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Pregnancy, Before and After

Pregnancy, Before and After

Making healthy choices before you conceive and when you are pregnant can help you have a healthy baby. Pregnancy is a special time, bringing with it changes to your body, your mood, and other things in your life. It’s normal to have questions and concerns. Having the answers will help you make good decisions about how to take care of yourself and your growing baby.

The health unit provides education, information and support to ensure the health of pregnant people and families in our communities.


  • Provide information to help plan healthy pregnancies.
  • Provide prenatal education and information, both in person and online.
  • Work with community organizations to support expectant families.
  • Assess and report on the health of our preconception and prenatal populations.

What Matters to Your Health

Health before pregnancy is important

People who may one day become parents should regularly discuss their health and well-being with their health care provider. This can help make sure you’re in the best health possible before you have a baby.

Prenatal education has many benefits

Learning about pregnancy will help you make decisions about how to take care of yourself and your growing baby. Prenatal education is an important part of your care during pregnancy.

Health during pregnancy is important

Getting early and regular prenatal care supports a healthy pregnancy. It may prevent and/or identify a health issue, give you a chance to ask questions, and get you connected with helpful community services. Eating well, taking a daily prenatal vitamin with folic acid, and getting some regular physical activity will benefit your physical and emotional health, and be good for your growing baby. It is best for the growing baby if you do not to smoke, drink alcohol or use drugs during pregnancy.

For more information:

Call Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

External Links

Prenatal Community Services

Preconception Health: Health Before Pregnancy English/Francais

Pregnancy Info English/Francais

Your Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy English/Francais

Healthy Start for Baby and Me (PDF 15.0 MB) English/Francais

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