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Having a baby is one of the most exciting challenges life has to offer.  

Here's some information that can help you through the early stages - from planning a pregnancy all the way through to welcoming a newborn into your family.

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Alcohol and Pregnancy

September 9, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Drinking when you’re pregnant can be harmful to your baby, so it’s safest to stop drinking before you conceive.

Register Your Pregnancy for Prenatal Care

April 15, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Pregnancy is an exciting time! It's also a time full of physical, emotional and life changes. Get the best possible support during and after pregnancy by registering with your local health authority.

Getting Ultrasounds During Pregnancy

July 24, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

It’s likely you’ll have an ultrasound at least once during pregnancy. This scan lets you know how your baby is developing and when the due date might be. Here’s what to expect.
Dental Care During Pregnancy

Dental Care During Pregnancy

March 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Taking extra care of your mouth and teeth during pregnancy is very important. Did you know that pregnancy hormones can affect the health of your gums?

Including a Doula in Your Birth Experience

January 15, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Hiring a doula can help with labour, delivery and breastfeeding support, help develop your birth wishes and provide comfort and help you prepare for birth.

What to Eat When Pregnant

November 4, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Healthy eating is always important and when you’re pregnant it's vital. Here is a guide on what to eat when pregnant to ensure that you and your baby get all the nutrition you need.
Video About Planning a Pregnancy

Video About Planning a Pregnancy

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Your health before you become pregnant is important when planning a pregnancy. Watch this video to learn more about pre‑pregnancy health, fertility and planning your pregnancy.
Video About Your First Trimester

Video About Your First Trimester

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

You are going to have a baby - Congratulations! Watching this video is a good place to start learning everything you need to know about pregnancy.

Video About Your Second Trimester

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Watch to learn more about what you and your developing baby will experience during the 2nd trimester.

Babies' Development During the Second Trimester

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

The second trimester is a time of rapid growth for your baby (called a fetus). Most of the brain's development begins now and will continue after your baby's birth.



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