Preparing for labour is like getting ready for a marathon. If you have practiced comfort positions and relaxation techniques, you will be able to choose the ones that you find helpful during labour. Use this section of the website to help prepare yourself for labour and birth.
Learning to relax can help with childbirth. Learn about the differences between pre‑labour and true‑labour, and about how to relax and breathe during your labour.
There are 4 stages of labour. Discover what happens and how you might feel during each stage, and what you and your support person can do during these stages.
Read about preterm babies, low‑birth weight babies, multiple births (twins, triplets, or more), and losing a baby during pregnancy.