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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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Check-ups and Tests in the Second Trimester

Check-ups and Tests in the Second Trimester

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

During your second trimester, you’ll see your doctor or midwife about once a month, unless you need extra care.
Shortness of Breath During Pregnancy

Shortness of Breath During Pregnancy

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Shortness 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.
Special Health Concerns During Pregnancy

Special Health Concerns During Pregnancy

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

During pregnancy, here is a look at some common complications women may experience - and what to do if they happen to you.
Preparing for Visitors With Your New Baby

Preparing for Visitors With Your New Baby

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Family and friends will likely be excited to meet your new baby, but a constant stream of visitors can disturb your sleep and rest time.
Fetal Development in the Third Trimester

Fetal Development in the Third Trimester

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

During the third trimester (the last three months of pregnancy) your baby continues to develop, gains weight and begins to prepare for the birthing process.
First Stage of Labour - Transition Phase

First Stage of Labour - Transition Phase

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

For many women, the transition phase is the most challenging part of labour.
Help With Urination After Giving Birth

Help With Urination After Giving Birth

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

For the first while after giving birth it may be difficult to pee. You may also find it hard to tell when your bladder's full.
Information on the Third Stage of Labour

Information on the Third Stage of Labour

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

In 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.
Prenatal Genetic Screening and Counseling

Prenatal Genetic Screening and Counseling

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

If you wonder about your chances of having a healthy baby, talk to your healthcare provider about prenatal genetic screening.
Check-ups and Tests in the Third Trimester

Check-ups and Tests in the Third Trimester

August 9, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Now that you're nearing the end of your pregnancy, you’ll be seeing your doctor or midwife more frequently.

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