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Tamarah Nerreter

Tamarah Nerreter

M.S.
Physiotherapist
Surrey, BC
Q:

If I have a high risk pregnancy, can I exercise?

A:

In a high risk pregnancy, you should receive medical clearance by your physician to exercise, both alone and with a personal trainer.

High risk pregnancies may involve one, or a number of medical issues, some examples being, high blood pressure with pregnancy, multiples, any vaginal bleeding, placenta previa, an incompetent cervix or any medical condition such as heart or lung disease.

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Pregnancy Fitness - Physiotherapy

Dr. Elise Balaisis

Dr. Elise Balaisis

MD, FRCPC
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What are foreceps?

A:

Forceps are little metal spoons that can be used in order to help guide babies out through the vagina.

Occasionally, when some woman is fully dilated and has been pushing for a while, she needs a little bit of help in order to guide the baby down and out. 

Oftentimes forceps are used if the baby is in distress and needs to come out a little bit quicker.  

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What Forceps Are Used for In Child Birth

Dr. John Wade

Dr. John Wade

MD, FRCPC
Rheumatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is gout?

A:

Gout is a common form of arthritis. The arthritis is caused by high levels of uric acid that the body is unable to break down properly. Gout typically causes pain in smaller bones of the feet (i.e., the toes), and requires medication to treat. Speak with your physician if you feel you may have gout.

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Gout Treatment Side Effects