Pregnancy

Baby Announcements Taken To A Whole New Level

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.01.2015 | Canada Parents

Parents have become increasingly creative with the way they choose to announce they're expecting. From hilarious pictures to cinematic videos, there's...

30 Unique Baby Names Inspired By Nature

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.01.2015 | Canada Parents

There's a trend among Hollywood to choose unique baby names inspired by nature. Most recently, Christina Aguilera welcomed her second child and named ...

10 Pregnancy Tips I Wish Someone Had Told Me

The Huffington Post Canada | Ashley Bennion | Posted 04.30.2015 | Canada Parents

Being pregnant, especially for the first time, is a surreal experience. You're exploding in weight, your hormones are off the charts, and you eventual...

Here Are Canada's Baby Naming Laws

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 04.30.2015 | Canada Parents

Recently, two couples in France were banned from naming their daughters Nutella and Strawberry after it was deemed that the names were against the chi...

350-Year-Old Baby Names Are Making A Comeback!

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 04.30.2015 | Canada Parents

Recently, Game of Thrones has inspired a new baby name trend based on the characters' names. But now, a new survey says that the HBO drama has also ma...

5 Postpartum Body Changes The Pregnancy Guides Leave Out

The Huffington Post Canada | Lyndsay Kirkham | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada Parents

Manuals can be helpful, especially when embarking on a new experience. Car maintenance, house repairs -- you can find what you need to know in a manua...

10 Baby Shower Games That Don't Totally Suck

Roslyn Costanzo | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada Parents

It was one of the most awkward moments of my pregnancy -- modelling my new-found girth in the middle of a circle of women who were trying to match a l...

18 Invented Baby Names We Love!

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada Parents

In February, Nameberry.com challenged its readers to invent a baby name. Within one week, the site received more than 200 submissions. With the help o...

12 Of The Most Awkward Pregnancy Photos EVER

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada Parents

"Um, well, gee... wow." That pretty much sums up our reaction to these awkward pregnancy photos. Seriously, there just aren't any words othe...

13 Baby Registry Items You Will Actually Need!

The Huffington Post Canada | Roslyn Costanzo | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Parents

The summer months in Canada see the highest number of births, starting with September and moving backwards, with August, June and July coming in secon...

The Lies We Tell Ourselves BEFORE We Have Kids

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Parents

Ah, yes. Those blissful days before your first baby arrives are filled with daydreams, lovely thoughts and splendid plans. We imagine what our baby wi...

Only 5 Countries In The World Have No Maternity Leave

The Huffington Post Canada | Dawn Calleja | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Parents

More than 175 countries around the world provide paid maternity benefits and leave, according to a 2012 study published by McGill University's Institu...

Winter Baby Names That Are Oh, So Cool

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Parents

While many of us dread winter and greatly dislike the snow, there are a few who absolutely adore all that the season has to offer. If you're a cold-we...

Weird Post-Pregnancy Body Changes No One Tells You About

The Huffington Post Canada | Parentdish UK | Posted 04.28.2015 | 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 04.28.2015 | 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