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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

Just for Dads

Baby's First Year

Your involvement as a dad is important during pregnancy, birth and throughout the life of your child. Being an involved father has a positive impact on your child’s overall health and development.

Taking care of a small baby may seem awkward at first but over time you will become more comfortable. Peel Public Health’s website Just for Dads – Baby’s First Year will give you information on how to support and help your partner and how to care for your new baby.

 


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Revised: Tuesday June 27 2017

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