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.
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 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 11, 2013During 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.
August 11, 2013One 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.
August 11, 2013During the active phase of first-stage labour you may feel serious, quiet and introspective.
August 11, 2013How much weight should you gain in the first trimester of your pregnancy? Not very much.
August 11, 2013All women need extra care when they’re pregnant, but certain conditions and situations may call for additional, specialized attention.
August 11, 2013Lots 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.
August 11, 2013CVS - Chorionic Villus Sampling - is a test that can provide important information about your baby's health.
August 10, 2013The 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.
January 25, 2018A caesarean birth (or C-section) is the birth of a baby through a cut in your abdomen and uterus.
August 10, 2013Shortness of breath is one of the most common concerns for pregnant women. It's caused by the extra demands on your body - and in most cases, it's normal.
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 3, 2013Labour partners provide support to the mother during labour and birth. Here are some tips to make sure you're prepared for this important and rewarding job!
August 5, 2013Postpartum depression is common. Here are some myths and facts about this common condition that many new mothers will face.
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 13, 2013Eating well is one of the most important things you can do right now to help ensure a healthy pregnancy - and a healthy baby.
August 9, 2013Now that you're nearing the end of your pregnancy, you’ll be seeing your doctor or midwife more frequently.
January 26, 2018Here's some advice on choosing and installing the right seat, the right way.
August 10, 2013During your second trimester, you’ll see your doctor or midwife about once a month, unless you need extra care.