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There are similar restrictions on food intake and over the counter drugs (medications) while breastfeeding as compared to during pregnancy. When food intake is concerned and assuming your diet is well balanced during pregnancy it is best to not alter this too much after you have your baby. However, when breastfeeding it is important to… Read more

This is a very good question, and a very tough one to answer concisely! Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) play important roles in several bodily functions. There is research about the positive outcomes, in terms of future cognition (awareness, perception, reasoning, and judgement), in the offspring of mothers who supplemented with EFA’s in pregnancy. Studies have… Read more

Leg cramps during pregnancy can occur when the calcium and magnesium ratio is either not in proper balance or there is a lack of these minerals in your overall diet. A lack of these can also cause an increase in uterine contractions. During pregnancy, your calcium/magnesium and vitamin D requirements are increased. The following combination… Read more

Pregnancy is a period of great change for women and their families. With these changes, and throughout the stages of pregnancy, labour, birth, and the postpartum, families are presented with many choices to ensure optimal care. One of the fundamental principles of midwifery care is to engage women as active participants in their care by… Read more

We just found out that we are having a boy and I am very concerned about circumcision. What are my options? What happens when a boy is circumcised? Are there any health concerns if we don’t circumcise? To cut or not to cut? This is a very personal question and I applaud you for bringing… Read more

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