Vaccination in Pregnancy

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada recommend the tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (TdaP) vaccine in each pregnancy. .This is to help prevent transmission of pertussis or Whooping cough to your baby when they are born. The SOGC also recommends the flu shot in pregnancy. Currently, Alberta Health Services and the Society of […]

Iron Deficiency in Pregnancy

Blood volume increases in pregnancy and so your body needs to produce more iron to help increase red blood cells to carry oxygen through the body. It is normal for iron levels to decrease a little in pregnancy. If levels of iron decrease below a certain threshold you may develop symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness/feeling […]

Fetal Movement

It is normal to start feeling the first fetal movements around 15-22 weeks. These early movements may feel like little flutters or gas bubbles. Movements will get stronger as you progress into the third trimester. At 28 weeks we expect you to feel a minimum of 6 movements in 2 hours. As your baby grows, […]

Visits (28 Weeks to Delivery)

Visits occur every 2-4 weeks to 36 weeks and then weekly until the birth and include: Check in and questions answered BP Weight Palpation of abdomento determine¬† fetal position Measuring of Symphysis-Fundal Height (size of uterus) Fetal Heart Auscultation The 36 week visit is 1 hour and will include all of the above. During this […]