Category Archives: Prenatal Health

How to be your child’s best advocate

You think your child is unwell or may have a developmental delay, or a learning disability – but you’re having difficulty navigating the system to get a diagnosis and a plan. You’re feeling frustrated, worried and scared.

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Granola bars more than a dressed up cookie?

There are many appealing things about store-bought granola bars; they’re convenient, portable, kid friendly and don’t require refrigeration. Perfect to compliment the lunch bag void, and for those grab-and-go moments. Sold, too easy right? But darn, sometimes “too easy” is … Continue reading

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That moment when we found out it was twins

You know that laugh? The laugh you get in situations that aren’t funny.  It’s a hysterical sort of inappropriate laugh when you’re nervous?  The laugh you just can’t control?  That’s what happened during my 18-week ultrasound when we found out … Continue reading

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8 tips to help support a friend with infertility

I went through infertility before I became a mother. Infertility is often a profound rollercoaster of hope, grief, loneliness and helplessness that overwhelms many who are struggling to have children. If you know a friend or family member struggling – … Continue reading

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My new pup and rabies. What’s the connection?

I really did it… I gave in to two years of persistent requests, power point presentations and pleading by my kids for a dog. Yup, we got a puppy, cutest thing ever. I may be a bit bias. This is … Continue reading

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What you need to know about Zika virus if you are or may become pregnant

This week, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care reported Canada’s first positive case of sexually transmitted Zika virus.  It is suspected that the individual – an Ontario resident – contracted the virus from a partner … Continue reading

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Why your circle of support is so important after baby

As a  nurse I’ve had the privilege of working with new parents in the early days after their child is born.  I often get to hear stories about their birth experiences: the beautiful, upsetting, and the “not what I was … Continue reading

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