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    A PARENT'S GUIDE TO SKIN-TO-SKIN CONTACT PL-0662

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    ACTIVITY IN THE FIRST 6 WEEKS AFTER BIRTH PL-0898

    Social / Family Issues (Substance Abuse, Divorce, etc.)
    Having a Baby, Women's Health
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    AFTER BABY: COMMUNITY RESOURCE INFORMATION FOR NEW FAMILIES IN NOVA SCOTIA PL-0035

    Pregnancy, Maternal and Reproductive Health
    Being Admitted, Having a Baby, Newborn Health, Services
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    ARE YOU PREGNANT? : Midwives can take care of you PL-0998

    Women's Health
    Having a Baby
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    BACK CARE DURING PREGNANCY PL-0958

    Women's Health
    Having a Baby
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    BREAST BIOPSY / LUMPECTOMY AT THE IWK HEALTH CENTRE PL-0975

    Women's Health
    Being Admitted, Breast Health, Women's Health
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    BREAST SURGERY : IWK Health Centre Patient and Family Education Guide PL-0976

    Cancers
    Having Surgery, Women's Health
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    BREASTFEEDING : hints to help you increase your milk supply / Domperidone PL-0658

    Pregnancy, Maternal and Reproductive Health
    Having a Baby, Newborn Health
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    BREASTFEEDING YOUR BABY IN THE NICU : a guide for parents PL-0318

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Having a Baby, Newborn Health
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    CAN YOU HAVE A VAGINAL BIRTH AFTER YOU HAVE HAD CESAREAN SECTION(S)? : (VBAC) PL-0902

    Women's Health
    Having Surgery, Having a Baby, Women's Health
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    CERVICAL RIPENING / BALLOON CATHETER : Information for Patients and Families PL-0899

    Pregnancy, Maternal and Reproductive Health
    Having a Baby
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    CERVICAL RIPENING / DINOPROSTONE VAGINAL GEL (PROSTIN®) : Information for Patients and Families PL-0900

    Pregnancy, Maternal and Reproductive Health
    Having a Baby
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    CERVICAL RIPENING / DINOPROSTONE VAGINAL INSERT (CERVIDIL®) : Information for Patients and Families PL-0901

    Pregnancy, Maternal and Reproductive Health
    Having a Baby
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    CYSTOSCOPY : A Patient Guide PL-0985

    Surgery, Procedures, Drugs and Medication
    Having Surgery, Women's Health
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    DAY SURGERY / A PATIENT GUIDE : Women's & Newborn Health Program PL-0955

    Women's Health
    Having Surgery, Women's Health
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    DILATATION AND CURETTAGE / D&C : a patient guide PL-0997

    Surgery, Procedures, Drugs and Medication
    Women's Health
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    EARLY PREGNANCY LOSS: A Patient Guide to Treatment PL-0757

    Women's Health
    Being Admitted, Clinics, Women's Health
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    EATING IN ACTIVE LABOUR / NUTRITION IN LABOUR PL-0817

    Surgery, Procedures, Drugs and Medication
    Having a Baby
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    ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN THE NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT (NICU) PL-0751

    Newborns, Infants and Toddlers (birth-3 years)
    Having a Baby, Newborn Health
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    ENDOMETRIAL ABLATION : a patient guide PL-0989

    Surgery, Procedures, Drugs and Medication
    Having Surgery, Women's Health
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    ENDOMETRIAL BIOPSY : a patient guide PL-0098

    Surgery, Procedures, Drugs and Medication
    Having Surgery, Women's Health
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    EPIDURALS PL-0803

    Surgery, Procedures, Drugs and Medication
    Having a Baby
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    FAMILY INTEGRATED CARE IN THE NICU: Level 2 (One Year Research Study from March 2013 - March 2014)

    Pregnancy, Maternal and Reproductive Health
    Newborn Health, Services
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    Feeding Your Baby by Bottle: Tips for Success PL-0960

    Pregnancy, Maternal and Reproductive Health
    Having a Baby, Newborn Health
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    FETAL ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT CENTRE : information about care after your procedure PL-0016

