Pregnancy

Weird Post-Pregnancy Body Changes No One Tells You About

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Parents

Ever had a "phantom kick" when you're not pregnant any more, or did you find your bath full of hair after giving birth? HuffPost Canada Parents ask...

15 Popular Baby Names About To Go Extinct

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Parents

Watch out parents -- many once-popular baby names are about to go extinct! Earlier this month, it was revealed that the name Gary is becoming rare wit...

Top 10 Countries For Parental Leave Benefits

The Huffington Post Canada | Dawn Calleja | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Parents

Right after health care, Canada is often heralded for our maternity leave benefits. True, we Canucks have it pretty good when it comes to parental lea...

Why I Would Have Another Child With Albinism

Emily Urquhart | Posted 03.31.2015 | Canada
Emily Urquhart

When my daughter was two-and-a-half years old I approached Dr. Carl Laskin, a specialist in reproductive immunology and autoimmune diseases in pregnancy, with a hypothetical proposition: "If I asked, would you help me have a second child with a known genetic condition?"

What Would You Like To See Women Recognized For?

Beverley Golden | Posted 02.26.2015 | Canada
Beverley Golden

As a writer, I rarely know exactly where my next article will come from. Writing primarily when inspired to, new pieces are a culmination of things I ...

20 Things I Learned About Pregnancy and New Motherhood

Kathryn Marshall | Posted 03.07.2015 | Canada Living
Kathryn Marshall

I usually write about politics, but since I recently became a mom, I have been thinking a lot about all things motherhood, pregnancy and baby-related. Here is a little list of some things I learned about pregnancy and new motherhood.

Quick Fertility Tips for the Holiday Season

Dr. Sonya Kashyap | Posted 02.22.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Sonya Kashyap

For those who are trying to conceive, especially single women who may be trying to decide between becoming a single parent or choosing egg freezing, the holidays can be a tough time as it brings into focus family and resolutions for the future. Instead of focusing on your worries, think about the positives.

Best Pregnancy Exercise: Trimester Specific Training

Nikki Bergen | Posted 01.05.2015 | Canada Living
Nikki Bergen

We know that exercising during pregnancy is good for both mom and baby -- from boosting your energy and sleeping better, to reducing the risk of gestational diabetes and joint pain. Still, the current pregnancy exercise guidelines are vague at best. Here's the breakdown.

My Morning Sickness Was So Horrific it Sent Me to the ICU

The Purple Fig | Posted 12.29.2014 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

My highest record for throwing up was 40 times in one day, and that was a normal occurrence. My spells of sickness would last about two weeks, if I was lucky. I started to become so malnourished that 25 pounds had fallen off my small frame, and I started to hallucinate. During that time period, I remember praying to die. I felt like I was dying.

Why You Should Never Ask a Woman This Question

Daniela Andrews | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada Living
Daniela Andrews

The reality is, when you ask someone when they're planning to get pregnant, you have no idea what their reality is. They might be trying to no avail. They might not want kids. They might be wavering in their marriage. They might be part of the witness protection program and you've just blown their cover.

Exercise and Pregnancy Tips From an Olympian

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

It's really important to talk to your doctor about what you're going to do. It's good to be in shape before you get pregnant. And doing some form of exercise in pregnancy and after. But enjoy your baby! I wasn't rushing back into training. It's a special moment when your baby arrives and that's your focus.

What a Woman Trying to Get Pregnant Is Thinking

Wendy Litner | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada Living
Wendy Litner

It's a universal truth that when you are trying to get pregnant everyone but you is pregnant. Men are pregnant. The elderly are pregnant. Woman with IUDs are pregnant. Britney Spears is pregnant with Miley Cyrus' baby. Everyone in the world, but you, is pregnant

What I Really Want To Tell You About Pregnancy

Vicki Murphy | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Living
Vicki Murphy

I'm torn because my family always comes first, but I also have these ideas and opportunities and the iron is hot and I'm not getting any younger and this is my time, bitch. I'm riddled with guilt just typing that, because society and my upbringing and all that bullshit has programmed me to believe I'm a mother now, so I'm supposed to sacrifice my own dreams for everyone else's. But I'm determined to try my best to fuck that noise and do it all, even if I don't do any of it perfectly. I'd rather live with failure than regret.

