Women's Health eNews Archive
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- October 14, 2016Eating well and exercising regularly is a recipe for good health at any stage of your life. But when you are pregnant or planning to conceive, the choices you make are also important for your baby.
- Expecting twins, or triplets? Here's some wise advice from BC Women's Obstetrician, Dr. Dena BloomenthalSeptember 1, 2016If you are expecting more than one baby, beware of consulting "Dr. Google!" The internet can provide you with an overwhelming amount of information, as well as some unrealistic expectations for pregnancy, birthing and early parenting. This advice comes from busy BC Women's obstetrician Dr. Dena Bloomenthal, who has delivered more than 300 sets of twins.
- July 21, 2016Is your baby a morning lark or a night owl? Like adults, babies have different natural preferences when it comes to sleeping and waking, and their capacity to sleep also changes during the first six months of life. However, as parents also need their rest, baby's sleeping patterns are often a hot topic for discussion with health care providers, family members and other parents!
- June 28, 2016What do you do when your sweet newborn turns into a tiny tyrant? First of all, understand that you are not alone. It's normal for babies to go through a fussy period between two and six weeks, explains Ruth Comfort, a practicing midwife at the South Community Birth Program and Assistant Head of the Department of Midwifery at BC Women's Hospital.
- April 15, 2016Most parents cherish the minutes after giving birth when they meet their baby for the first time. These are also precious minutes for the caregivers in the Birthing Program at BC Women's.
- February 25, 2016Babies love putting their hands, and anything else they can find, into their mouths! If your baby is four to six months old, this could also be a sign that he or she is ready to start eating solid foods.
- December 2, 2015When you see the first images of your baby on the ultrasound screen, research is probably the last thing on your mind. However, ongoing research plays an important role in advancing the use of ultrasound as a safe diagnostic tool that can reveal potential concerns during pregnancy or reassure women that all is progressing well.
- August 11, 2015When summer temperatures soar, pregnant women definitely feel the heat. If you consider that your fetus has a temperature up to 1C higher than your own, feeling uncomfortably warm is your body's way of reminding you to cool off and avoid pregnancy complications.
- July 13, 2015When a sick baby is admitted to the BC Women's Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the hospital often becomes a second home for the worried parents.
- April 30, 2015Minor pelvic discomfort or pain is part of the menstrual cycle for many women. For most of us, it's short-lived and manageable - we might take an over-the-counter painkiller, but we carry on with our regular work and family responsibilities.
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