Clinical Trials Briefly Explained

I just want to say, I am not an expert on this topic at all. But frankly, I’m tired of seeing the misinformation surrounding the COVID vaccine, specifically the claim that “they haven’t tested it on enough people“. You can see Canada’s stance on the COVID19 vaccine and pregnancy/breastfeeding here and here. Here is some…

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Flu Shot FAQ: Week Two 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 and lots of people watch…

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Double Digits: 10 Months of Maggie

Double digits. I can’t believe it – I’ve been somewhat dreading this day, but also excited for it? She is getting so close to the big one year and I can’t help but think, HOW?! How has time gone by so fast? How does each day feel so long, but each month so short? Time…

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New Podcast Episode: Episode 8, Kirsten’s Hollywood Birth!

The title above will make sense to you when you listen to the episode – this episode is covering an unmedicated birth experience with an OB. Kirsten talks about her experiences as a military wife; IUGR, what it means, and how it was managed; gestational diabetes; and more. *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational…

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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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Part Two of Interview with a Former Midwife is Now Available!

Click here to read more about this episode. *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only. The information on this blog should not be used as a substitute to medical advice or medical treatment. As always, your Primary Care Provider, a doctor, or another health professional is your best resource for specific questions and medical…

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What I Loved About Midwifery Care

My obstetrical care during pregnancy was provided by a team of midwives. I loved it – my experience was, from start to finish, nothing short of amazing. My birth didn’t go as I imagined but my care team (and my husband, of course) made it an excellent experience anyways. Now, before I get into why…

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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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How Much Breastfeeding Has Cost Me: An Honest Account (And No, I Didn’t Have Laser Therapy)

There has been a viral Tiktok video going around of a girl comparing the cost of breastfeeding vs formula feeding. Why do we feel the need to constantly compare the way we feed our babies? Breastfeeding vs formula feeding is a (frankly, stupid and pointless) debate I see constantly online. It’s not a competition –…

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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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