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Ms. Nicole Murcutt

Ms. Nicole Murcutt

RYI, Registered Yoga Instructor
Yoga Instructor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What are the benefits of doing yoga during pregnancy?

A:

> You can take time out of your day and really connect with your baby. There are many wonderful breathing and visualization exercises that really help this connection, and there's also different meditations that you can do that you'll learn in your class that you can even take home with you at night to regain that connection.

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Pregnancy Yoga and Well-Being

Dr. Vivien Brown

Dr. Vivien Brown

MD,CM, CCFP, FCFP, NCMP
Family Doctor
Toronto, ON
Q:

Does my risk of blood clots change the longer I stay on the pill?

A:

There is a slightly higher chance of blood clots while taking birth control pills, however the overall risk is still considered quite low. The risk appears greatest in the first year of taking the pill, or if you stop the pill for more than a month and then start taking it again. If you are in a pattern of starting and stopping the pill frequently, you may wish to review your birth control options with your doctor.

rare risks with birth control pills

Rare Risks with Birth Control Pills

Dr. Daniel Ngui

Dr. Daniel Ngui

BSc (P.T), MD, CFPC, FCFP
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is the dosing schedule for the pneumonia vaccines?

A:

If you get the vaccine against 13 (PNEU-13) strains of pneumonia first, you can get the second vaccine against 23 (PNEU-23) after 8 weeks, however, if the situation is reversed and you happen to have the vaccine for 23 strains first, you should wait one year before you have the vaccine against 13 strains.

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Adult Vaccination and the Pneumococcal Pneumonia Vaccine