The first step after finding out you’re pregnant is finding a caregiver. There are a few options in Calgary: family doctors specializing in maternity, obstetricians, and midwives. If you choose to go with a family doctor or an obstetrician, you will be referred to a specialist through your current doctor. It is important to speak to your doctor as soon as you know you are pregnant to make plans for care during your pregnancy.
The changing pregnant body may be one of Mother Nature’s more astonishing feats, but nothing grounds us like the aches and pains that tag along for the journey. Luckily, you can address most pregnancy pain gently, safely, and effectively.
Transitioning your child to becoming an older sibling is both exciting and challenging. While adding another child to the family provides your older child with a lifelong friend and playmate, the soon-to-be big sibling may feel reluctant to share their ‘turf.’ Many parents worry about how their child will react to a new baby in the house, and do their best to reassure their big kid that they are still very much loved and an important part of the family. There are some things you can do to make the transition easier for everyone. Here are some simple dos and don’ts for each stage of the process of adjusting to a newborn in the home.
When you are trying to conceive, you will quickly find there are many things that you will need to remember and a large number of decisions you will need to make. While it can seem overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be. A good TTC checklist covering conception, pregnancy and delivery may be just what you require in order to reduce stress and make you feel as confident and in control of the process as possible.
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