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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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Video About the First 6 to 8 Weeks at Home with Baby

Video About the First 6 to 8 Weeks at Home with Baby

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Caring for your baby is a full‑time job. Watch this video to learn more.
Using Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications During Pregnancy

Using Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications During Pregnancy

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Is it safe to take medication while you’re pregnant? What about natural health products? Some are safe but others may be harmful. So it's best to get advice from an expert.
The First Stage of Labour - Early Phase

The First Stage of Labour - Early Phase

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

The first stage of labour begins with contractions that continue to increase in length and intensity, and ends when the cervix is fully dilated.
Physical Activity and Breastfeeding

Physical Activity and Breastfeeding

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Physical activity is healthy after giving birth, as long as you don't overdo it. And don't worry - it won't cause any problems with breastfeeding.
Alcohol and Smoking After Pregnancy

Alcohol and Smoking After Pregnancy

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Drinking and smoking aren't just harmful when you're pregnant - they can affect your baby's health, too.
Healthy Eating When Planning a Pregnancy

Healthy Eating When Planning a Pregnancy

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Eating well is one of the most important things you can do right now to help ensure a healthy pregnancy - and a healthy baby.
Develop a Breastfeeding Plan

Develop a Breastfeeding Plan

August 12, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

The process of preparing to breastfeed should begin before you even have your baby.
Writing Your Birth Plan or Birth Wishes

Writing Your Birth Plan or Birth Wishes

August 12, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Once you go into labour, you may not be able to control your surroundings. So many women write up a birth plan.
Telling Pre-Labour and True Labour Apart

Telling Pre-Labour and True Labour Apart

August 12, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

It's easy to confuse pre-labour with true labour. Here's a list of signs to help you tell the difference.
Special Issues With Multiple Births

Special Issues With Multiple Births

August 12, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

If you're expecting more than one baby, you already know you'll be facing extra challenges as parents.

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  1. Activity & Lifestyles
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  3. Pregnancy & Parenting
    1. Pregnancy & Birth
    2. Babies (0-12 months)
    3. Toddlers (12-36 months)
    4. Preschool (3-5 years)
    5. Children (6-11 years)
    6. Teens (12-18 years)
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