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Alcohol and Pregnancy

When you drink alcohol, it is passed to your baby through your blood stream.


Ten Things Your Baby Wants You to Know

A baby who feels safe and secure with those first caregivers will grow to build special relationships and form emotional bonds with other people regularly caring for them – from fathers, mothers, grandparents and older siblings to other family members and friends.


Calcium and Healthy Babies

Calcium and healthy babies go together.


Eating Fish during Pregnancy

Should you eat fish during your pregnancy? Are there types of fish you should avoid?


Eight Great Reasons to Breastfeed

For additional information or support with breastfeeding, contact your local public health nurse, La Leche League or Healthy Baby program.


Healthy Eating for Mom and Baby

Eating a healthy diet during pregnancy is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby. Good nutrition helps to give your developing baby the healthiest possible start in life.


Postpartum Depression

Up to 75% of new moms have some degree of the 'baby blues' and about 15% of women experience postpartum depression.


Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

No one can explain why babies die of SIDS but there are steps you can take to lessen the risks.


Walking and Pregnancy

Make walking more fun by inviting your child, your partner or a friend to come with you for company and conversation.


Weight Gain during Pregnancy

It is important, normal and healthy to gain weight during your pregnancy – steady weight gain is a good sign.


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