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20 questions you’re embarrassed to ask about pregnancy and postpartum (but shouldn’t be)…

Pregnancy and parenthood don’t come with a manual. But we sure could use one, right? There are SO many questions that parents face as they enter this chapter. From what the HECK is going on with your body - to can you have sex during pregnancy and all the fun things that come along with pregnancy like hemorrhoids and gas. Then there’s that moment they hand you your baby and you’re expected to know what to do with it - despite your body just having been ravaged by nine months of pregnancy and however many hours of labour. Or you know, major surgery.

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Prenatal Care

The importance of brushing and flossing during pregnancy

Maintaining your usual oral health routine is, even more, important when you’re pregnant since hormonal changes mean that you have an increased susceptibility to gum inflammations and infections. Some women develop “pregnancy gingivitis”, where gums swell and become more sensitive and bleed during brushing and flossing. Should this happen to you, your dentist can keep a close eye on your gums and help you manage the condition. Generally, this condition will resolve itself after you...

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Why you shouldn’t forget to see the dentist during your pregnancy

In the midst of all the things, you need to think about, we know seeing your dentist may not be very high on the list. However, dental health has a big impact on your overall health which in turn has a major influence on the health of your baby, so it’s important that you maintain a good dental health routine throughout your pregnancy, and beyond (of course). Why dental health is so important during pregnancy?...

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When is the best time to take a pregnancy test?

Whether you’re sensing some pregnancy symptoms and have been trying and tracking your ovulation, at some point you’re probably going to need to take a pregnancy test.  But there might be some things you are wondering.  Like when is the best time to take a pregnancy test? How do they work exactly – and the big one, how accurate are home pregnancy tests? Choosing when to take the test is actually an important decision, because...

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