The epidemic of infertility

Bi-weekly pregnancy tip

Whether from stigma, embarrassment or shame, couples’ challenges with fertility and infertility are far too rarely discussed in the open. Because they hear so little about their peers’ challenges, my patients are always surprised to hear how common it is to experience fertility challenges...
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Optimal fluoride levels for pregnant women

Bi-weekly pregnancy tip

Adding fluoride to the public supply of drinking water has long been a subject of debate: while fluoridation has been clearly shown to decrease dental decay, concerns have persisted about what levels of fluoride are safe and effective. In both Canada and the United...
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Exercise and thyroid function in pregnancy

Bi-weekly pregnancy tip

Promoting healthy exercise and monitoring thyroid function in pregnancy are two keys to pregnancy that I talk about with my patients at least once a day in my clinic – spurring numerous past blog posts such as this one on exercise, and this one about thyroid...
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Pregnancy, breast-feeding and COVID-19

Bi-weekly pregnancy tip

Pregnant and breast-feeding women are understandably looking for information about COVID-19 and how it might affect their growing fetuses and infants. I wanted to direct you to Dr Aviva Romm’s COVID-19 series, which I have found to be a wonderful source of reliable, evidence-based...
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