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Preparing for pregnancy can give your baby a head start in life by creating a healthy environment for him or her to grow within.
Nobody wants forceps. Nobody.
It's more dangerous than you think.
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As a fertility doctor, I hear a lot of misconceptions.
Because having a child is exhausting.
The advice for now must remain "better safe than sorry."
In the gift of the five years since — equal parts blink and eternity — I've milked the minutes as they've ticked.
No matter how you choose to build your family, I wish you luck and joy.
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There's a reason this baby name trend is so popular.
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They are certainly original.
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Surprisingly, Royalty is one of them.
And right before Mother's Day too!
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These melodic names are too sweet!
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As a fertility specialist, one of the most common sentiments I hear is, "I was careful my whole life not to get pregnant and now that I am ready, I can't believe it is this difficult!" Contrary to what your high school sex ed teacher would have had you believe, the chances of pregnancy with intercourse are not 100 per cent every month.
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Are you low-risk or high-risk?
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Well before she became the most adorned tennis player in the Open era, Serena had already solidified herself as one of the greatest athletes of our time, and with this next chapter in her life, she's proving motherhood coalesces with womanhood, and a professional career isn't an obstruction between them.
Growing a baby is exhausting! With Mother's Day right around the corner, it's important to remember to take time for yourself and to take care of your own health and wellness -- for the sake of you and your baby bump.
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These monikers capture the essence of spring.
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My journey through infertility was one of the hardest things I have ever done. It was hard on me emotionally, hard on me physically; it affected my marriage and my relationships with friends and family. It took a toll on my professional life. It made me doubt who I was as a person and the plan I had for my life.
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These monikers are unique and meaningful.
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It was four days after my 30th birthday. Looking down at the two lines on that little stick, I knew that my life had already begun changing in so many ways. What I could not have anticipated were all of the challenges I would face in my pregnancy. Around the 30-week mark, I found out I had gestational diabetes, a disease that affects two to four per cent of all pregnancies in Canada. Although gestational diabetes is fairly common, I was devastated.
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These tips will help you prevent the symptom.
They're far more unique than Gord or Anne.
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The perfect way to pay tribute to Irish culture.
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If you tell someone you are planning an unmedicated birth, you are met with a grin and nod in that "uh-huh, you are going to be begging for an epidural" kind of way. If you say you are planning an epidural, they wax poetic about the joys of unmedicated birth. Everyone has an opinion on your birth, and it is almost always going to be the opposite of yours.
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It was only some years after the birth of my son that I began to be really intrigued by the idea that there could've been someone in the room with me to speak when I could only growl. Don't get me wrong, my midwife Susie was amazing, but she was busy doing midwife-y things like checking blood pressure and filling in paperwork and unwrapping the cord from around my son's neck: um, yes please.
But medical professionals are still unsure if the eggs would be healthy.