Pregnancy

26 Creative Baby Names That Exist Thanks To Millennials

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada Parents

When it comes to baby names, parents have become increasingly fond of unique monikers, choosing them in favour of the more traditional. “A hundr...

Barack Obama Inspires Unique Baby Name Trend

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.27.2015 | Canada Parents

Obamamania is here.

Classic And Quirky Baby Name Ideas For Geeky Parents

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.21.2015 | Canada Parents

Believe it or not, your baby’s name can reveal more about your personality than your child’s! After all, you’re the one choosing the moniker for...

Creative Ways To Tell People You're Pregnant

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Parents

Three simple (and amusing) ways to announce your pregnancy.

Doctors Performing C-Sections Shouldn't Make Unnecessary Cuts

Her Magazine | Posted 07.29.2015 | Canada Living
Her Magazine

Three weeks after my third C-section, I decided to take off my bandage and I was truly horrified. I saw a 2nd incision above my previous C-section scar. What on earth was this OBGYN thinking? I was shocked and angry and really felt violated. I was exhausted and excited to meet my baby, and it really didn't occur to me to remind the doctor on call to cut over my previous C-section. You would think this was common practice and that there were notes in my file about my discussions and expectations for this procedure. Was he careless? Was he disrespectful? Was he in a rush? Was it just easier for him to make a new incision?

Why Waiting To Pick Your Baby's Name Is Risky

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.16.2015 | Canada Parents

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics states that waiting to name your newborn puts your child at risk for medical mistakes. Here's why.

The Baby Name That's Gaining A Lot Of Attention In 2015

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Parents

Hint: This name is based on a literary character.

Dad's Parody Of MTV Cribs Will Leave You In Stitches

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada Parents

"And over here in the west wing ..."

Redditors Band Together To Throw Pregnant Mom Epic Baby Shower

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada Parents

The Internet is a powerful thing.

Birth Control Does Not Advance Women's Rights

Andrea Mrozek | Posted 07.10.2015 | Canada Living
Andrea Mrozek

Most calls for the Pill to be made more broadly accessible--ideally free and without a prescription--all share the same subtext. Denying access to the Pill isn't merely denying health care, it's denying women's rights. Yet this is not about the right to get the Pill but rather, the right to not get pregnant.

How My IVF Nightmare Can Help You Avoid One

Rhonda Levy | Posted 07.10.2015 | Canada Parents
Rhonda Levy

Fertility clinics with low or average success rates, and those not in step with the most recent scientific advances, faced a conflict of interest. Their patients would be more likely to become pregnant with the help of their more competent and cutting-edge competitors, but the clinics would be more profitable if they did not direct them there. With this new found insight, I no longer thought of myself as an IVF patient and began to consider myself an IVF consumer.

Are You Pregnant? Get Moving to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

If you're pregnant and wondering if you can still hit the gym, recent research answers with a resounding "yes." Researchers looked at 2,800 healthy pregnant women who enrolled in exercise programs. By exercising moderately, the women reduced their risk of gestational diabetes by more than 30 per cent.

Michael Bublé's Pregnancy Announcement Is Beyond Adorable

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 07.07.2015 | Canada Parents

SO CUTE.

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 ...