    Pregnancy, Maternal and Reproductive Health
    Services
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    Frequently Asked Questions - Perinatal Follow-Up Program

    Newborns, Infants and Toddlers (birth-3 years)
    Having a Baby, Newborn Health
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    GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR WOMEN WITH GESTATIONAL DIABETES : waiting for appointment with a dietitian PL-0141

    Endocrine System (Hormones, Diabetes, etc.)
    Having a Baby, Women's Health
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    GENETIC TESTING FOR HEREDITARY CANCER PL-0993

    Genetics / Birth Defects
    Women's Health
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    GENETIC TESTING FOR HEREDITARY OVARIAN CANCER PL-1004

    Blood / Lymphatic System
    Women's Health
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    Growing with Communication -- Speech Language Development

    Health System (pamphlets about specific IWK care services)
    Having a Baby, Newborn Health
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    Guide For Your Preterm Baby's Nutrition

    Newborns, Infants and Toddlers (birth-3 years)
    Having a Baby, Newborn Health
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    GYNAECOLOGY SURGERY : a patient guide PL-0904

    Women's Health
    Having Surgery, Women's Health
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    Having a Baby - Mom's Suitcase (Arabic)

    Pregnancy, Maternal and Reproductive Health
    Having a Baby
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    Having a baby - What's in Mom's Suitcase (English)

    Pregnancy, Maternal and Reproductive Health
    Having a Baby
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    Having a Baby - What's in Mom's Suitcase (Simplified Chinese)

    Pregnancy, Maternal and Reproductive Health
    Having a Baby
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    HAVING A BABY IN THE NICU CAN BE VERY STRESSFUL : tips for coping with stress in the NICU PL-0726

    Health System (pamphlets about specific IWK care services)
    Newborn Health, Services
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    HEALTHY EATING PLAN FOR GESTATIONAL DIABETES : 2,000 calorie pattern PL-0314

    Endocrine System (Hormones, Diabetes, etc.)
    Having a Baby, Women's Health
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    Healthy Eating While Breastfeeding: The Basics

    Food, Nutrition and Metabolism
    Having a Baby
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    HEARTBURN DURING PREGNANCY PL-0837

    Pregnancy, Maternal and Reproductive Health
    Having a Baby
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    HOME PHOTOTHERAPY : A Guide for Parents / Treating Jaundice with Phototherapy PL-0987

    Blood / Lymphatic System
    Having a Baby, Newborn Health
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    HOW TO BUY AN ULTRASOUND PICTURE - FATC : information for parents visiting the fetal assessment and treatment centre (FATC) at the IWK health PL-0737

    Women's Health
    Having a Baby, Women's Health
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    HYSTERECTOMY : a patient guide PL-0903

    Surgery, Procedures, Drugs and Medication
    Having Surgery, Women's Health
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    HYSTEROSALPINGOGRAM (HSG) : a patient guide PL-0163

    Endocrine System (Hormones, Diabetes, etc.)
    Having Surgery, Women's Health
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    HYSTEROSCOPIC TUBAL OCCLUSION : Patient and Family Information PL-0820

    Women's Health
    Having Surgery, Women's Health
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    HYSTEROSCOPY: a patient guide PL-0640

    Surgery, Procedures, Drugs and Medication
    Women's Health
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    INDUCTION OF LABOUR PL-0623

    Pregnancy, Maternal and Reproductive Health
    Having a Baby
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    Infant & Toddler Sleep Practices - Information for Parents

    Newborns, Infants and Toddlers (birth-3 years)
    Having a Baby, Newborn Health
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    IWK PRENATAL SOCIAL WORK SUPPORT - HELP STARTS HERE : hope and health PL-0861

    Social / Family Issues (Substance Abuse, Divorce, etc.)
    Having a Baby
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    LAPAROSCOPY : a patient guide PL-0990

    Women's Health
    Women's Health
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    MARITIME PRENATAL SCREENING AND DIAGNOSTIC TESTING OPTIONS PL-0301

    Women's Health
    Having a Baby
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    Maritme Newborn Screening Program PL-0166

