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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 04, 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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COVID-19 & Vaccines in Newborns and Young Kids! covid covid and kids covid-19 vaccine Oct 27, 2021

As we all continue to navigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, today’s podcast is a recap of Dr. Sarah’s IGTV live discussion around the pandemic & vaccines in newborns and young kids with Dr. Rebekah Diamond, M.D. and founder of Parent like a Pediatrician.

It is hard to navigate...

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Birth Trauma with Teela Tomassetti birth trauma labour and delivery postpartum Oct 20, 2021

Today’s special episode examines the often undiscussed topic of birth trauma. Our guest Teela Tomassetti, a therapist for over 15 years specializing in trauma, had decided to pursue a PhD in birth trauma in dedication to a close friend’s traumatic experience. She did not know at the...

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Choosing a Car Seat & Car Seat Safety car seat safety car seats newborn safety Oct 13, 2021

Why do we even bother with car seats? This may seem like a silly question today, with stories of days gone by where babies were driven in old Chevrolets held in their parents laps seem rightfully scary! But looking at the statistics on car seat safety offers a strong reminder to take care that...

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Starting Solids with Happy Healthy Eaters baby food baby weaning feeding your baby solid foods Oct 06, 2021

When is the best time to start introducing my baby to solid foods? How will I know they are ready? What kind of foods should I give them? Is it better to offer whole foods, or purées? How long do I wait between introducing them to new foods? What about allergens!? HELP!

If any of these...

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Understanding your Blood Type in Pregnancy blood type early pregnancy pregnancy pregnancy care Sep 29, 2021

How does your blood type affect your pregnancy?

You’ve probably heard about the four main blood type classifications in humans: 

A       B     AB     O

In addition to these four main groups, people’s blood types can be further...

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Talkin' Sleep: Top 5 Newborn Sleep Tips newborn newborn care newborn sleep postpartum Sep 22, 2021

We’ll reveal the biggest secret discussed on today’s podcast right at the top: each baby is different. When it comes to sleep, what may work for one might not work for another, even for babies within the same family! That is what our guest today, Valerie Groysman, discovered with her...

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Body Image, Diet Culture, Intuitive Eating & Pregnancy body image diet culture intuitive eating postpartum body pregnancy pregnancy care Sep 15, 2021

Pregnancy is undeniably a time of accelerated body change. For women who may have a history of avoiding their body or engaging in other types of negative body image perpetuating behaviours, body avoidance becomes impossible to pursue. And while this can be a huge struggle, it can also be a...

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Fertility Preservation with Dr. Garcia egg freezing fertility fertility preservation iui ivf Sep 08, 2021

Fertility.

The fact of the matter is that humans are not that great at reproduction. Even in the best circumstances, a young healthy woman only has about a 15-20% chance of becoming pregnant within one ovulation cycle. All types of fertility require a certain amount of patience and effort - and...

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