Archive for 'Before Baby'

Homebirths

Homebirths

Are you considering childbirth at home?  Homebirths About 2% of births take place at home, and the verdict is still out on how safe they are. Some studies show that there’s higher infant mortality but less [...]

Fitness Programs During Pregnancy.

Fitness Programs During Pregnancy.

Tips for starting a fitness program during pregnancy. Pregnancy & Fitness Exercise during pregnancy has a lot of benefits like keeping weight gain in check, and reducing leg cramps and high blood pressure.  And the good [...]

Eating Fish Reduces Asthma in Kids

Eating Fish Reduces Asthma in Kids

Infants who eat a diet that includes fish at the age of six to twelve months have a lower risk of developing asthma-like symptoms than babies who did not consume fish before six months or after [...]

Cesarean Section

Cesarean Section

When is a cesarian section absolutely necessary?  Cesarian Section In North America, births by cesarian sections average between 25 and 30% of all births. Of course, c-sections are major surgery and with that comes risks and [...]

Doulas’ Role in Childbirth

Doulas’ Role in Childbirth

The important role of doulas during childbirth. Doulas The word doula comes from ancient Greek and means “a woman who serves”. It’s an apt definition because doulas do just that, helping women during the actual birth [...]

Father’s Role in Childbirth

Father’s Role in Childbirth

The important role dads and partners play in the delivery room. Father’s Role A few generations back, fathers weren’t even welcome in the delivery room, but were relegated to pace in the waiting room until the [...]

The Mother of All Pregnancy Books

The Mother of All Pregnancy Books

If you’re looking for the inside scoop on what it’s really like to have a baby, you’ve come to the right place. The Mother of All Pregnancy Books takes on tough topics most pregnancy books shy [...]

Why Bonding With Your Baby is Important

Why Bonding With Your Baby is Important

Have you fallen head-over-heels for your newborn baby? Then you’ve inoculated him with a powerful medicine called bonding. Many new parents describe the feeling of meeting their babies for the first time as the same feeling [...]

Preconception Health

Preconception Health

Why women need to take extra care of their health before conceiving a baby. Pre-Conception Health If you are planning to conceive, how you treat your body becomes very important. You’ll want to watch your alcohol [...]

Delaying Pregnancy Linked to Health Risks

Delaying Pregnancy Linked to Health Risks

The largest study of its kind has examined the impact of advanced maternal age of the health of babies and mothers.  The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) report looked at more than one million births [...]