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.