Pregnancy

Online prenatal program: What’s it all about?

Toronto Public Health offers pregnant individuals and their families a free online prenatal program.  You can learn at your own pace from the comfort of wherever you choose. Why complete this free online prenatal program? There are 29 interactive classes that include video, audio, games and quizzes. Our prenatal program offers educational information and provides… Continue reading Online prenatal program: What’s it all about?

Pregnancy

Health risks of marijuana use during pregnancy

The government of Canada legalized marijuana on Oct 17, 2018. Does this mean that it’s safe to use marijuana during pregnancy? Some people have reported that using marijuana during pregnancy helps to manage morning sickness. However, due to the potential risks to the pregnancy, baby and mother, safer approaches should be discussed with a health care… Continue reading Health risks of marijuana use during pregnancy

Parenting · Pregnancy

FASD: What is it?

“I know that it’s not good to drink during pregnancy, but will one small drink hurt my baby?” This is one of the most common questions that I’m asked as a Public Health Nurse. September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) month and September 9th has been designated as International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness… Continue reading FASD: What is it?