April 2015

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Skin-to-Skin after C-Section Delivery

There are numerous benefits of skin-to-skin contact between mom and baby. Baby's temperature, heart rate and breathing are more stable. Baby's skin can be colonized by the same bacteria as mom, thought to be important in the prevention of allergies. It can improve mom's milk production, may help baby to latch easier, and may calm a fussy baby.

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IUD use in Young Women - Safe, Effective & Well Tolerated

An article in the Globe and Mail this week presented the results of a recent US study on IUD and IUS use among young women who have never had children. This study found that college age women who choose the IUD or IUS for contraception are very satisfied with them more than a year later.

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Autism not associated with the MMR vaccine - New Research

A new study published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has shown that the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is not linked to development of autism spectrum disorders, even among children considered to be at high-risk.

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EatRight Ontario's New Pregnancy Meal Planner

EatRight Ontario has released a new sample menu plan for pregnant women in their 2nd and 3rd trimester. The sample menu plan follow's Canada's Food Guide.