Rachel MacPherson

Rachel MacPherson is a health journalist, certified personal trainer, and pre-natal/postpartum coach. She's passionate about cutting through the noise to report the facts and empowering people to care for their health in positive, affirming ways with actionable advice. She lives in Canada with her kids and cats. View her work at rachelmacpherson.ca.

Pregnancy and Postpartum Life

CMV: The Hidden Viral Threat to Infant Health

Cytomegalovirus, a little-known but common virus, can risk the well-being of babies.

By Rachel MacPherson, CPT

Exercise, Diet and Nutrition

Kegel Exercises for Men: Who Should and Who Shouldn't?

Giving the pelvic floor a workout is good for many ailments, but not all.

By Rachel MacPherson, CPT

Menopause

HRT vs. Birth Control: Making the Switch During Perimenopause

Knowing when to move from one hormonal treatment to another can be tricky.

By Rachel MacPherson, CPT

Foods Rich in Omega-3s Might Help With Menstrual Health

This fatty acid may provide some relief for mental and physical symptoms of PMS.

By Rachel MacPherson, CPT

Menopause

How Your Body Composition Changes With Menopause and What You Can Do

Nutrition and activity are keys to looking and feeling your best during this natural transition.

By Rachel MacPherson, CPT

Pregnancy and Postpartum Life

Top Pregnancy Fears and How to Combat Them

Experts weigh in on navigating anxiety when you're expecting.

By Rachel MacPherson, CPT

Understanding Women's Fertility

Let's Stop Talking About the Fertility Cliff

While getting pregnant does get harder over time, there is no immediate drop-off.

By Rachel MacPherson, CPT

Menopause

Supporting Your Bone Health Is Essential After Menopause

About half of women older than age 50 break a bone in their lifetime due to osteoporosis.

By Rachel MacPherson, CPT