Dr. Carrie Schram, family doctor with Family Way Obstetrical Group at Women’s College Hospital, explains how women can plan and prepare for a healthy pregnancy.
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Apple Berry Muesli
Makes 6-8 servings 2 cups Quick cooking rolled oats 500 mL 2 cups Low- fat plain yogurt 500 mL 1 cup milk 250 mL 3 tbsp Granulated sugar or liquid honey 45 mL 2 Large apples, cored 2 ½ Lemon, juiced ½ 1 cup Chopped berries 250 mL In a […]
3,2,1 Tomato Lentil Salad
Makes 6 servings 3 Green onions 3 2 Tomatoes, coarsely chopped 3 1 can (19 oz) Lentils, drained 540 mL ¼ cup Loosely packed, chopped parsely 60 mL ½ cup Fat free Italian salad dressing 125 mL In a medium bowl, combine green onions, tomatoes, lentils and parsely. Pour dressing […]
Birth control pill quiz
How much do you know about birth control pills? Take this quiz to learn more.
Menopause is a natural transition in women’s lives. Take this quiz to learn more about menopause and perimenopause.
Young adults and Type 1 diabetes: transitioning into adult care
The transition into young adulthood can be an exciting time filled with new beginnings and greater independence. But for young adults with Type 1 diabetes, the transition into this new life stage isn’t quite the same. They often require support from family, friends and their healthcare providers. Health outcomes for […]
Women and diabetes quiz
Diabetes affects approximately five to 10 per cent of Canadians. Take this quiz to learn more about this chronic condition, and its impact on women.
Fertility treatment and heart health: study finds no long-term risks
Women who have used fertility therapy to add to their families need not worry about the effects of those treatments on their long-term heart health. A research study found no link between fertility treatment and excess cardiovascular risk later in life. In fact, mothers who conceived using fertility treatment had […]
Effective Kegel exercises
Kegel exercises strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor, which support the bladder and other pelvic organs. Kegels can help treat stress urinary incontinence and help prevent it from getting worse, and can also help with urge suppression. “Used in combination with other conservative managements, they can be very effective,” […]
Fertility and age
Women’s fertility is limited by time. Fertility changes over the course of women’s reproductive lives, decreasing as they get older. A woman’s ability to get pregnant starts to decline many years before she reaches menopause. It’s important for women to be aware of this timeline. “Fertility peaks in women in […]
Menstrual flow can vary a lot from one woman to another, and can also change over time during a woman’s reproductive years. Light periods aren’t usually a concern unless they are in combination with absent or infrequent periods. Heavy periods, however, can be an issue. Frequent pad changes, large clots […]