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Part III: The Timeline of Routine Pregnancy Care early pregnancy pregnancy pregnancy care pregnancy provider pregnancy symptoms Mar 30, 2022

In the third and final part of our three part series on pregnancy care, today we are providing you with an overview of what routine pregnancy care looks like, after the first prenatal visit we discussed last week! After the initial visit where we do a deep dive into your and your family’s...

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Part II: Your First Prenatal Appointment! first prenatal visit perinatal pregnancy pregnancy care pregnancy provider prenatal Mar 23, 2022

This is Part II of our three part mini-series on Pregnancy Care! On today’s episode, Drs. Alicia and Sarah share with us what you can expect at your first prenatal visit. Generally speaking, maternity care providers would like to see you between your sixth and ninth week of pregnancy for...

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Part I: How to Choose a Pregnancy Care Provider doula family doctor midwife obstetrician pregnancy pregnancy care sfm podcast Mar 16, 2022

This is Part I of our three part mini-series on Pregnancy Care! On today’s episode, Drs. Alicia and Sarah address a question they get asked a lot: how to choose a pregnancy care provider! It’s one of the first major decisions you make in pregnancy, and often an overwhelming one as you...

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Preparing for Maternity Leave! early pregnancy maternity maternity leave parenthood pregnancy pregnancy care pregnant preparing for pregnancy Mar 03, 2022

Pregnancy may feel like a long nine months at times. But sometimes the arrival of baby and consequent planning and preparation can catch you by surprise! One such surprise can be feeling unprepared to go on maternity leave. It can be a big pause in a person’s career at a pivotal time, and...

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Herpes in Pregnancy early pregnancy herpes herpesinpregnancy pregnant Feb 23, 2022

Let’s talk about herpes! Between 60%-80% of the population has been exposed to the herpes virus. Genital herpes caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV-2) is generally contained to the area around the genitals, vulva, vagina, penis, scrotum, and anal rectal area. Oral herpes is caused by...

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Top 10 Fun Things to do in Pregnancy! early pregnancy first trimester fun pregnant Feb 17, 2022

With today’s episode, we’re excited to introduce a new project that we’ve been working on! Presenting you a sneak peek of our upcoming Pregnancy to Parenthood Podcast Series, designed to support you week by week with informative episodes focused on the trimester and stage of...

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Strength Training in Pregnancy early pregnancy exercise in pregnancy pregnancy stength training in pregnancy Feb 02, 2022

As we’ve mentioned on previous podcasts, maintaining some movement and exercise during pregnancy can help decrease aches & pains, prepares you for the physical act of labour, and can aid in postpartum recovery. But what about more intense work-out regimens or strength training? Dr....

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Back Pain in Pregnancy back pain in postpartum back pain in pregnancy exercise in postpartum pelvic pain pelvic pain in pregnancy pelvic physio physiotherapy physiotherapy in pregnancy postpartum body Jan 19, 2022

In part two of our series with physiotherapist and pregnancy/postpartum pelvic health expert Krysta Norwick, Dr. Alicia discusses the very common issue of lower back pain in pregnancy. While it is highly likely to occur to most pregnant people at some point, that doesn’t mean that you...

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Postpartum Wrist Pain exercise in postpartum physiotherapy physiotherapy in pregnancy postpartum postpartum body wrist pain Jan 12, 2022

Here is a little talked about fact: postpartum wrist pain is quite common! Officially named De Quervain's Tenosynovitis, this wrist pain occurs at the base of the thumb and is often aggravated postpartum by the frequent and possibly strenuous motions of lifting your newborn (while also supporting...

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Pelvic Floor 101 labour and delivery pelvic health pelvic pain in pregnancy physiotherapy in pregnancy Dec 29, 2021

As we have said many times in the past, education is a form of healthcare. When it comes to your pelvic health, the better understanding you have of the physiology of the area and changes in pregnancy and childbirth, the more empowered you will feel! So today we are chatting with Aliya Dhalla,...

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Understanding the COVID-19 Vaccine in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding breastfeeding covid covid vaccine covid-19 vaccines in pregnancy Dec 23, 2021

With the ever-evolving state of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have put together this current and timely episode for you to help navigate the often overwhelming world of the COVID-19 vaccine, Omicron variant, boosters, and how those might affect you in pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Our guest, Dr....

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Preparing your Relationship for a Newborn mental health newborn postpartum anxiety postpartum relationships relationship Dec 15, 2021

Today Dr. Alicia and Dr. Pip Houghton, founder of Making Mama Well, discuss a topic that is near and dear to their hearts - how to babyproof your relationship. The arrival of a newborn will undoubtedly create a new dynamic within your family unit, and while it brings great joy, we also run the...

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