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Your Health During Pregnancy

Last Updated: March 2024

Making your health a priority is especially important during pregnancy. Taking care of your mental, emotional and physical well-being will help you and your baby. Learn more about your health during pregnancy in this section.


There is a lot to learn about pregnancy. You don't have to know everything right away. You will learn about each stage as your pregnancy goes on. Learn more in this section:

Dental Care

Taking extra care of your mouth and teeth during pregnancy is very important. Learn more:


Pre-eclampsia usually occurs after 20 weeks of pregnancy and can be treated with medication. Learn more in this section:

Medicines and Immunizations

You may wonder if you can take medicines during your pregnancy. It can be hard to know if a medicine is safe for your baby. Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any questions. Learn more:

Healthy Eating and Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Healthy eating during pregnancy includes incorporating lots of vegetables and fruits. It also means cutting out some foods that may be harmful. Learn more about healthy eating during pregnancy

Physical Activity and Healthy Weight Gain

Exercise during pregnancy can improve your symptoms and relive discomforts. It can help you manage your weight in a healthy way while you are pregnant. Learn more:

Gestational Diabetes

If your blood sugar level first becomes too high when you are pregnant, you have gestational diabetes. Learn more in this section:

Mental Health

If you are feeling depressed, it is important to seek care right away. Contact your healthcare provider to talk about any symptoms you are having. Learn more in this section:

Morning Sickness

Many women experience morning sickness during pregnancy. There are ways to relieve the symptoms and feel better. Learn more:

Tests and Procedures

Your healthcare provider may recommend tests when you are pregnant. These tests can provide insight into the health of your baby. They are a good way to make sure you are healthy, too. Learn more in this section:

Urinary and Bowel Changes

You may experience changes to your urinary and bowel habits while pregnant. Some of these changes are common for many women. Speak to your healthcare provider if you experience any discomfort or have concerns. Learn more:

Sexual Health During Pregnancy

There are many ways to have an intimate and loving relationship with your partner. Pregnancy is a good time to experiment and learn new ways of connecting. 

Aches and Discomfort

You will likely experience many different symptoms during pregnancy. Learn how to manage discomfort in this section:

Safety and Risks During Pregnancy

Some activities may not be safe during pregnancy or if you plan to get pregnant. Learn more in this section:

Common Concerns

Common concerns during pregnancy include fatigue, shortness of breath and acid reflux. Learn more in this section:

Teen Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be scary or confusing when you are young. Speak to your healthcare professional to learn your options. Learn more in this section:

  • Learning About Pregnancy Options for Teens