Childbirth

CBC has written a great article and podcast about Dr. Michael Klein, Canada’s father of family-friendly births Dr. Michael Klein has a mantra that’s guided him during his remarkable and revolutionary career. “My approach has always been, ‘What do women and children need? Not what do we [physicians] need,'” the B.C.-based doctor told White Coat… Read more

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) is concerned that recent legalization of cannabis may overshadow a growing body of medical research which suggests that the use of cannabis during pregnancy may be associated with the risk of low birth weight, preterm labour, stillbirth and may also negatively impact the developing baby’s brain… Read more

New recommendations for physical activity throughout pregnancy have been published in a Joint SOGC/CSEP Clinical Practice Guidelines. 1. All women without contraindication should be physically active throughout pregnancy. 2. Pregnant women should accumulate at least 150 min of moderate-intensity physical activity each week to achieve clinically meaningful health benefits and reductions in pregnancy complications. 3… Read more

Our Emma Gledhill, RM took part in a Shared Care, Group Maternity Care Pilot. The Group Maternity Care Team of family physicians (Dr. Theresa Wilson and Dr. Sara Sandwith) and midwives (Emma Gledhill, RM and Liz Grose, RM) delivered a wonderful series of pre and postnatal Group Maternity Care sessions to a group of women… Read more

Ottawa – April 20, 2018 – The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SOGC) today launched a public awareness campaign to inform those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or of child-bearing age of the potential adverse effects associated with cannabis use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. “We know women are trying to do the best for their… Read more

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