Informed Choices During Pregnancy & Birth

You may have seen an image floating around the internet – it’s titled “Things You Can Opt Out Of In Pregnancy + Birth”, which frankly is a terrible title. The list includes different things you may need to make an informed decision around during birth. Key word – informed decision. Of course that does mean […]

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New Podcast Episode – Ep 28 Pre & Post Natal Pelvic Health and Fitness with the Pelvic Floor Doula Steph Bouwman!

A new episode of the podcast is now available on all major podcast platforms! A podcast brought to you by Elephant in the Womb blog (www.elephantinthewomb.ca). 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. On this episode of […]

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New Podcast Episode! Ep 27 A Preemie & C-Section Birth Story (incl. Dental Tips for Pregnant Mamas and Toddlers – with Katie the Dentist!)

A 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 (dentist). Today, Katie is sharing her C-section birth story, which includes details about her premature birth […]

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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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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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New Episode of the Podcast Available: Talking About C-Sections!

That’s right – there is a new episode of the podcast available today for your weekend listening pleasure! This week we’re talking with Morgan about her C-section experience. Click here to listen on Anchor right now! *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only. The information on this blog should not be used as a […]

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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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Taboo Topics: Things No One Really Told Me About Postpartum

I remember hearing the typical things about what happens after you have the baby – “it’s hard to lose the weight“, “your boobs never look the same after breastfeeding” (which, I actually talked a bit about in my last post in the breastfeeding myth series I just finished up), “you’re tired all the time“. Yada, […]

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