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Solving Pregnancy Skin Problems

January 8th, 2015 | By: Sydney Loney
From acne to melasma, here's what you need to know about your skin during pregnancy.
Solving Pregnancy Skin Problems

One of the perks of pregnancy is supposed to be gorgeous, glowing skin. So, when you're confronted by blemishes or brown patches instead, it can be frustrating. Here's what you need to know about caring for your skin safely throughout your pregnancy.

Morning Sickness Survival Guide

December 9th, 2014 | By: Sydney Loney
When morning sickness starts and what you can do to feel better.
Morning Sickness Survival Guide

Those first few months of pregnancy can be tough, especially when you suddenly can't stand the sight (or smell) of food. Morning sickness, or Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP), is the most common medical condition facing moms-to-be. It affects up to 80 percent of pregnant women, says Caroline Maltepe, coordinator of Motherisk's NVP Hotline at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Here's what you need to know to get through it.

Six Ways to Prevent Varicose Veins

July 15th, 2014 | By: Sydney Loney
How to handle this common pregnancy side effect
Six Ways to Prevent Varicose Veins

Pregnancy comes with many perks (lustrous hair, glowing skin, new baby!), but there are a few side effects most women could do without. If you dread short season because of the post-pregnancy varicose and spider veins snaking up your legs, here’s what you should know.

Could You Have Pregnancy Gingivitis?

April 14th, 2014 | By: Nancy Ripton
Find out why proper dental care during your pregnancy is crucial for mom and baby.
Could You Have Pregnancy Gingivitis?

“Pregnancy can be really hard on your teeth,” says Dr. Florence Lockhart, a Vancouver-based dentist. The hormonal shift (which is more pronounced in some women) can result in increased bacteria, putting you at a greater risk of tooth decay. Plus, you may be craving bad foods and eating more sugar than normal, or vomiting due to morning sickness – the acidity can leach minerals out of the teeth.

What Happens to Your Body During Pregnancy

March 6th, 2014 | By: Sydney Loney
From excess saliva to changing shoe sizes–five pregnancy side effects you may not know about.
What Happens to Your Body During Pregnancy

You may have expected the nausea, sore breasts and backache, but what about the nosebleeds, excess saliva and constipation? Here are five common pregnancy-related symptoms most new moms-to-be don't know about: