Mind Your Own Pregnancy! | Leslea Walters | TEDxWinnipeg

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Women are subjected to the unsolicited opinions of random strangers whose comments typically serve only to create unnecessary anxiety. Given advice founded purely in myth and old wive’s tales, these women have enough to deal with, considering the normal physiologic changes of pregnancy! Leslie will set straight some myths, offer reassurance and tips for a healthy pregnancy and also make people aware of what they CAN say! Dr Leslea Walters is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, having trained as an Obstetrician/Gynaecologist. She sees patients in her downtown practice, delivers babies at the Women’s Hospital (Health Sciences Centre) and operates at various hospitals around Winnipeg. She has been in practice for 5 years and prior to that completed residency training at the University of Manitoba, after graduating from medical school at the University of Ottawa. Her interests are quite varied and she will tell you she ended up in medicine “by accident” after a brief career as a flight attendant. Fortunately, it has been a good fit for her and she finds it fulfilling to serve her patients with a wide range of women’s health concerns.

Leslea has led her colleagues in several community based initiatives to advance women’s health. Her next endeavour is to take on the role of Section Head of Obstetrics at the Women’s Hospital – HSC. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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Sophia Elliott says:

Wow! I hope I have an OBGYN as fantastic as this one in the future!

inabandtinag says:

Great TED talk, but that "acting" accent is annoying.

vishala reddy says:

I take the stairs all the time

Diana C Eby says:

Great. I loved this❤️

Don Augusto says:

So ladies should not get pregnant?

Mary Melody Banao says:

Felt better after seeing this ❤

Emi Li says:

I' m crying and maybe I'm crying for my mom and all the women out there

Hev Hogg says:

pregnant woman* not person

As Told by Yannie says:

I’ve always wondered why we are restricted to eat or drink certain kinds of food but drown us with all sorts of drugs during labor to take away pain and discomfort. Doesn’t that affect the baby more than my regular mild coffee everyday? And when asked a million times when my baby is coming out, are these people also going to be asking how our children are doing? are you going to be part of our lives until the end? will you be there when we need you?

k em says:

Mantra: My doctor says, "im doing great!". Thanks for this. Corona plus first time mom plus family is away. Final stretch trimester Thank you

Cullen Tashiro says:

Teen pregnancy is trying to drive when you're three. If you're too young, you don't have what it takes and it's screwing society.

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Annapoorani Arumugam says:

Being an expectant mother, this talk made me cry. god bless u

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