Monday, June 14, 2021

How to Store Breast Milk for a Healthy Term Infant?

If you are a nursing mother, at some point you may consider pumping your breast milk and storing it for future use.  This...

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...

Am I at Risk of Gestational Diabetes? How to Prevent Gestational Diabetes in...

I was a big baby.  My mom had gestational diabetes when she was pregnant with me, and as a result I was...

Guest post: Can You Exercise When Your Pregnant?

In so many ways, Motherhood starts in pregnancy. From the moment we learn about our pregnancies, we prioritize our own health for...

Do Expensive Over the Counter Lotions Really Reduce Stretch Marks In Pregnancy?

When I was pregnant with Madi I smelled like coconut oil constantly. I was told by my mom and her friends to...

What is HPV (Human Papillomavirus) and Why am I at Risk of Cancer?

As a family doc some parents have told me that they do not want their child to get the HPV (human papillomavirus)...

Sexually Transmitted Infections: what are gonorrhea and chlamydia

I discuss Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs, or Sexually Transmitted Diseases - STDs) with all sexually active patients and I routinely recommend screening for STIs....

How Can I Prevent Cervical Cancer: Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

In Canada, 1550 Canadian women were diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2017 and 400 of them died from it. Patients in my medical practice...

Prenatal appointments: when to see a doctor when pregnant.

Attending your prenatal appointments and going for prenatal ultrasounds and blood-work is a LOT of work! I learned that when I went through my...

Guest Post: The Effect of Pregnancy and Birth on the Abdominals and Pelvic Floor

Many women are concerned about the appearance and the function of their bodies after having children. Our bodies go through incredible changes in order...