Pregnancy

Fetal development in the 3rd trimester

This is the third part of a 3 part series on your baby’s development during pregnancy.  If you missed it, you can find out about your baby’s development in the first trimester and second trimester. What do I need to know? The late part of your pregnancy is about 3 months long and is also… Continue reading Fetal development in the 3rd trimester

Pregnancy

Fetal development in the 2nd trimester

This is the second part of a 3 part series on your baby’s development during pregnancy. What do I need to know? The middle part of your pregnancy, also called the second trimester is about 3 months long. Your baby grows quite quickly during this time. You will need more calories every day to support… Continue reading Fetal development in the 2nd trimester

Pregnancy

Fetal development in the first trimester

Follow this 3 part series to learn about your baby’s development throughout your first, second, and third trimester. What do I need to know? The early part of pregnancy, also called the first trimester is about 3 months long. It is an important time in pregnancy for your baby’s growth and development because all important… Continue reading Fetal development in the first trimester

Pregnancy

Looking for an online prenatal program?

What if you could access free reliable pregnancy information any time of day, and from anywhere you have an internet connection?  Well, guess what? Toronto Public Health offers a free online prenatal program called Welcome to Parenting that is available to all families living in Toronto. About the program: This convenient and flexible program has… Continue reading Looking for an online prenatal program?

Baby's First Year · Pregnancy

7 Tips to keep your home clean and safe while pregnant

We all know how important it is to live a healthy lifestyle.  For example, making healthy food choices, keeping active, getting adequate rest, reducing stress, and avoiding tobacco, alcohol, and drugs reduces your risk of illness.  Taking precautions to avoid harmful environmental substances before and during pregnancy can also limit potential risks to the fetus. Exposure… Continue reading 7 Tips to keep your home clean and safe while pregnant

Baby's First Year · Parenting

Why is it important to have my baby’s hearing screened at birth?

As a new parent you may wonder whether it is important to have your baby’s hearing tested at birth.  It is!  Even before birth, at about 20 weeks of fetal development, hearing begins, and prepares your baby to listen to the sounds around him.  So, a newborn who can’t hear is already 20 weeks behind… Continue reading Why is it important to have my baby’s hearing screened at birth?