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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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Learning more than one language in the early years

Is it okay to speak my home language to my child? One of the most common questions I hear as a public health nurse who works with families of young children is if it’s ok to speak another language to your child.  Parents often worry … Continue reading

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Learning to be a lifesaver, not just for the professionals

Accidents happen quickly, too quickly.  When a child gets hurt, the words “I turned my back for one minute” often follow.  It’s impossible to be a superhero and prevent every accident from happening, but there are things we can do to improve … Continue reading

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Pregnancy and Parenting after Infertility

This post is the second in our Year of the Family 2014 series, a celebration of families. The pain and loneliness of infertility It took 3 years, 2 pregnancy losses and 4 intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles for my husband and me … Continue reading

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“Sacrifices” during Pregnancy – totally worth it

There’s a lot of chatter lately about the sacrifices one is expected to make during pregnancy. The controversy stems from the new book, “Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong-and What You Really Need to Know” by Emily Oster. … Continue reading

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The Truth About Alcohol, Pregnancy and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Sure we all know someone who says they continued to enjoy their Friday night drink with a friend while pregnant, but hear me out.  This blog aims to tell you one vitally important thing.  Contrary to what your hair-dresser’s sister-in-law’s … Continue reading

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Through the lens of depression: my marriage, pregnancy, and a high-needs baby

I was really excited for the birth of our second child.  We had always planned on having more than one, and I was really looking forward to my two and a half year old becoming a big brother. My pregnancy … Continue reading

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