Sharon Staseson, RN, MSN

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What is an at-risk pregnancy?

Although pregnancy goes smoothly for most women, some pregnancies are considered ‘at risk.’

Quality Child Care Quest

If you will eventually need child care for your child, it’s a good idea to start thinking about your options during your maternity leave. Finding the right caregiver for your child takes time and patience. While you look into the options, keep in mind your parenting style, your child’s...

Pregnant and Over 35

The age of women in Canada giving birth for the first time has been rising at a steady pace. The proportion of births to mothers aged 30 or older has grown, from 23 percent in 1982 to 48 percent in 2003. Today, approximately 15 percent of births are to...

Cutting the Caffeine

Recently, the idea of eliminating caffeine from the diet has been suggested to pregnant women, and what's worse, is that you should bid farewell to some teas, as well. Coffee Anyone? The most startling announcement appeared in January 2008 in The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. This study found...

Pregnancy and Food Safety

It’s important for pregnant women to be careful about taking medications during pregnancy and to avoid certain foods. Fish/Wild Game Fish that contain higher levels of mercury that may harm the fetus: swordfish, fresh or frozen tuna. Health Canada says these kinds of fish should be eaten only once per month...

The Benefits Of Folic Acid

All women of childbearing age should be taking 0.4 folic acid every day! Folic acid, also known as folate, is a B vitamin found in dark green vegetables that is essential for the healthy growth of a fetus. Folic Acid Helps Build Your Baby's Spinal Cord During the first four weeks of...

Postpartum Depression – Feeling Blue

The Facts About The 'Baby Blues' & Postpartum Depression Many new mothers are surprised by the emotional highs and lows they can experience in the days after birth. Your baby is healthy, you survived childbirth and you're on maternity leave. So what's the problem? The truth is that feelings of...

Testing Your Newborn’s Health

You've already learned that newborn babies don't look like the rounded, picture-perfect 'newborns' we see in advertisements or on television programs (these always show much older babies). With the first cry or breath, a newborns colour warms up (fingers and toes may still look 'dusky'). You may have also wondered why...