Author Archives: stephanie

The Pregnant Body Editorial

by Stephanie Ondrack When we are pregnant, our focus often dwells on the discomforts and deprivations associated with the condition: Our aching back, our puffy ankles, our cravings for cabernet, or camembert. Sometimes we look down on our swollen belly, our stretch marks, our sore calves with bemusement or even antipathy. How did I get… Continue Reading

Fitness Dos and Don’ts for Pregnancy

By Ben Stanford There are a lot of misconceptions out there about how physically active pregnant women can and should be. As a soon-to-be mama, you might be a little worried to go full tilt on your normal fitness routine – you’re carrying precious cargo, after all! Below, we spell it out simply, and offer… Continue Reading

Chiropractic Care for Discomfort in Pregnancy

Dr. Stephanie Bonn, BSc,BPHE,DC More and more women are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care in pregnancy, with the most common complaint being low back pain. In a recent study, 84% of patients who received chiropractic adjustments reported relief of back pain during pregnancy and significantly less back labour. As more women utilize… Continue Reading

Trusting My Instincts

by Jocelyn Wagner   Our labour/birth journey of our first child was not what I originally imagined. I originally envisioned labouring and giving birth naturally at home with our midwives, ideally using a birthing pool, unless things got unsafe or I needed pain relief. However, the “home birth” part of this dream was modified quite… Continue Reading

Battling the Aches and Pains of Pregnancy

by Trish Gipson RPT While for some of us pregnancy can be a glorious time where we feel better than we have ever felt, for the majority of us it is a time of back pain, calf cramps, rib pain, difficulty breathing, and the dreaded pregnancy waddle. Because of our growing bellies, we tend to… Continue Reading

2017 Breastfeeding Clinics

Having breastfeeding challenges? Have questions? Come to our weekly Breastfeeding Clinics, every Monday (except holidays) from 11am – 12:30pm. The cost is only $20, which is the cheapest one-on-one breastfeeding help in town. No appointment necessary. Breastfeeding Clinics Continue Reading

AMNESTY FOR BOOK BORROWERS

Our poor library has been dwindling! We are offering a window of amnesty to anyone who has any of our books or DVD’s at home. Please return them between now and March 2017, and we will resist any finger-pointing. No fines, and no recriminations. Continue Reading

Exercise after baby; Where to Start

by Trish Gipson, Registered Physiotherapist at Envision Physiotherapy One of the main reasons new mothers come to see me at the clinic is because they are eager to get back to some sort of exercise or sport but want to do it safely. Usually women are given the “go-ahead” by their health care provider to… Continue Reading

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