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Giving Birth

Many women and their partners worry about labour and birth. There is so much to learn and understand! Find information here about the stages of labour and birth, pain relief, comfort measures and medical interventions. 

  • Pregnant womanLabour and Birth
    Learn about the importance of the last few weeks of pregnancy, the stages of labour and birth and how to have the best birth for you.
  • Pregnant womanBreath Awareness
    Learn about this mindfulness technique, that when practiced every day, can help you relax and empower you in labour.
  • Couple with cartoon speech bubbles above their headsMaking Informed Decisions
    Pregnancy and childbirth comes with many decisions and choices. Learn how to make the best decisions for you and your baby.
  • Pregnant womanUnderstanding Labour Pain
    Learn about labour pain, comfort measures to help manage pain, as well as medical options for pain relief.
  • Image of a doctorMedical Interventions
    Learn about the medical interventions, if needed, for labour and birth.

Health Connection

Questions about your pregnany? Call Health Connection to speak with a Public Health Nurse from the Middlesex-London Health Unit.

  • 519-663-5317 ext. 2280
  • Monday - Friday
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Pregnant womanBirthing at LHSC
    This video series was designed to provide you with information about the LHSC Maternal Newborn Care Program and interventions you may receive during labour and birth.
Date of creation: July 30, 2014
Last modified on: June 26, 2019