When a new mom has disturbing thoughts about hurting her baby

Postpartum OCD is frequently misdiagnosed and misunderstood – but it is treatable, help is available

When a new mom has disturbing thoughts about hurting her baby
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Postpartum OCD is frequently misdiagnosed and misunderstood – but it is treatable, help is available

Women facing the ‘baby bounce’ have legal options

A pregnant woman facing termination or a mom coming off maternity leave who learns she won’t be rehired may have grounds for a human rights complaint

Women facing the ‘baby bounce’ have legal options
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A pregnant woman facing termination or a mom coming off maternity leave who learns she won’t be rehired may have grounds for a human rights complaint

The waiting is the hardest part, for the hopeful and the pregnant

If abortion is such a hard decision, as even advocates maintain, why aren't women allowed the time to make it?

The waiting is the hardest part, for the hopeful and the pregnant
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If abortion is such a hard decision, as even advocates maintain, why aren’t women allowed the time to make it?

Putting a stop to health care that lacks value

Choosing Wisely is helping obstetricians and gynecologists target reductions in unnecessary care that may harm patients and cost the Canadian health system

Putting a stop to health care that lacks value
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Choosing Wisely is helping obstetricians and gynecologists target reductions in unnecessary care that may harm patients and cost the Canadian health system

Defusing the ticking time bomb of postpartum depression

The biggest predictors of postpartum depression are prenatal depression and a history of depression before conception

Defusing the ticking time bomb of postpartum depression
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LETOURNEAU, DENNIS: The biggest predictors of postpartum depression are prenatal depression and a history of depression before conception

Why is it so hard for mothers to breastfeed in Canada?

Members of the public can help by supporting women’s right to breastfeed in public and demanding baby-friendly standards in health-care settings

Why is it so hard for mothers to breastfeed in Canada?
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LETOURNEAU, LOUGHEED: Members of the public can help by supporting women’s right to breastfeed in public and demanding baby-friendly standards in health-care settings

Too many women still die during pregnancy and childbirth

Canada has committed to 20 projects in African and has contributed millions to help improve pregnancy outcomes, but much more can be done

Too many women still die during pregnancy and childbirth
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BELAID, RIDDE: Canada has committed to 20 projects in African and has contributed millions to help improve pregnancy outcomes, but much more can be done

Having children if you have a mental illness

The key is to think ahead and make sure the necessary resources and support are in place

Having children if you have a mental illness
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LATIMER: The key is to think ahead and make sure the necessary resources and support are in place

Postpartum illness is often more than baby blues

It is vitally important for women experiencing postpartum illness to seek help, not only for themselves but to help to keep children safe

Postpartum illness is often more than baby blues
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LATIMER: It is vitally important for women experiencing postpartum illness to seek help, not only for themselves but to help to keep children safe

Advice for pregnant women with psychiatric illnesses

Although there are potential risks involved with taking medication, there are very real risks if important psychiatric medication is stopped

Advice for pregnant women with psychiatric illnesses
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LATIMER: Although there are potential risks involved with taking medication, there are very real risks if important psychiatric medication is stopped