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Health During Pregnancy

Important signs to watch for if you are pregnant

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  • 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

Congratulations! You’re going to be a dad. Your involvement is important during pregnancy, birth and throughout the life of your child. This is an exciting time, but you may be apprehensive and have questions about pregnancy, looking after a baby and about your new role as a dad.

Check out 24HR Cribside Assistance, a manual just for new dads, developed by dads for dads! Like a car manual, sections include:

  • Performance
  • Fuel consumption
  • Safe operation
  • Do-it-yourself
  • Under the hood
  • Dad’s tool kit
  • Fine tuning and fun
  • Troubleshooting
  • Aboriginal Dads

Connect with Dads across Canada at Dad Central Canada.


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Revised: Tuesday September 03 2019

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