Before the Baby is Born - Pregnancy

Taking care of yourself

Taking care of yourself during pregnancy will help you and your baby stay healthy.

Here you will find information and resources to help you make lifestyle choices that will contribute to a healthy pregnancy. This includes planning for a healthy pregnancy and healthy eating using Canada's Food Guide.

Other information that you can access through the left menu topics is:

  • Complications during pregnancy
  • HIV testing in pregnancy
  • Preterm birth prevention
  • Labour and birth
  • Prenatal services

Local services

You may also need support or want more information on local services including prenatal classes.New Resource Parent Guide

While getting ready for your baby you may have questions about breastfeeding, going to a breastfeeding class, learning about car seats, and making your home safer for your baby.

Also, The New Parent Resource Guide is also a great tool to learn about taking care of your baby.

Learn about how Region of Waterloo Public Health is supporting, promoting and protecting breastfeeding.

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