Parenting · Pregnancy

Medication use when planning a pregnancy

Are you are planning to have a baby or maybe you're just thinking about it and wondering whether the medication you are taking is safe? This is especially important if you have a health condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure  when it is necessary to take medication even when you become pregnant. Making… Continue reading Medication use when planning a pregnancy

Parenting · Pregnancy

Chronic hypertension and planning for a baby

Several families have asked me how high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) can affect their plan to have a baby. When a person has higher than normal blood pressure for a long period of time, it is known as chronic hypertension. Planning the best time to have a baby can be different for each… Continue reading Chronic hypertension and planning for a baby

Parenting · Pregnancy

Planning a pregnancy? 8 things to consider

We plan for school, work, vacations, and so much more in our life.  Making the decision to become pregnant is one of life's milestones. Your health, readiness and available supports are important things to consider as there can be challenges along the way. 8 things to consider when planning a pregnancy: 1.  Write out your… Continue reading Planning a pregnancy? 8 things to consider