    Genetics / Birth Defects
    Having a Baby, Newborn Health
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    MEAL PLANNING FOR WOMEN WITH GESTATIONAL DIABETES : 2,000 calories PL-0281

    Endocrine System (Hormones, Diabetes, etc.)
    Having a Baby, Services, Women's Health
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    MEAL PLANNING GUIDE FOR WOMEN WITH MULTIPLE BIRTH PREGNANCY : Energy Level – approximately 2000 to 2200 calories PL-0882

    Women's Health
    Having a Baby, Women's Health
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    MEDICATION NOTIFICATION FOR CORE PATIENTS : Breast Imaging

    Women's Health
    Women's Health
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    MONITORING BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVELS PL-0380

    Endocrine System (Hormones, Diabetes, etc.)
    Having a Baby, Women's Health
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    MY FIRST PELVIC EXAM : information for women PL-0633

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services, Women's Health
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    NEWBORN JAUNDICE PL-0250

    Blood / Lymphatic System
    Having a Baby, Newborn Health
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    NICU NUTRITION SERVICES : Breast Milk Collection and Storage PL-0919

    Pregnancy, Maternal and Reproductive Health
    Having a Baby, Newborn Health
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    NICU PARENT SURVIVAL GUIDE PL-0725

    Genetics / Birth Defects
    Services
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    OBSTETRICAL DAY UNIT (ODU) / OUTPATIENT CERVICAL RIPENING : information for patients and their families PL-0190

    Pregnancy, Maternal and Reproductive Health
    Having a Baby
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    PAIN RELIEF AND TIPS AFTER HAVING A BABY PL-0753

    Pregnancy, Maternal and Reproductive Health
    Having a Baby, Services
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    PARENT PARTNERS : We're here to help because we've been there PL-0860

    Newborns, Infants and Toddlers (birth-3 years)
    Newborn Health
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    POST CORE BIOPSY OF THE BREAST: Patient Information PL-0895

    Women's Health
    Breast Health, Women's Health
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    PRE-ADMISSION CLINIC AND SAME DAY SURGERY PROGRAM : a patient guide PL-0663

    Women's Health
    Being Admitted, Women's Health
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    PREGNANCY & DIABETES CLINIC PL-0188

    Endocrine System (Hormones, Diabetes, etc.)
    Women's Health
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    PREVENTING FALLS IN NICU : (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) PL-0950

    Pregnancy, Maternal and Reproductive Health
    Having a Baby, Services, Women's Health
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    REDUCING NEWBORN STRESS PL-0827

    Newborns, Infants and Toddlers (birth-3 years)
    Having a Baby, Newborn Health
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    Referral for Consult and Ultrasound Fetal Assessment and Treatment Centre

    Pregnancy, Maternal and Reproductive Health
    Having a Baby
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    RESEARCH IN THE NICU PL-0914

    Pregnancy, Maternal and Reproductive Health
    Having a Baby, Newborn Health, Research
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    SAME-DAY ADMISSION INFORMATION SHEET : pre-operative instructions for Cesarean birth PL-0321

    Surgery, Procedures, Drugs and Medication
    Being Admitted, Having Surgery, Having a Baby, Newborn Health, Women's Health
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    SKIN TO SKIN CONTACT : supporting your baby's development PL-0586

    Pregnancy, Maternal and Reproductive Health
    Having a Baby, Newborn Health, Services
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    STEREOTACTIC CORE BIOPSY OF THE BREAST: Patient Information PL-0896

    Women's Health
    Breast Health, Women's Health
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    TAKING CARE OF YOUR BABY BEFORE BIRTH : Your Guide to Baby Movement Monitoring PL-0814

    Pregnancy, Maternal and Reproductive Health
    Having a Baby, Newborn Health
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    TENSION FREE TAPE PROCEDURE HANDBOOK / TENSION FREE VAGINAL TAPE - TVT : tension free vaginal tape obturator - TVT-O / transobturator tape - TOT PL-0268

    Women's Health
    Having Surgery, Women's Health
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    THE Rh FACTOR AND PREGNANCY PL-0211

    Women's Health
    Having a Baby, Newborn Health
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    TROUBLESHOOTING HIGH BLOOD SUGAR READINGS IN GESTATIONAL DIABETES PL-0798

