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Health During Pregnancy

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

Smoking, drugs & alcohol

Smoking during pregnancy and exposure to second-hand smoke can lead to serious problems for you and your baby. If you smoke, now is a great time to quit and make your home smoke-free. Print and sign this pledge form to help keep your home smoke-free. Learn how you can make your car and home smoke-free.

During pregnancy, it is best to avoid all medication, but there may be times when your doctor/midwife will recommend that you take medication.

The safest choice in pregnancy is to not drink any alcohol at all. No amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy.

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Revised: Thursday January 09 2020

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