Is it a cold, the flu or a stomach bug?

This is a post I’ve been meaning to do for a long while – and with cold season approaching and some time on my hands to get it done, here it finally is. I commonly hear people refer to a stomach bug (more formally known as gastroenteritis) as the “stomach flu“. Hell, before I went […]

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Making It Through Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease: Tips for Survival

I know I’ve done an informational post on Hand, Foot and Mouth (herein, HFM) before but now that we have had personal experience with it I figured I might share any “wisdom” I’ve gained with others. Now, if you read my previous post you’ll know HFM is very common in daycare settings in the summer […]

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Podcast Episode: Ep 34 Speech Language Pathology (SLP): Your Questions Answered with Gina-Marie Principe, SLP

A new podcast episode 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. Please also note that some […]

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The 4 Month Appointment: What to Expect {Quick Read!}

You can find my post on the 2 month well baby appointment here. Please note that in Ontario, the 2 and 4 month immunizations are the same, so I will not be covering them again in this post. Please refer to my last post for the immunizations. Disclaimer: this blog is not medical advice. It […]

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Childhood Immunization Appointment After Care Tips

We’ve talked about how to prepare for immunization appointments but what about how to help support and care for your child after? The good thing is that immunizations are usually pretty low key – so there isn’t too much you need to do after, but here are a few tips for the management of some […]

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Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) and Our Children: Uses and Risks

Similar to my post on acetaminophen (Tylenol), I thought I’d do an overview of ibuprofen (commonly known as Advil or Motrin) use for children. For safety tips regarding use, see my previous post on acetaminophen. I will include any ibuprofen specific tips at the bottom of this post. Disclaimer: this blog is not medical advice. […]

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Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and Our Children: Uses, Risks and Safety Tips

Acetaminophen recently caused quite a stir on Twitter (specifically mom Twitter, but also somewhat recently on Medtwitter when the acetaminophen use in pregnancy topic came up) so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to take a better look at the current evidence around acetaminophen (Tylenol), its potential risks, and uses in children. Perhaps […]

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Podcast Episode: Ep 31 Endometriosis Awareness: Destiny’s Story

New episode of the podcast now available on all major podcast platforms under “Elephant in the Womb”.  For Endometriosis Awareness Month, I’ll be amplifying the voices of 4 people with endometriosis. Here is Jo’s story – so thankful for all my guests for sharing with me on the podcast, as always! I hope this helps […]

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