Pregnancy

The Most Popular Unisex Names Of 2016

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Parents

This is officially the hottest trend of the year for parents.

"But She's Done Now."

Sarah Scott | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Parents
Sarah Scott

Often I hear my pregnancy being justified in casual conversation. "Yup, that's baby number 4 for Sarah... but she's done now." I'm not sure if that last little bit is tagged on the end to ease the anxiety of the teller or if it's just an interesting little tidbit that seems too juicy not to include, but a lot of people are saying it.

Facing Zika Is A Choice For Olympians, But Not For Brazil's Women

World Vision | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Impact
World Vision

If only Zika was a two-week stint like the Olympics. Sadly, after Olympians go home and the buzz in the Olympic village dissipates, mosquitos carrying the Zika virus will remain, and those living in their midst have no choice but to stay.

Olympic-Inspired Baby Names Worthy Of A Gold Medal

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 08.05.2016 | Canada Parents

These names embody strength.

Pregnancy And Zika: How To Protect Yourself

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

It's one of the hottest topics when I'm meeting with my pregnant patients: the Zika virus. Sometimes my patients are planning a 'babymoon' holiday to the Caribbean. Or they've traveled to a country with a Zika travel warning just before they were pregnant, and they're worried. Here's what you need to know.

Pregnant Women Warned To Avoid This Area Of Florida Because Zika

CP | Kelli Kennedy And Josh Replogle, The Associated Press | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Parents

Expectant mothers should also get tested for the virus if they have visited the neighbourhood since mid-June.

Spell-Binding Harry Potter Names To Get Your Baby Into Hogwarts

The Huffington Post Canada | Al Donato | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Parents

Because who actually names their kid Albus Severus?

What It's Like To Go Through A Stillbirth

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada Parents

"I just remember the silence."

The 9 Best Netflix Shows To Marathon During Maternity Leave

Katrina Turnbull | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Parents
Katrina Turnbull

Here's a secret nobody tells you about having a baby: There's a lot of downtime. During the early days, weeks or even months of your maternity leave, you'll be confined to your bed or couch -- unable to move while you're baby sleeps upwards of 18 hours a day or while you nurse him every two hours for 30-40 minutes at a time. A lot of time is spent staring at your baby. Trust me, I've been there -- twice. It's nice to break up the monotony of those long, lonely days with some great TV shows.

Yes, Parents Are Naming Their Kids After Pokemon Go Characters

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada Parents

The worldwide craze continues.

This Summer's Hottest Baby Names Are Pretty Quirky

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada Parents

See which names ranked number one on Nameberry's top 20 list!

My Post-Baby Body Doesn't Feel Like It Belongs To Me

Vedavati M. | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Parents
Vedavati M.

I love the child it bore. I am fascinated by everything it did for my baby when she was within and when she came out. I am still amazed by how much weight my knees bore in the last trimester and how heavy a load my arms can bear now. I am in awe of this body. But I don't love being in it.

Meaningful Baby Shower Gifts That Make New Mamas Melt

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Parents

Awww.

Most Ridiculous Baby Names Revealed By Reddit

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Parents

"Kimyonce. Her parent is apparently a fan of Beyoncé & the Kardashians."

Kobe Bryant Announces New 'Baby Mamba' On The Way

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Parents

This will be the third child for the retired basketball star.

Brides Show Off Baby Bumps In Stunning Photos

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Parents

These moms-to-be have so much to celebrate!

Funny Baby Shower Games You'll Actually Want To Play

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Parents

These ideas are guaranteed to get you all laughing.

Bar Dispenses $2 Pregnancy Tests To Fight Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

CP | Linda Givetash, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Living

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder includes a range of intellectual disabilities that cannot be cured.

14 Best Baby Names Inspired By Canadian Authors

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Parents

These names are unique and distinctive.

Should We Pay People Not To Take Drugs?

Bill Bogart | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Living
Bill Bogart

The War on Drugs has been a failure, and soon enough using drugs will shift from a criminal to a public health issue. But what if we paid people not to engage in harmful consumption? If we rewarded them for stopping damaging use? Couldn't the savings in all manner of costs greatly outweigh the comparatively small expense of any incentive?

Did I Actually Have Bipolar Postpartum Depression?

Patricia Tomasi | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Parents
Patricia Tomasi

I've never been diagnosed with bipolar disorder but I did have anxiety and depression growing up. And who knows? Maybe I am bipolar too and should have been flagged. Maybe if there were more psychiatrists around to help us make a diagnosis, I would have known sooner and taken preventative steps and not have my postpartum episodes be such a surprise to me and my doctor.

17 Canadian Heroes You'd Be Proud To Name Your Kids After

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Parents

These names are both meaningful and empowering.

18 Unique Spellings Of Baby Names We Really Like

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Parents

Misspelling common names to make them unique is a growing trend, so we might as well embrace it.

Well, This Proves Just How Amazing Placentas Are

The Huffington Post | Kaylee Lambert | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Parents

The placenta is “the least understood human organ."

Best Baby Apps To Help You Choose The Perfect Name

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 06.10.2016 | Canada Parents

Because picking a baby name can be overwhelming.