Pregnancy

Where Is Zika? Pregnant Mamas Want To Know

The Huffington Post Canada | Katie Dupuis | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada Parents

Here’s where the virus has been confirmed.

Husband Posts Emotional Letter About Heartache Of Infertility

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Parents

Dan Majesky and his wife Leah have been trying to have a baby for over three years.

Funny Baby Onesies That Alleviate Sleepless Nights... Sort Of

The Huffington Post Canada | Katie Dupuis | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Parents

These witty onesies will be a hit with parents-to-be!

Louis CK Picked A Powerful Place To Send His Jeopardy Winnings

The Huffington Post | Kaylee Lambert | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Parents

Alex Trebek praised CK for choosing a lesser-known charity.

Unique Biblical Baby Names That Go Beyond Mary and Noah

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Parents

You won't find Matthew in this list, either.

Airplane Travel Tips For Expectant Moms

Posted 05.16.2016 | Canada Parents

Whether you’re on a red eye flight or a quick hour-long jaunt, here are four tips to help you and your tiny passenger along the way.

Ontario Launches Biggest Baby Box Program For Expectant Parents

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.16.2016 | Canada Parents

The program will be available in every province by next year.

Parents Demand Justin Trudeau Fulfills Promise On Parental Leave

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Parents

"Extending maternity/parental leave to 18 month[s] will allow parents to care for their children until they are ready to go to daycare."

Pregnant Women In France Can Get Paid To Stop Smoking

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Parents

Expectant moms can receive up to €300, or $440 CDN, if they kick the habit.

NYC Bars Can No Longer Refuse To Serve Pregnant Women

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Parents

“We’re talking about women being able to make decisions for themselves.”

A Tribute To The Heroic Neonatal Nurses Of Every Hospital

Rebecca Beck | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Parents
Rebecca Beck

Most parents of preemies well remember the bewildering first few weeks where everything was still so unfamiliar. The nurses put you at ease, explaining everything patiently multiple times. You see the love and care in every action. They are heroes, simply put.

Most Popular Baby Names Of 2015 Are Yawners

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Parents

However, the fastest-rising baby names revealed some diverse choices.

Best Unisex Baby Names Of 2016

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.05.2016 | Canada Parents

The trend of choosing gender-neutral baby names is still going strong.

10 Early Pregnancy Symptoms You May Feel Before Peeing On A Stick

The Huffington Post Canada | Katie Dupuis | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Parents

"Pregnancy symptoms" is one of the most popular search terms of all time. Here's how to tell early on.

Healthy Ways To Get Your Pre-Pregnancy Bod Back

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Parents
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Excessive weight loss worries and an overly restrictive diet can cause heath problems for both you and your baby, interfere with maternal-infant bonding and disrupt the supply of breast milk. So, forget the crash diet and consider instead these 10 doctor- and mom-approved tips to getting your body back after baby.

Zika Virus: What You Need To Know

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Only about 20 per cent of people who are infected with Zika actually experience any symptoms. The rest have no idea they were ever infected with it at all... Fever, rash, nausea, joint and muscle pain, headaches and redness of the eyes are all signs of a Zika infection. The only way to know for sure, though, is by getting a blood test.

This Mom Can't Even Handle Her Daughter's Pregnancy News

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Parents

Her reaction came in five stages.

Parents Are Paying $29,000 For Experts To Name Their Baby

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Parents

Well, that's one way to avoid baby-name remorse.

These Names Didn't Make It Past New Zealand's Baby Name Rules

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Parents

The country declined 49 names last year -- here are our favourites.

How To Introduce Your Pet To Your Baby

Melanie Braga | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Parents
Melanie Braga

When my husband and I moved into a place of our own, we knew that we wanted to share our lives with a furry family member. We decided that adopting a cat would be the best option for us. We adopted our cat, Lily (6 years old), from a humane society in 2009 and she instantly brought great joy to us. As soon as we got the news of a baby entering our lives, we knew we had to start early in teaching Lily that a new family member will be joining us. Here's how we did it.

The Baby Girl I Almost Had

Leah Rumack | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Parents
Leah Rumack

"Wow," I said, gazing at the ultrasound screen. "The head is so big." I watched as the long needle plunged into my uterus and withdrew amniotic fluid... After my routine blood work had come back with some mysterious results, my doctor's office called asking if I could please come in to discuss something, right away, like, today? My doctor recommended an amniocentesis. She assured me, "It's probably nothing."

What You Need To Know About Birth Control

Lyba Spring | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Living
Lyba Spring

Despite our best efforts as sex educators, although we have been teaching specifics about female fertility for decades, it still seems to remains a mystery -- not only to those who want to plan a pregnancy -- but also to those who are trying to use their knowledge of fertility as a method of contraception.

12 Hilarious Games For A Memorable Dadchelor Party

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Parents

These fun ideas will take your "man shower" to the next level.

3 Families Sue Sperm Bank Because Donor Allegedly Has Schizophrenia

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Parents

The donor is believed to have fathered at least 36 children, the lawsuits allege.

Parents Are Just As Selfish As Child-Free Couples

Vedavati M. | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Parents
Vedavati M.

It's daunting to be responsible for another life. But it's also selfish... to pass on one's DNA. To have someone who looks up to you. To feel the pride and joy that comes with the pain and tears. Some say that parenthood is the most selfless of "loves" one experiences in one's life. In our case, it wasn't selflessness that drove us to the decision. We chose parenthood because we wanted something out of it.