Pregnancy

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 04.15.2016 | 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.

I Was Laid Off After My Maternity Leave

Melanie Braga | Posted 04.14.2016 | Canada Parents
Melanie Braga

As I was preparing myself for my maternity leave, all I could focus on was bringing this new life into the world. I did not want to think about all the changes that were happening at my workplace and did not want to overthink the changes happening in my workplace. Why would I invest that extra energy elsewhere when I needed it for my baby? Besides I was going on maternity leave so I had to come back, right? Well, not quite.

Top Baby Names Of 2016 So Far Are Pleasantly Surprising

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Parents

The list consists of classic picks, along with more unusual choices that are surprisingly good.

Stop Saying These Things To Pregnant Women

Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Parents

20 questions every expectant mother has heard time and time again (and again and again).

Anti-Vax Mom Changes Her Tune After Giving Baby Whooping Cough

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Parents

"It’s been a nightmare."

Heart-Wrenching Photos Capture Pain Of Miscarriage

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Parents

After losing 11 babies, a California photographer is opening up.

How To Manage Relationship Stress During Pregnancy

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada Parents
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Now that you're pregnant, you're saddled with making decisions for both yourself and your unborn child about how to respond and react when things get stressful. You know that you want to minimize stress -- so as to have a healthy pregnancy -- so you may choose tactics like avoidance.

Couple Lights Up Nova Scotia Sky To Reveal Baby's Sex

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada Parents

Look! Up in the sky! It's the sex of your baby!

Celebrity Baby Names That Will Become Popular Fast

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada Parents

Fact: Many of today's popular baby names originated from Hollywood.

You Can Thank Your Mom For Your Love (Or Hate) For Fitness

AFP Relaxnews | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Living

Fit moms make fit babies.

Canada Needs To Prioritize A National Postpartum Depression Strategy

Patricia Tomasi | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Parents
Patricia Tomasi

There is a national crisis when it comes to the proper prevention, diagnosis and treatment of postpartum depression and Canada needs a prenatal and postpartum depression strategy now before more mothers (and their families) are left to suffer unnecessarily.

Latest Baby Shower Trend Is For Men Only

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Parents

"Something that allows a guy to transition from dude to dad is an important element in getting him prepared [for fatherhood].”

‘Star Wars' Sparks Surprising Baby Name Trend

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Parents

The Force is strong with these baby names.

5 Best Countries For New Dads

The Huffington Post Canada | Roslyn Costanzo | Posted 03.31.2016 | Canada Parents

Canada is one of only nine OECD countries that does not have a national paid paternity leave.

Parents, Stop Doing This To Your Babiez Nayme

The Huffington Post Canada | Bria John | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Parents

A study suggests this baby name trend could actually hurt kids.

Miscarriage, We Are Not Alone

Christine Johnson | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Parents
Christine Johnson

I had a life growing inside me that is no longer, a life that didn't get to meet his or her parents or big sister. This happens to so many women, EVERY SINGLE DAY and now it happened to me, to us, to our family, and I want to share, I have the right to share.