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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 in the Third Trimester

Mothers' Physical Changes in the Third Trimester

August 9, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

During the third trimester you may be feeling excited or impatient to finally meet your baby.
Weight Gain in the Third Trimester

Weight Gain in the Third Trimester

August 9, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

During your third trimester, weight gain should be steady and gradual, continuing at about the same rate as in your second trimester.
Choosing Where to Give Birth - Hospital or Home?

Choosing Where to Give Birth - Hospital or Home?

August 9, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

A key part of planning for your baby is deciding where you want to give birth. In BC, women and their partners can choose to have their baby in a hospital or at home.
Help for New Moms Living with Abuse

Help for New Moms Living with Abuse

August 8, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Intimate partner violence is a pattern of physical, sexual or emotional abuse that uses power and control. If your partner abuses you, your baby is at risk, too.
Birth Control for New Moms

Birth Control for New Moms

August 8, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

After giving birth, sex may be the last thing on your mind. But this is the time for you and your partner to think about birth control.
Staying Safe at Work When You're Pregnant

Staying Safe at Work When You're Pregnant

August 8, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

If you’re like most women, you’ll probably work during at least part of your pregnancy. Here are some tips to help ensure your experience is safe and comfortable.
Eating Well With Canada's Food Guide for new Moms

Eating Well With Canada's Food Guide for new Moms

August 8, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Sometimes, it's challenging to make healthy choices about what to eat - or what not to eat - after you've had a baby.
Safe Travel During Pregnancy

Safe Travel During Pregnancy

August 8, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Travel 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.
Safety During Pregnancy

Safety During Pregnancy

August 8, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

When you're pregnant, certain everyday things like bacteria can pose potential risks. Here are some simple steps you can take to keep yourself and your baby healthy.
Meeting the Needs of Pre-term Babies

Meeting the Needs of Pre-term Babies

August 8, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

If you go into labour before the 38th week of your pregnancy, your baby will be "preterm" and may need special care. Giving birth prematurely can be stressful and unexpected.

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