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Giving Birth

What to bring to the hospital

  • A list of items to help you prepare for your upcoming hospital stay.

Labour and Delivery Prenatal Classes

  • A series of videos recorded at Horizon's The Moncton Hospital to watch from the comfort of your own home, at your own convenience.

Watch part one  here.
This section explores third trimester fetal development; warning signs to watch for; fetal movement counts; how to time of contractions; when to come to the hospital; and what you should bring when you come to the hospital.

Watch part 2  here.
This section describes the three stages of labour, from early labour to the delivery of the placenta. Helpful tips and what to expect are also covered.

Watch part 3  here.
In this segment, newborn procedures are explained, as is the important role of the support person during labour.

Watch part 4  here.
This section discusses strategies for coping with labour including doulas and medication options for managing pain, and the importance of skin-to-skin contact immediately after birth.

Watch part 5  here.
This final section reviews reasons for and methods of induction, Caesarean birth, and frequently asked questions.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

  • Developed by Horizon's Public Health team in Miramichi, this class offers breastfeeding advice for those who cannot attend a face-to-face session. 

Facebook Live: Breastfeeding Q&A

  • Breastfeeding isn't always easy, and Horizon is here to help you on your journey. Horizon lactation consultants Kelly and Christina answer breastfeeding from parents.

COVID-19 Resources

More resources for expectant parents and/or parents with children

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