Last Reviewed: April 2017
Important signs to watch for if you are pregnant
- 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
Teen prenatal programs
Peel Public Health offers a variety of free prenatal programs to meet the unique needs of pregnant teens.
All programs are free for pregnant women in Peel under 25 years.
Learn more about our programs to choose the one that's right for you.
Teen prenatal supper clubs:
A program for pregnant young women
Come for prenatal classes, supper and…
- Learn to stay healthy during pregnancy
- Cope with labour and birth
- Learn about breastfeeding
- Learn to care for your newborn
- Learn to cook easy meals
- Meet other new moms over dinner
- Talk with Public Health Nurses and other health care professionals
- Receive food vouchers and prenatal vitamins
Support person welcome
Peel Public Health Clinic Fairview
Parkways West Plaza
325 Central Pkwy. W., Unit 21
Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
156 Main St North, Brampton 2 floor
Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m
Bramalea Community Health Centre
40 Finchgate Blvd., First Floor
Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m
These programs are made possible in partnership with Bridgeway Family Centre and thanks to generous donations from our community partners and funding from the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program through the Public Health Agency of Canada.
For more information:
Region of Peel - Public Health
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
to speak with a Public Health Nurse
Caledon residents call free of charge at 905-584-2216