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My Glucose Tolerance Test

At 27 weeks in my 2nd pregnancy one sunny morning I’m off to do my glucose tolerance test. For this test it is required to fast, so I haven’t eaten since about 8 pm the night before. So far I’m doing pretty good,...

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Breast is Best - But at what Cost?

Every parent has seen them - pictures of a serene looking mother smiling down at her peaceful, suckling baby. They're in every medical office, hospital and parenting brochure. It's a beautiful image - one that as a...

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Emotional Roulette: Pregnancy After...

“When I was trying so hard to get pregnant, it seemed to me that everything would be cushy and glowing and happy as soon as I got that big fat positive pregnancy test: all my fear and doubt and anxiety would melt...

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Coffee Talk

Drinking too much coffee can increase your chances of having a miscarriage. Here’s what you need to know about limiting your caffeine intake during pregnancy. The last thing any pregnant woman wants to hear is that...

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Cloth versus Disposable: The Diaper...

The average baby will go through 5,000 to 7,000 diaper changes in the first two years of his or her life, according to Environment Canada. How will all those diapers affect the environment? What else should you consider...

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Circumcision Decision

Question: We are expecting a baby boy, and we need to decide whether or not to have him circumcised. What are the pros and cons of circumcision? Learn about it. For some parents, circumcision has a deep religious...

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First-Born Jealousy

Question: Our first-born is showing extreme jealousy towards the new baby. Hes obviously mad at us for disrupting the predictable flow of his life with this new challenger for our attention. How can we smooth things...

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Great Expectations

At a dinner party recently, friends of mine announced that they were expecting their first baby, and immediately two thoughts went through my head. 1. Thank goodness it’s them and not me (at four kids, I think...

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Keeping Fit While Pregnant

Staying fit during pregnancy helps keep up your energy level, controls your weight gain so it doesn't become excessive, and helps build up the stamina you'll need for childbirth and post-delivery recovery. What matters...

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Just Say Spahhh

Spa DOs and DON'Ts During Pregnancy Ready to nurture your inner diva by treating yourself to a day at the spa? Here are the basic DOs and DON'Ts of "spa - ing" for two. First Trimester DO remember to spill the...

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Infertility Issues

Infertile: Not able to conceive after a year of regular intercourse without contraception. As common as infertility is for couples in Canada, the topic is not openly admitted to or discussed and this makes it...

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Pregnancy and Loss

Being Happily Pregnant During the Saddest Time in My Life Being happily pregnant during the saddest time in my life sounds contradictory, but it's true. In less than three years, I lost the three most important...




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