|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
Prenatal health care is an important part of having a healthy baby. Throughout your pregnancy you may have many concerns relating to you and your baby’s health. In this section you will find information about what is involved in the prenatal visits to your doctor/midwife, signs of preterm labour, what tests you may expect and find out about safe medication use during pregnancy.