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Kinesiology Tape During Pregnancy

What’s with that cool tape? Kinesiology Tape (KT) has been making headlines since athletes have been highlighting their brightly-coloured sport supports during the Olympics and other major games.  What could possibly be a more impressive physical feat than taking 9 months to completely overhaul your physique and prepare for “the main event”?  That “main event” […]

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Probiotics Aren’t Just For Pooping

The microbial revolution has begun!  After teams of brilliant scientists completely mapped out the human genome, they were shocked at what they DID NOT find.  The expectation was that once we decoded our DNA, we would be able to identify and treat specific genes to solve an abundance of diseases. What they found was not […]

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Healthy Food for Fertility

Food For Thought: How does weight impact my fertility? Roughly 16% (or 1 in 6) couples in Canada struggle with infertility. That number has doubled since the 1980’s. While couples can’t control all of the causes of infertility, they can control their diets. Diet and weight management for both partners can have a significant impact […]

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Postpartum Pain Syndrome

Ladies, let’s take a few minutes to talk about pain. There is enough emphasis about the pain experienced during labour, but I want to focus specifically on the aches and pains that women feel after giving birth to their little bundle. While many women expect there will be some ups and downs during the first […]

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Constipation During Pregnancy

Up to 40% of women experience constipation at some point during pregnancy. It is second only to nausea as the most common gastrointestinal complaint during pregnancy.    Why does it happen? Higher levels of the hormone progesterone calm smooth muscle. This is good for keeping your uterus sedated, but it also slows motility of gastrointestinal […]

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The 3 P’s of Birth Progress

For many expecting Mom’s, the idea of having a baby is both empowering and frightening! One of the most common fears during pregnancy revolves around the actual arrival of your new bundle of joy. Luckily, us women have amazing bodies that are equipped and programmed with all the tools needed to have a natural, non-invasive […]

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Review: Prenatal Multivitamin

As a clinical nutritionist and pregnancy doc, I get asked quite frequently which prenatal multivitamin I would recommend.  I took the opportunity while I was pregnant to try out my usual picks to gather some “on-field” intel with them. Here are my top choices for multivitamins while you are pregnant, combining my personal experience and clinical expertise: 1 […]

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Back Pain & Pregnancy

Sometimes pregnancy can be a bit of a pain in the back… It is estimated that 50-80% of women experience hip, groin, or low back pain during pregnancy. Generally, back pain begins between the 5th and 7th month, although it can start as early as 4-16 weeks. One third of women report that pain is […]

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