Nutrition · Pregnancy

Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program: A participant’s perspective

Connecting with other pregnant individuals is one of the main benefits of attending a prenatal program. So with this in mind, Public Health Nurse, Andrea Winzer, and nursing student, Michelle Aclan, spoke with Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) participant, Nadia Webster, to share her thoughts with you on how attending the program helped her during… Continue reading Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program: A participant’s perspective

Nutrition · Pregnancy

Canada’s new food guide: 3 Tips to help in pregnancy

"Healthy Eating is more than the foods you eat" is the main messages of the new Canadian food guide that was unveiled earlier this year. In pregnancy, this is very important because many external factors influence how and what you are able to eat. As the new guide points out, paying close attention to your… Continue reading Canada’s new food guide: 3 Tips to help in pregnancy

Pregnancy

How do I cope with body changes during pregnancy?

During pregnancy, your body is changing quickly over a short period of time. This can be exciting for some and challenging for others. If you’re struggling to accept these body changes, just know that you’re not alone. It may be easier for expectant parents to accept their body’s changes when they focus on how their… Continue reading How do I cope with body changes during pregnancy?

Pregnancy

Prenatal attachment: Tips to help connect with your baby

Are you an expectant parent? Want to learn more about how to connect with your baby during pregnancy? There are some activities that you and your partner/support person can do to help build a positive and healthy attachment with your baby. Prenatal attachment is the unique loving relationship that develops between a parent and their… Continue reading Prenatal attachment: Tips to help connect with your baby

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

Breastfeeding

Make an informed decision about feeding your baby

How you feed your baby will be one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. This information can help you make an informed decision and be on your way to giving your baby a healthy start. Breast milk will help protect your baby from: being overweight or obese bowel disease coughs… Continue reading Make an informed decision about feeding your baby