January 30, 2018Pain is a natural part of labour and birth, but every woman's experience is different. Similarly, there are lots of different approaches to managing pain.
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.
January 30, 2018Travel by car or plane is generally safe for pregnant women during their first two trimesters. Here are some tips to help increase your comfort and minimize risks.
January 30, 2018During pregnancy, here is a look at some common complications women may experience - and what to do if they happen to you.
January 30, 2018Kegel exercises help to strengthen the vaginal and perineal area. These muscles support your baby while you're pregnant.
January 30, 2018It’s possible to have a healthy pregnancy if you are vegetarian, but it takes careful planning - you will need extra amounts of iron, calcium, and vitamin B12.
January 30, 2018During pregnancy, it's important to speak with your healthcare provider about sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
January 29, 2018The first trimester of a pregnancy is the most important time of your babies growth. During this early pregnancy period, learn how your growing baby is changing and developing.
January 29, 2018Morning sickness happens in the morning, right? Not necessarily.
January 29, 2018Healthy 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.
January 26, 2018Postpartum depression and anxiety can happen after birth or adoption. The condition is common.
August 11, 2013The first trimester of pregnancy brings big changes, from weighing less than a gram at 5 weeks pregnant to hearing its heart beat at 8 weeks pregnant. Here's an overview of the changes you can expect for your body during this time.
August 10, 2013The two different kinds of leave from work available to parents are maternity leave and parental leave. Maternity leave is available only for the birth mother.
August 11, 2013During the second trimester - weeks 15 to 27 of pregnancy - your emotions may feel more stable. You’ll also experience a range of new physical changes.
August 9, 2013During the third trimester you may be feeling excited or impatient to finally meet your baby.
July 24, 2014It’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.
August 2, 2013Find out what you need to know about registering your baby's birth and signing up for various benefits.
August 13, 2013Watch to learn about how other women felt after their deliveries and advice on how to best care for your newborn, including breastfeeding.
August 14, 2013There are 4 stages of labour. Watch to learn what happens and how you might feel during each stage.
August 2, 2013To maintain a healthy weight during pregnancy, plan your meals and choose healthier foods. Eating for two is about eating twice as healthy, not twice as much.
August 3, 2013Pregnancy can change your sexual relationship, but you and your partner can still be intimate. In fact, this may be a great time to experiment.
January 10, 2018Anxiety and related disorders affect up to 20 per cent of pregnant and postpartum women. Having information about what you might be experiencing and knowing where to get support can help.
September 23, 2015In the second trimester of pregnancy (15-27 weeks), you will likely leave your morning sickness behind and welcome your energy back. From physical changes to getting the chance to see your baby for the first time, here’s an overview of what to expect.
October 8, 2014The first trimester of pregnancy is full physical changes, emotions, and appointments. Use this as a guide of what to expect during the first 0-14 weeks of pregnancy.
February 25, 2014Registered dietitians at HealthLink BC can help provide you with the evidence-informed information you need. Here are the facts on the safety of eating soft cheese during pregnancy.
August 22, 2013We're excited to launch our new breastfeeding tool: Your Breastfeeding Buddy. It's a handy way for new moms to keep track of their breastfeeding experience.
April 9, 2013Being food safe while pregnant is important. A new booklet from the BC Centre for Disease Control lets you know which foods to avoid, safer alternatives and how to handle food safely.
December 20, 2012Pregnant? Wondering how much activity you can do? This blog will help you to stay active and provide recommendations on how to do so safely!
May 18, 2012Have you ever stood on a street corner and asked for directions only to be told different things by different people? Very frustrating, right?
February 2, 2012Each year, since my husband and I first met in 1999, we have watched the movie ‘Groundhog Day' (starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell) on February 2nd. This will be our 13th year watching it.
October 17, 2011I am sure the news has hit that a lady 39 weeks pregnant recently ran/walked the Chicago Marathon! Wow what a feat!