We Should Care Less About Kate Middleton's Second Pregnancy

The Purple Fig | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

When news of the Duchess of Cambridge's second pregnancy was announced on September 8, the Internet immediately exploded into a flurry of excitement. What about the other face of pregnancy, the one which is rarely discussed? Who is sharing the tales of these women, as they are no longer here to share their own unhappy endings?

Why Your Husband Should Get a Vasectomy

Naomi Elana Zener | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada Living
Naomi Elana Zener

Men, just remember that a vasectomy won't stop you from pitching a tent. It simply means that when the volcano erupts, the lava won't flow and the villagers won't have to run for their lives. Why not man up and undergo a routine procedure that you won't even feel or remember, one that's along the lines of your circumcision (if you had one, and if you didn't, then along the lines of your first routine infant vaccination)?

If You're Pregnant, Stay Away From This

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada Living

A study to be presented this week at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) indicates, ironically, that what k...

8 Things You Didn't Expect After Having a Baby

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 09.28.2014 | Canada Living
Dr Dina Kulik

Before I delivered by first son I knew basically nothing about post-delivery recovery. I knew a minimal amount from medical school. There would be bleeding and soreness. I didn't need a medical degree to assume that. What to really expect was a mystery. These aren't things that moms and moms-to-be discuss very often, at least not in my social circle.

Bored of Your Exercise Routine? Add a Spin Class to the Rotation

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Living
Dr Dina Kulik

If you're getting tired of your usual workout, try a spin class instead. The instructors play high-intensity songs with dedicated rest periods to deliver an amazing and energetic work out. You sweat. A lot. At least, if you're doing it right.

Get Your Nose Out Of My Uterus: 10 Reasons Why You Should Never Ask A Woman If She's Pregnant

Vicki Murphy | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Living
Vicki Murphy

Reason #1: Because we might not be pregnant. And then we'll think you're calling us fat. As much as we treasure new reasons to question our appearance, maybe you should refrain from asking the question until there's a giant baby head dangling from our crotch.

10 Ways to Feel Great During Your Pregnancy

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 08.02.2014 | Canada Living
Dr Dina Kulik

I am jealous of anyone who says they LOVED being pregnant. I can't say I felt the same when I was carrying my two. From the nausea and vomiting, to endless heartburn I found it less than enjoyable most of the time. I did however manage to feel well enough to work and exercise until the day I delivered by following these tips.

New Mercury Guidelines Coming

CP | Mary Clare Jalonick And Lauran Neergaard, The Associated Press | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada Living

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is updating its advice for pregnant women on the appropriate levels of mercury in seafood. Commissioner ...

Prenatal Stress Causes More Harm to Babies Than We Think

Nicole Letourneau | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada Living
Nicole Letourneau

Last month, it was reported that an Edmonton woman was badly beaten by her spouse. Though the attack put her in the hospital, the police offered a silver lining by stating that her unborn baby, at least, wasn't harmed. Sadly, this claim underestimates the profound effect severe stress can have on children's development in their first years of life, including while they're still in the womb.

A Technique to Help Expectant Mothers Meditate

Linda Lauren | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Living
Linda Lauren

My clients share many of life's events with me, but I'm never more excited than when they share the pending birth of a child. It's an exciting nine months for the parents as we embark on a spiritual journey to keep mommy calm and daddy focused. I always suggest meditating at the onset of the news.

My Sister Gave Me Her Eggs: A Journey Through Fertility

The Purple Fig | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

When I finally got married at 37, I was worried that I wouldn't be able to get pregnant. But it happened in a flash on our honeymoon and we had a son. I was one of my only friends who openly wanted a second child. So began the trying; a summer of love. Which then turned into a fall of resentment. Now my sister and I are in the waiting cubicle of an IVF suite in downtown Toronto.

Should I Hit the Gym With a Baby Bump?

BabyPost | Posted 05.21.2014 | Canada Living
BabyPost

It's the age old question ... well maybe not the age old question, but it has to be in the pregnancy top ten: Should I exercise while I am pregnant? And, what is "too much" when it comes to working out with a baby bump? Not only will exercising keep you in top condition for when baby arrives, but it can also improve the health of your baby.