Tag Archives: Pregnancy

Is Matcha Tea Safe During Pregnancy?

For the sake of their future born’s safety, pregnant women try to give up on anything potentially harmful – cigarettes, alcohol, caffeine, fatty foods, too much sugar, the list goes on. To compensate for the lack of guilty pleasures, mothers-to-be usually turn to more acceptable options, one of the most popular these days being Matcha… Read More »

Pregnancy Nutrition 101

How should your intake differ during pregnancy? Here we’ll discuss the ins and outs of navigating pregnancy nutrition. From the minute you find out you’re pregnant to the day of your delivery, as an expecting mother you’re bombarded with an abundance of confusing information. Whether it’s how to deal with swollen feet or the best… Read More »

Pregnancy stress during the pandemic? 3 things expectant mums need to know

Pregnancy stress during the pandemic? Midwife Marie Louise offers her advice on how to stay calm in the lead up to labour, despite the current crisis Expectant mums have enough to feel anxious about, without Covid-19 getting them down too. Navigating and adapting to a rapidly changing situation while trying to maintain a relaxed and… Read More »

Lamotrigine (Lamictal) Dosing During Pregnancy

For many women with bipolar disorder, lamotrigine (Lamictal) is an effective mood stabilizer.  Given its favorable reproductive safety profile, lamotrigine is a reasonable option for women who require treatment with a mood stabilizer during pregnancy.   When advising women regarding the use of medications during pregnancy, we typically recommend that women remain on the dose of… Read More »

Use of Prescription Opioids During Pregnancy Is Relatively Common

According to the most recent Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) survey conducted in 2019, 6.6% of the respondents reported prescription opioid use during pregnancy.  Use of prescription opioids was more common in certain groups. Prescription opioid use was the highest (10%) in women 19 years and under.  Among women who smoked cigarettes during pregnancy,… Read More »