Are you or someone you know, pregnant or planning to get pregnant and have questions about taking the COVID-19 vaccine? During pregnancy, your body goes through many changes that may increase the risk of getting sick, including getting viral respiratory infections. The COVID-19 vaccines are very effective in preventing infection. According to the Ministry of… Continue reading COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy
COVID-19 vaccine and fertility
A common question I'm asked about the COVID-19 vaccine is "how does it affect my fertility" or "will it affect my reproductive health"? Rumours or misinformation about vaccines and the possible impacts it has on fertility or reproductive health, make it hard for people to make an informed decision. It's important to consider the facts… Continue reading COVID-19 vaccine and fertility
How can heat affect fertility or pregnancy?
I've had many parents ask me about whether it is safe to practice hot yoga or use hot tubs when pregnant or trying to get pregnant. You've probably heard about the effects of extreme heat on the body such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke, but extreme heat can also affect your chances of getting… Continue reading How can heat affect fertility or pregnancy?
Plastics and fertility: What’s the link?
We find plastic everywhere in our world and use different types of plastic in daily life. Ever wonder if they have any effect on trying to have a child? Studies have shown that constant exposure over time and unsafe use of plastics may have negative health effects on you and your ability to get pregnant.… Continue reading Plastics and fertility: What’s the link?
New Year’s Resolution: Leave weight out of the equation!
Is this the year you and your partner are planning to have a baby? You may be thinking about the healthier choices you need to make to improve your chances of getting pregnant. I say skip the diet and keep weight out of the equation. Instead trust other signs to guide you to a healthier… Continue reading New Year’s Resolution: Leave weight out of the equation!
Fertility treatment and your mental health
If you or someone you know is being supported at a fertility clinic or considering it due to challenges conceiving, it’s important to be aware of the impact it can have on your mood and well-being. Why? Going through fertility treatments can really change your life - daily appointments that may conflict with your usual… Continue reading Fertility treatment and your mental health
Having a difficult time getting pregnant? You are not alone.
After becoming a couple in 2012, Peter* and Pooja* had their life planned out for the next few years, including having their first baby in 2 years after buying their new home. As soon as she missed her period Pooja became very focussed about buying ovulation kits and completing pregnancy tests, only to find out… Continue reading Having a difficult time getting pregnant? You are not alone.
Why be physical activity if I am planning a pregnancy?
Is this the year that you've decided to have a baby? If you've answered "Yes!" then it's a good idea to start planning now to ensure that you and your partner are as healthy as possible. Moderate exercise may help to improve your chances of having a healthy pregnancy & baby. To get started, think… Continue reading Why be physical activity if I am planning a pregnancy?
Delaying parenthood: Does age really matter?
A friend of mine recently mentioned that he and his wife of 4 years have talked about when they should start having a family. His wife's 29th birthday was just around the corner and he was now 37 years old. They intentionally delayed having to make this decision since they had started new jobs and… Continue reading Delaying parenthood: Does age really matter?
What I need to know if I’m diabetic & planning to have a baby
During prenatal class, one of my moms shared her story of being diabetic and how this affected her ability to get pregnant. She expressed that if only she had known about the effects of her diabetes, maybe she would've had an easier time getting pregnant. Although it's true that diabetes can affect your fertility, knowing… Continue reading What I need to know if I’m diabetic & planning to have a baby