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When You’re Not Carrying to Term: Everything You Need to Know About Miscarriage Prevention

Approximately 15-25% of all pregnancies end in a spontaneous abortion, which is the natural death of an embryo prior to 20 weeks of gestation. The cause is most often due to chromosomal and genetic abnormalities, meaning the fetus was not viable outside of the uterine environment. When a person experiences two or more miscarriages in a row, the term recurrent pregnancy loss is used.  A proper work-up, family history and assessment for risk factors can help with future miscarriage prevention.

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PCOS Awareness Month: My Personal Journey

My story

Nine months had passed since stopping birth control and still no period. Nine months of waiting without any answers, nine months of being told my blood work was fine without an explanation. Thankfully, I have a wonderful GP and Naturopathic Doctor who were both not convinced. After a series of more thorough blood work, deeper investigation and several ultrasounds, I finally received a diagnosis.

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Secondary Infertility. What you need to Know.

When baby #2 doesn’t happen as quickly as baby #1, parents often have a lot of questions. Why is this happening now? What is wrong with my body? Can everyone stop asking me when we’re having a second child?!!?

Last week I had the pleasure of writing a guest post for the incredible team at Helping Hands Doula. Kristi and Jessica are an essential part of any birth plan and I highly recommend their services without hesitation. Secondary infertility is something we both see all too often, and they reached out to get […]

4 Epic Talks Happening this August 2018

In case you haven’t noticed, I love talk about healthy hormones, babies and everything fertility. That’s why I’ve put together an epic lineup of four amazing talks happening this August, check out my latest blog post to get the details and reserve your spot now!

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Safer Sunscreen Solutions for Kids

UPCOMING FREE WORKSHOP

It has been a hot one here in Toronto!

Now that it’s officially summer, keeping your little ones safe in the sun is of upmost importance. Join me Friday July 13th at 11am when I discuss how to stay safe in the sun.

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Gluten Sensitivity, Is It All In Your Head?

A recent study was published claiming that gluten sensitivity doens’t exist. Not surprising,  I received several requests from friends and patients asking me to comment on the findings. This blog article is not about debunking the study. I simply wish to educate people about this health issue and what the results actually mean.

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Think Twice before Reaching for that Tylenol- Use of Painkillers during Pregnancy Could Lower your Future Baby’s Fertility.

A recent study brings into question the safety of paracetamol (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil) during pregnancy. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh exposed fetal ovaries and testes to paracetamol (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil) for 7 days inside a lab.Naturopathic Doctor Fertility Pregnancy Consulting Toronto

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Yeast Infections-What’s a Girl to Do?

Yeast infections……never a fun time. It is estimated that 75% of women will have at least one yeast infection during her lifetime.Even more fun, approximately one in six women suffer from “recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis”, meaning they have more than 4 yeast infections per year!1

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Hormonal Acne- The Guide You’ve Been Searching For

Aren’t you glad you’re longer a teenager? High school was tough. I have no desire to go back there and neither does your skin. But sometimes you feel like your 25 going on 15 if you’re struggling with hormonal acne all over again.

While the bacteria Propionibacterium acnes (P. Acnes) and inflammation are the two main causes of acne, hormone imbalances are also a major trigger.

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