Informed Choices: Glucose Screening & Testing

Lets rewind from my last post on the GBS swab, which happens later in pregnancy, to glucose screening! This topic comes at an appropriate time, because I have seen a lot of confusion online about fasting and non-fasting glucose tests. There is even (honestly) confusion among providers at times I think – in terms of […]

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Informed Choices: Group B Strep (GBS) Swab

I’m skipping a bit “ahead” on the pregnancy informed choices trajectory because I just did my GBS swab and it’s fresh on my mind. Disclaimer: This blog is not medical advice. This blog is for informational purposes only. Please seek advice from your trusted healthcare provider. First of all – what is Group B Strep? […]

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The Owlet: Fact and Fiction

Everyone is talking about the Owlet Smart Sock right now because of its issues with the US FDA and its drop in the stock market. I’ve always wanted to cover this item, look at the research and provide current information – so I figured now was finally the “right” time. The Owlets major issue with […]

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New Podcast Episode: Ep 26 Nutrition in Pregnancy and Beyond with registered Dietitian Emma-Claire Ziolkowski

Now available on all major podcast platforms! Disclaimer: this blog & podcast are for informational purposes only. They are not medical advice. Please seek medical advice from your trusted healthcare provider. In this episode, Emma-Claire Ziolkowski, RD and I are chatting about nutrition during pregnancy, postpartum and breastfeeding, as well as the toxicity of the […]

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New Podcast Episode: Ep 25 Speech Language Pathology (SLP) & Your Little Ones with Gina-Marie Principe, SLP

New episode of the podcast is now available on all major podcast platforms! Disclaimer: this podcast is for informational purposes only. This is NOT medical advice. If you need medical advice, please see your doctor or healthcare provider. This episode I am chatting with a Speech Language Pathologist, Gina-Marie, who is answering all your submitted […]

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Sending Your Baby to Daycare: How I Prepared & Coped

In Canada, we are so very fortunate that many of us have access to 12-18 month maternity leaves. This is unfortunately not available to everyone (you have to have worked 600 hrs of insurable employment within a period to qualify for maternity/parental leave benefits) – but I hope to see this expanded in the future. […]

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A Moms Guide to Thermometers

Why are there so many different types of thermometers? No, seriously. There is. There are ear (tympanic), forehead (temporal), or multi-use thermometers (for oral, rectal, or digital – but make sure to buy a separate one for rectal… 🙂). Is one better than the other? Are some more accurate? Lets take a look at the […]

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