Sleepless Nights

If your baby is waking up every hour or two to breastfeed, bottle-feed or locate his pacifier, you may be wondering just what it is that causes him to wake up so often. The reality is that brief nighttime awakenings are...


Spanking: It hurts more than you think

The problem with spanking Spanking is hitting. Spanking is meant to cause pain to control a child's behaviour. When you're stressed and angry, spanking may seem like a quick way to stop misbehaviour - but it doesn't...


Sex After Birth

The question: I had my six-week checkup today. My doctor gave me the go-ahead to start having intercourse again, but frankly, I couldn't care less if I ever have sex again! Is there something wrong with me? Ann...


Pregnancy Preparation with Dr. Fleming

The preconception visit is a key visit to the doctor’s office. The reason for this is that many complications of pregnancy are related to lifestyle. The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada suggest...


Pregnancy & Indigestion

There’s a good chance that you will experience some symptoms of indigestion during the second and third trimesters of your pregnancy. Indigestion is a burning sensation that starts in your stomach and rises up your...


Reflux and GERD

In many countries worldwide reflux is over diagnosed. Unfortunately parents don’t really have an understanding of what real reflux is and so they medicate or operate before trying to fix the problem holistically.The...


Q&A with Dr. Fleming

What about stinging insects? There are a variety of stinging insects, including honey bees, bumble bees, wasps, and hornets. Symptoms can be local or systemic, which means other symptoms are involved. If your child...


Safe Toys & Play

Toys and play are important to your child’s development, and safety is essential. In Canada, responsibility for toy safety is shared among governments, the toy industry, safety associations, parents, and...


Q&A with Dr. Fleming

What is influenza? Influenza is a viral respiratory illness that occurs November to April typically. The common cold is not influenza though we often hear it referred to as “the flu”. What are the...


Ten Winter Activities for the Family

On a frosty winter day, it can be really enticing to wrap your body in your favourite blanket and your hands around a hot, steaming cup of something that warms you from the inside out. That may be the ideal. But the...


Pregnancy Glossary

Just in case you didn’t know… Amniocentesis: Procedure to test for chromosomal abnormalities and fetal infections where a sample of amniotic fluid is taken with a needle. Breech Presentation: When a baby is...


Sleep Problem Solver

From A to ZZZZs The Quick Guide to Preventing and Solving - Baby Sleep Problems While your nightstand may be overflowing with books about pregnancy and birth, you may want to add a baby sleep book to that stack,...

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