August 5, 2013Calcium 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.
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.
August 5, 2013Canada's Food Guide recommends that adults eat at least two servings of fish each week. Here’s some advice on meeting that guideline.
August 5, 2013Health 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.
August 5, 2013Iron is important for the health of new moms, especially if you're breastfeeding.
August 5, 2013Meat 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.
August 5, 2013Healthy foods can provide most of nutrients your body needs right now. But if you're breastfeeding, you should take a supplement.
August 5, 2013Women 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.
August 5, 2013Pregnancy should be a joyful and exciting time, but body and hormonal changes can also create feelings of stress for a mother-to-be.
August 5, 2013Wondering what's involved in early visits to your doctor or midwife? Here's an overview of what to expect.
August 5, 2013Weight gain during pregnancy is healthy and normal, but you may feel heavy after the baby's born.
August 2, 2013Daily physical activity is incredibly beneficial for women’s health, especially when planning for a healthy pregnancy.
August 2, 2013Staying active is good when you’re pregnant. But as your body changes, you need to be careful with certain types of movement to keep yourself, and your baby, safe.
August 5, 2013It's not something you plan for but some women lose their babies through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or other misfortune. It's important to seek help if you need it.
August 10, 2013If you wonder about your chances of having a healthy baby, talk to your healthcare provider about prenatal genetic screening.
August 8, 2013Travel by car or plane is generally safe for pregnant women during their first two trimesters. Here are some tips to help increase your comfort and minimize risks.
August 12, 2013Even if you're planning for a natural birth, it's good to be prepared for the fact that minor medical interventions may be needed.
August 12, 2013Some pregnant women will develop high blood pressure during their pregnancy which can be dangerous to you and your baby. Know the signs.
August 11, 2013In real life (versus TV), labour tends to be more drawn out. It's not usually necessary to contact your healthcare provider or go to the hospital right away.
August 2, 2013Smoking and second-hand smoke are harmful before and during pregnancy, and after your baby is born. If you're pregnant and smoke, now is the time for you and your partner to quit or cut back.
August 3, 2013Most of us know families with babies close in age, but have you ever wondered if there’s an ideal length of time to wait between pregnancies?