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Birth Centers & Philosophies birth center birth plan birth trauma family doctor midwife obstetrics pregnancy Sep 07, 2022

The Canadian and American healthcare systems are frequently compared, from either side of the border, with Canada’s often lauded as superior largely due to its publicly funded nature. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a lot to learn from other healthcare models around the...

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Four Common Skin Changes in Pregnancy early pregnancy pregnancy pregnancy care skincare Jul 27, 2022

This is a topic Drs. Sarah & Alicia frequently get asked about, and today they outline the four most common changes you may expect to see in your skin during pregnancy, why they happen, and what you can do about it!

1. Dark Spots

Melanin is the substance in our bodies that naturally gives...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Basics of Getting Pregnant! fertility pregnancy Jul 28, 2021

It seems simple enough - and for the majority of people of birthing age conceiving is not a complex science - but with this episode we’d like to take a step back and discuss the very basics of getting pregnant! 

We chatted with Dr. Beth Taylor, a Fertility Specialist at the Olive...

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