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Finding information about your health shouldn’t be complicated. Healthy Tomorrows is a collection of health stories, insights and tips from experts at The Ottawa Hospital to help you and your family live healthier lives.

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Registered Nurse Beth Tupala and Psychiatrist Dr. Jasmine Gandhi
Ask Masi: A new support tool for front-line perinatal care providers

Parents will often describe welcoming a new child as one of the happiest times of their lives. But physicians, midwives, nurses and others on the front lines will tell you that this is not always the case for their patients. A new service for care providers called Ask Masi is here to help.

Ashley Hilliard and Mike McDonald
Miscarriage and pregnancy loss: Ashley’s story

Chances are you know someone who has had a miscarriage or pregnancy loss. It affects thousands of families in Canada each year. Learn the signs, symptoms and causes of miscarriage, and read Ashley’s story to know that you are not alone.

Pregnant woman's belly
Thinking about using cannabis during pregnancy? Think again.

New research suggests pregnant women who use cannabis have a greater risk of a preterm birth.

Kidney specialist helps at-risk women through pregnancies

He is the “go-to” doctor in the Ottawa area for treating pregnant women with kidney disease. And patients like Dawn Lau are grateful to Dr. Ayub Akbari for his supportive, attentive, responsive care that even includes handing out his personal phone number in case patients need to reach him.

Midwife’s question inspires study on best blood clot treatment

Elizabeth Fraser jokes that she had one of the world’s most-planned pregnancies. Six months before she became pregnant, the midwife sat down with experts at The Ottawa Hospital to figure out how to reduce her risk of potentially dangerous blood clots.

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