Labour and Delivery

Topics Covered

  • Planning baby’s birth
  • Preterm labour
  • Signs of labour
  • Stages of labour
  • Comfort measures
  • Medical Help During Childbirth (e.g. induction, assisted birth, pain relief)

Resources to Review

*If you have questions, write them down and have them ready for your virtual class with the public health nurse.

Things to Think About

  • What are signs of preterm labour?
  • Do you have a support person? What will be the role of your support person?
  • When is it important for you to go to the hospital or call the midwife?
  • What is your goal for the birth?
  • What comfort measures have you tried before?
  • What comfort measures do you see yourself trying? Which ones do you think won’t work for you?

Additional Resources


  • A Healthy Start for Baby and Me – Best Start
  • Preterm Labour – Signs and Symptoms – Best Start 
  • Important Signs to Watch for When You Are Pregnant – Best Start
  • Having a Baby During Covid-19 – Best Start
  • Your Guide to Labour and Birth – Best Start 
  • What to Pack in Your Labour Bag – Eastern Ontario Health Unit
  • Pregnancy – Eastern Ontario Health Unit


  • Call the EOHU to speak with a Public Health Nurse: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 613-933-1375 or 1-800-267-7120
  • Health811: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 811