You Get Paternity Leave And You Get Paternity Leave (Well, If You Work For Facebook)

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 11.30.2015 | Canada Parents

Facebook expands its paternity leave to EVERYONE.

Kegels For The Best Sex Ever

Carlen Costa | Posted 11.30.2015 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

Te practice of Kegels actually increases your pelvic vascularity, which means more blood flow and more genital awareness, which is more pleasure for you!

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.

20 Christmas Baby Names To Celebrate The Season

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Parents

If you’re expecting a baby around this time, or just love the magic of the holidays, consider one of these names for your little one.

17 Easy Baby Shower Games That Are Actually Fun

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Parents

Everyone will enjoy these easy ideas.

Alcohol Use In Pregnancy Is Part Of A Complex Set Of Issues

Chelsea Ruth | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Parents
Chelsea Ruth

In my work as a neonatologist, I've looked after many, many babies. I've seen families of all ages, cultures and circumstances. But I've never seen a mother who wanted to harm her growing baby. Yet too often I still see mothers who use alcohol during pregnancy despite extensive educational campaigns about its harmful effects on the growing fetus.

20 Last Names That Make Beautiful First Names

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Parents

From old to new (and sometimes quirky), these monikers are sure to inspire you.

Remembering My Miscarriages

Sanober Bukhari | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Parents
Sanober Bukhari

One year ago today I experienced my second miscarriage; almost a year prior to that I had the first. Looking back these last two years, I often feel disconnected as if what I went through didn't really happen.

Latest Baby Name Trend Sees Moms Using Maiden Names As First Names

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada Parents

2015 might be the year of gender-neutral baby names, but this trend is quickly gaining popularity among new parents.

These 50 Baby Names Are Banned In Saudi Arabia

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 11.09.2015 | Canada Parents

Some of these are surprising!

Woman Gives Birth An Hour After Discovering She's Pregnant

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 11.09.2015 | Canada Parents

The 47 year old welcomed her first child last week.

This Is The Most Popular Baby Name In The World

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 11.09.2015 | Canada Parents

According to new research, this moniker is the top name in nine countries.

Top Baby Name Predictions For 2016

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Parents

These monikers will definitely surprise you!

As A Doctor, I Want You To Know Your Miscarriage Isn't Your Fault

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Parents
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Women often feel guilt, thinking a stressful event or something like their previous use of oral contraceptives caused the miscarriage. The majority of time, miscarriage is a random, isolated event and a cause can't be determined.

How To Support A Friend Struggling With Infertility

Amy Gibson | Posted 11.02.2015 | Canada Parents
Amy Gibson

Cancer. Death. Divorce. Miscarriage. Infertility. What these experiences all have in common is that they make people clam up. People often don't know how to respond, what to say, what to do or how to react. So often, people don't respond. They don't say anything. They don't do anything. They don't react. And that is wrong. Some would argue that everyone is dealing with their own stuff and don't have the bandwidth to take on other people's problems. But if everyone's head is down and people are only worried about themselves, that is a sad and cynical statement about society. Are people really that busy that they can't be supportive of others?

9 'Non-Maternity' Pieces That Will Take You Post-Baby

The Huffington Post | Roslyn Costanzo | Posted 11.02.2015 | Canada Parents

For all you busy pregnant mamas... these are available online!

Halloween Baby Names Inspired By All Things Spooky

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Parents

This haunted holiday inspires some great baby names!

Surprising Baby Names That Are Going Extinct

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 10.22.2015 | Canada Parents

There won't be many Courtneys or Grants in your future.

I Threw a Shoe at My 6 Month Old

Megan Howarth | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Parents
Megan Howarth

My husband was holding him and I think I may have almost wanted to hit them. I know I wanted something to happen. I was thinking that if I threw that shoe hard enough maybe it would crack the layer of suffocation I was feeling around me. Maybe it would give me some air, or maybe I'd get in trouble and someone would say "Okay, she's clearly had enough. Let's give her a week off from this motherhood thing."

French Court Bans Couple From Naming Son After This Guy

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada Parents

Their second choice is even worse!

Classic Baby Names Are Coming Back In Full Force

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Parents

These timeless monikers are making a comeback.

Ontario's Health-Care Cutbacks Will Leave Vulnerable Patients Suffering

Sohail Gandhi | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Living
Sohail Gandhi

Recently, a lot of media have been reporting on the dispute between Ontario's doctors and the Liberal government headed by Kathleen Wynne, and her Health Minister, Dr. Eric Hoskins. But what is lost in the shuffle is that in addition to the across the board fee reductions, there are a number of targeted fee cuts that have significant implications for patient care going forward.

Problems Only Pregnant Women Understand

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 10.21.2015 | Canada Parents

The struggle is real.

Why Some Moms Feel Invisible After Giving Birth

Caitlin Boudreau | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Parents
Caitlin Boudreau

"How's the baby?" you're asked constantly. "How's she eating/sleeping?" It doesn't take long for you to notice the monumental shift in focus, from you -- the glowing, pregnant woman -- to the baby. That seat that people jumped to offer you on the bus? Taken. It's touching to feel such warmth and interest towards your newborn, don't get me wrong. But how about we save some of that for mom?

Most Ridiculous Baby Shower Games

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada Parents

This mom finds baby shower games awkward at the best of times, but these games are just too much.