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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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Drinking Alcohol When You're Pregnant

Drinking Alcohol When You're Pregnant

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

If you drink when you’re pregnant, your baby’s drinking, too. And that can cause serious problems.
Information on the Second Stage of Labour

Information on the Second Stage of Labour

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

The second stage of labour begins with full dilation and ends with your baby's birth. It can take anywhere from a few minutes to two or three hours.
Your Body After Pregnancy

Your Body After Pregnancy

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Having a baby not only changes your life - it can transform your body, too. Remember there are two people to be cared for - your baby and you.
Video about Your Third Trimester

Video about Your Third Trimester

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Learn more about what you and your developing baby will experience during the 3rd trimester.
Video about labour and birth

Video About Labour and Birth

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

There are 4 stages of labour. Watch to learn what happens and how you might feel during each stage.
Video About the Early Days with your Baby

Video About the Early Days with your Baby

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Watch to learn about how other women felt after their deliveries and advice on how to best care for your newborn, including breastfeeding.
Video About the First 6 to 8 Weeks at Home with Baby

Video About the First 6 to 8 Weeks at Home with Baby

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Caring for your baby is a full‑time job. Watch this video to learn more.
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.
The First Stage of Labour - Early Phase

The First Stage of Labour - Early Phase

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

The first stage of labour begins with contractions that continue to increase in length and intensity, and ends when the cervix is fully dilated.
Physical Activity and Breastfeeding

Physical Activity and Breastfeeding

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Physical activity is healthy after giving birth, as long as you don't overdo it. And don't worry - it won't cause any problems with breastfeeding.

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    3. Toddlers (12-36 months)
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