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Cravings in Pregnancy

We are often asked by our patients why women have certain “cravings” and if cravings are normal and to be expected when they are pregnant. Cravings during pregnancy are common and are experienced by the majority of...

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Top tips with expert Dr. Vivien Brown

Expectant moms have nine long months to read books, attend prenatal classes, scour the Internet, and quiz their mommy friends in preparation for life with a new baby. Toronto-based family physician and women’s health...

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Stretch Marks & Pregnancy

What are stretch marks? Stretch marks are parallel lines on the skin that appear as slightly indented streaks. Stretch marks often start looking red or pink in colour, and then change to a silver or white glossy...

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Traveling While Pregnant

A common topic we often address with our patients is traveling during pregnancy. The best time to travel is probably around the middle of your pregnancy, between 14-28 weeks. Most of the common obstetrical emergencies...

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Exercise and Your Pregnancy

How much activity a pregnant woman can and cannot do depends on many things such as how healthy she was before getting pregnant, how physically active she was, whether she has any medical problems that require limited...

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Pregnancy: The First Trimester

While each pregnancy is different, and may come with very different symptoms, it can be an emotional time in your life and you may find that your moods may be up and then down. It’s all perfectly normal. Here are a...

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Are You Planning a Babymoon?

It’s a pretty common practice for newly married couples to splurge on a honeymoon. What better way is there to celebrate your nuptials than to go somewhere fabulous where you can leave the stress of planning your...

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My Battle with Mommy Acne

When I was a teen, you probably could’ve taken a pencil and played connect-the-dots on my face. For six years, I experimented with countless products that swore to banish my acne for good. I fervently rubbed on...

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Six Assignments for Maternity Leave......

Here’s the cold, hard truth: Once you have kids, there’s no such thing as work-life balance. The weight of our demands both at work and at home will push and pull at us, leaving us as balanced as a teeter totter. We...

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Babymooning: Adventures in...

Planning for the arrival of a child can be exhausting. There's the physical and mental drain of pregnancy, along with managing all that new information from diets to Kegels. But it's also a joyous time and that's why...

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Nurturing Preference: Why Many Women...

When I told my mother that I would be using a midwife as my prenatal care provider for the birth of my first child her immediate response was, “Oh that’s nice, dear, and who will your obstetrician be?” After...

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Natural relief for nausea and vomiting

Nausea and vomiting are synonymous with early pregnancy. Roughly 80 percent of women suffer from morning sickness and in some cases; expectant mothers may experience morning sickness (or all day sickness) until their...







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