Postpartum hairloss

I experienced significant hair loss after both of my pregnancies. My experience with postpartum hair loss made wonder, why do we lose...
doctor mom blog explores does shaving make your hair grow back thicker?

Does shaving make your hair grow back thicker and darker?

Shaving is an effective and relatively cost-effective form of hair removal that removes hair temporarily just below the skins surface. But...
Dr. Mom blog explores Relaxation techniques for sleep to help with trouble falling asleep

Trouble Sleeping? Relaxation Techniques For Sleep

In my family medicine practice, I often see patients that have trouble sleeping.  Particularly difficulty falling asleep.  In medicine, this is known...

Medications and Breastfeeding

While it is commonly known that many medications cannot be taken while pregnant, mothers are often left wondering what is safe to...

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”...

Intrauterine Devices (IUD)

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

Birth Control Options While Breastfeeding

Contraception options after pregnancy is an important health topic that sometimes we forget about when we are busy with the new baby. ...

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...

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...

Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Pregnancy

Asymptomatic bacteriuria is the presence of bacteria in the urine without symptoms of a urinary tract infection.  It can occur in 2 to 15% of...