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5As Healthy Pregnancy Resources for Professionals

Abdominal Adiposity

A site on the relationships between abdominal obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, with specific information about the relationship between waist measurement and glucose intolerance in pregnancy.

Alberta Health Services - Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain

A visual representation of healthy weight gain guidelines for professionals.

Alberta Health Services - Key Actions for Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain

Actions and messaging to support women with healthy weight gains during pregnancy.

Alberta Health Services - Nutrition Guideline – Pregnancy

A reference of guidelines for recommended weight gain, activity, nutrition, and FAQs.

Best Start Resource Centre - Obesity in Preconception and Pregnancy

Resources focused on obesity in preconception and pregnancy.

Canadian Women’s Health Network

A national organization dedicated to improving the health and lives of women in Canada and the world by collecting, producing, distributing and sharing knowledge, education, and resources, including information on weight expectations in pregnancy.

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)

Dedicated organization responsible for establishing standards for the training, certification and lifelong education of family physicians. The site gives family physicians the opportunity to ask questions and discuss pregnancy-related health issues.

Health Canada - Prenatal Nutrition Guidelines for Health Professionals: Background on Canada’s Food Guide

Health Canada’s Prenatal Nutrition Guidelines for Health Professionals: Background on Canada’s Food Guide

Health Canada - Prenatal Nutrition Guidelines for Health Professionals: Gestational Weight Gain

Health Canada's Prenatal Nutrition Guidelines for Health Professionals: Gestational Weight Gain

Motherisk – The Hospital for Sick Children

Provides information and research for health professionals on various health topics pertaining to pregnancy and breastfeeding.

PARMed-X for PREGNANCY

A guideline for health screening prior to participation in a prenatal fitness class or other exercise.

Joint SOGC/CSEP Clinical Practice Guideline - Exercise in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period.

Advising obstetric care providers on the maternal, fetal, and neonatal implications of aerobic and strength-conditioning exercises in pregnancy.

Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC)

The SOGC is a leading authority on reproductive health care, producing national clinical guidelines for public and medical education on important women’s health issues.

Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) - Exercise and Pregnancy: Canadian Guidelines for Health Care Professionals

The benefits of activity in pregnancy and specific details on which exercises are safe and which should be avoided.