Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Mommy Thumb (de Quervian Tenosynovitis)

de Quervain tenosynovitis is a common cause of hand or wrist pain in adults.  It is sometimes called “mommy’s thumb” or “mommy’s wrist”...

Breast Changes Postpartum

There is a common misconception that women who breastfeed their babies will have adverse changes to the appearance of their breasts once they wean breastfeeding.  It can...

Breastfeeding and Mastitis

Mastitis is a painful complication of breastfeeding.  It is defined as inflammation of the mammary gland, which causes the breast to become painful,...

Guest post: The Abdominal Wall Muscles and Pregnancy: How are They Affected?

The stretching out and thinning of the abdominal muscles and connective tissue allows a woman’s belly to grow into the beautiful, round...

Breastfeeding and Plugged Ducts

Plugged milk ducts can be an uncomfortable complication of breastfeeding.  It is estimated that up to two-thirds of breastfeeding women experience a plugged milk duct...

Weaning Breastfeeding

There comes a time when a mother and child’s breastfeeding relationship will come to an end.  This is a very personal decision that...
doctor mom blog explores does shaving make your hair grow back thicker?

Does shaving make your hair grow back thicker and darker?

A question I sometimes get from patients is about shaving and the risks associated with shaving. One of the first questions I...

How To Treat Sunburns?

As a child, I remember hating wearing sunscreen. My mom would put it on me and it would always end up getting...

What are the Different Types of Insect Repellants and Are They Safe?

Mosquitoes are nuisances.  In Alberta, mosquitoes are everywhere and in some cases can ruin a perfect day outside if they are particularly high...

What is Sleep Hygiene and How do you Practice it?

The past three months have been stressful since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic.  As a result, many people have been struggling with sleep....