Pregnancy

Unisex Baby Names You've Never Thought Of

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

10 Baby Naming Traditions From Around The World

The Huffington Post Canada | Julianna McDermott | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Parents

We've rounded up baby naming traditions from around the globe!

Mom Who Gave Birth On Air Canada Flight Had No Idea She Was Pregnant

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Alberta

"It turned out we have a little baby, beautiful girl."

Challenges Lesbians Face When Trying To Get Pregnant

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Parents

Getting pregnant may look easy, but for so many of us, it's not. In fact, many couples struggle to conceive whether they’re fertile or not. For same...

WATCH: The Beauty (And Ugliness) Of Pregnancy

Connected | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Parents

Newly pregnant Nina and Stefano deal with their life change in different ways. Derek moves out of his mom’s house and takes advantage of being singl...

Woman Discovers She's Pregnant After Boyfriend Feels Baby Kick

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Parents

A California woman who thought she had bad gas was surprised to discover she was actually eight months pregnant! Abby Wake is lactose intolerant ...

This Mother's Day, I'm Acknowledging the Painful Side of Motherhood. Loss

Heather van Mil | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Parents
Heather van Mil

While Mother's Day is a celebration of love for many, it is a day of pain and grief for so many more. There are many faces of motherhood, some less obvious then others. There are mothers whose arms are empty; suffering from infertility, miscarriages or the death of a child. The world doesn't recognize them as mothers but they are and always will be.

Chill Out, People! It's Just A Belly

Kristi Gordon | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Kristi Gordon

I don't understand how a pregnant belly can bring on so much emotional criticism and propel people to write snarky letters of disgust, or call to complain. Is it really that big of a deal? There are far more important things to be upset about.

Moment Blind Mom Sees Unborn Baby Will Move You To Tears

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Parents

The moment a mom-to-be sees her unborn baby for the first time is usually emotional, but for one visually-impaired mother, the occasion was even more ...

Baby Names That Will Stand The Test Of Time

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Parents

Baby name trends are always changing, but some monikers never go out of style. According to new research, Violet and Leo are the top names that have s...

How Stress Complicates Your Pregnancy

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Parents

Pregnancy and stress often go hand-in-hand. With so many rules about what expectant moms can and can’t do, plus the anxiety of impending labour, it...

Sure, It Can Be Uncomfortable, But Enjoy Being Pregnant

Stephanie McDougall | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Parents
Stephanie McDougall

As much as you should try and enjoy the time before the baby comes, enjoy the time after the baby comes into your life. Embrace those sticky floors and those cold cups of coffee. It won't be long before you'll have your old life back and your kids will be grown up and doing their own thing. You'll only know what they are up to because you'll follow them on Twitter because you'll be a cool mom.

22 Hilarious Maternity Shirts For Moms With A Sense Of Humour

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

While some might argue that maternity clothes are no fun, we beg to differ. Here are 22 T-shirts perfect for expectant moms with a sense of humour. Af...

Hottest Baby Name Predictions For 2015

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Parents

As we near the end of 2014, it's time to start looking ahead at what the New Year has in store. As far as baby names go, the new emerging trends point...

12 Adorable Baby Name Ideas For Siblings

The Huffington Post Canada | Martha Li | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

As parents, we put a lot of time and thought into compiling a list of our top baby names. Then it takes even longer to choose the perfect name for our...

Clothing Hacks To Avoid Buying A Whole New Maternity Wardrobe

The Huffington Post Canada | Roslyn Costanzo | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

I'm currently four and a half months pregnant with my second baby and by this point the first time around, I had excitedly amassed a collection of pro...

These 61 Baby Names Are Banned In One Mexican State

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

Parents in the Mexican state of Sonora can no longer call their babies Lady Di, Circumcision or Rolling Stone. A new law bans moms and dads from regis...

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...