Pregnancy

Fertility Doctor Explains How Gender Selection Works

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada Parents

Thanks to new technology, it’s now possible to choose your baby’s gender before you conceive. Using artificial insemination and in vitro ferti...

25 Of The Most Canadian Baby Names Ever

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Parents

There's no denying it: Canada is a beautiful country. From its gorgeous landscapes to its fantastic cities, what's not to love? If you're expecting and are looking for a name to capture the essence of this nation, we're here to help! Below are 25 boys' and girls' baby names that are truly Canadian.

These Unisex Baby Names Are Ruling 2015

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada Parents

According to BabyCenter's naming experts, 2015 is shaping up to be the year of unisex baby names.

Pregnant Kim Kardashian Spills The Beans On Sex Of Her Baby!

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Parents

Kim Kardashian left her Father's Day message to the last minute, but she still stole headlines by revealing the sex of her baby.

Be Kind and Give Your Seat to a Pregnant Woman

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada Parents
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Sadly, in my experience, purposely ignoring pregnant women while riding public transit has become the norm, not the exception. What has happened to humanity? The lack of focus on others, supported by the technological tools to "zone out" or feign ignorance wherever and whenever possible makes this willful blindness not only possible but probable as well.

18 Unique Summer Baby Names To Pay Tribute To The Season

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Parents

If you’re expecting a baby this summer, you’ll likely want a name that exudes sunshine, happiness and all the other characteristics of the season....

World's First Successful Penis Transplant Results In Pregnancy

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Living

It's an exciting time for medical transplants. In December of 2014, Dr. Andre van der Merwe became the first surgeon to successfully transplant a peni...

What Childbirth Is Like in the Aftermath of Nepal's Earthquake

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

High atop a mountain, several hours' drive from the nearest tiny village, a young mother named Ganga went into labour. It was just days after the massive April 25 earthquake, and thousands of Nepali families were afraid to go inside their homes for fear the buildings would collapse in an aftershock. Ganga laboured publicly for two full days.

The Low-Down On Placenta Pills

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Parents

The trend of eating the placenta has taken off in recent years, especially with a number of celebrities endorsing its many supposed health benefits. T...

Athlete Competes In Triathlon Two Weeks Before Giving Birth

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Parents

Working out while pregnant is often controversial. While some argue that there are many benefits, such as warding off weight gain and boosting your ba...

When Your Pregnant Best Friend Becomes Your Pregnant Frenemy

Shawna Scafe | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada Parents
Shawna Scafe

Like a good friend are looking forward to guiding her through the hemorrhoid-laden, mood swing-driven, nauseating ball of heartburn, nine months of torture that pregnancy can be. But as months pass, you wait for a sign that she has any pregnancy symptom aside from her perfect beach ball belly and constant gold and pink glow.

The Dos and Don'ts Of Working Out While Pregnant

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Parents

Exercising while pregnant has become a hot topic, especially after a story of a pregnant model with rock hard abs hit the news earlier this year. But ...

Pregnancy Time Lapse Perfectly Captures The Journey To Parenthood

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Parents

A California man decided to create a time-lapse video of his wife’s pregnancy to document their journey to parenthood in just 90 seconds! Dad Byr...

Why Doctors Avoid The Topic Of Maternal Obesity

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Parents

Maternal obesity has become a national problem, but it’s an issue that often gets swept under the rug. According to the American College of Obst...

How Cancer Changed My Plans for Motherhood

Stephanie Gilman | Posted 05.29.2015 | Canada Living
Stephanie Gilman

Because my cancer was hormone-sensitive, I need to take a drug called Tamoxifen that is proven to reduce the risk of the cancer returning and possibly spreading to another part of my body. The newest recommendation is to stay on this drug for 10 years. Great news, right? A drug that could actually help keep me alive. I am lucky to have that option. Unfortunately, hormonal therapy for cancer comes with a whack of side effects. The biggest one for me is that I've been told not to get pregnant while taking it, due to its potential to cause birth defects.

Most Daring Baby Names Of 2014

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Parents

Earlier this month, U.S. Social Security Administration released its highly-anticipated list of Most Popular Baby Names of 2014. But while the list wa...

Lies Parents Tell Themselves Before The Baby Arrives

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada Parents

It’s common for people to fantasize about what life will be like after having a baby, but in reality, parenthood isn’t always as it seems! Is nursing really that easy? And will a baby really fix all your relationship problems?

Best Apps To Help You Choose The Perfect Baby Name

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Parents

Choosing a baby name is one of the most exciting tasks bestowed upon an expectant parent. But with so many monikers out there, ranging from trendy to ...

Should Genetic Testing Be Mandatory For Couples?

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada Parents

When finding a partner, it’s always important to make sure your personalities and lifestyles are compatible. But in recent years, genetic compatibil...

Unisex Baby Names You've Never Thought Of

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada Parents

Unisex baby names have become increasingly popular among parents -- just take a look at Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds naming their baby girl James. L...

5 Fertility Facts For Anyone Trying To Get Pregnant

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.21.2015 | Canada Parents

Getting pregnant isn't always easy. In fact, one in eight couples have trouble getting pregnant. This can be caused by a number of factors ranging fro...

Inside the Mind of a Pregnant Woman Shopping for Maternity Clothes

Shawna Scafe | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada Parents
Shawna Scafe

Here is the mash up between my mental narration and the dressing room text messages between my sister and I (she was watching my two children) during my big day out to "stock up on maternity clothes."

Six Reasons You Could Be Pregnant and Not Know It

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada Parents
Dr Dina Kulik

How is it even possible that she could be so pregnant and not even know? Well actually, this happens often enough. I personally have two patients who share a similar story. It is possible to grow another person inside you and not even know, if the right set of circumstances apply.

Yes, You Could Be Pregnant And Not Know It

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada Parents

Last Sunday, a B.C. woman gave birth on an Air Canada flight en route to Japan. Despite taking a pregnancy test and consulting a doctor before her tri...

Criminalizing Abortion Will Only Make It Unsafe

Isabelle Côté | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Living
Isabelle Côté

Let's remind ourselves that inaccessible abortion services do not eliminate abortions. The choice, or even necessity to terminate a pregnancy is a reality. Criminalizing abortion can lead to unsafe and potentially life-threatening options for many women in disadvantaged situations.