Airplane Travel Tips For Expectant Moms

Posted 05.16.2016 | Canada Parents

Whether you’re on a red eye flight or a quick hour-long jaunt, here are four tips to help you and your tiny passenger along the way.

Stop Saying These Things To Pregnant Women

Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Parents

20 questions every expectant mother has heard time and time again (and again and again).

There's No Glossing Over The Loss Of Miscarriage

Noemi LoPinto | Posted 02.15.2016 | Canada Parents
Noemi LoPinto

I think we do all women a disservice when we don't challenge the "Disneyfication" of our reproductive experience. Pregnancy is glorified as transcendent despite its many dark elements. Birth is similarly idealized. But miscarriages resist beatification; at best, they are an extremely efficient expulsion of expired reproductive material by one's own body.

Postpartum Depression Isn't Normal, It's Complicated

Patricia Tomasi | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada Parents
Patricia Tomasi

When a friend says postpartum depression is normal, I get disappointed. When a psychologist says postpartum depression is normal, I get worried. When a New York Times best selling author and former U.S. congressional candidate with hundreds of thousands of followers says that postpartum depression is normal, I get livid.

Is Kim Right? Would Eating My Placenta Have Stopped My Postpartum Depression?

Patricia Tomasi | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Parents
Patricia Tomasi

Eating your own placenta goes back thousands of years but has become popular of late thanks to celebrities like Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Holly Madison, January Jones, Alicia Silverstone, and Mayim Bialik who've been talking openly about their experience.

Birth Story: My Water Broke At Pizza Pizza

Amy Gibson | Posted 12.14.2015 | Canada Parents
Amy Gibson

Right before we were about to leave, I felt the strongest baby kick I have ever felt. It took my breath away. I looked at my husband in shock. I knew at that moment we weren't going home. I stood up and whoooooosh, my water broke.

The Other Side: Life As A New Parent

Megan Howarth | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada Parents
Megan Howarth

The truth is, the birth of your baby will most likely be the most transformative and life-changing experience you will ever go through. You will enter the experience living in one dimension and you will exit feeling truly like you are on "The Other Side" of your life.

Doctors Performing C-Sections Shouldn't Make Unnecessary Cuts

Her Magazine | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Living
Her Magazine

Three weeks after my third C-section, I decided to take off my bandage and I was truly horrified. I saw a 2nd incision above my previous C-section scar. What on earth was this OBGYN thinking? I was shocked and angry and really felt violated. I was exhausted and excited to meet my baby, and it really didn't occur to me to remind the doctor on call to cut over my previous C-section. You would think this was common practice and that there were notes in my file about my discussions and expectations for this procedure. Was he careless? Was he disrespectful? Was he in a rush? Was it just easier for him to make a new incision?

How Celebrities Give Birth: Bulletproof Glass, Hypno Breathing And Their Own Tunes

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada Living

If there's one thing money can't buy, it's escape from pain. And when it comes to pain, there's really nothing comparable to childbirth. So how do...

Two Times A Charm: Alberta Mom Has New Year's Baby Two Years In A Row

CBC | Posted 01.02.2012 | Canada Living

Lightning shouldn't strike in the same place twice, the same person shouldn't win two lotteries and people really shouldn't have back-to-back New Year...

Born Smaller Than Soda Cans, Tiniest Babies Grow Up Healthy

CP | Lindsey Tanner, The Associated Press | Posted 02.11.2012 | Canada Living

CHICAGO - One is a healthy first-grader, the other an honours college student majoring in psychology. Once the tiniest babies ever born, both girls ar...

Ottawa Woman Streams Birth Live On Internet

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.16.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - An Ottawa-area woman live streamed the birth of her third child early Sunday.Nancy Salgueiro, a chiropractor and childbirth educator, gave bi...

Ottawa Mother To Live Stream Birth Online

CBC | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada Living

An Ottawa mother and professional birth coach is preparing to live stream the birth of her third child online. Nancy Salgueiro, a 32-year-old mothe...