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Summer, Teens and Alcohol: Help Them Make Safe Choices

July 22, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting, Alcohol | Tags:

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Summer, Teens and Alcohol: Help Them Make Safe Choices

Remember being a teenager in the summer time? Waking up late with the sun shining through your window. Spending the whole day at the river or lake with your best buds. Riding bikes all over town in search of adventure. Oh, those were the days...

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Keeping Kids Safe on Hot Summer Days

July 8, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Keeping Kids Safe on Hot Summer Days

You may have noticed. It’s hot outside! There is a good chance your family’s summer calendar is filling up with backyard barbeques, days cooling off at the local swimming hole, and camping trips. Make the most out of this summer bliss – keep the whole family safe while out in the sun and avoid heat-illness. Here are tips to help. + MORE

How to Support Healthy Pregnancies in the Workplace

October 29, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags: workplace, safety, pregnancy, being healthy

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How to Support Healthy Pregnancies in the Workplace

Soon-to-be Moms and Dads often continue working up to (or close to) the due date of their baby. It’s important for workplaces to support expectant parents to help ensure safe and healthy pregnancies. Here’s how to create a supportive, healthy work environment. + MORE

Guide to Your First Trimester of Pregnancy

October 8, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags: trimester, first trimester, prenatal, tests, doctor, midwife, physical changes, emotional changes

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Guide to Your First Trimester of Pregnancy

So many new things happen during the first trimester (0-14 weeks) of pregnancy. From emotional and physical changes to medical tests and appointments, it can feel like a rollercoaster. Never fear, we’re here to help you enjoy the ride. + MORE

Breastfeeding, a Powerful Mothering Tool

October 1, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags: breastfeeding, new parents

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Breastfeeding, a Powerful Mothering Tool

Canada is celebrating World Breastfeeding Week from October 1st to 7th. This year's theme highlights the importance of providing support to breastfeeding moms and their families. Our guest blogger, Melanie Foster shares her experience learning to breastfeed her daughter and how a support system helped.

Melanie is a policy analyst with the BC Ministry of Health, who works in early childhood population and public health. Her primary project for her Master's in Public Administration focused on breastfeeding policy.

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