Flu Shot FAQ: This Weeks 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…

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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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More About Doulas And How to Find One You Can Trust

If you listen to my podcast, you’ll know my most recent guest was Mariana, a doula who works in Louisiana. She talked a lot about the role and responsibilities of a doula, and how they can help support you before, during, and after labour. I recommend giving that a listen (to hear about the doula…

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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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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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The End of the Mythbusting Breastfeeding Series

Before I finish up this series, I just wanted to point out to those of you who don’t know: Black Breastfeeding Week happens at the end of this month (Aug 25-31) and Native Breastfeeding Week is happening right now (Aug 9-15)- since this is my last post in this series (see Part 1, Part 2,…

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#WorldBreastfeedingWeek is over… But This Series Isn’t! More Breastfeeding Myths Explored (Part 3)

I know, I know. The week is over – but apparently it’s also National Breastfeeding Month?! So I have another post to cover a few more questions and myths… (and guess what – there will be a part 4!) Click for Part 1 and Part 2. *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only.…

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