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It's easy to focus on a newborn baby, but moms need special care too.  

Here are some tips to help you through some typical challenges mothers face in the first few weeks and months after birth.

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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.
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.
Strengthening your pelvis after birth with Kegel exercises

Strengthening Your Pelvis After Birth (Kegel Exercises)

August 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Kegel exercises help to strengthen the vaginal and perineal area. These muscles support your baby while you're pregnant.
Myths and Facts About Postpartum Depression

Myths and Facts About Postpartum Depression

August 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Postpartum depression is common. Here are some myths and facts about this common condition that many new mothers will face.
Getting Help for Perinatal Depression

Getting Help for Perinatal Depression

August 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Perinatal depression is common - as many as one in five women will experience it. It affects your mind, body, emotions, behaviours and habits.

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