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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: wikimedia.commons

Being an adult is challenging. Eating well three times a day, every day, for an entire life is one of those things. Doing so while you are also responsible for feeding another being that is growing inside of you at an alarming rate – that’s a... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: Valerie Thomas

Ellen had four babies at Whitehorse General Hospital. Her births were always fast and she liked the support that she got at the hospital. In her fifth pregnancy her baby was diagnosed with spina bifida at the 20 week ultrasound. Spina bifida is a... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: Kim Melton

Ok, so when I hear the words “pelvic floor” the folks I think of are pregnant women and the elderly. It's also a term that has come up in yoga classes, usually in the context of maintaining strength en route to joining one of those groups of... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-09-01, PHOTO: by Amanda Stumpp

“I would have loved to have had midwifery care and a home birth for all my pregnancies, but that wasn’t possible,” says Christine, a Whitehorse resident. When she was pregnant with her first baby and two months away from her due date she noticed... Read more

Yukon Families

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What's Up Yukon May 12, 2016 Issue

Her relationship with her boyfriend was complicated. She had friends who had had an abortion, and friends who had given their baby up for adoption, but neither of those were options she ever considered. Read more

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Courtesy of YQFA

It’s 1929, Virginia Woolf publishes her famous extended feminist essay, called “A Room of One’s Own,” exploring the gender disparity between women and men. Fast forward to 2016 and discussion around gender politics has widened to include people... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-03-31, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

The excitement of a pregnancy is fuelled by the unknown and profound changes that it brings to you and your family. Filling in that information to make it a little less “unknown” can be a daunting task as you navigate from government department to... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2015-11-26 PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

When a woman is eight months pregnant, posing for a picture is not a very enticing concept. The art of portraiture is so often wrapped up in our self-esteem, and pregnancy can hit that a little hard. Along with the joy, hope and plans for the... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: courtesy of Catherine O’Donovan

I didn’t set out to be a teen parent; I didn’t plan for the majority of things that have happened since high school, but in that way I am no different than most young adults who are finding themselves. I am happy with every decision and its... Read more

Family and Health

Maternity Time

Photo by Aleister Grant

Giving birth is never an easy task. Nothing is guaranteed to run smoothly, and a lot of patience is required of everyone involved. Read more

Yukon Families