Lowering risk of BV infection in pregnant women of African descent – with Vitamin D

Bi-weekly pregnancy tip

Any vaginal infection in pregnancy is concerning, and bacterial vaginosis (BV) in pregnancy puts women at particularly increased risk for premature rupture of membranes (when the bag of waters breaks earlier than is optimal), chorioamnionitis (intra-amniotic infection), spontaneous preterm birth (baby being delivered before 37...
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Got pregnant? Get fit!

Bi-weekly pregnancy tip

The 2019 Canadian Exercise Guidelines are just out, and as expected they are highly supportive of exercising throughout pregnancy – including aerobic exercise, strength training, and pelvic floor training.  Some important highlights from this year’s consensus statement by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada:...
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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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