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New program aims to reduce birth-mortality rate for Alberta aboriginal mothers

A new program aimed at the maternal health needs of indigenous communities will seek to reduce the risk of death during childbirth.

“The death rate of aboriginal women here in Alberta is twice that of the general population and we find that unacceptable,” said Dr. 469 more words

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Caring for a son with microcephaly

We have heard many reports in the past year about the spread of the Zika virus and the extreme brain damage it can cause to unborn children, but it can be difficult to understand what that means for families. 1,708 more words


A mom of six on "when do we announce we're pregnant?" 

WHEN is the best time to announce a pregnancy? I have wanted to write about this topic for a little while. Do I believe that I have THE ONE RIGHT ANSWER for EVERY WOMAN? 830 more words


University of Alberta research aims to help pregnant women evacuated from Fort McMurray

Megan Thorne was 30 weeks pregnant last May when her Fort McMurray home burned to the ground and her relatives fled for their lives.

On a visit to Newfoundland that week, she avoided experiencing the fear and devastation first-hand. 530 more words

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'It’s the bravest thing not to have a child': Adele on postpartum depression and the pressure of being a mom

While discussing parenthood for December’s Vanity Fair cover story, Adele opened up about her son Angelo, whom she welcomed in 2012 with boyfriend Simon Konecki, and her experience being a mother. 405 more words


How to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy: useful tips

Stretch marks, or striae – this is normal and perfectly predictable phenomenon in the period of gestation, however, it can be avoided. There are many ways which reduce the likelihood of their occurrence to a minimum. 553 more words

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Q&A Dolores Malaspina: 'Most mutations in humans arise in the father'

You can hold fathers accountable for bequeathing onto their babies the most genetic damage, about three time as much as mothers, studies show.

“Most mutations in humans arise in the father,” Dolores Malaspina, professor of psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine, who has done pioneering work on older fathers and schizophrenia, told the Montreal Gazette Wednesday. 773 more words

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