The Healthy Pregnancy Guide
If you are pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant, this guide is for you!
Having a baby can be a wonderful experience, but it can also be a time of uncertainty. Many women have questions and concerns as they face all the changes that pregnancy brings. But with advice coming from everyone, it's tough to know who to listen to. That's why having accurate information is so important! It will help you to make good decisions about how to take care of yourself before, during and after your pregnancy. At the beginning of the guide, you will find important facts and questions related to a healthy pregnancy.
- Prenatal Nutrition
- Folic Acid
- Alcohol and Pregnancy
- Physical Activity and Pregnancy
- Smoking and Pregnancy
- Oral Health
- Emotional Health
The second half of the guide has 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.
Planning a pregnancy and being pregnant are exciting times in your life! Using this guide can help make it a healthier experience for you and your baby.
For further information or to obtain additional copies, please contact:
1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)
Public Health Agency of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9
©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by the Minister of Health, 2008.
Revised in 2011
HC Pub.: 5830 Cat.: HP5-33/2011E ISBN: 978-1-100-11672-3
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