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Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

The birth of a child is an exciting time for any family, but in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are understandably concerned over the health of their new baby, their other children, and themselves. Following public health guidelines for maintaining physical distancing, washing hands, and only leaving the home for essential trips is still the best way to keep your children and yourself safe; however, there are special considerations for pregnant/breastfeeding mothers, and care for newborns.

Physical Activity

Places where we gather to be active, such as gym facilities, recreation centres, swimming pools, sports fields and parks, have been closed in order to support social and physical distancing and self-isolation measures. Despite these closures, physical activity is still important, and everyone should continue to participate, as they are able, for both their physical and mental well-being.

Other Resources

Many healthcare workers are experiencing higher levels of stress during this time, which can greatly affect their sleep.  Dr. Brian Murray from Sunnybrook Hospital describes 10 tips healthcare workers can practice to get the sleep they need to better protect themselves and others.