August 5, 2013Perinatal depression is common - as many as one in five women will experience it. It affects your mind, body, emotions, behaviours and habits.
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.
August 5, 2013After giving birth, the area around your vagina needs special care. Here's some advice on coping with discomfort, bleeding and other related issues.
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 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 8, 2013Intimate partner violence is a pattern of physical, sexual or emotional abuse that uses power and control. If your partner abuses you, your baby is at risk, too.
August 5, 2013Iron is important for the health of new moms, especially if you're breastfeeding.