August 9, 2013A 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.
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.
August 8, 2013If 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.
August 8, 2013When 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.
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.
August 8, 2013Pregnancy is a special kind of journey - and you can get a special kind of passport to help.
August 6, 2013Most pregnant women are prescribed multivitamin and mineral supplements. But it’s still important to get essential nutrients from food.
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, 2013Pregnancy should be a joyful and exciting time, but body and hormonal changes can also create feelings of stress for a mother-to-be.
August 5, 2013Early in your pregnancy, you can expect to visit your doctor or midwife every four to six weeks.
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, 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 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 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 12, 2013Some pregnant women will develop high blood pressure during their pregnancy which can be dangerous to you and your baby. Know the signs.
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 10, 2013If you wonder about your chances of having a healthy baby, talk to your healthcare provider about prenatal genetic screening.
January 30, 2018During pregnancy, it's important to speak with your healthcare provider about sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
August 14, 2013If you drink when you’re pregnant, your baby’s drinking, too. And that can cause serious problems.
August 4, 2013Lots of women have babies in their 30s and beyond. But when it comes to pregnancy care, anyone over 35 is considered to be "of advanced maternal age."