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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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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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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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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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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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