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Drs. Sarah and Alicia answer common questions such as: I'm pregnant what do I do? are my symptoms in first trimester normal? What to expect for labour and delivery? How will I know about breastfeeding? How do I care for my newborn? She Found Motherhood aims to help take the anxiety out of pregnancy and the journey through childbirth to parenthood. We discuss the fourth trimester and how to care for your newborn. We discuss mental health in pregnancy and the postpartum period and how to navig ...
 
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Pregnancy is undeniably a time of accelerated body change, and for women who have had a history of avoiding their body or engaging in other types of negative body image perpetuating behaviors, body avoidance becomes impossible to pursue. And while this can be a huge struggle, it can also be a wonderful opportunity to begin the healing work around y…
 
Fertility. The fact of the matter is that humans are not that great at reproduction! Even in the best circumstances, a young healthy woman only has about a 15-20% chance of becoming pregnant within one ovulation cycle. All types of fertility require a certain amount of patience and effort - and the good news is that modern medicine has evolved to p…
 
Physical activity is recommended for pregnant people just as it is for everyone, and evidence suggests that it can help in labour. It can reduce the length of labour and also prepare your body for the physical demands of giving birth. After birth - start with the basics, rehabilitating your muscles and body, and adding one thing at a time as you re…
 
Babywearing is the practice of wearing or carrying a baby in a ring sling, wrap or other type of carrier around the newborn ages. On today’s podcast, we discuss the many benefits of babywearing, how to correctly position your baby when doing so, and the different types of carriers available and their respective characteristics! Joining us are Megan…
 
There are so many reasons why somebody might not be breastfeeding. Everything from traumatic birth, structural issues with the baby and their ability to latch, history of trauma or abuse, or the parent’s neurodiversity may make the sensory input of breastfeeding intolerable. But regardless of the reason, we should never question people’s decisions …
 
Today’s episode is necessary listening for every prospective or current parent, grandparent, caretaker or even anyone who might be looking to add life-saving to their list of life skills! Because as me and Holly Choi - our wonderful and extremely knowledgeable guest on today’s podcast - conclude at the end of the episode, it's so important that eve…
 
This week we are excited to share Lanie’s birth story about how she brought her (now 5 month old) baby Brinley into the world! Despite being a labour and delivery postpartum and pediatric nurse and advising hundreds of pregnant people, Lanie speaks of being taken by surprise by many aspects of her pregnancy and postpartum journey! While learning ab…
 
Let’s get pregnant!! Many of us spend a lot of our fertile years learning about how not to get pregnant, and sometimes it can be a disorienting transition when we decide we actually would like to start trying to have a baby! Today we are chatting with Dr. Beth Taylor, a Fertility Specialist at the Olive Fertility Centre in Vancouver. Dr. Taylor off…
 
On today's episode Dr. Sarah chats with Natasha Mills from @mommamillsblog shares her journey through her first pregnancy and birth, and then her unexpected twin pregnancy and her journey through pregnancy, birth and postpartum as a mama of three littles! Are you pregnant and preparing for birth? Check out our FREE birth plan course here or visit w…
 
You’re getting very sleeeepy…. Getting hypnotized while giving birth!? No no... Hypnobirthing is a learning process with the aim of releasing fear and physical tension to open up to labour and birth. On today’s podcast, Melanie Bearne (SQHP GHR Reg DipHB) tells us all about hypnobirthing, what it is, who can benefit, and how you can access it! Mela…
 
Dr. Ellen Forbes, urologist, joins us to discuss the evidence around male newborn circumcision. She discusses the reasons parents choose to circumcise, what are the risks and benefits of circumcision and how is the procedure done. For more information check out this great resource. https://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/pregnancy-and-babies/circ…
 
Placenta Previa is a relatively common condition that affects approximately 2/100 pregnant people - including our very own Dr. Alicia who experienced it in both of her pregnancies! Things that may cause Placenta Previa in pregnant people include: Advanced maternal age over 35 Infertility treatments Multiparady: Multiple Pregnancies Multiple Gestati…
 
Dr. Sarah talks with pelvic physiotherapist Lauren from Core Connections Physio about all things pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PRPGP)! Want to know what pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain is? What can contribute to it? How a pelvic physiotherapist can help? What you can do at home to improve your PRPGP? Then this is the podcast for you! w…
 
Drs. Sarah and Alicia review what GBS is, who is more likely to have GBS, how we treat Group B Strep in labour, and what illnesses it used to cause in Newborns and how we have reduced this with our current Group B Strep Treatment. Want to know more about what to expect in childbirth? Check out our online prenatal course! https://www.shefoundhealth.…
 
Dr. Pip from @making mama well discusses what to expect in your relationship when you bring a baby home! How can you prepare and support each other through this time! @makingmamawell Join our new Preparing for Postpartum Community - The Nesting Community! 15% off if you sign up before June 14, 2021. https://www.shefoundhealth.ca/the-nesting-communi…
 
