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.
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 8, 2013Having a will in place is a key undertaking, particularly once you become a new parent.
August 8, 2013Pregnancy is a special kind of journey - and you can get a special kind of passport to help.
August 8, 2013The fourth stage of labour is the first two or three hours after birth. You may feel dizzy or faint if you stand up.
August 6, 2013During labour, changing position frequently can make you more comfortable. It can also help you manage pain and avoid medications.
August 6, 2013Most pregnant women are prescribed multivitamin and mineral supplements. But it’s still important to get essential nutrients from food.
August 6, 2013If you're past your due date, your healthcare provider may recommend induction – a process to start labour before it begins on its own.
August 5, 2013Your partner and anyone else you'd like can be with you during your labour and birth. Think about who you want to include and make sure they're available.
August 5, 2013Prenatal classes can help you and your partner plan for what you can expect - physically and emotionally - during childbirth and the early days of parenting.
August 5, 2013Having a baby can bring couples closer together, but adjusting to life with a new baby can cause some challenges within a relationship.
August 3, 2013When you're pregnant, your partner may be your primary support. But no one person can give you all you need, so it's good to have support teams.
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 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 2, 2013Staying active is good when you’re pregnant. But as your body changes, you need to be careful with certain types of movement to keep yourself, and your baby, safe.
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 4, 2013Whether you're curious about that to eat during pregnancy or want to make sure you get all the nutrition you and your baby need, Canada's Food Guide can help.
August 2, 2013In most parts of life, women in their 30s are not considered "of advanced age." But when you're planning a pregnancy, being over 35 can make things more challenging.
August 3, 2013If your partner has threatened or used physical, verbal, emotional or sexual abuse in the past, this may get worse when you're pregnant. Don't be afraid to ask for help.
August 2, 2013Smoking and second-hand smoke are harmful before and during pregnancy, and after your baby is born. If you're pregnant and smoke, now is the time for you and your partner to quit or cut back.
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.