- Health Topics
- During Pregnancy
Congratulations on your pregnancy! Below you will find resources to help you stay healthy during your pregnancy and beyond.
Read information on the Health Unit’s prenatal classes and how to register.
Healthy Weight Gain in Pregnancy
This information will help you determine the recommended weight gain during pregnancy that is healthy for you and your baby.
Mom and Baby to Be App
This prenatal app includes these helpful features:
- Plan for pregnancy with tools like fertility tracking
- Receive personal messages throughout your pregnancy
- Create your birth plan
- Understand transition to parenting concerns
- Make a personalized physical activity plan
- Track your baby’s sleeping, crying and feeding information
Healthy Start for Baby and Me
This booklet includes information about pregnancy, labour, delivery, postpartum and early infant care.
The Sensible Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
This booklet includes important facts and questions related to a healthy pregnancy. It also includes a handy 10-month pregnancy calendar that you can personalize to help you keep track of what week of pregnancy you are in. Each month includes interesting facts, useful information and tips on a variety of pregnancy-related topics.
Healthy Eating for a Healthy Baby
This 29 page booklet provides information for pregnant women on nutrition in pregnancy. It addresses current concerns and questions such as alcohol and fish consumption, food safety, weight gain and physical activity. A nutrition quiz, charts and recipes are also included.
Pregnancy Meal Planner
Get a personalized menu plan that you can post on your fridge.
Alcohol and Pregnancy
This factsheet discusses the risks of drinking alcohol while pregnant.
Smoking and Pregnancy
This website discusses the risks of smoking during pregnancy and how to quit.
The Health Unit can help you quit. Learn more online, or call the Health Unit at 519-426-6170 or 905-318-6623 Ext. 3278
Medications and Herbal Products in Pregnancy
Motherisk provides up to date information about which medications, over-the-counter drugs and herbal products are safe to use while pregnant. Visit their website or call 1-877-439-2744 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pregnancy and Parental Leave
Find information on your pregnancy and parental leave rights here on the Ministry of Labour website.
Oral Health in Pregnancy
Keeping gums and teeth healthy in pregnancy is important. Check out this factsheet to learn more.