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
Taking Care of Yourself
Find out your due date!
Congratulations on finding out that you are pregnant!
You can find out your baby's due date by using this calculator.
Enter the first day of your last menstrual period
Your estimated due date is:
How is your due date calculated?
- Your due date is the approximate time that your baby will be born.
- By counting nine calendar months plus seven days from the first day of your last menstrual period.
How accurate is your due date?
- Only five percent of women actually deliver on their due date.
- Your due date is only an estimation of when your baby will be born.
- Your baby could be born anywhere from two weeks before to two weeks after your due date.
- Ultrasound can provide a more accurate estimation of your due date based on measuring your baby's size.
For more information:
Region of Peel - Public Health
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
to speak with a Public Health Nurse
Caledon residents call free of charge at 905-584-2216