Candace, a middle school teacher turned Doula, joins us to discuss her struggle with fertility, complicated pregnancy journey and that moment when her sweet baby girl was placed on her chest for the first time! We review the need for good childbirth education, a great postpartum support plan and how important it is to understand Newborn Sleep! Chec…
 
Dr. Sarah chat's candidly with Erin and Dr. Stephen Mitchell from @couples.counesling.for.parents about the transition from being a couple to being parents and dealing with the challenges of pregnancy loss and parenting while maintaining a relationship. Erin and Dr. Stephen are the creators of 'Create Your Couple Story' and have offered our listene…
 
Dr. Rebekah from @Parent like a padiatrician, joins us to discuss the top 5 questions she gets from parents around vaccine safety in their children. How do I know vaccines are safe? What about all the chemicals in vaccines? Isn't natural immunity better? Can I space out the vaccines? Check out her favourite information site for parents: https://www…
 
On today's episode Dr. Sarah talks with Melissa perinatal physiotherapist and Mom about how to care for your pelvic floor and optimize your postpartum recovery. Melissa has created several incredible and comprehensive online courses that you can find more information about on her website www.mommyberries.com. And don't forget to use our discount co…
 
Dr. Sarah talks candidly with April Boyd, psychotherapist, and coach, and founder of the Love Loss Project about the complexities of navigating friendships after pregnancy and infant loss. For more information about pregnancy loss and miscarriage, we invite you to listen to our podcast about Miscarriage and Natural Pregnancy Loss.…
 
Read for some realness? I chat with lovely Cait (@caitoaks on Instagram) about her two pregnancy and birth stories. I gotta tell you guys, Cait is so real and open about her experiences this is worth a listen! From planned hospital birth with epidural to planned (but fast!) home birth, Cait spares no details and normalizes all the beauty of childbi…
 
Dr. Kelsey Mills, obstetrician and gynaecologist, joins us to discuss how you should care for your postpartum perineum. We discuss how to give your postpartum vagina the best chance, regardless of whether you had a vaginal delivery or a cesarean section. Are you asking yourself these questions? How do I care for my vagina if I have stitches? When i…
 
Heidi, a registered midwife, and Dr. Alicia discuss all things Homebirth!! They discuss the safety, what pregnant people qualify, and who may not for a home birth. Heidi also describes what preparations need to be done in order to make a safe environment! don't forget you still need a birth plan if you are having a home birth! Check out our Free Bi…
 
Drs. Sarah and Alicia review twin pregnancies. We review the different types of twin pregnancies and how all twin pregnancies are not treated equally! We review the increased risks to both the pregnant person and the babies, and how we care for these pregnancies differently to help keep everyone safe! www.shefoundhealth.ca https://www.shefoundhealt…
 
Kim Vopni, the vagina coach, joins us today to review the topic of Diastasis Recti! We discuss what causes Diastasis recti, some ways to prevent it and most importantly how to recover from it! Kim has a great course, which helps to prepare you for your childbirth experience and in the recovery postpartum! Prepare to Push You can find Kim at www.vag…
 
Dr. Sarah chats with Alda Ngo, acupuncthrist and practitioner of Chinese Medicine and co-creator of the Mindfulness for Fertility about the power of mindfulness through your fertility journey and through pregnancy after loss or infertility. https://mindfulnessforfertility.com/ Free Online Childbirth Prep Course April 24, 2021: https://www.shefoundh…
 
Prenatal Screening is such a complex discussion, so we have brought Dawn, who is a genetic counsellor at Life Labs to review the reasons some families may choose to get prenatal screening done in their pregnancy, and what options are available for families. We discuss the differences between the options so that hopefully you can choose the option t…
 
Dr. Sarah chats with Stefanie Miska, acupuncturist and herbalist, about alternative and complementary ways to support sleep in pregnancy! https://focushealthclinic.com/ https://www.shefoundhealth.ca/store http://www.helgabeeryoga.com/ Awakening Fertility Real food for pregnancy Real food for gestational diabetes The first forty days The fourth Trim…
 
In this podcast we discuss fertility! How does age affect fertility? What does ovarian reserve mean? Does being overweight or underweight affect my ability to get pregnant? What about substances when trying to conceive? We also discuss common medical conditions and their effect on fertility including Polycystic ovarian syndrome, thyroid abnormaliti…
 
Dr. Alicia and Heidi Machnee, Registered Midwife, review the risks and benefits of immersion in water during labour and water birth to both the delivering parent and the newborn! We review what reasons it may not be appropriate to consider a water birth and what safety factors your care providers need to think of to make sure it is the best experie…
 
Drs. Sarah and Alicia review what low iron and anemia in pregnancy mean, and how they can affect your childbirth and newborn! We review how to test your iron levels and what we recommend to treat low iron or anemia in pregnancy. Check out Kidstar Nutrients who have an amazing iron supplement BioFe. kidstarnutrients.com SFH15 promo code: 15% off at …
 
