You have had the bags packed and by the door for weeks, ready for your infant’s arrival. But have you had your car seat checked? You’ve already installed it and you think it’s ready to go. Did you know that 9 out of 10 car seats are installed incorrectly? Installing a car seat properly […]
Congrats you had your baby, but no one told you that things might be a little swollen and sore in your vagina or vulva – ok maybe a LOT sore. Every few days you should notice that the pain is slowly improving, but it may take several weeks to feel better.
Here are some suggestions […]
Aside from weighing your newborn, in the first few hours after birth your baby will receive an antibiotic eye ointment and a Vitamin K injection. These two events are very important to the health of your baby.
But why is this being done exactly?
Let’s start with Vitamin K.
For blood to clot properly it needs Vitamin […]
This is a common question we hear from our patients at Monarch. The routine publicly funded (free) Ontario vaccine schedule starts at 2 months of age for healthy newborns. Your baby’s doctor visits up to 18 months are mostly schedule around the immunizations which occur at 2, 4, 6, 12, 15 and 18 months. […]
Our skin makes Vitamin D from the sun; hence, why it is often nicknamed the “Sunshine Vitamin”. We also get it from certain foods and by supplementation. However, in Canada we have very low levels of Vitamin D for two reasons. The first is due to lack of exposure to the sun given our […]