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Our cohort is slowly building up! We have 91 women enrolled so far and have had over 60 births! Congratulations to everyone who has welcomed home their new baby! Best wishes and health!
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ABC is the first Aboriginal birth cohort in Canada, and it seeks to understand the factors that cause adiposity (fatness) in Aboriginal children during the first three years of age.
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ABC is the first Aboriginal birth cohort in Canada, and it seeks to understand the factors that cause adiposity (fatness) in Aboriginal children during the first three years of age.
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Healthy Pregnancy
With so much information available on pregnancy, it can become difficult for women to know how to best take care of their health -- What should I eat? How much weight should I gain during pregnancy? How can I improve my overall health during pregnancy? Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada can provide concrete answers to your healthy pregnancy questions.
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/preg-gros/index-eng.php
Women’s health – pregnancy
Becoming a mother is one of the most exciting times in a woman"s life. This section of womenshealth.gov will help you learn what you can do before, during, and after pregnancy to give your baby a healthy start to life.
http://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/
Prenatal nutrition guide
A woman"s nutritional and overall health, before and during pregnancy, influences the health of her developing baby. Eating well, combined with taking a daily multivitamin, can give a woman the nutrients she needs to feel good, have energy, and support a healthy pregnancy. This website provides a prenatal nutrition guide to maintain a healthy diet in pregnancy.
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/prenatal/index-eng.php
Caring for kids of all ages
Caring for Kids is designed to provide parents with information about their child"s health and well-being. This website provides an array of resources on kids of all age groups, starting with newborns all the way to teens!
http://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/
 
Maternal Health Bulletin
This page provides WHO resources on maternal health, including highlights of research conducted in child and maternal health globally, as well as articles on technical information, such as making pregnancy safer as well as perinatal health.
http://www.who.int/topics/maternal_health/en/
Postpartum Depression
For every woman, having a baby is a challenging time, both physically and emotionally. It is natural for many new mothers to have mood swings after delivery, feeling joyful one minute and depressed the next. However, some women may experience a deep and ongoing depression which lasts much longer. This is called postpartum depression.
Below are some helpful links for understanding and coping with postpartum depression:
Canadian Mental Health Association
http://www.cmha.ca/bins/content_page.asp?cid=3-86-87-88
Public Health Canada
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/mh-sm/preg_dep-eng.php
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
http://www.camh.net/About_Addiction_Mental_Health/Mental_Health_Information
/Postpartum_Depression/ppd_ci_mood_disturbance.html