Having a Healthy Pregnancy

Having a baby can be an exciting experience, yet overwhelming at the same time. Parents-to-be have many questions and concerns, as they face the changes that pregnancy brings.

Taking care of yourself will help you to have a healthy pregnancy.

The Sensible Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy is an excellent resource and provides information on key things to consider in having a healthy pregnancy such as:
  • Healthy eating                       
  • Folic acid
  • Physical activity
  • Emotional health
  • Oral Health
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • How your environment affects your health
Other important topics to learn about are the signs of preterm labour and the benefits of breastfeeding your baby.

Expectant parents and support persons are encouraged to start prenatal education as soon as possible in their pregnancy.  We offer both in-person prenatal classes and our NEW e-learning prenatal education program.

To learn more about these programs go to our Pregnancy Programs And Services page. 

For more information call the Reproductive Health Infoline at:

Telephone:    613-966-5500 ext. 675
Toll-free:    1-800-267-2803 ext. 675
TTY:             613-966-3036 Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm