Women's Health eNews Archive
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- 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.
- Postpartum nutrition advice from the experts: Eating well, getting enough fluids impacts you and your babyMarch 16, 2015When you've just had a baby, there's a lot on your plate. Eating well and getting enough fluids are essential to help you nurture your newborn and recover from childbirth.
- February 10, 2015While the team in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit focuses on keeping tiny preemies alive and growing, researchers at BC Women's are working to find simple tests that will identify women more likely to give birth too soon.