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
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.