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?

Nutrition · Pregnancy

5 Refreshing & naturally infused water recipes

With the weather warming up, you’re probably looking for different ideas to quench your thirst!  Our dietitian, Melissa Koch, posted these great fruit-flavoured water recipes last year and I wanted to share it with you once again.  Let us know what you’re favourite water recipe will be this summer! _________________________________________________________ Sometimes I get tired of… Continue reading 5 Refreshing & naturally infused water recipes

Pregnancy

Tips to stay safe and active during pregnancy

My friend Aileen loves walking and doing Zumba.  Recently, she found out that she was 5 weeks pregnant.  She was very excited but wondered if she should stop going to her favourite Zumba class.  This is a similar question commonly asked by expectant parents and I’m sure many of you want to know if it’s… Continue reading Tips to stay safe and active during pregnancy

Parenting · Pregnancy

We’ve reached a milestone – Pregnancy to Parenting turns ONE!

It’s been a year since Toronto Public Health launched our Pregnancy to Parenting blog. Thank you for following along!  We hope you’ve found our posts interesting and informative. After 12 months, we thought this would be a good time to reflect on where we’re at and what’s to come.  So far, we’ve had 121 posts… Continue reading We’ve reached a milestone – Pregnancy to Parenting turns ONE!

Breastfeeding · Nutrition · Pregnancy

Pregnant & fasting during Ramadan? 10 tips to eat well

The month of Ramadan is a time of fasting for Muslims. What does fasting during Ramadan mean?  It means no food or drink, not even water, during the day.  Every day, fasting starts after sunrise, and ends after sunset.  Many Muslims stay up late into the night and may choose to sleep during the day… Continue reading Pregnant & fasting during Ramadan? 10 tips to eat well

Parenting · Pregnancy

What’s the scoop on men’s health & fertility?

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 & fertility?

Baby's First Year · Parenting · Pregnancy

Measles and Mumps…oh my!

We have all heard about the recent outbreak of measles and mumps in Toronto. Two doses of MMR vaccine is the best protection against measles and mumps. What is Measles? It’s a super contagious viral infection causing blotchy rashes to the face and body. Symptoms are worst for babies and adults, with some needing hospital… Continue reading Measles and Mumps…oh my!

Nutrition · Parenting · Pregnancy

Tuna anyone?  An easy recipe your kids will love!

When I was a kid, my mom used to say that fish was brain food.  I now realize that she was right! Your brain is made up of DHA. That’s docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 fat, that is important for the brain, nervous system, and eyes. Fish is the best source of DHA. Fish can also… Continue reading Tuna anyone?  An easy recipe your kids will love!

Pregnancy

Top 3 reasons to attend a prenatal program

If you are having a baby, you may be thinking of going to a prenatal program. They are a great way to get ready for the birth of your new baby.  Currently, 1 in 4 pregnant women in Ontario attend prenatal programs.  You don’t have to be a first time parent to benefit from these… Continue reading Top 3 reasons to attend a prenatal program