Thursday, February 21, 2019
Childbirth is an incredible physical accomplishment for the female body! Women work hard to grow, carry and birth their babies and approximately 1 in 4 women experience pelvic floor symptoms because of it. In a vaginal birth, the work...
In Canada, 1550 Canadian women were diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2017 and 400 of them died from it. Patients in my medical practice often ask me "what is cervical cancer" and "how can I prevent cervical cancer." ...
Attending your prenatal visit and going for prenatal ultrasounds and bloodwork is a LOT of work! I learned that when I went through my pregnancy. Even as a health care professional, I sometimes got confused on when to attend...
Many women are concerned about the appearance and the function of their bodies after having children. Our bodies go through incredible changes in order to grow and birth our babies, so its normal to worry about recovering from your...
What the Heck IS Folic Acid? With all the appointments and tests that occur during pregnancy, it’s hard to keep track of everything and easy to question, “Is all of this really necessary?” My patients often ask me "Do I...
Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is an infectious disease caused by a virus. The flu can be deadly, especially in certain populations such as the very young, very old or those with weakened immune systems. I have seen...

Postpartum Exercise

Getting active post-delivery was hard. It was difficult to find the time between breastfeeding, keeping the house organized, and taking care of our new little love (Madi). Prior to having Madi, I went to the gym 4 times per...

Breastfeeding Struggles

As a physician, I have counselled on the benefits of breastfeeding. I always encouraged breastfeeding as it’s more affordable, helps with bonding, and has health benefits to both the infant and mother. Over the years I had new moms come...