Monday, June 14, 2021

Guest Post: Perinatal Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Anxiety can be a common experience among new parents. Some anxiety is normal and as long as it is not impairing your...

Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe in Pregnancy and During Breastfeeding?

Low or no calorie sweeteners are common.  They are present in soft drinks and many other foods to replace sugar and other high...

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,...

I’m Pregnant and Constipated, What Can I do About it?

Constipation in Pregnancy Constipation is yet another uncomfortable symptom that is very common in pregnancy. We...

Does Running Cause Osteoarthritis?

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis, or OA, is a degenerative joint disease that affects many Canadians. The joints in...

I’m Pregnant, Can I Eat Deli Meats?

Deli Meats and Pregnancy I love charcuterie.  And pizza. And sandwiches.  I’m now in my second pregnancy and there never ceases to...
Dr. Mom blog explores Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) What is the difference between them and how do they work?

Intrauterine Devices (IUDs): What is the difference between them and how do they work?

Many women consider intrauterine device (IUD) as a form of birth control both before having a baby, and after.  This is because the IUD is...

Why is Vitamin D Important?

During medical school, I learned that babies require vitamin D supplementation for healthy bone development. However, other than bone health I was...

Ways to Improve Breast Milk Supply

Breastfeeding was not intuitive for me. I struggled with low milk supply early on and had difficulty getting Madi to latch correctly. Fortunately, with the help...

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...