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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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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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Being a new parent can feel overwhelming

There is nothing quite as life-changing as becoming a parent. As a childless person you may have imagined what it would be like to become a parent. Maybe you pictured yourself rocking a sweet, sleeping baby; having fun picking out … 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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Pregnant? Get the real deal on your meal

Doesn’t it seem that when you are pregnant everyone wants to tell you how to eat, what to eat and everything in-between? As a Registered Dietitian working with the Halton Prenatal Nutrition Program I hear a lot of myths around prenatal nutrition. … Continue reading

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I’m overdue, now what?

This is the second post in a three-part series about the pregnancy, labour, birth and beyond. You’re so excited that the end of your pregnancy is coming, and you can’t wait to meet your new baby. Unfortunately, that due date … Continue reading

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