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  • Are you Emotionally Ready?

    Are you ready to be a parent? It’s a great big, full-time job. There is no right or wrong time to have a baby – it’s up to you and your partner. With your partner go through the following ten questions from the March of Dimes Booklet, “are you ready?”. Why do you want to […]

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  • Are you Physically Ready?

    Eat Right and Maintain a Healthy Weight You’ll feel better and start your pregnancy off right if you eat a variety of nutritious foods every day. The best way to do this is to follow Canada’s Food Guide. Take a multivitamin supplement that includes 0.4mg.of folic acid every day. Folic Acid is a B vitamin […]

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  • Before Pregnancy

    Are you thinking about having a baby? If the answer is yes, then now is the time to start planning and preparing. What you and your partner do to get ready even before you get pregnant will help your baby get the best start possible. Did you know that almost half of all pregnancies are […]

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  • Get a Head Start

    Deciding to Become a Parent? Mixed feelings about becoming pregnant are normal. Both joys and challenges come with parenting. There will be emotional, physical, financial and career changes with becoming a parent. Talking about them with your partner and other parents will help you to cope. Family, Friends, Relationships Knowing the medical history on both […]

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  • Heads Up... For a Healthy Lifestyle

    PDF/Printer Friendly Version Nutrition Enjoy a balance of fruits and vegetables, grain products, milk products and protein foods every day. All females capable of becoming pregnant should eat a folate-rich diet, which includes dark-green vegetables, corn, oranges and dried beans. Folate and its synthetic form, folic acid, help prevent certain birth defects. Being underweight or […]

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  • Men's Health Before Pregnancy

    Your partner can improve his chances of becoming a father if he takes care of himself. Starting a few months before you try to get pregnant, he should: Stop or cut back on smoking and drinking alcohol Stop using illegal drugs Eat a nutritious diet and lose weight if needed Minimize stress Avoid being around […]

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  • Preconception

    Preconception Health Are you thinking about having a baby? If the answer is yes, then now is the time to start planning and preparing. What you and your partner do to get ready even before you get pregnant will help your baby get the best start possible. Did you know that almost half of all […]

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  • Why Folic Acid?

    The Ministry of Health recommends that ALL women who could become pregnant should eat a healthy, folate-rich diet and take a daily vitamin supplement containing 0.4 mg of folic acid. Folic Acid is a B vitamin that is essential for the healthy development of an unborn baby’s spine, brain and skull. Folic Acid can help […]

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