Pregnancy Resources

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While our physicians are able to answer your questions about your pregnancy, here are additional resources about pregnancy and delivery that you may find useful. We look forward to answering your questions and discussing your pregnancy during your appointments.

General pregnancy information

Healthy Pregnancy (from Health Canada)
A Healthy Pregnancy is in Your Hands 
A Sensible Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy 
Pregnancy – MyHealth.Alberta.ca 
Motherisk (The Hospital for Sick Children) 
Interactive Tool: From Embryo to Baby in 9 Months
First Trimester Combined Screening
Maternal Serum Prenatal Screening

Healthy eating

Canada Food Guide Tracker for Pregnant Women 
Food Safety during Pregnancy 
Vitamin D Recommendations 
Getting Enough Iron 
Iron and Your Health 
Mercury in Fish
Fish Consumption Advisory 
Vegetarian Food Guide

Exercise

A Sensible Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy 
Exercise during Pregnancy
Kegel Exercises
Low Back Exercises for Pregnancy
Postpartum Core Exercises

Gestational diabetes

Gestational Diabetes 
Gestational Diabetes Treatment

Labour and delivery

Birth Plan
Preparing for delivery at the hospital
What is an Epidural? 
Lois Hole Hospital for Women prenatal brochure 

Cord Blood Banking

Breastfeeding

Nutrition While Breastfeeding 
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Pocket Guide (including common medications)

Health information and pregnancy

Influenza
AlbertaQuits: Smoking cessation 
Leg Cramps
Nausea and Vomiting During Pregnancy

Associations

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada 
Doula Association of Edmonton