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