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The MotHERS Program
The MotHERS Program

Improving mothers’ health benefits the whole family

The MotHERS Program is dedicated to improving mother’s health through education, research and screening.

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Before Pregnancy
Before Pregnancy

Prime your body now for successful conception

Are you getting enough Folic Acid?

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During Pregnancy
During Pregnancy

What you need to know, from prenatal tests to labour

Complications are common - which is why women are monitored throughout their pregnancy.

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After Delivery
After Delivery

Your baby has finally arrived, welcome to motherhood!

Everything you need to know about infant care.

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November 6, 2014

The CHEO “Be Sweet to Babies” research team and the University of Ottawa’s School of Nursing have released a NEW video showing parents how they can reduce their infant’s pain during newborn screening and other blood tests. Research shows that breastfeeding, skin-to-skin care, and sucrose reduce...

November 6, 2014

Evidence suggests that risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease may be programmed while the fetus is developing during pregnancy and within the first few years of life. We now know that conditions experienced while in utero may shape our risk for diseases by altering how our genes are turned...