Be Breast Cancer Aware for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Remember how I said there is a lot to be ‘aware’ of this month? Well another huge topic of focus is breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so I thought it might be a good idea to share some quick breast cancer facts and information (there is so much information on breast cancer […]

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Probiotics: Before, During, and After Pregnancy

Wait isn’t this a women’s health blog? Why are you talking about IBS? Well – IBS is more common in the female population than the male population. Some evidence suggests it may be related to the menstrual cycle and hormones in women. So – despite the fact that it doesn’t sound like a women’s health […]

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Do Lactation Supplements Really Work?

If you’re a breastfeeding mother (or even if you’re not), you’ve probably either heard, seen, or used a lactation supplement or aid of some sort. Some examples include: lactation cookies, drinks such as teas, herbal supplements and more. But can all these things really help boost milk supply? And are they safe? Lets take a […]

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Cats, Litter Boxes, and Pregnancy: Toxoplasmosis Explored

Toxoplasma gondii – or toxoplasmosis – you may have heard of this parasite or infection if you have ever been pregnant and owned a cat. But what is it and what are the actual risks? *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only. The information on this blog should not be used as a substitute […]

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All About Pelvic Health with Marla Maislin, MPT @bloomphysio

I am going to be chatting with Marla Maislin, MPT, a pelvic physiotherapist based in the GTA, on Wednesday September 30th at 8:00 pm EST on IGTV (you can find my Instagram page here). We are going to be talking about more than just postpartum pelvic health – there will be a little something for […]

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Why the Parenting Series is So Great

I’ve been lucky enough to be able to collaborate with the Parenting Series for multiple posts recently (see here and here) and as a show of appreciation, I wanted to share why I love it so much. *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only. The information on this blog should not be used as […]

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The “Tea” on Raspberry Leaf

If you’re a woman who has been pregnant or anyone who works in labor and delivery/perinatal care, you may have heard of this popular herbal therapy. Raspberry leaf – commonly consumed in tea form. It’s a centuries old herbal therapy – said to have effects on contractions that increase their strength and effectiveness, and shorten […]

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Birth Control Myths, Part 4: Wrap Up Q+A

So this is the final part in my series on birth control myths (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). I covered all the major myths I wanted to, however I got a selection of additional questions regarding birth control – and since these seemed to be common questions people had, I wanted to do my […]

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Birth Control Myths, Part 3: Fertility Awareness, Timing, and Extended-Cycle Use

See Part 1 and Part 2! *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only. The information on this blog should not be used as a substitute to medical advice or medical treatment. As always, your Primary Care Provider, a doctor, or another health professional is your best resource for specific questions and medical advice. If […]

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Birth Control Myths, Part 2: IUDs, STDs, BooBs and More!

You can find the first part of this series here. *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only. The information on this blog should not be used as a substitute to medical advice or medical treatment. As always, your Primary Care Provider, a doctor, or another health professional is your best resource for specific questions […]

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