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Prisoner's miscarriage in jail cell raises questions about health care, critics say

Critics of the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre say it’s disturbing and disgraceful that a 28-year-old prisoner suffered a miscarriage in her jail cell after her cries for help, she said, were ignored by staff for 10 to 15 minutes. 588 more words

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Ottawa inmate who had miscarriage in cell says her cries for help were ignored for up to 15 minutes

A pregnant inmate who suffered a miscarriage in her Ottawa jail cell said her cries for help were ignored for 10 to 15 minutes by staff who wouldn’t call her an ambulance – and instead took her to hospital in the back of a prisoner transport van. 1,116 more words


My thoughts in words of our missed miscarriage and saying goodbye to our precious baby boy 

It has been awhile since I have blogged. I never could have imagined I would be writing this post. I’m laying in bed, not able to walk more than a few feet to the bathroom because of extreme blood loss due to losing our precious baby boy at twelve and a half weeks along in the pregnancy. 2,096 more words


Too many new mothers ashamed to ask for help with postpartum depression

Sometime in early January, Indiana, then 10 weeks old, slept for eight hours in a row. I didn’t take advantage of it, however. I was tossing and turning, planning out my reactions to disaster scenarios. 880 more words

University Of Alberta

Fashion: Dressing around the baby bump

Pregnancy brought some fashion sacrifices for Victoria Martinez.

“I can’t wear high waisted jeans and button-up shirts anymore, which is all I really want to wear ever,” Martinez says. 529 more words

Culture And Lifestyle

Study: antidepressants in early pregnancy doubles risk of birth defects

Montreal researchers have found a link between antidepressant use in the first three months of pregnancy and birth defects.

The new study from the Université de Montréal raises more concerns about the increasing number of pregnant women taking antidepressant medication, as the drugs double the risk of major congenital malformations in babies. 627 more words

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Toronto scientists discover a mother's blood pressure can predict sex of baby. But there's skepticism

Scientists in Toronto have discovered that a woman’s blood pressure at around 26 weeks before conception indicates if she will give birth to a boy or a girl. 426 more words