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Pregnancy as a Stress Test diabetes in pregnancy early pregnancy exercise in postpartum exercise in pregnancy hypertensive disorders of pregnancy postpartum pregnancy care preparing for pregnancy Aug 10, 2022

Pregnancy is a stress test. What does that mean!? Think of pregnancy as an early warning system. Some conditions that come up during pregnancy might mean you are at higher risk down the road of being affected by chronic disease. But this doesn’t mean there isn’t anything you can do...

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6 Things No One Talks About Postpartum hairloss pelvic health pelvic pain pelvic physio postpartum postpartum recovery postpartumtips Jun 15, 2022

Let’s cut right to the chase - Drs. Alicia and Sarah have compiled a list of 6 things no one tells you about postpartum! Tune in to learn more about what to expect from the unexpected (yet all perfectly normal)! And follow the links they reference below for more related resources, guides,...

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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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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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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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Exercise During Pregnancy & Postpartum exercise in postpartum exercise in pregnancy motherhood postpartum pregnancy pregnant Sep 01, 2021

Dr. Sarah and our special guest this week - Robyn Rayner, Registered Massage Therapist, Crossfit Level 2 coach, and Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism coach - both realized while they were pregnant that there wasn't a lot of guidance easily available with regards to what type of exercise is...

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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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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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Pelvic Physio in pregnancy - How it can help constipation, painful sex and prepare for delivery! birth positions childbirth education constipation in pregnancy first trimester first trimester symptoms fourth trimester painful sex in pregnancy pelvic physio physiotherapy in pregnancy postpartum pregnancy pregnancy care pregnancy symptoms she found motherhood urinary incontinence in pregnancy urinary leakage Jan 27, 2021

 

Krstya, from Cairn Physiotherapy, joins us to discuss the benefits of Pelvic Physiotherapy during pregnancy! 

We discuss the benefits of pelvic physio when it comes to training your pelvic floor for delivery.  Krysta also reviews many of the other topics she talks about with...

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Having a Baby in the NICU breastfeeding childbirth education fourth trimester newborn newborn care nicu postpartum postpartum depression support postpartum Jan 20, 2021

 

 What happens when your baby ends up in the NICU after delivery, and you don't expect it?  So many questions come to mind!  Will my baby be okay?  How often should I visit my baby in the NICU? Will I be able to breastfeed my baby in the NICU?  How do I know my...

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5 Tips to help Prevent Postpartum Depression mental heatlh postpartum pregnancy Sep 23, 2020

Whether you are struggling with mental health concerns, wanting to avoid them or just a normal human being this blog post is for you!

We are reviewing self-care...what that is...why WE ALL NEED TO DO IT! And how do we put that into practice in our lives!

What is Self Care?

Self Care is the act of...

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Constipation & Hemorrhoids in Pregnancy | how to manage at home! postpartum pregnancy Jul 22, 2020

Constipation in pregnancy:

 

As anyone who has been pregnant can tell you..your body changes so much with pregnancy and your bowels are no exception!

 

We estimate that at least 1/3 of women suffer from constipation during each trimester and in the fourth trimester, which is the 12...

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