Giving birthGiving birthGiving birthGEnglishPregnancyNANANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NALanding PageCollection Hub<p>After nine months, the time for holding your baby is drawing near. But first there is the issue of labour and delivery. Find information that will help you prepare for giving birth, including planning, labour and the postpartum period.</p><p>After nine months of wondering about your baby, the time for holding them in your arms is drawing near. But first there is the issue of labour and delivery. If you are a first-time mother, this is probably the event that you have been most anxious and worried about. Find information that will help you prepare for giving birth, including planning, labour and the postpartum period.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Planning for childbirth</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find information about creating a birth plan and the pros and cons of a home birth vs. a hospital birth creating a birth plan. The more prepared and informed you are about childbirth, the more confident you will feel. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=393&language=English">Your health-care team</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=394&language=English">Your birth plan</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=395&language=English">Home birth</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=396&language=English">Hospital birth</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=405&language=English">The expecting father: How to help in childbirth</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Labour and delivery</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn about the signs of labour and make sure you can tell the difference between real labour vs. false labour. Also find information about fetal monitoring and some of the assistive devices that may be used. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=397&language=English">Signs of labour</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=398&language=English">Labour and delivery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=399&language=English">Stages of labour and delivery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=400&language=English">Labour induction</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=401&language=English">Pain management in labour and delivery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=402&language=English">Fetal monitoring</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=403&language=English">Forceps delivery and vacuum extraction</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=404&language=English">Episiotomy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=408&language=English">Vaginal birth after caesarean section</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Caesarean section</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Caesarean section is the surgical delivery of a baby through incisions in the abdomen and uterus. Find information about this, why they are done, recovery after the procedure and the possibility of having a vaginal birth after having had a caesarean section. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=406&language=English">Caesarean section</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=407&language=English">Recovery after caesarean section</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=408&language=English">Vaginal birth after caesarean section</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Concerns during labour</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn about some of the complications that can occur during labour. Also find information about premature labour and birth, twins and multiple babies, and breech and other positions the baby may present in. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=409&language=English">Concerns during labour</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=410&language=English">Premature labour and premature birth</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=411&language=English">Delivery of twins and multiple babies</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=412&language=English">Breech and other unusual deliveries</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Newborn babies at birth</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn what to expect once your baby is born including how they may look. Learn about the physical changes that take place at birth, and what an Apgar score is and how it is used. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=413&language=English">Newborn babies at birth</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">The postpartum period</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>The postpartum period is the six weeks after your baby is born. Learn about some of the physical and emotional changes that you may go through as you recover from childbirth. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=414&language=English">The postpartum period</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=415&language=English">Childbirth recovery and postpartum care</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=407&language=English">Recovery after caesarean section</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=416&language=English">Breast changes after childbirth</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=417&language=English">Postpartum: Physical concerns</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=418&language=English">Baby blues and postpartum depression</a></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/giving_birth_landing_page.jpgGivingBirth

 

 

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