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Secondary Infertility. What you need to Know.

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We have all heard about Infertility, but what is Secondary Infertility?

Secondary infertility refers to a person with a uterus who previously carried a pregnancy to term and had a successful live birth, but now is unable to become pregnant or carry a pregnancy to term. At the time of writing this, Statistics Canada does not provide a differentiation between rates of primary versus secondary infertility, making it difficult to estimate the prevalence across Canada. One recent study in the Lancet found that approximately 9-12% of women who became pregnant easily the first time will experience secondary infertility.

Dr. Laura von Hagen


We are joined by Dr. Laura von Hagen, Naturopathic Doctor, to answer your questions regarding secondary infertility and what to be aware of.

What are some tips you suggest when a family is trying for the second baby?

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Canada’ 1st Alongside Midwifery Unit comes to Markham Stouffville Hospital

Alongside Midwifery Unit Markham Stouffville Hospital

On July 9th the Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) opened the Alongside Midwifery Unit (AMU), the very first of its kind in Canada. Our Birth Doula and Co-Owner Kristi Clements had the pleasure of assisting with the first baby born in the unit, on opening day. Now that’s a birthday party! One week later we had the pleasure of officially touring the brand new AMU and learned more about this ground breaking facility. The event was organized by fellow Doula and childbirth educator Teresa Maskery and led by Executive Director Carol Cameron. Here’s a quick overview of what we learned during the behind-the-scenes tour.

How the AMU Came About

The midwives at MSH wanted to have a facility that was run by midwives for midwives that gave their clients more options. It sounds like this was quite a labour of love and we are grateful to all involved for making it happen. Read more