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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 16, 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 22, 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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Holiday Round-Up! childbirth childbirth education early pregnancy gifts newborn newborn care newborn safety newborn sleep pregnancy Dec 01, 2021

As we enter the last month of 2021, you might be thinking about putting up those holiday decorations, buying something special for those you love, and how the heck has another year gone by already!? 

While we’re equally lost on that last point, we are able to help you out when it comes...

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GDM Tips and Tricks from a Dietitian diabetes in pregnancy diet gestational diabetes gestational diabetes diet pregnant Nov 17, 2021

We want to remove the notion of guilt right off the bat - gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) can happen to any pregnant person. Due to complex pathophysiological systems at play in pregnancy, that can cause insulin resistance among other things, sometimes gestational diabetes cannot be avoided....

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Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy eclampsia high blood pressure hypertension hypertensive disorders of pregnancy preeclampsia Nov 10, 2021

Hypertension is the fancy word for high blood pressure, a common condition where the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is strong enough that it may cause health problems. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are health issues associated with high blood pressure in pregnancy,...

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Preterm Birth birth birth plan labour and delivery nicu premature preterm Nov 03, 2021

There is a lot doctors and scientists still don’t fully understand about what includes labour, both pre and at term. But we do know that there are treatments that can reduce your chance of having a preterm birth, especially if you have had one in the past. Studies have shown that prenatal...

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