Maternal Health Resources

Below is a list of links that you may find helpful in obtaining and maintaining a healthy pregnancy

Health Canada - Guide to Healthy Pregnancy
  • Includes articles on nutrition, physical activity, risk factors, supplements, and emotional health during pregnancy
  • Provides a link to the Public Health Agency of Canada's The Sensible Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
Health Canada - Prenatal Nutrition
  • Provides nutritional guidelines for pregnant women within the framework of Canada's Food Guide
  • Contains information on the recommended nutrients to supplement during the gestational period (e.g. folic acid, omega-3 fatty acids, and iron)
Alberta Health Services - Healthy Parents Healthy Children
  • An interactive guide with helpful articles relevant to each stage of pregnancy
  • Includes information from the postpartum stage up to and including young childhood
 Alberta Health Services - Prenatal Weight Gain Tracker
  • A tool to help track a healthy and appropriate amount of prenatal weight gain
Motherisk - Treating the Mother, Protecting the Unborn
  • Provides information on morning sickness, contraindications, exercise, and potential hazards in pregnancy