What’s Causing your Pre-Period night Sweats?

Do you suffer from pre-period night sweats? When my patients tell me about their night sweats, often their first question is “does this mean I am starting menopause”? . Often times these women are in their 20’s or 30’s, and certainly are not yet ready for this transition. Rest assured that there ARE other reasons […]

How your period can cause sleep issues

Do you experience sleep issues leading up to your period? Turns out they may be more common than you think. When you evaluate the menstrual cycle, you can easily break it up into two phases. In the first part of your period,  estradiol (estrogen) is your dominant reproductive hormone. In the second part of your […]

Why your postpartum period may be a raging b****

Everyone is always worried about that first postpartum period. When will it come? Will it be heavy? What if I’m breastfeeding? Can I still get pregnant if I don’t have my period? Well this all depends on a few factors Whether or not you are breastfeeding  Whether or not you are ovulating  Prolactin, the hormone […]

A Review of Herbal Treatments for Polycystic ovarian syndrome

For women suffering from PCOS, treatment options can seem difficult to navigate, and because PCOS can present very differently in women, treatment goals may differ. Understanding the type of PCOS you have and identifying underlying imbalances will help point you in the right direction for treatment options. From a naturopathic perspective, PCOS, like anything else […]

That postpartum symptom no one told you about…

Okay, I’m going to say it mama, postpartum hemorrhoids are real pain in the ***. When they told you about pregnancy, they DIDN’T tell you that even if you didn’t have constipation, pregnancy & postpartum hemorrhoids will [probably] happen, and once they do, well definitely won’t be going away on their own !  DID YOU […]

Should you take “Diclectin” for your morning sickness?

Many women suffer from morning sickness (Read my blog post on morning sickness to learn more) The management of women with nausea and vomiting of pregnancy depends upon(1) The severity of symptoms The impact of symptoms on your quality of life The safety of treatment options for both mom and baby Treatment approaches can include(1) […]

Nausea & Vomiting of Pregnancy

Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP), also known as “morning sickness” affects up to 85% of pregnant women and is the most common medical condition experienced in pregnancy (1). Those who have suffered from morning sickness know all too well that it can occur at any time of the day, and is not exclusive to […]

AMH & Your Fertility

If you have been involved in a fertility journey, then you have heard about AMH. If you are new to the fertility world, I am going to discuss the importance of this hormone and what it means when it comes to investigations for infertility. AMH (anti-mullerian hormone) plays a significant role in the development of […]

5 Dietary Tips for Insulin Resistant PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) occurs in 5 to 10% of women and is one of the most common cause of infertility. PCOS is often under-diagnosed since it is a clinical syndrome with many different presentations.  The diagnosis requires at least 2 of the following 3 criteria:   Ovulatory dysfunction causing menstrual irregularity Clinical or biochemical […]

Treating Heartburn During Pregnancy

When you have never experienced heartburn before, becoming pregnant can be a RUDE awakening .  Heartburn occurs when the valve between the stomach and the esophagus (upper esophageal sphincter) are unable to prevent stomach acid from passing upwards. Normally, this can happen due to too much, or too little stomach acid, as stomach acid is […]