August 12, 2013Once you go into labour, you may not be able to control your surroundings. So many women write up a birth plan.
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, 2013It's easy to confuse pre-labour with true labour. Here's a list of signs to help you tell the difference.
August 12, 2013If you're expecting more than one baby, you already know you'll be facing extra challenges as parents.
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.
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, 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.
January 26, 2018According to the Canadian Paediatric Society, the safest place for a baby to sleep is on their back in his or her own crib.
January 26, 2018Wondering what's involved in early visits to your doctor or midwife? Here's an overview of what to expect.
August 14, 2013Some foods can be harmful to pregnant women and should be avoided. If you're wondering what not to eat when pregnant, these guidelines will help.
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 10, 2013In the third stage of labour the uterus contracts, and the placenta completes its separation from the wall of the uterus and is birthed. This stage can take five to 30 minutes or longer.
August 8, 2013Pregnancy is a special kind of journey - and you can get a special kind of passport to help.
August 11, 2013During the active phase of first-stage labour you may feel serious, quiet and introspective.
January 18, 2018The 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.
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.
August 14, 2013Having a baby not only changes your life - it can transform your body, too. Remember there are two people to be cared for - your baby and you.