Pregnancy and Childbirth

Whether you are thinking about getting pregnant or are already expecting, our topics about pregnancy and childbirth can answer many of your questions.

In this section, we have provided topics and tools that are important for the expectant mother and those close to her. Our topics cover a vast range of information related to pregnancy, labour, delivery as well as the postpartum periods. This section also includes tools to help you become better informed about your pregnancy and childbirth. These topics cover concerns ranging from dealing with morning sickness to support during and after childbirth.

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Learn about the benefits of breastfeeding for both baby and mother, and find answers to some of the most common breastfeeding questions.

Labour, Delivery, and Postpartum Period

This topic provides information about labour and delivery, some key health concerns related to each, and also shares some experiences and concerns women may have in the postpartum period.


Find information about planning a pregnancy and steps you can take to make your pregnancy as healthy as possible.

Pregnancy and Nutrition

HealthLink BC's registered dietitians have compiled resources with nutrition and healthy eating information designed specifically for pregnant women.

Pregnancy-Related Problems

Find important information about common problems that may occur during pregnancy.

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Healthy Families BC

The Healthy Families BC website encourages families to work together to create healthier lives, schools, communities, and workplaces for all British Columbians. The website provides practical tips on healthy eating and healthy lifestyle choices. Visit the Pregnancy and Parenting section of their website for tips and tools to help you raise a healthy family.

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control now at 1-800-567-8911.

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