A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) reported that women who became pregnant with infertility treatment (e.g. ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination or in vitro fertilization with or without intracytoplasmic sperm injection) showed an … [Read more...] about Infertility treatment may increase the risk of maternal morbidity and mortality in pregnancy
Are you at your optimal weight? Both extremes, underweight or overweight, can impair your health and fertility and may have an adverse effect on your pregnancy. Having a healthy body weight helps maximize fertility success rates. Weight fluctuations either 20% above or below a … [Read more...] about Did you know that: You should be at your optimal weight before getting pregnant
One of my pregnant patients recently asked me if she should keep her heart rate no higher than 140 beats per minute when exercising? Answer: There is presently no scientific basis and no official recommendation to keep the heart rate during pregnancy below certain … [Read more...] about Should I keep my heart rate no higher than 140 beats per minute when exercising?
The postpartum or postbirth period after delivery lasts for many months. The postbirth period is usually a happy time for most women, but it can also be stressful, and possibly dangerous. There are many potential complications for a new mom which may even be life-threatening. You … [Read more...] about The Fourth Trimester – Post Birth