Dr. Sarah chats with Emergency and Aesthetic Medicine physician Dr. Bri all about skincare in pregnancy and reviews the top questions they get about common skin conditions in pregnancy including acne, peri-oral dermatitis, and more! Pregnancy to Parenthood Masterclass: https://www.shefoundhealth.ca/masterclass Dr. Bri's IG: https://www.instagram.co…
 
Chelsea and Caitlin, the co-founders of the extremely popular IG Page @mamapsychologists share their birth stories and open up about the stress of giving birth during marital separation, preterm birth, and how they both worked through their own birth trauma. Wondering how you can prepare for birth? Check out our online prenatal birth course: https:…
 
Katlin shares with Dr. Sarah her two very different birth experiences, from a post-dates induction to a spontaneous vaginal birth after cesarean. She talks about how the preparation she did for baby #2 helped her feel empowered and trust her body; they talk about how accessing reliable prenatal education and information and surrounding yourself wit…
 
Dr. Sarah chats with Dr. Sierra Richard, Pharm D all things pregnancy, lactation, and TTC with the COVID vaccine. Dr. Sierra reviews the vaccine in detail, the ingredients, how it works and what the current recommendations are for pregnant and lactating people as well as those trying to conceive. https://www.shefoundhealth.ca/masterclass https://ww…
 
Gestational Diabetes is defined as Diabetes occurring during pregnancy, that was not present prior to becoming pregnant. In our most recent podcast, we discuss gestational diabetes tips and gestational diabetes diet. We also review what are the risk factors for gestational diabetes and how your baby can be affected by gestational diabetes. If you w…
 
PCOS or polycystic ovary syndrome has many symptoms associated with it. Some of the most common are irregular periods from lack of ovulation which can result in PCOS infertility. Another common symptom Is PCOS acne, due to the increased levels of male hormones. We come to a PCOS diagnosis by looking at common signs and symptoms that occur together.…
 
Celia tells us about her homebirth during this podcast. She discusses the preparation, including multiple discussions with her midwife and her homebirth checklist she used to get ready! One homebirth was pre covid, and the other homebirth during covid. www.shefoundhealth.ca Preparing your perineum - https://www.shefoundhealth.ca/perineal-massage…
 
Melissa joins Dr. Alicia to discuss her birth story. We discuss her recurrent miscarriages, first trimester bleeding, her need for a cerclage and the challenges of doing this all through a pandemic! www.shefoundhealth.ca https://www.shefoundhealth.ca/masterclassAutor: She Found Motherhood
 
Krysta, pelvic physiotherapist from Cairn Physiotherapy, discusses the role of pelvic physiotherapy in pregnancy, from pelvic floor dysfunction, joint aches and pains and how to prepare your pelvic floor for childbirth! IG: @cairnphysiotherapy https://cairnphysiotherapy.ca/ She Found Health online prenatal Course Prepare to Push Course Preparing yo…
 
Dr. Jasmina and Dr. Alicia both delivered their babies at term and their newborn babies both ended up spending days to weeks in the NICU! They discuss their top 10 tips on how to make this an easier time. They discuss breastfeeding, stress, relationships and how to communicate with care providers. www.shefoundhealth.ca Top 5 Tips for Newborn Sleep …
 
Noelle, a registered dietitian from Nourished Beginnings, joins us to discuss how we can use food to manage common symptoms in the first trimester of pregnancy. We review dietary and lifestyle solutions for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, constipation and heartburn. Nourished Beginnings: https://www.nourishedbeginnings.ca/ Course: www.shefoundhea…
 
Sam and Megan, physiotherapists and moms share their birth stories and talk to us about plagiocephaly and torticollis in our sweet young babies!!! They are full of knowledge and lovely people to boot! http://www.islandkids.ca Instagram: @islandkidsphysio Tummy Time Blog: https://www.shefoundhealth.ca/blog/tummy-time…
 
Drs. Sarah and Alicia review a Trial of Labour after Cesarean Section (TOLAC) and how to decide about whether to try for a Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Section (VBAC). They discuss the reasons women want to try for a VBAC, who would have a better chance of having a successful vaginal delivery, and what are the risks of trying for a VBAC both on mom…
 
Drs. Sarah and Alicia discuss the 5 things you need to know about your newborn. They discuss newborn sleep, jaundice and how to treat jaundice, infant weight loss and how to make sure your baby is eating enough. They also discuss the transition baby’s make from childbirth through the first 10 minutes. Post partum must haves: https://www.shefoundhea…
 
Drs. Sarah and Alicia answer your top 7 questions for the postpartum period. From taking your iron pills, to sex postpartum. They discuss pelvic physio, exercise post delivery, birth control options and the safety of drinking alcohol while breastfeeding. Online Prenatal Course: https://www.shefoundhealth.ca/masterclass Fertility awareness Video: ht…
 
Robyn, The Breastfeeding Dietitian, discusses her two natural births. She also tells us about the struggles of getting pregnant with her first, and the surprise of how easily she did with her second! She talks about how a tongue tie made breastfeeding a challenge with her first and how learning from her postpartum experience she was better able to …
 
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