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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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Choosing a Crib and Mattress

Choosing a Crib and Mattress

January 26, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC

According to the Canadian Paediatric Society, the safest place for a baby to sleep is on their back in his or her own crib.
Choosing and Installing a Car Seat

Choosing and Installing a Car Seat

January 26, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC

Here's some advice on choosing and installing the right seat, the right way.
Check-ups and Tests In the First Trimester

Check-ups and Tests In the First Trimester

January 26, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC

Wondering what's involved in early visits to your doctor or midwife? Here's an overview of what to expect.
Using Drugs During Pregnancy

Using Drugs During Pregnancy

January 26, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC

Street drugs and some pharmaceutical drugs can be harmful for you and for your developing baby during pregnancy.
Bringing Your Newborn Baby Home

Bringing Your Newborn Baby Home

January 25, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC

Most new parents are both anxious and excited about bringing their baby home for the first time. Here are some tips to help you welcome your newborn.
Caesarean Birth Overview and FAQs

Caesarean Birth Overview and FAQs

January 25, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC

A caesarean birth (or C-section) is the birth of a baby through a cut in your abdomen and uterus.
Alcohol and Smoking After Pregnancy

Alcohol and Smoking After Pregnancy

January 18, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC

Drinking and smoking aren't just harmful when you're pregnant - they can affect your baby's health, too.
Babies' Development During the Second Trimester

Babies' Development During the Second Trimester

January 18, 2018 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.
Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership

December 23, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC

Nurse-Family Partnership is a free public health program for women having their first baby and ensures they both receive support during pregnancy and after the child is born up to two years of age.
Alcohol and Pregnancy

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.

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