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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

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eLearning Prenatal Program

Last Reviewed: April 2017

eLearning Prenatal Program

The Gift of Motherhood

Welcome to the eLearning program. Learning about pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and new baby care just got easier!

Free and available to residents of Peel Region

Call to register: 905 799-7700

Log in with the access code sent to you by email. When the first page has loaded you are ready to proceed. Bookmark this page for your next visit.


If you have prenatal questions as you complete the eLearning program, email a Public Health Nurse at: prenatalhealthmatters@peelregion.ca

Please call your health care provider if you have specific questions about your pregnancy.

Having problems viewing the elearning program? Email: prenatalhealthmatters@peelregion.ca


These web pages are for information purposes only. They are NOT a substitute for professional medical advice.

Please be advised: Do not use the phone numbers or e-mail addresses listed if you are having any pain, bleeding or you feel as if there is something wrong.

Call your health care provider immediately, go to the nearest emergency department or call 911 for help.


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Revised: Friday June 23 2017


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