November 13, 2019If you go into labour before the 37th week of your pregnancy, your baby will be "preterm" and may need special care. Giving birth prematurely can be stressful and unexpected.
October 14, 2019It's not something you plan for but some women lose their babies through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or other misfortune. It's important to seek help if you need it.
October 1, 2019If you're just starting out, you might be wondering how much breastfeeding is enough for your baby. Here are some guidelines that can help.
October 1, 2019What happens if you need to take medicine while you're breastfeeding? What about herbal products?
October 1, 2019Wondering how to tell if your baby's had enough breast milk? Here's a list of signs that indicate a good feed.
October 1, 2019Breastfeeding alone can provide all the nutrients your baby needs for the first six months – with one notable exception.
September 9, 2019Drinking when you’re pregnant can be harmful to your baby, so it’s safest to stop drinking before you conceive.
July 18, 2019Playing in and around water is fun and soothing for toddlers. But they need very close supervision to keep them safe.
July 5, 2019Too many children die every year from preventable injuries in British Columbia and many of these happen at home. Reduce the risk by following these tips.
January 30, 2018Pain is a natural part of labour and birth, but every woman's experience is different. Similarly, there are lots of different approaches to managing pain.
November 30, 2014Adolescence is a time of big social and emotional development for your child. It helps to know what to expect and how to support your child through the changes.
August 12, 2013What's a healthy weight for a toddler? And how can you help your child maintain a healthy weight for life?
January 26, 2018The first time your baby gets a cold, fever or upset stomach, it's normal to worry. But learning how to deal with them, can help you breathe easier.
January 18, 2018Babies develop and grow in a very short time. Here's what you can expect in terms of infant development from birth to six months of age.
August 11, 2013Kids who establish healthy lifestyle patterns at a young age will carry them - and their benefits - forward for the rest of their lives.
August 11, 2013The 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.
August 14, 2013Some women choose to express breast milk by hand – which can be done almost anywhere. Here's a useful video to help you with the basics!
August 4, 2013When your baby’s ready for more than breast milk, start introducing foods rich in iron.
August 10, 2013The two different kinds of leave from work available to parents are maternity leave and parental leave. Maternity leave is available only for the birth mother.
January 25, 2018By the age of nine to 12 months, your baby has developed a distinct personality and can demonstrate many emotions. Here's what you can expect.
July 16, 2019Parenting a young child can bring on a variety of emotions and challenges, some good and some difficult, and the potential for a parent’s health to deteriorate because of these stressors is high. Physical activity is a great stress reliever and it helps our bodies to keep up with our busy lives.
June 17, 2019Try these back-to-school lunch recipes that will leave your kids smiling.
February 26, 2019Measles is a serious and contagious disease. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and others too.
September 18, 2018With the start of the new school year, learn ways for you and your family to fit physical activity into your daily routine.
August 28, 2018What do running, jumping, and throwing have in common? They are all things that kids love to do, and at the same time are key building blocks for being physically active for life.
July 24, 2018Learn how you can use the Canadian 24 hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth to help your child lead a healthier and more active lifestyle.
January 10, 2018Anxiety and related disorders affect up to 20 per cent of pregnant and postpartum women. Having information about what you might be experiencing and knowing where to get support can help.
December 27, 2017Instead of a lofty New Year’s resolution that is likely to fall by the wayside before January is over, help your child set a realistic and helpful goal for 2018.
December 13, 2017This year, make your family holiday more about giving to others and sharing experiences.
October 24, 2017Babies can fuss when you put them to bed, they can wake up often in the night, and they can cry more than you ever imagined. The sleeping arrangements you choose are very important for giving your baby the safest sleep possible. Your health care professional is ready to help!