Archive for January, 2015

Keep Your Comments to Yourself!!

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

I asked our Facebook fans what is the worst thing someone has said to you during your pregnancy and I just can’t believe the answers I got. Why do people feel they have the right to say these insensitive things to an already emotional, hormone-raging pregnant woman? I mean 9 months is a long time and there’s a lot of things we just get use to; not sleeping as well, have people stare at us as we waddle around; cravings; morning sickness…but getting used to these comments, that usually come from complete strangers, is a no-can-do. Here is a list that I’ve complied of the top 10 things you should NEVER say to a woman especially a pregnant one!

1. “You’re never gonna be able to get rid of that extra weight!”
2. “You still look 9 months pregnant…Gee thanks!” (After I already had my baby weeks ago)
3. “Wow you’re very large much bigger than the first time.”
4. “Are you SURE it’s only one?”
5. (To a post pregnant woman after I brought my 3 day old into a clinic)
“’re pregnant again!”
6. “You know girls take away the mothers beauty. You must be having a girl.”
7. “You look huge!!”
8. “When is the next one coming?”
9. “You look like you’re having twins”
10. “Wow, you’re so big and round must be due any time now. (I’m only 6 months along)

So the next time you feel the need to provide your unwanted wisdom think twice. She’s probably not interested in listening to your negative comments. Instead tell her how beautiful she looks and that she will be a great mother to her baby.

9 Months in the Womb

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Post by David Wolfe.


Friday, January 2nd, 2015

The Durham Region Health Department’s Online Prenatal Classes are available for free to anyone who is interested in more information about pre and post-natal education.

Importance of Prenatal Classes:

- Knowledge can build confidence when you know what to expect during your pregnancy, birth and beyond.

- It encourage a healthier pregnancy, labor and post-partum period

- It provides you with key resources if you need additional support along with consistent and evidence based information provided at classes

Benefits of on-line Prenatal Classes:

- Convenient to expectant parents who cannot commit to in-class workshops due to work or other barriers

- Accessible to anyone day or night as often as needed

- Learning is at your own pace

- Brings awareness to a larger audience

Durham Region has a wide selection of Prenatal classes to fit your needs. Visit:

for more information.

You can always contact DURHAM HEALTH CONNECTION LINE at 905-666-6241 or toll free at 1-800-841-2729 - Monday to Friday between 9am-6pm