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Healthy Pregnancy

The Northwestern Health Unit provides education and support in all communities for pregnant women and their families.
Having a healthy pregnancy is important. By living a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy, a woman can help her baby grow and develop properly and get the best start in life.
There are many resources available to individuals, parents and families wanting more information about healthy pregnancy.
Staying healthy and safe during pregnancy
Health unit public health nurses provide prenatal education classes for new moms and mothers expecting their next child. Many different prenatal education formats are available to help meet the needs of different moms – group or one-on-one sessions, as well as refresher courses for moms who attended the class in the past. Learn more about the topics covered during the prenatal education course.  

If you are pregnant and not sure what to do, click here.

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Public Health Question
  • Q:
    Can I get the flu shot if I’m pregnant?
    ​The flu shot is safe to get while you are pregnant, and in fact is important for the baby’s health. Influenza during pregnancy is not ideal. Once the baby is born, mom can spread viruses to the baby but a flu shot makes it very unlikely the mom w...

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