    Food, Nutrition and Metabolism
    Having a Baby
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    ULTRASOUND : not just a baby picture PL-0095

    Health System (pamphlets about specific IWK care services)
    Having a Baby, Services
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    ULTRASOUND CORE BIOPSY OF THE BREAST: Patient Information PL-0897

    Cancers
    Breast Health, Women's Health
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    UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD STEM CELL BANKING : information for parents planning their birth at the IWK Health Centre PL-0583

    Blood / Lymphatic System
    Having a Baby, Services
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    URODYNAMICS EVALUATION : a patient guide PL-0991

    Surgery, Procedures, Drugs and Medication
    Women's Health
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    URODYNAMICS TESTING : a patient guide PL-0086

    Surgery, Procedures, Drugs and Medication
    Services, Women's Health
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    UTERINE ARTERY EMBOLIZATION PL-0331

    Women's Health
    Being Admitted, Having Surgery, Services, Women's Health
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    VACCINATIONS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN PL-0952

    Women's Health
    Having a Baby, Newborn Health, Women's Health
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    VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM (VTE) : what are some of the risks, symptoms and preventions? patient and family information / Patient and Family Information PL-0734

    Blood / Lymphatic System
    Services
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    WELCOME TO THE DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING - ULTRASOUND DEPARTMENT / DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING OBSTETRIC ULTRASOUND REGISTRATION FORM PL-0822

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Having a Baby
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    WELCOME! TO THE PERINATAL FOLLOW-UP PROGRAM : information for families PL-0010

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Having a Baby, Newborn Health, Services
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    WHAT'S IN MOM'S SUITCASE? PL-0341

    Pregnancy, Maternal and Reproductive Health
    Being Admitted, Having a Baby
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    WHEN TO COME TO THE HOSPITAL PL-0598

    Health System (pamphlets about specific IWK care services)
    Having a Baby, Services
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    WOMENS AND NEWBORN HEALTH PROGRAM (WNHP) HEALTH CARE TEAM QUESTIONNAIRE PL-0857

    Women's Health
    Breast Health, Having a Baby, Newborn Health, Women's Health
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    YOU AND YOUR BABY IN THE NICU PL-0921

    Pregnancy, Maternal and Reproductive Health
    Having a Baby, Newborn Health
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    YOUR EARLY PREGNANCY LOSS PL-0918

    Women's Health
    Women's Health
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    [IN ARABIC LANGUAGE] COMMUNITY RESOURCE INFORMATION FOR NEW FAMILIES IN NOVA SCOTIA PL-0035-AR

    Women's Health
    Being Admitted, Having a Baby, Newborn Health
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    [IN ARABIC LANGUAGE] FETAL ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT CENTRE : information about care after PL-0016-AR

    Pregnancy, Maternal and Reproductive Health
    Services
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    [IN ARABIC] WHAT'S IN MOM'S SUITCASE? PL-0341-AR

    Pregnancy, Maternal and Reproductive Health
    Being Admitted, Having a Baby
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    [in French] INFORMATION SUR LES RESSOURCES COMMUNAUTAIRES POUR LES NOUVELLES FAMILLES DE LA NOUVELLE-ÉCOSSE / COMMUNITY RESOURCE INFORMATION FOR NEW FAMILIES IN NOVA SCOTIA PL-0035-FR

    Women's Health
    Being Admitted, Having a Baby, Newborn Health
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    [in French] BIENVENUE! : au programme suivi périnatal / informations à l'áttention des parents (Introduction to the Perinatal Follow-Up Program) PL-0010-FR

    Health System (pamphlets about specific IWK care services)
    Having a Baby, Women's Health
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    [in French] CENTRE D'ÉVALUATION ET DE TRAITEMENT DES FŒTUS (CETF) / FETAL ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT CENTRE : Information sur les soins après un(e) / information about care PL-0016-FR

    Surgery, Procedures, Drugs and Medication
    Services
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    [IN FRENCH] CHIRURGIE DE JOUR / PROGRAMME DE SANTÉ DES FEMMES ET DES NOUVEAU-NÉS : Guide de la patiente / Day Surgery - Women's & Newborn Health Program - A Patient Guide PL-0955-FR

