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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- October 15, 2014For many women, pregnancy is the height of body awareness. Eating well, getting enough sleep and exercising safely take on a much greater importance when your actions have a direct impact on the health of your unborn baby.
- September 3, 2014Being in the moment can bring new dimension to birthing and parenthood.
- March 19, 2014Answering some of the most frequent questions about exercise during pregnancy.
Exercise can make your pregnancy easier and more enjoyable, but how do you know what's safe for your baby? eNews answers some of the exercise questions that women ask their maternity care providers.
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