Our "In the news: Fact or Fiction" section gives Dr. Smith's analysis of the current media stories regarding pregnancy and childbirth. Did the media get it right? Can you believe everything you read? What information do you need to know?

This section will be updated regularly as part of our mission to keep women up to date on the latest medical information. As a trusted voice of authority on maternal health we will help you make sense of the news, what information you can trust and in what context.

March 23, 2018
Date: Sunday, May 13th, 2018
Time: 10 am
Location: Springer Market Square
March 1, 2018

March is Nutrition Month and this year dietitians will help Canadians Unlock the Potential of Food by highlighting how food not only nourishes, but also fuels active lives, inspires children, helps to heal, prevents chronic diseases – and most importantly – brings people together.

Half of...

October 27, 2017

In Ontario, the flu shot is offered for free at clinics and doctor’s offices to anyone over 6 months of age and is the best way to reduce the risk of severe illness from the flu.

Flu shot and pregnancy

Pregnant women are justifiably wary of any potential harm to their baby and many...

March 21, 2017

If you are pregnant and 18 years or older, you are eligible to participate.

Participation requires 1.0 to 1.5 hours of your time and involves an online survey and a brief telephone interview. You will be asked about your background, reproductive history, current...

January 25, 2016

Listeria is an infection typically acquired from contaminated food. The recent recall of certain packaged salad products (see link below) highlights this. While there have only been 8 cases identified in the US, a recall and warning about the suspected products has been issued for the US and...