Guide to Pregnancy

Pregnancy covers the life stage period from conception to birth and postpartum care. Learn about the changes that take place during this time, what to do to stay healthy, and how to help prevent complications during pregnancy.

Stages of Labor

Labor will also vary from pregnancy to pregnancy in the same woman. During labor, the opening of the uterus opens (dilates) as a result of rhythmic tightening and relaxation of the uterine muscles.

Epidural Anesthesia for Pregnant Women

This video has been prepared for pregnant women who wish to know more about the technique and how it is performed. Different anesthetic techniques are used for vaginal and cesarean deliveries.

Spina Bifida

Every pregnant woman is at risk for a possible birth defect. In fact, 95 % of neural tube defects (NTDs) occur in women with no personal or family history of NTDs.

Forceps Delivery Technique

A ventouse is an instrument that is attached to the baby's head by suction. During a contraction and with the help of your pushing, the obstetrician or midwife gently pulls to help deliver your baby.

Pain Management During Labor

Other causes of pain during labor include pressure on the bladder and bowels by the baby's head and the stretching of the birth canal and vagina. Pain during labor is different for every woman.