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Health During Pregnancy

Important signs to watch for if you are pregnant [hide]
  • Bad cramps or stomach pains that don't go away.
  • Bleeding or a trickle or gush of fluid from your vagina.
  • Lower back pain/pressure or change in lower back pain.
  • A feeling that the baby is pushing down.
  • Contractions or change in the strength or number of them.
  • An increase in the amount of vaginal discharge.
  • Fever, chills, dizziness, vomiting or a bad headache.
  • Blurry vision or spots before your eyes.
  • Sudden or severe swelling of your feet, hand or face.
  • A significant change in your baby's movements.

Go to a hospital right away and contact your doctor/midwife if you have any of these symptoms!

Adapted with permission from:
Best Start: Ontario's Maternal Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre

Last Reviewed: April 2017

Prenatal Classes/Programs

Breastfeeding Companions

Breastfeeding Companions
Sign up for this free support program to talk with a volunteer mother who has breastfed her own children. Volunteers are there to help you over the phone until your baby is six months old.

When should I register?

  • Register while you are pregnant or soon after your baby is born. After you register, a Public Health Nurse will call you to match you with a Breastfeeding Companion.

How do I register?

  • Register online
  • Call the Region of Peel—Public Health at 905-799-7700, or
  • Mail in the registration form

What if English isn’t my first language?

We have volunteers who speak a number of languages and will try to match you with a mom who speaks the same language as you.

For more information:

Region of Peel—Public Health
905-799-7700

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Caledon residents call free of charge at 905-584-2216
To speak to a Public Health Nurse

Breastfeeding In Peel
Visit this Region of Peel website to get useful information on breastfeeding including instructional videos and links you to local services and resources.


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Revised: Tuesday June 27 2017

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