Parenting · Pregnancy

Zika virus: Planning a pregnancy & travelling

When my best friend recently shared with me that she and her partner were planning to start a family, I couldn't be happier.  This exciting news took a turn when she told me they were travelling to their dream destination spot in South America.  Alarm bells went off in my head as I asked if… Continue reading Zika virus: Planning a pregnancy & travelling

Breastfeeding

Zika and Breastfeeding

What is Zika? Zika is a virus spread by the bite of an infected mosquito.  Infection during pregnancy has been linked to a condition called microcephaly, an abnormally small head in newborns caused by disruptions in brain development.  This can lead to lifelong developmental problems in the newborn. The overall risk in Canada is very… Continue reading Zika and Breastfeeding