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
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Sleep During Pregnancy |
Sleep During Pregnancy
At some point in your pregnancy, a good night's sleep might become a challenge. Things like, heartburn, leg cramps, and aches and pains might keep you up during the night.
As your baby gets larger, the pressure of your baby can make it uncomfortable to lay on your back. It's recommended to sleep on your left side during pregnancy for the best blood flow from your heart to your body. However, it's ok if you to move from side to side during the night.
There are some things you can do to make sleep more comfortable. Learn how at:
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