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Changes changes changes.  

They're the hallmarks of pregnancy.  

Here's a look at some of the changes you can expect, and tips for getting through them.

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Using Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications During Pregnancy

Using Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications During Pregnancy

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Is it safe to take medication while you’re pregnant? What about natural health products? Some are safe but others may be harmful. So it's best to get advice from an expert.
Writing Your Birth Plan or Birth Wishes

Writing Your Birth Plan or Birth Wishes

August 12, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Once you go into labour, you may not be able to control your surroundings. So many women write up a birth plan.
Rh Factor in Pregnancy

Rh Factor in Pregnancy

August 12, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Blood 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.
High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy

High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy

August 12, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Some pregnant women will develop high blood pressure during their pregnancy which can be dangerous to you and your baby. Know the signs.
Mothers' Physical Changes in the First Trimester

Mothers' Physical Changes in the First Trimester

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

The 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.
Packing for a Birth in the Hospital

Packing for a Birth in the Hospital

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

If 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.
Healthy Weight Gain in the Second Trimester

Healthy Weight Gain in the Second Trimester

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

How much weight should you be gaining now? The average amount for a woman in her second trimester is less than a pound a week.
Mothers' Physical Changes During the Second Trimester

Mothers' Physical Changes During the Second Trimester

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

During 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.
Advice When Considering a Midwife or Doctor

Advice When Considering a Midwife or Doctor

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

One 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.
Pregnancy Weight Gain In the First Trimester

Pregnancy Weight Gain In the First Trimester

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

How much weight should you gain in the first trimester of your pregnancy? Not very much.

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