport Mesa, she has been a profound voice for women’s reproductive health and overall well being for not just her patients, but also the greater community. In addition to serving her patients, Dr. Kroll is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and is a passionate advocate for Children’s Hospital of Orange County, holding a seat  on their board from 2013 – 2019.

To know Dr. Kroll is to love her. Her patients will immediately speak about her kind, nurturing and loving approach, and how she has a true and genuine passion for supporting women during one of their biggest (and arguably most important) life transitions – becoming a mother.

In 2022 Dr. Kroll  transitioned her practice to a concierge model, allowing her to provide extended visits and truly personalized care for her patients. Her deep understanding of the fourth trimester and a mothers need for additional and personalized support has led to her championing the New Mom School program! We are proud to have her sit on our advisory board and appreciate all the support and guidance she has provided New Mom School over the years!

If you are interested in connecting with Dr. Kroll, please visit her at the website for her practice, Newport Center Women’s Health. 

Dr. Sonya Rasminsky
Board Certified Psychiatrist

With a deep passion for supporting women at all stages of life, Dr. Sonya Raminksky’s practice focuses on women’s mental health and reproductive psychiatry. As a New Mom School MD partner, she provides invaluable support and guidance to our program on all things related to maternal mental health. Dr. Rasminksy has helped countless mother’s in our community through the mental health challenges that motherhood can bring. With her warm and gentle nature, Dr. Rasminsky helps empower her patients by providing a wide range of care options from psychotherapy, to medication management (including for expectant and breastfeeding women).

In addition to serving patients in her Orange County practice, Dr. Rasminskly is an associate professor of clinical psychiatry at UCLA. She is also a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and has been recognized as a Orange County Physician of Excellence since 2017.

To get in touch with Dr. Rasminsky please reach out to her via her website, sonyarasminsky.com.

Dr. Sandra Pertz

Board Certified Pediatrician 

Since 2014, Dr. Pertz has been serving Orange County’s families as a beloved pediatrician. Not only is she a knowledgeable, compassionate and loving physician, Dr. Pertz is also a mother to four young children! As a new mother herself, Dr. Pertz participated in the Newborn Class, experiencing first hand the magic of the New Mom School community. Since then, she has been a passionate propionate for our program, encouraging her patients to partake in the incredible support and education NMS provides. As our MD Partner in pediatrics, Dr. Pertz advises us on all things baby related, and helps our program stay up to date in guidances around your newborn’s care and development.

Dr. Pertz completed her undergraduate degree at Duke University, and went on to complete her medical degree at the University of Minnesota. She completed her residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago through Northwestern University. A former competitive figure skater, Dr. Pertz loves to stay active and enjoys outdoor activities with her family.