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pregnant bellyHealthy Pregnancy

The time before your baby is born is crucial to their healthy growth and development. The Health Unit can help you ensure your lifestyle supports the health of your baby.

Additional Resources:

Healthy Beginnings: Prenatal Class for Parents-to-Be:

The Health Unit offers a free series of five classes for later pregnancy (more than 20 weeks). Expectant mothers and their partners will receive information on labour and delivery, breastfeeding and preparation for parenthood. Contact your local Health Unit office for more information and to register early in your pregnancy - prenatalclasses@hkpr.on.ca

Preparation for Breastfeeding Class:

The Health Unit offers a free class to provide information, tips and support on breastfeeding for all expectant parents, whether this is your first, second or third breastfeeding experience. Contact your local Health Unit office for more information and to register.

The Sensible Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy - Public Health Agency of Canada

A Healthy Pregnancy is in your Hands - Public Health Agency of Canada

24-Hour Cribside Assistance - A Manual for New Dads

Motherisk - Canada's expert on the safety of medications, products and everyday exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding - 1-877-439-2744

A Healthy Start for Baby and Me - Best Start's easy-to-read booklet about pregnancy and birth

Waiting For Baby: Pregnancy After 35 - Best Start's resource for women aged 35 and older who are pregnant  or planning a pregnancy

Beginning Your Journey: First Nations Pregnancy Resource - Best Start

Pregnancy Hotlines (part of Motherisk)

Nausea and Vomiting Helpline - 1-800-436-8477

Alcohol and Substance Use - 1-877-FAS-INFO

HIV and HIV Treatment Helpline - 1-888-246-5840