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5As Healthy Pregnancy Resources for Public

Anxiety BC for mothers

Self-help treatment for prenatal and postnatal anxiety, with focused examples on what causes anxiety in new mom’s can be found here.

BC Mental Health & Addiction Services

Coping with depression during pregnancy and following the birth A Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy-based self-management guide for women.

Center for Women’s Mental Health - Massachusetts General Hospital

With focus in psychiatric disorders during pregnancy, breastfeeding & psychiatric medications, post-partum psychiatric disorders and fertility & mental health, the centre hopes to empower patients with information to make informed decisions about their care.

Dietitians of Canada

Nutritional information during pregnancy, including supplements and Canada Food Guidelines.

Health Canada

Important information for expectant mothers on healthy living, pregnancy weight gain, and prenatal nutrition.

Healthy Eating & Active Living (H.E.A.L) for Pregnancy

Healthy weight gain, sample menu plans, and active living during pregnancy.

Mayo Clinic - Pregnancy weight gain: What’s healthy?

Guidelines for weight gain in pregnancy and why weight matters.

Motherisk – The Hospital for Sick Children

Provides information for mothers on various health topics, including use of supplements and drugs in pregnancy.

Postpartum Support International

A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing.

Public Health Agency of Canada

The Sensible Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy - Focuses on healthy weight gain guidelines, prenatal nutrition and physical activity and pregnancy.

The Canadian Continence Foundation

Pregnancy, Childbirth and Bladder Control Common questions pertaining to incontinence in pregnancy are answered for women.

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

Healthy Beginnings book - This book provides step-by-step information from the time of conception through to delivery, taking care of the baby and the mother’s healing. The book can be purchased through the SOGC website Healthy Eating, Exercise and Weight Gain - Before and During Pregnancy book - Calculating BMI, recommending weight gain, obesity during pregnancy, meeting energy needs and tips on staying active during pregnancy.