Dr. Karen Nordahl, Family Doctor, Vancouver, BC

Dr. Karen Nordahl

Dr. Karen Nordahl

MD, Family Practise
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
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Dr. Karen Nordahl Bio

Dr. Karen Nordahl, MD and Co-Author Fit to Deliver

Dr. Karen NordahlDr. Karen Nordahl graduated from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C. with a Bachelor of Science Kinesiology (Physiology) in 1987, and completed her medical degree at the University of British Columbia in 1989. She currently practices family medicine and obstetrics at BC Women’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC.

Early in her medical career, Dr. Nordahl discovered that there was an enormous amount of information and misinformation surrounding exercise during pregnancy. Women who remained active during pregnancy had very little information available to them. Hence the "birth" of Fit to Deliver.

Dr. Karen Nordahl joined forces with Carl Petersen in 2000 to develop the first edition of ‘Fit to Deliver’. The program now includes prenatal and postnatal fitness classes in Vancouver BC, Prenatal Exercise Instructor Certification Programs in Canada, US and the UK, and ‘Fit to Deliver’ second edition published October 2004.

( Dr. Karen Nordahl, Family Doctor, Vancouver, BC ) is in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Education

  • University of British Columbia
    MD
    - 1989

Recent Health Talks Authored by Dr. Karen Nordahl

  • Exercising Safely During Pregnancy - "Julie a 33-year-old women"

    Julie is a 33-year-old women who has recently discovered she is pregnant with her first child. Prior to conception, she was training for a half marathon, running 3 times a week with her running group and doing some strength training 1-2 times a week. Since her positive pregnancy test, Julie has stopped running and is unsure of what type of exercise is safe for her. She visits an exercise specialist for a consultation.

    A discussion with the exercise specialist reveals that Julie has no medial diagnoses that need to be considered. Julie is currently 140 lbs - a 6-lb weight gain from her pre-pregnancy weight of 134 lbs. She is 14 weeks pregnant, and is just now beginning to feel better after she dealt with morning sickness during her first trimester. Julie has a history of repeated ankle sprains in her right ankle from her volleyball-playing days in high school and university, but is able to run distances with little pain. She does note some back stiffness since becoming pregnant.

    The exercise specialist gives Julie a structured exercise program consisting of some cardio and strength exercises that is suited for her second trimester of pregnancy. He reviews the basics of exercising safely in her pregnancy, and gives her some tips to consider as her pregnancy progresses. The goal of the exercise program is to maintain Julie's fitness during her pregnancy.

    Julie may wish to consult with an orthotics specialist to assess her need for orthotics, given her history of ankle injuries, a physiotherapist to assess her back pain, and could try prenatal yoga. Julie could visit her family doctor as well to ensure her pregnancy is being well managed, and a dietitian for prenatal nutrition advice. Finally, Julie could speak with her pharmacist about any medication she is currently taking, in order to determine the safety of over-the-counter medications while she is pregnant.

Ratings for Dr. Karen Nordahl, Family Doctor, Vancouver, BC

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    Extremely happy with all the care I received from Dr. Karen Nordahl, Family Doctor, Vancouver, BC
    Submitted: February 15, 2017
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    Recently visited Dr. Karen Nordahl to discuss how weight gain could effect my pregnancy and I was surprised she had recently written a book on exercise and pregnancy. Janice Kerrsidale.
    Submitted: February 03, 2016
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    Dr. Karen Nordahl delivered my first baby and I cannot say enough good things about Dr Nordel. She took the time to explain the entire process to me and my husband as was with us the entire time through delivery.
    Submitted: January 19, 2016
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    Really liked Dr. Karen Nordahl and found she was a very good listener who cared about me personally got good information from watching her videos and felt I really got a good plan moving through my trimesters. I would recommend Dr. Karen Nordahl to anyone having a baby.
    Submitted: January 13, 2016

Family Doctor Health Talks – Take a look at your local options in Vancouver

  • older lady lifting weights xsmall
    When dealing with Osteoporosis and the associated issues like joint pain, joint swelling and stiffness there are many different practitioner types who can help you including Rheumatologists, Physiotherapists, Pharmacists, Yoga Instructors, Personal Trainer and consider seeing Family Doctor in Vancouver, BC, such as Dr. Karen Nordahl.
  • shingles treatment
    The family doctor is often the one who can help you with the knowledge around The Importance of Preventing Shingles (Herpes Zoster). While the pharmacist can help as well its best to get diagnosed by the local Family Doctor in Vancouver, BC, such as Dr. Karen Nordahl.
  • older lady lifting weights xsmall
    In the treatment of Osteoporosis a family Practitioner is the quarter back to help you with management and treatment. Therefore when dealing with Osteoporosis Treatment consider a local Family Doctor in Vancouver, BC, such as Dr. Karen Nordahl.

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