Labour is the series of uterine contractions that dilate (open) and efface (thin) your cervix for birth. Your due date is a guide to when labour will begin, but babies often come days or weeks before or after due dates.
Medical care should begin early in your pregnancy. It is important during the last three months to be examined often by your doctor, nurse practitioner or midwife, who will be able to update you on the progress of your pregnancy. If there is any sign of a problem, you will be given advice and told about any treatment necessary.
Some developments may occur during pregnancy that require immediate attention. Remember, your doctor is the best person to diagnose problems and prescribe treatment to protect you and your baby.
Surviving Morning Sickness
Congratulations! You just found out you are pregnant! Excitement, fear, anticipation and happiness is coursing through now! That’s the first few days or weeks of peace (if you are lucky). Then it suddenly hits you. You find yourself running to the bathroom and hurling your guts out till there’s nothing to throw up. Hello morning sick ness…or all-day sickness! You have arrived! Click Read More to know the morning sickness survival guide!