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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Does An Apple Cider Vinegar A Day Keep the Doctor Away?

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is so hot right now. There are claims that it can help you with a myriad of issues, including weight loss, but is is true? How does ACV help you, or does it do anything at all? Lets take a look at the evidence that exists around it. *Disclaimer: This blog…

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Who’s Who? Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist

Dietitian. Nutritionist. Aren’t they the same? Sometimes they may be, but sometimes no. Are they both important cogs in the wheel that is the healthcare system? Absolutely. I see a lot of confusing information online about these two roles and I want to clarify the difference between them so that if you are seeking services,…

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Fluoride Facts: Everything You Need to Know About Fluoride and Your Babies

What is fluoride? Is it safe for my children? I hear these questions a lot. I also hear a lot of misinformation regarding fluoride, so I thought it might be a good topic to cover since fluoride is actually really important! *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only. The information on this blog should…

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Flu Shot FAQ: Final Week Summary

Check out week 1 and week 2 summaries beforehand! This is the final week of the Flu Shot FAQ series I ran via Reels on Instagram. Every day for 3 weeks I debunked a flu shot myth or answered a flu shot question using facts + information from credible and reliable sources. I chose reels to…

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Flu Shot FAQ: Week Two Summary

So if you didn’t know, I am currently running a Flu Shot FAQ Reel Series on Instagram! Every day for about 3 weeks I will be debunking a flu shot myth or answering a flu shot question using facts + information from credible and reliable sources. I chose reels to do this because they’re short and lots of people watch…

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