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Pregnancy and Before Links

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Pregnancy and Before

This page was reviewed or revised on Friday, April 17, 2015 10:22 AM

Planning for pregnancy doesn't just mean decorating the nursery. Ensuring that you and your partner are healthy before you decide to have a baby is very important.

Once you are pregnant there are some things you should also be aware of that could affect you and your baby.  Topics like weight gain, vitamin and mineral supplements, food safety and your mental health are important for a healthy pregnancy. Read on through our resources to find out all this information and more.  If you would like to speak to a Public Health Nurse for any additional information, call 519-383-8331 ext. 3817.

Please click on the following topics for more health-related information:


Alcohol and Pregnancy
http://www.beststart.org/resources/alc_reduction/alcohol_pregnancy_EN.pdf

Creating Healthy Home for Children
http://www.healthyenvironmentforkids.ca/

Drugs in Pregnancy
http://www.motherisk.org/women/drugs.jsp

Pregnancy is not Alwats What you Expect: Taking Care of Your Mental Health while Pregnant or Planning a Pregnancy

Folic Acid
http://www.motherisk.org/women/folicAcid.jsp

Giving Birth in a New Land
http://www.beststart.org/resources/rep_health/Revisions_2014/English/Giving%20Birth_English_Complete_2014.pdf

Healthy Eating, Exercise, and Weight Gain Before and During Pregnancy
http://sogc.org/publications/healthy-eating-exercise-and-weight-gain-beforeand-duringpregnancy/

Healthy Pregnancy
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hp-gs/index-eng.php

Men's Health Before Baby
http://www.beststart.org/resources/preconception/men_health_bro_2012.pdf

Morning Sickness
http://www.motherisk.org/documents/BSRC_morning_sickness_EN.pdf

Nutrition and Pregnancy
http://www.beststart.org/resources/nutrition/healthyeating/HealthyEatingForAHealthyBaby_Eng_fnl_212.pdf

Safe Food Handling During Pregnancy
http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/eating-nutrition/safety-salubrite/pregnant-enceintes-eng.php

Substance Misuse in Pregnancy
http://www.motherisk.org/women/alcohol.jsp

Physical Activity Before and During Pregnancy
http://parc.ophea.net/article/exercise-and-pregnancy

Planning for a Baby
http://www.beststart.org/resources/rep_health/Health_Before_pregnancy_2011_FULL.pdf

Postpartum Depression
http://www.lifewithnewbaby.ca/index_eng.htm

Pregnancy after 35
http://www.beststart.org/resources/rep_health/pdf/pregnancy35plus_12pg_book.pdf

Prenatal Classes
https://lambtonhealth.on.ca/Classes-And-Clinics/Prenatal-Classes

Work & Pregnancy
http://www.beststart.org/resources/wrkplc_health/pdf/preg_work_8p_book_rev09.pdf

Young Parent Prenatal Classes
https://lambtonhealth.on.ca/classes-and-clinics/prenatal-classes-for-young-parents