August 12, 2013Babies who weigh less than 2.5 kilograms (5.5 pounds) at birth are considered "low birth weight" babies. Some, but not all, are born preterm.
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.
August 12, 2013Blood tests will determine your blood type and Rh factor, but there is no way to find out your baby’s blood type until after birth.
August 12, 2013Some pregnant women will develop high blood pressure during their pregnancy which can be dangerous to you and your baby. Know the signs.
August 12, 2013A caesarean birth (or C-section) is the birth of a baby through a cut in your abdomen and uterus .
August 12, 2013Even if you're planning for a natural birth, it's good to be prepared for the fact that minor medical interventions may be needed.
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 11, 2013If you’re planning to have your baby in a hospital, pack a bag ahead of time. Here are some tips for making sure you include all you need.
August 11, 2013Certain kinds of breathing can help you feel more relaxed during labour. Here are some techniques you can practice well ahead of your due date, to make sure you're ready when the time comes.
August 11, 2013How much weight should you be gaining now? The average amount for a woman in her second trimester is less than a pound a week.
August 11, 2013In real life (versus TV), labour tends to be more drawn out. It's not usually necessary to contact your healthcare provider or go to the hospital right away.
August 5, 2013Kegel exercises help to strengthen the vaginal and perineal area. These muscles support your baby while you're pregnant.
August 14, 2013The second stage of labour begins with full dilation and ends with your baby's birth. It can take anywhere from a few minutes to two or three hours.
August 8, 2013Sometimes, it's challenging to make healthy choices about what to eat - or what not to eat - after you've had a baby.
August 14, 2013Watch to learn more about what you and your developing baby will experience during the 2nd trimester.
August 14, 2013Your 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.
August 5, 2013Postpartum depression and anxiety can happen after birth or adoption. The condition is common.
August 5, 2013Women who have delivered a baby vaginally will tell you that, after the birth, one of the most daunting "firsts" was anticipating their first bowel movement.
August 8, 2013Exercise during pregnancy is important to ensure you have a healthy pregnancy. Talk to your doctor or midwife first to make sure it's safe, then make it fun by choosing activities you like.
August 6, 2013During labour, changing position frequently can make you more comfortable. It can also help you manage pain and avoid medications.
August 5, 2013Healthy foods can provide most of nutrients your body needs right now. But if you're breastfeeding, you should take a supplement.