During Pregnancy
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Welcome to pregnancy! Here you will find information on what to expect during pregnancy.

You are pregnant, now what?

All pregnant women are encouraged to contact Healthy From The Start and  sign up as early in your pregnancy as possible.

Here are some suggestions to help you have a healthy pregnancy and grow a healthy baby:

Throughout your pregnancy, your health care professional will recommend tests and procedures to check on your health and your baby’s.

  • Urine test, blood pressure and weight checks
  • Blood tests
  • Ultrasounds
  • Prenatal genetic screening
  • Glucose screening
  • Group B streptococcus

It's not too early to think about how you are going to feed your baby. Check out​ our breastfeeding page for more information.

All of these topics and more can be found on HealthyFamiliesBC and Baby's Best Chance websites.

Twins or more!

If you’re pregnant with twins or more, learn about specific prenatal care.

Unplanned pregnancy

If you think you may be pregnant, you may feel happy, sad, worried, or just confused. You are not alone. Every year many women in BC experience unplanned pregnancies.

If you are pregnant and not sure if this is the right time to have a baby, find out more.

Experiencing pregnancy loss

Sadly, sometimes pregnancy ends in a loss.  This is a difficult time, so reach out for support. Talk with family, friends, or a counsellor if you’re dealing with the loss of your pregnancy. If you feel very sad or depressed for longer than a couple of weeks, talk to a counsellor or your doctor.

For more information:

Looking to the future

In the future, you might want to get pregnant again. You may have unresolved feelings and fears of losing the pregnancy again. This is normal.

Future pregnancies may be emotionally difficult. If you allow yourself time to grieve your loss now, you might find your worries easier to cope with during your next pregnancy.  If you have any questions, contact your doctor or midwife.


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