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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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Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) During Pregnancy

Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) During Pregnancy

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

CVS - Chorionic Villus Sampling - is a test that can provide important information about your baby's health.
Planning for Maternity and Parental Leave

Planning for Maternity and Parental Leave

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

The 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.
Concerns About Sexuality After Giving Birth

Concerns About Sexuality After Giving Birth

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Many new moms (and dads!) wonder "How soon after the baby is born can we have sex?" It really varies from person to person and every woman is different.
Relaxation Techniques During Labour and Birth

Relaxation Techniques During Labour and Birth

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Relaxation exercises can help with childbirth. Here are some common techniques you can try:
Check-ups and Tests in the Second Trimester

Check-ups and Tests in the Second Trimester

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

During your second trimester, you’ll see your doctor or midwife about once a month, unless you need extra care.
Shortness of Breath During Pregnancy

Shortness of Breath During Pregnancy

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Shortness of breath is one of the most common concerns for pregnant women. It's caused by the extra demands on your body - and in most cases, it's normal.
Preparing for Visitors With Your New Baby

Preparing for Visitors With Your New Baby

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Family and friends will likely be excited to meet your new baby, but a constant stream of visitors can disturb your sleep and rest time.
Fetal Development in the Third Trimester

Fetal Development in the Third Trimester

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

During the third trimester (the last three months of pregnancy) your baby continues to develop, gains weight and begins to prepare for the birthing process.
First Stage of Labour - Transition Phase

First Stage of Labour - Transition Phase

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

For many women, the transition phase is the most challenging part of labour.
Help With Urination After Giving Birth

Help With Urination After Giving Birth

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

For the first while after giving birth it may be difficult to pee. You may also find it hard to tell when your bladder's full.

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