You are having a baby or planning a pregnancy. Learn what you need to know about folic acid.
Eating a balanced diet will help your body meet the nutritional needs of your developing baby.
Women with healthy eating and exercise patterns before pregnancy enjoy reduced health risks for both themselves and their babies during pregnancy.
Women who gain the recommended amount of weight during pregnancy have fewer complications.
Scientific evidence shows that women who are physically fit before pregnancy have fewer aches and pains and feel they have more energy during their pregnancies.
You are having a baby or planning a pregnancy. Learn what you need to know about immunization.
For your baby’s sake, it is never too late to reduce or eliminate consumption of nicotine, alcohol, or street drugs.
Always speak with a health-care professional before taking any prescription or non-prescription medication, herbal remedy, or drug.
For most women with healthy pregnancies, it is safe to work until just before childbirth.
- Folic Acid (PDF)
- Healthy Eating, Exercise and Weight Gain Before and During Pregnancy (PDF)
- Health Canada’s page on Prenatal Nutrition
- Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide
- Health Canada’s BMI Resource
- Health Canada’s Pregnancy Weight Gain Calculator
- Immunization Before and During Pregnancy (PDF)
- Medications and Drugs: Before and During Pregnancy (PDF)
- Alcohol and Pregnancy (PDF)
- Alcohol in Pregnancy
- Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse – Substance Use during Pregnancy
- Motherisk website
- Working During Pregnancy (PDF)