SuperDAD-How to Connect with your New Baby

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Gone are the days where dads were expected to go to work, come home, play with their child for 10 minutes and that’s it. Today dads are expected, and wanting, to be more of an active participant in raising their children. The positive effect is that dads are creating much stronger bonds with their children than ever before. The big question is how does a new dad connect with their newborn? There are many who find it difficult to bond with their child until they are old enough to play together.

Here are some tips to build a bond with your baby early:

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How to Stay Fit in Pregnancy and Postpartum

How to stay fit in pregnancy

The Toronto Star recently published an article promoting the health benefits of exercise in pregnancy and the postpartum period and we couldn’t agree more. With May beingĀ Mental Health Month, regular exercise is a big componentĀ in emotional wellness too.

In the article it cites an opinion piece published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) that states (pregnant women) who remain active experience fewer aches and pains and are less likely to need a Cesarean or experience poor bladder control. It also mentions that not knowing what kind of exercise pregnant women should be doing is in part to blame for why so few expecting mothers are not getting as much exercise as they should. While Canadian guidelines encourage exercise they also have a list of precautions such as: watch your heart rate, don`t get competitive, mind your balance and don’t lose your breath. This makes searching for the right exercise a bit intimidating.

The search ends here!

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