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Thyroid function and post-partum depression: the importance of testing TPO antibodies during and after pregnancy

Bi-weekly pregnancy tip

Thyroid function is a recurring theme in women’s health that is thankfully becoming better understood, especially in the pregnancy and post-partum periods. I’ve discussed its role in both miscarriage prevention and early child development in a previous post – and now, new research has linked elevated...
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Sexual function in the post-partum period

Bi-weekly pregnancy tip

Regaining libido in the post-partum period is certainly a hot topic – whether or not it’s openly discussed between partners or with their care providers. Resuming physical intimacy is not typically achieved at the magical “6-week check-in,” but more often lags throughout the first...
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Boosting Vitamin-D dose post-partum

Bi-weekly pregnancy tip

Living in Northern Canada, I feel like I am constantly talking about Vitamin D. The importance of this super vitamin, however, is not limited simply to women who are living above the 60th parallel! From improving infant immune function (including decreased asthma risk) and...
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Inositol in pregnancy – finally some quality research!

Bi-weekly pregnancy tip

Inositol is a B-vitamin-like substance with documented benefits to blood-sugar regulation, PCOS management (including promoting ovulation) and alleviating low mood and anxiousness, by improving the sensitivity of hormone and neurotransmitter receptors. Despite all of these great benefits, inositol is something I have shied away...
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