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on the best evidence available, says
Maureen Devolin, AHS’s manager of
Sexual and Reproductive Health.
“Parents wanted the photos to
explain the content and so we tried
to build that in,” she says. “And they
wanted the resources to be user-
friendly and easy to use, so we have
an index with colour coding for the
different stages children go through,
making it easy to find information.”
As well, Healthy Parents, Healthy
Children: Pregnancy and Birth is
organized in trimesters and offers
loads of tips to help expectant parents
through pregnancy: “If you’re feeling
uncomfortable, what can you do about
it? If you’re nauseated, if you’re having
headaches, why is that happening?—
and what can you do,” says Devolin.
“We also talk about different stages—
say at 26 to 31 weeks, how big is your
baby? Roughly how much does it
weigh?—those sorts of things.”
She says content is designed to help
moms and dads have the “healthiest
pregnancy and baby possible.”
While lots of information about
pregnancy and parenting is already
available, different sources say
different things and can be confusing,
Devolin says. The idea behind Healthy
Parents, Healthy Children is to provide
consistent and useful information to
parents right here in Alberta.
“We want to make sure parents
across the province receive consistent,
Alberta-based information from
our resources and their health-care
providers,” Devolin says.
Parents can also find out about
resources available in their
However you read Healthy Parents,
Healthy Children (website, ebook or
print), you’ll get the latest information
to help you build a strong foundation
for your children.
— Jen Allford
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