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Archive for January 2015

I’m pregnant with my first baby and due to give birth in the next few months. I’ve experienced depression in the past, and am worried that I might develop post-partum depression. What are the risk factors and warning signs? What should I do to decrease my likelihood of developing post-partum depression?

Written by our mental health expert, Dr. Emily Koert, Registered Clinical Counsellor. We know that if you’ve had an episode of depression in the past, you’re more likely to develop post-partum depression. However, don’t despair – the fact that you’re aware of the risk means that you can intervene earlier, so that it’s less likely […]

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Woman shares her experience of growing up with same-sex parents

“I have same-sex parents, and everything is fine” So begins Lizzie Fierro’s account of growing up with same-sex parents – in fact, 3 mothers in total after her parents separated and 1 parent remarried. She shares that she used to feel self-conscious about her family because she worried that people wouldn’t understand her experience. It […]

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Study confirms that sperm quality declines with age

It has long been accepted that female fertility declines with age, but there has been conflicting evidence as to whether the same is true for male fertility. However, a new study conducted at the University of Otago in New Zealand provides what appears to be irrefutable evidence that male fertility also declines with age. A […]

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New study finds no special fertility risks for women with celiac disease

A recent study may provide welcome relief to women with celiac disease who are hoping to have children in the future. According to the study, women with celiac disease are no more likely to have fertility problems than women without the disorder. Celiac disease is caused by an adverse reaction to gluten, which can cause […]

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