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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 August 2013

Eating Healthy

Eating healthy is an important part of having a healthy baby. When you eat a variety of foods, it helps you get the most of the vitamins, minerals and nutrients for you and for your baby. You will probably have many questions and concerns about your diet during your pregnancy. Learn about what to eat, how much weight you should expect to gain and what foods you should avoid.


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Revised: Friday August 30 2013

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