    Women's Health
    Having Surgery, Women's Health
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    [IN FRENCH] FEUILLET D'INFORMATION SUR L'ADMISSION LE JOUR MÊME / SAME-DAY ADMISSION INFORMATION SHEET : Instructions préopératoires pour une naissance par césarienne / pre-operative instructions for Cesarean birth PL-0321-FR

    Surgery, Procedures, Drugs and Medication
    Having a Baby, Newborn Health, Women's Health
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    [In French] GUIDE DE SURVIE DE L'USNI À L'INTENTION DES PARENTS / NICU PARENT SURVIVAL GUIDE PL-0725-FR

    Genetics / Birth Defects
    Services
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    [IN French] GUIDE DES PARENTS POUR LE CONTACT PEAU À PEAU / A PARENT'S GUIDE TO SKIN-TO-SKIN CONTACT PL-0662-FR

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    [IN FRENCH] GUIDE SUR LA PROCÉDURE DE POSE DE BANDELETTES VAGINALES SANS TENSION : (Bandelette vaginale sans tension - TVT); (Bandelette vaginale sans tension avec obturateur - TVT-O) / Tension free tape procedure handbook PL-0268-FR

    Women's Health
    Women's Health
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    [In French] La jaunisse du nouveau-né / NEWBORN JAUNDICE PL-0250-FR

    Blood / Lymphatic System
    Having a Baby, Newborn Health
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    [IN FRENCH] LE FACTEUR RH ET LA GROSSESSE / THE RH FACTOR AND PREGNANCY PL-0211-FR

    Women's Health
    Having a Baby, Newborn Health
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    [In French] MON PREMIER EXAMEN PELVIEN / MY FIRST PELVIC EXAM : Information à l'intention des femmes / information for women PL-0633-FR

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Women's Health
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    [IN FRENCH] OPÉRATION GYNÉCOLOGIQUE : Guide de la patiente hospitalisée / Gynaecology Surgery: an in-patient guide PL-0904-FR

    Surgery, Procedures, Drugs and Medication
    Having Surgery, Women's Health
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    [IN FRENCH] PROGRAMME DE DÉPISTAGE NÉONATAL DES MARITIMES / MARITIME NEWBORN SCREENING PROGRAM PL-0166-FR

    Genetics / Birth Defects
    Having a Baby, Newborn Health
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    [IN FRENCH] Programme de santé des femmes et des nouveau-nés: sondage de planification stratégique / WOMENS AND NEWBORN HEALTH PROGRAM (WNHP) HEALTH CARE TEAM QUESTIONNAIRE PL-0857-FR

    Women's Health
    Breast Health, Having a Baby, Newborn Health, Women's Health
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    [IN FRENCH] QU'EST-CE QU'IL Y A DANS LA VALISE DE MAMAN? / WHAT'S IN MOM'S SUITCASE? PL-0341-FR

    Pregnancy, Maternal and Reproductive Health
    Being Admitted, Having a Baby
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    [IN FRENCH] THROMBO-EMBOLIE VEINEUSE (TEV) / VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM (VTE) : Quels sont certains risques, symptômes et moyens de prévention? / what are some of the risks, symptoms and preventions? Patient and Family Information PL-0734-FR

    Blood / Lymphatic System
    Services
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    [IN SIMPLIFIED CHINESE LANGUAGE] COMMUNITY RESOURCE INFORMATION FOR NEW FAMILIES IN NOVA SCOTIA PL-0035-CH

    Women's Health
    Being Admitted, Having a Baby, Newborn Health
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    [IN SIMPLIFIED CHINESE LANGUAGE] FETAL ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT CENTRE : information about care after PL-0016-CH

    Pregnancy, Maternal and Reproductive Health
    Services
  •  
     

    [IN SIMPLIFIED CHINESE] WHAT'S IN MOM'S SUITCASE? PL-0341-CH

    Pregnancy, Maternal and Reproductive Health
    Being Admitted, Having a Baby

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