Expectant mothers can help themselves and their baby by taking good care of their health before, during and after pregnancy.
You May Have Lots of Questions
With so much information available on pregnancy, it can become difficult for women to know how to best take care of their health -- What should I eat? How much weight should I gain during pregnancy? How can I improve my overall health during pregnancy?
We Have Lots of Answers
Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada can provide concrete answers to your healthy pregnancy questions.
Nutrition and Healthy Eating
- Follow Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide to eat the amount and type of food that is right for you and your baby.
Have at least 150 g of cooked fish each week. Fish contains omega-3 fats and other important nutrients for pregnancy.
- All women who could become pregnant and those who are pregnant should take a multivitamin containing 0.4 mg of folic acid every day. Pregnant women should also ensure that their multivitamin contains 16-20 mg of iron.
- Follow food safety advice and avoid eating foods that are a higher risk to you during your pregnancy.
Healthy Weight Gain