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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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Mothers' Physical Changes During the Second Trimester

Mothers' Physical Changes During the Second Trimester

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

During 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.
Advice When Considering a Midwife or Doctor

Advice When Considering a Midwife or Doctor

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

One of the key decisions to make in choosing a healthcare provider is whether to use a doctor or a midwife for your pregnancy. In BC, the healthcare system will pay for either - but not both.
First Stage of Labour - Active Phase

First Stage of Labour - Active Phase

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

During the active phase of first-stage labour you may feel serious, quiet and introspective.
Pregnancy Weight Gain In the First Trimester

Pregnancy Weight Gain In the First Trimester

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

How much weight should you gain in the first trimester of your pregnancy? Not very much.
Special Concerns During Pregnancy

Special Concerns During Pregnancy

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

All women need extra care when they’re pregnant, but certain conditions and situations may call for additional, specialized attention.
When to Call Your Healthcare Provider

When to Call Your Healthcare Provider

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Lots of different things happen to your body when you’re pregnant and - especially if you're pregnant for the first time - it's not always easy to know when to ask for help.
Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) During Pregnancy

Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) During Pregnancy

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

CVS - Chorionic Villus Sampling - is a test that can provide important information about your baby's health.
Planning for Maternity and Parental Leave

Planning for Maternity and Parental Leave

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

The 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.
Concerns About Sexuality After Giving Birth

Concerns About Sexuality After Giving Birth

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Many new moms (and dads!) wonder "How soon after the baby is born can we have sex?" It really varies from person to person and every woman is different.
Relaxation Techniques During Labour and Birth

Relaxation Techniques During Labour and Birth

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Relaxation exercises can help with childbirth. Here are some common techniques you can try:

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