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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

Taking Care of Yourself

Common concerns

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When you are pregnant, you may experience many physical and emotional changes. Often you wonder if this is normal or if this is something you should tell the doctor. You may want to know if you can continue to exercise or if it is safe to have sex during your pregnancy. Knowing what to expect and how to cope with some of the common discomforts of pregnancy can help you to have a healthy and comfortable pregnancy.


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Revised: Monday June 26 2017

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