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Stages of Fetal Development

Pregnancy and human fetal development begin at the moment of conception. For the next nine months, you and your unborn child will experience fundamental changes. Here is your stage-by-stage guide to fetal development to help you navigate your pregnancy. FIRST TRIMESTER (one to 13 weeks) This is a period of rapid...

What is an at-risk pregnancy?

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

Can I Eat Sushi While Pregnant?

There's so many things to avoid during pregnancy, but do you really need to quit sushi, too? We asked a doctor to weigh in.

Your baby’s development during your third trimester of pregnancy

Learn about all of the important milestones at each stage during your third trimester of your pregnancy, including some advice on how you can contribute to your baby's development.

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Nutrition for a healthy pregnancy

Adequate intake of important nutrients is key to a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.  Here are some important nutrients to make sure you get enough of.

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Prenatal Genetic Testing

Today all pregnant women can be tested to determine their risk of having a baby with a chromosome abnormality. What Are Chromosomes?        Chromosomes contain the information directing the development and function of every cell. Usually, we have 23 pairs of chromosomes.  The chromosomes line up in pairs in the egg...

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...

Pregnancy & Alcohol

Worldwide it is estimated that one in every 1,000 babies is born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. The Risk & The Damage The risk of FAS and the severity of damage caused by it are related to how much alcohol is consumed during pregnancy and the stage of pregnancy in which the...

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