Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

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Perinatal depression is a common mental illness that affects your mood. It occurs during pregnancy and/or within one year of childbirth. It can also impact your entire family, including your partner, baby and other children. Too often, perinatal depression is not recognized and the person does not get the care or support they need and would benefit from. Fortunately, there are many ways to get better and recover.

The health care you receive should be tailored to your unique needs and goals. Person- and family-centred care invites you and your family to partner with your health-care team, helping you make decisions best suited to you.

Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviours: Healthy Habits That Will Last a Lifetime

In Canada, one in three children are overweight or obese (PHAC, 2011). Overweight and obese children are at increased risk for health problems such as diabetes, lung, heart, gut and muscle diseases, depression, low self-esteem and social issues (e.g. bullying)

Staying active is one of the most important ways you can stay on your feet and avoid falling.
Many people are afraid of falling, especially if they have fallen before, have fragile bones, or have challenges with their balance or strength.
Think about what you can do to keep your body in good condition and to avoid falls.

Venous leg ulcers can occur in both men and women; and may develop as a result of any injury to the leg or conditions such as varicose vein, blood clot in the leg, multiple pregnancies, overweight and standing for long periods of time (e.g., job related situations).