In Arabic: list of articles for expectant women and fathers-to-be to bring with them to the IWK
in French language: list of articles for expectant women and fathers-to-be to bring with them to the IWK
In Chinese language: list of articles for expectant women and fathers-to-be to bring with them to the IWK
Instructions are given for certain medications you may need after you have your baby for the treatment of pain, heartburn, iron deficiency, and hemorroids.
What is cervical ripening? Your cervix is the opening to your uterus. During pregnancy your cervix is firm and closed to keep your baby inside. Late in pregnancy and during early labour the cervix gets soft and thin so it can open wide enough to let a baby come through. This is called effacement and dilation. Most women start labour their own. For some women, there may be a need to help labour start. This is called "Induction of Labour".
This pamphlet explains the options available to women who have had a baby by cesarean birth (sometimes called “cesarean delivery”, “c-section” or “CS”). Women who have had a cesarean often give birth vaginally in their next pregnancy. This may be referred to as Trial of Labour after Cesarean (TOLAC) or Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC). When you can plan for a VBAC, what makes a VBAC safe and successful, as well as the benefits and risks of VBAC, are listed.
information is given on things one can do at home to help relieve pain, what medications can be taken, and what conditions merit contact with a healthcare provider.
list of articles for expectant women and fathers-to-be to bring with them to the IWK