Parenting · Pregnancy

Is marijuana use safe when pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

New Canadian laws will be coming into effect in 2018 to legalize the use of marijuana. But just because marijuana is being legalized, does it mean it is safe to use in pregnancy or when planning a pregnancy? What is marijuana? Marijuana comes from the cannabis plant and contains over 700 chemicals.  Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is… Continue reading Is marijuana use safe when pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

Breastfeeding · Parenting · Pregnancy

Tips to prepare for breastfeeding before and during pregnancy

Thinking about how you will feed your future baby may be the furthest thing from your mind.  After all, why would you think about feeding a baby if you don’t have a baby or aren’t pregnant yet? Studies show that most parents decide how to feed their baby before they are pregnant.  Deciding early about… Continue reading Tips to prepare for breastfeeding before and during pregnancy

Pregnancy

4 Tips to help make an informed decision in labour and birth

Allowing the body to labour naturally is what’s most healthy, safe and desirable for you and your baby. Medical interventions are meant to be used only when complications happen in the labour and birth process. Being aware of your choices, the benefits, risks and alternative methods that can be used in labour and birth is… Continue reading 4 Tips to help make an informed decision in labour and birth

Parenting · Pregnancy

Planning a pregnancy? 8 things to consider

We plan for school, work, vacations, and so much more in our life.  Making the decision to become pregnant is one of life’s milestones. Your health, readiness and available supports are important things to consider as there can be challenges along the way. 8 things to consider when planning a pregnancy: 1.  Write out your… Continue reading Planning a pregnancy? 8 things to consider

Pregnancy

5 tips to help you celebrate the holidays safely while pregnant

The holidays are a special time of year when you may be out with your family or friends celebrating love and life while sharing in good food and company. Here are some tips to help you enjoy the holidays safely (and still have fun) while pregnant. Get enough rest and sleep. Fatigue and exhaustion happens… Continue reading 5 tips to help you celebrate the holidays safely while pregnant

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