Pregnancy: General Information
Pregnancy is an exciting time in your life. It is also an important time to focus on making healthy choices, avoiding hazards, and building a support team. Use this section of the website to help you understand your pregnancy and to plan for making it a healthy one.
You and your developing baby will benefit from having a team of supportive people. Learn about choosing a health care support team and a personal support team.
There are important steps to take to support the health and safety of you and your developing baby. Read about home safety, safety in your environment, physical activity, avoiding alcohol, and more.
Eating well during pregnancy is important for both your health and the health of your developing baby. Learn about following Canada’s Food Guide, taking supplements, food safety, and more.
Appropriate weight gain is important to a healthy pregnancy. Discover how much weight gain is healthy for you.
Pregnancy affects every system in your body, not just your uterus. Explore how your body and your developing baby change during your pregnancy.
Your health care provider can help you to have a healthy pregnancy. Find out about how often to visit your health care provider, mid‑life pregnancies, and potential medical complications during pregnancy.
It is important to care for yourself throughout your pregnancy. Learn about healthy postures, back care, and sexuality during pregnancy.