When You’re Expecting: Your Practical Guide To Pregnancy And Birth

So your family is growing – congratulations! Whether this is your first child or not, having a baby will change your life in new and unexpected ways. You might be feeling a little overwhelmed right now, but that's okay: there's a lot going on with you and your baby, and it's only natural to have questions.

The information provided on the following pages will provide information from the first day you discover you are pregnant, until you bring your baby home from the hospital.

We know that sometimes, things don't go according to plan. If you, your child or your loved one has sustained a serious injury during pregnancy, labor or the birth process, we can help. Our comprehensive guide is designed to answer the questions you have about the injuries you have sustained.

Pregnancy And The Labor Process

Morning sickness, due dates, prenatal visits — as you already know, there's a lot to keep up with! Giving birth is hard work; that's why they call it "labor." Are you ready for what comes next when the baby's coming now? Access the facts and resources you need to help you prepare for your new life with your new baby.

While the hope is you never need to learn more about the complications of labor and delivery, information and knowledge of these conditions can allow you to be proactive in your role as a patient, and avoid birth injury before it occurs.