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Healthy Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be very exciting! You are changing physically and emotionally every day. You may have lots of questions and may be feeling a little overwhelmed at times. This pregnancy may be different than your last one, or this may be your first pregnancy. We would like to help you prepare for your new baby to make life a little easier when you bring him or her home.

In the sections below, you will find links to services and information to help you along your journey.

Porcupine Health Unit Services

Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP)

Are you (or someone you know) pregnant and facing challenges? Do you have questions about your pregnancy? Ask us about CPNP.

Pregnancy Support Home Visiting Program

Healthy Babies Healthy Children is a free program available during pregnancy, after your baby is born and as your child grows. It gives you reliable information and support to help your child have the best start in life.

Prenatal Education 

Find out more information about our Prenatal Education Series.


OMama is a website and mobile application (app) that connects women and families in Ontario to trusted pregnancy, labour & birth, breastfeeding and early parenting information.

Caring for Kids is developed by the Canadian Paediatric Society and has a section that provides reliable information on pregnancy and preparing for baby.

Here Comes Baby is a video series for new and soon-to-be parents from Ottawa Public Health.

Topics include:

  • Bathing your baby 
  • Jaundice in the newborn 
  • Postpartum recovery
  • Diaper change demonstration
  • Postpartum mental health
  • Newborn behaviours


Your Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy: This Public Health Agency of Canada’s resource offers great information related to healthy pregnancy. Some topics include:

  • Healthy eating during pregnancy
  • Physical activity during pregnancy
  • Your developing baby
  • Preparing for birth
  • Tobacco, Vaping and pregnancy
  • Alcohol and pregnancy
  • Cannabis and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is Not Always What You Expect: Taking care of your mental health while planning a pregnancy or while pregnant.

Your Guide to Labour and Birth

Have questions?

Speak to one of our Public Health Nurses by calling 1-800-461-1181 ext. 3650. You can also email us at [email protected]