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Having a baby is one of the most exciting challenges life has to offer.  

Here's some information that can help you through the early stages - from planning a pregnancy all the way through to welcoming a newborn into your family.

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Calcium and Vitamin D for New Moms

Calcium and Vitamin D for New Moms

August 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Calcium and vitamin D are essential for maintaining healthy bones and teeth and fighting chronic diseases. Here's some advice to help ensure you get enough.
Fish and Mercury

Fish and Mercury

August 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Canada's Food Guide recommends that adults eat at least two servings of fish each week. Here’s some advice on meeting that guideline.
Folic Acid for New Mothers

Folic Acid for New Mothers

August 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Health Canada recommends that all women of childbearing age take a multivitamin with 0.4 milligrams (400 micrograms) of folic acid every day and eat a diet rich in folate.
Getting Enough Iron After Pregnancy

Getting Enough Iron After Pregnancy

August 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Iron is important for the health of new moms, especially if you're breastfeeding.
Healthy Vegetarian Eating for New Moms

Healthy Vegetarian Eating for New Moms

August 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Meat can be a good source of iron and other nutrients. But - as long as you plan your meals properly - you can get all the energy you need from a vegetarian diet.
Supplements and Vitamins for New Moms

Supplements and Vitamins for New Moms

August 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Healthy foods can provide most of nutrients your body needs right now. But if you're breastfeeding, you should take a supplement.
Managing Bowel Movements After Pregnancy

Managing Bowel Movements After Pregnancy

August 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Women who have delivered a baby vaginally will tell you that, after the birth, one of the most daunting "firsts" was anticipating their first bowel movement.
Depression and Anxiety During Pregnancy

Depression & Anxiety During Pregnancy

August 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Pregnancy should be a joyful and exciting time, but body and hormonal changes can also create feelings of stress for a mother-to-be.
Check-ups and Tests In the First Trimester

Check-ups and Tests In the First Trimester

August 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Wondering what's involved in early visits to your doctor or midwife? Here's an overview of what to expect.
Maintaining a Healthy Weight After Pregnancy

Maintaining a Healthy Weight After Pregnancy

August 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Weight gain during pregnancy is healthy and normal, but you may feel heavy after the baby's born.

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  1. Activity & Lifestyles
  2. Aging Well
  3. Pregnancy & Parenting
    1. Pregnancy & Birth
    2. Babies (0-12 months)
    3. Toddlers (12-36 months)
    4. Preschool (3-5 years)
    5. Children (6-11 years)
    6. Teens (12-18 years)
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