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.
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.
January 26, 2018Wondering what's involved in early visits to your doctor or midwife? Here's an overview of what to expect.
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.
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.
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 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.
August 11, 2013During the active phase of first-stage labour you may feel serious, quiet and introspective.
August 10, 2013Many 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.
August 10, 2013For many women, the transition phase is the most challenging part of labour.