You and your partnerYYou and your partnerYou and your partnerEnglishNAPrematureNANANAPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00Z7.8000000000000066.5000000000000797.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Read about coping with the challenges of taking care of a disabled child. These challenges can have a huge impact on the relationship between the parents.</p><p>Coping with the challenges of taking care of a disabled child can have a huge impact on the relationship between the parents. Even if your relationship is strong, it’s normal for each parent to react and cope differently.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>It is normal for parents to react differently and cope in their own ways when they have a child who is sick or who needs extra care.</li> <li>Make sure you are each caring for yourselves and taking care of your own mental and physical health.</li> <li>Talk to each other and try to find methods of coping together or separately, such as physical activity or support groups.</li></ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/You_and_your_partner.jpg
Your baby's primary health-care teamYYour baby's primary health-care teamYour baby's primary health-care teamEnglishNABaby (1-12 months)BodyNAHealth care professionalsAdult (19+)NA2009-10-18T04:00:00Z11.500000000000045.3000000000000469.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Read about a baby's primary health-care team: the family physician or paediatrician, and other health-care providers such as the dentist and audiologist.<br></p><p>When your baby is first born, either a family physician or a paediatrician will assess them to make sure they are in good health. After discharge from the hospital, your baby will need to see either a family physician or a paediatrician to ensure that they stay healthy. If health concerns do arise, these professionals are available to help your baby through their challenges, or they may refer them to more specialized health-care providers.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>When your baby is born you will need to decide whether they will be taken care of going forward by a paediatrician or by a family doctor.</li> <li>As your baby gets older they may need to see other health-care professionals including a dentist, optometrist and an audiologist.</li></ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PP_baby_462_EN.jpg
Your birth planYYour birth planYour birth planEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyNANAPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00Z9.2000000000000063.6000000000000448.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>How to create an effective birth plan. Things to discuss with the health-care provider, such as banking your baby's umbilical cord blood, are mentioned.</p><p>You may wish to work out a birth plan with your health-care provider some time before delivery. This is a written plan that combines your wishes for childbirth with what your health-care provider thinks is practical. It can help to minimize conflict between you and your health-care provider regarding your options for childbirth. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>A birth plan is a written plan that combines your wishes for childbirth with what your health-care provider thinks is practical.</li> <li>When making a birth plan, you need to consider the different types of interventions that may be offered to help labour and delivery along, such as pain relief or caesarean section.</li> <li>A birth plan is not a written legal contract and it may need to be adjusted, especially if your health or the health of your baby is at risk.</li></ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/your_birth_plan.jpg
Your effect on your child's attachmentYYour effect on your child's attachmentYour effect on your child's attachmentEnglishNABaby (1-12 months)BodyNANAAdult (19+)NA2009-09-22T04:00:00Z9.8000000000000047.7000000000000895.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Read about the different types of adult attachment styles, and how a parent's attachment style can affect their child.</p><p>The Adult Attachment Interview is a questionnaire that evaluates caregivers' early experiences with their own parents, relating them to how the caregivers would respond to their own baby's signals.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>The Adult Attachment Interview evaluates caregivers’ early experiences with their own parents, and relates those experiences to how the caregivers would respond to their baby’s signals.</li> <li>Caregivers are categorized into one of four attachment classifications: secure/autonomous, insecure/dismissing, insecure/preoccupied, or insecure/unresolved.</li></ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/your_affect_on_your_childs_attachment.jpg
Your health-care team during pregnancyYYour health-care team during pregnancyYour health-care team during pregnancyEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyNAHealth care professionalsPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00Z11.100000000000044.3000000000000859.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Read about the health-care team that will take care of you during labour and delivery. Information on choosing a health-care provider is discussed.</p><p>These days, women in the developed world have many choices in terms of who will take care of them through their pregnancy, childbirth, and the first few weeks after birth. When you choose your health-care provider, you need to consider whether your pregnancy is low- or high-risk, how much of a role you want to play in decision-making, and your thoughts about "natural" deliveries and pain medication. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>The three main health-care providers available to pregnant women are an obstetrician, a family physician and a midwife.</li> <li>Many other health-care professionals may also be a part of your health-care team including an anaesthetist, nurses or a doula.</li></ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/your_health_care_team_pregnancy.jpg

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