I Got the Vulvar Itch (I Got It), But What’s the Cause?

Okay – tell me, at some point in your life as a person-with-vulva you haven’t googled anything related to an itch down there?? I guarantee that most of us have, and if Google isn’t the tool we’ve at least thought about it or somewhat awkwardly asked our doctor/provider. Because itching down there is definitely common,…

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Hand, Foot, and Mouth (or That Infection Your Kid Might Get at Daycare)

If you have a child in daycare, this might be something you’ve heard of. Hand, foot, and mouth disease. The name sounds all sorts of confusing and very much scarier than it is. If you haven’t heard of it before you may be thinking – what the heck is that?! So let’s take a closer…

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Mask Misinformation and Myth Busting: A Quick Look at Common Claims and Current Data

We are basically one year into the COVID-19 pandemic yet I’m still seeing a ridiculous amount of misinformation around mask wearing, safety, and guidelines. I hit a breaking point today when I read a bunch of posts on a local Facebook group about how masks cause low oxygen saturation and how the government is trying…

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Who’s Who Series: Social Work

I feel like social workers are often under-appreciated as well as misunderstood. So many people hear social worker and associate their job with either only one aspect of it, or just something that is not exactly correct. Social workers could be involved in your life at any point really – even pregnancy and postpartum. There…

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Constipation in Little Ones: How To Identify It & More

This is a subject I’ve been meaning to cover for awhile!! I see so many questions about this in online forums and so much misunderstanding around what actually constitutes constipation, when constipation needs treatment, and so on and so forth. This confusion around constipation isn’t just in regards to the child population, but also adults,…

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Prenatal Vitamins and Folic Acid: What, Why, and When

Prenatal vitamins. I feel like I had one million questions about them pre-pregnancy and in first trimester. What are they? Why are they recommended? What are the differences between available brands? When do I stop and start taking them? If I don’t take one or I forget to take one, what will happen? They make…

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The Quick Scoop on Vitamin K for Newborns

Parenting is full of decision-making and it starts before your child is even born. One of the questions you will get asked during a prenatal appointment is whether or not you want your child to have the Vitamin K injection. To make this decision, you need to be informed about what this injection is for,…

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My 2020 In Review: New Life & New Learnings

I did a massive photo dump on my Instagram stories of 2020, but I realized that this year in particular deserved a bit more of a review. It was a very challenging year because of the pandemic (and y’know, being a new parent during a pandemic) but it was also a year of growth (in…

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Clinical Trials Briefly Explained

I just want to say, I am not an expert on this topic at all. But frankly, I’m tired of seeing the misinformation surrounding the COVID vaccine, specifically the claim that “they haven’t tested it on enough people“. You can see Canada’s stance on the COVID19 vaccine and pregnancy/breastfeeding here and here. Here is some…

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My Pelvic Physio Experiences and How They Made Me Realize What Postpartum Care is Missing

Prenatal care can be pretty thorough – you’re seen pretty regularly (even moreso if you are considered high risk, had IVF, or have a medical condition that requires extra monitoring) and I’d say overall most important topics are covered (depending on your provider). I am not saying it is perfect – because really, there are…

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