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How to care for you postpartum Vagina! postpartum postpartum body Apr 28, 2021

 

Regardless of whether you had a vaginal delivery or a cesarean section, you need to know how to care for your postpartum perineum. 

Avoid Irritants: 

Bleeding postpartum is inevitable, and it's already in a sensitive way after delivery, so do your best to avoid irritating...

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Homebirth!! Who, Where and How! Apr 21, 2021

 Homebirth!! 

We are so excited that Heidi, a registered midwife, joined us to discuss the topic of homebirth that we don't know much about!

We discuss what homebirth vs hospital birth looks like, who is eligible for a homebirth and how to prepare for a home birth. 

We...

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Twin Pregnancies! Double the fun and double the trouble! Apr 14, 2021

 Twin pregnancies, seem to be more common than we once thought, but some result in a vanishing twin in the first trimester. 

In this episode, we discuss the different types of twin pregnancies including mono-mono, mono-di and di-di twins. 

We discuss how these differences impact...

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Diastasis Recti - What you need to know during pregnancy and postpartum! Apr 07, 2021

Diastasis Recti is a separation of the rectus abdominus muscles that run up and down our abdomen. This occurs in pregnancy as the uterus grows and the connective tissue softens. 

 

If you want to learn more about diastasis recti, how it's diagnosed and how we can manage it have a listen...

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Prenatal Screening in Pregnancy! Apr 02, 2021

Prenatal screening in pregnancy is such a complicated topic!! There are also new technologies and tests that are coming out which adds to the confusion. 

Dawn, a prenatal genetic counsellor from Lifelabs, joins us on our podcast to discuss what options there are for pregnant people!

We...

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Mindfulness for Pregnancy after Infertility and Pregnancy Loss Apr 01, 2021

For people who've experienced infertility and pregnancy loss, many go on to experience anxiety and worry even throughout subsequent pregnancies and the effects from the grief and loss persist. 

One of the many tools that can be used to support your pregnancy after infertility and loss...

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Supporting Sleep in Pregnancy pregnancy sleep in pregnancy Mar 24, 2021

We know from our own pregnancies, and from supporting our own maternity patients, how challenging sleep can be in pregnancy! 

 

Some of our top sleep tips include: 

  • Create a simple but relaxing bedtime routine; this can include taking a warm bath, doing a guided meditation,...
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Top 9 Things that affect Fertility! alcohol and fertility fertility irregular periods pcos she found motherhood smoking and fertility thyroid and fertility trying to conceive ttc Mar 17, 2021

 

 

Top 9 Things that affect fertility: Here is a quick review of the 9 causes of infertility!! Listen to our podcast for more details around each of these topics! 

 

Get your free preparing for pregnancy download here! 

 

Irregular or absent menstrual cycle: a...

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Water Birth and Immersion during Labour Mar 10, 2021

Did you know that there is a difference between water immersion and water birth? 

Water immersion is spending time during active labour in a tub, whereas water birth is actually birthing your baby in the tub underwater. 

In our podcast, Heidi, a registered midwife in Victoria, BC, and...

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Diastasis recti in pregnancy - what it is, why it happens, and what we can do about it! childbirth childbirth education diastasis diastasis recti exercise in pregnance fourth trimester kim vopni postpartum postpartum body postpartum core postpartum exercise postpartum fitness pregnant she found motherhood the vagina coach Mar 10, 2021

 

Diastasis Recti:

 

Diastasis Recti is a separation of the rectus abdominus muscles, that run up and down in our abdomen, known as the “six-pack” muscles.  It occurs during pregnancy due to stretching from a growing uterus and baby and a weakening of the connective...

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Low Iron and Anemia in Pregnancy Mar 03, 2021

So, what is anemia? 

Simply put, Anemia is a reduction in hemoglobin (red blood cells) that causes a decreased ability of your blood to carry oxygen to your cells. 

Is anemia normal in pregnancy? 

Yes! During pregnancy, a degree of anemia is actually normal! 

Now, it’s...

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Skin Care in Pregnancy pregnancy pregnancy care self care skincare Feb 24, 2021

For some people, pregnancy brings a glow to their skin while others can struggle with worsening acne. 

 

If you've got questions about skincare in pregnancy, what's safe and what's not; if you're wondering what treatments are available for common skin conditions like acne, perioral...

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