September is FASD Awareness month. As a member of the Toronto FASD Network, we are joining the Red Shoes Rock campaign to raise awareness about this preventable disease. To recognize this important initiative, the Toronto sign lit up in red on September 9th, and we’re asking you to help us spread the word by wearing… Continue reading Alcohol and Pregnancy: What’s the Risk?
When planning a pregnancy, how many times have you heard from family and friends to “just relax, you’re trying too hard.” It turns out that there is some truth to this old saying. With the pressures and busyness of our everyday lives – stress is unavoidable. We now know that managing stress may help improve… Continue reading Can stress affect my ability to get pregnant?
Ready to have a baby? That’s terrific news! Did you know that men’s health before conception plays a key role in having a healthy baby? In fact, the evidence is growing regarding the importance of men’s health when it comes to fertility and the baby’s health. It takes about 3 months for sperm to fully… Continue reading What’s the scoop on men’s health and fertility?
New parents often mention to me that they plan on taking some time to reconnect with their partner and spend some quality time together as a couple. Having a young baby at home often gives couples little time and energy left to enjoy each other again. In the heat of the moment, parents may not… Continue reading Thinking of having another baby? What’s your plan?
Many of us are making some new goals for ourselves. A couple that is planning a pregnancy recently shared with me their resolution to be more physically active. As a nurse, one of my passions is to promote the importance of health before pregnancy. This couple reminded me of the many benefits physical activity can… Continue reading Physical activity and planning a pregnancy – what’s the link?