Women's Health eNews Archive
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- 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.
- 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.
- December 20, 2013For pregnant women a bout with the flu can have far more serious consequences than a week away from work. Pregnancy causes changes in immune, heart and lung functions. As a result, pregnant women are more susceptible to complications of influenza that have the potential to make them seriously ill and put the unborn baby at risk of premature delivery.
- May 21, 2013