Initiatives & Research

Research of pregnancy is very important for improving the health of families. Mom Care Docs is proud to offer information about current research projects that support improving the care and outcomes of families.

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Have you ever wondered if using cannabis during pregnancy has an impact on early childhood development? Do you also sometimes wonder about other environmental exposures such as air pollution?

We are a team of researchers at the University of Alberta trying to answer these questions. We are recruiting a large group of pregnant women including those who use cannabis during their pregnancy and those who do NOT use cannabis.

Hand Expression in pregnancy can assist you to have an easier time starting and continuing breastfeeding. It may also help your body get ready for labour. Mom Care Docs has hand expressing kits available at our office. Most patients can start hand expression at 36 weeks.

Be sure to talk to us about hand expression.

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The Program for Pregnancy and Postpartum Health (PPPH) is a multi-site research program developed in 2013, with the mission of conducting research to improve the life-long health of pregnant and postpartum women and their children. They have multiple opportunities to participate if you go to their Get Involved page.