Vaccinations During Pregnancy: Recommendations and Current Evidence

There are two vaccines (well, now 3 really!) that are commonly recommended during pregnancy in North America. I know that there is a lot of vaccine hesitancy out there right now in regards to the COVID vaccine, and sometimes that hesitancy can carry over to other vaccines. I find that pregnant women often experience hesitancy […]

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Seeing a Genetic Counsellor in Pregnancy: How to Prepare & What to Expect

I recently had my appointment with Genetics – this is something that is recommended my maternal fetal medicine when a cleft lip (or palate) is a finding on ultrasound. It likely would also be suggested with other anomalies or ‘abnormal’ findings that are not ruled out. I had read several posts by others in the […]

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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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Low-Risk Pregnancy in Ontario: When Will My Ultrasounds Be?

Why is this low-risk only? Because high-risk pregnancies or pregnancies with more monitoring for whatever reason will likely have more frequent ultrasounds outside the “normal schedule”. Please also note that this post is as usual, based on my local ultrasound scheduling in the province of Ontario. As always I will try to provide some links […]

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16-17 Weeks of Pregnancy

What is one part of my last pregnancy I did not enjoy at all? Honestly, I was very, very fortunate that I enjoyed most of my pregnancy with Maggie. I had very few “bad” symptoms, lots of energy in the second trimester, and didn’t really start to feel the “heaviness” of it all in my […]

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15 Weeks pregnant with #2 / Maggie is 19 months

It works out perfectly that I can often combine my weekly pregnancy journal posts with Maggie’s Monthly updates! This past Sunday Maggie hit 19 months – it came so quickly all of a sudden I almost forgot. To be honest, 18 months felt like it was really long, which was nice because some months fly […]

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