Tag Archives: pregnancy

Defusing the ticking time bomb that can be postpartum depression
By Nicole Letourneau and Cindy Lee Dennis

Recently a distraught young mother from British Columbia took her own life while in the grip of postpartum depression, leaving behind a grieving husband and infant son. She was a Registered Nurse and had been seeking treatment for depression and anxiety. Tragically, the health care system she worked for was unable to help her.

Alcohol use in pregnancy part of a complex set of issues Alcohol use in pregnancy part of a complex set of issues
By Chelsea Ruth

In my work as a neonatologist, I’ve looked after many, many babies. I’ve seen families of all ages, cultures and circumstances. But I’ve never seen a mother who wanted to harm her growing baby.

It’s time to stop treating pregnancy like a disease

André Picard.
The Globe and Mail