Category Archives: Pregnancy

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 (originally posted 2014/09/29) 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… 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

Natural Remedies for Your Usual Pregnancy Symptoms

by Dr. Stephanie Peltz, ND Pregnancy is a time of wonder and revel; it can also be a time where our body is presenting all sorts of new and unusual symptoms. While pregnant, a woman’s body goes through enormous changes. These changes are not only localized, but often affect all aspects of core functioning. Pregnancy… Continue Reading

Choosing an Active Pregnancy

By Melanie Osmack Saying that there are a lot of decisions to make during pregnancy would be an understatement.  The decision whether or not to exercise during pregnancy can be influenced by lack of information, conflicting information, cultural beliefs and personal feelings. Why exercise during pregnancy? The Society of Obstetricians and Gynacologists of Canada (SOGC)… Continue Reading

ASK CHILDBEARING: Is it normal to be so tired?

Question: I am 23 weeks pregnant and I am so tired! Is it normal to be so tired? Should I let myself rest as much as I want? Congratulations on your pregnancy! Pregnancy can be hard work, and can be very tiring indeed. Sometimes you feel like you need to sit down and rest after… Continue Reading

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