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Drinking Alcohol and Breastfeeding

baby, FAM, health By February 19, 2007 1 Comment

Women are often warned to not consume alcohol during pregnancy, as ample evidence has shown that it poses a severe and avoidable risk to her unborn baby. The risks of drinking and breastfeeding are not as well defined. (And let’s face it.  You were so good for 9 months.  How long before you can really enjoy the Veuve?)  Breastfeeding mothers receive conflicting advice about whether alcohol and breastfeeding can have an effect on their baby, which often leaves mothers feeling like they have more questions than answers. So, what information should a mother who is considering drinking while breastfeeding know? Instead of being all judgy, we’ve outlined the prevalent research and you can make your own informed decision.

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Working Together as Parents

FAM, kids By August 30, 2006 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

Remember when mom took care of the house and dad went off to work? If you were like me, that was the context in which growing up occurred. My mom was amazing. She baked fresh bread every week and for dinner we always had a homemade dessert. She kept her house clean and her children safe and held her marriage together with patience, persistence, tolerance and love. Dad was amazing too. Every day he would go to work long hours in his construction trade and was home to eat dinner with the family. On weekends he would take us fishing or hiking or we would build things in his workshop.

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Espadrilles for Pregnancy

FAM, pregnancy By July 26, 2006 Tags: , , , , No Comments

The hot shoe for spring is the espadrilleEspadrilles, with their solid wedge bottom and ankle wraps, it is definitely an easy to wear shoe that adds height to your look without sacrificing comfort.  Aldo offers lots of colours and styles for you to pick from.  If you are heading into fall, be sure to also check our fall fashion trends for maternity.

Trading New York City for Gastown, Alyssa Schottland-Bauman arrived in Vancouver fresh from Manhattan six years ago.

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Flu and Pregnancy

FAM, pregnancy By July 1, 2006 Tags: , , , , , , , 2 Comments

Q. Since being pregnant, I have found that I am far more susceptible to colds and flu that are going around. While I understand it’s from a lowered immune system, I would like to know if there is anything I can take safely for cold symptoms other than a humidifier and Vicks Vapour-Rub. I am very nervous about venturing into over-the-counter medications; however, I am losing a lot of sleep and am in some discomfort too.

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