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June/July 2009 

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Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1
14
15
16
Take a folic acid supplement daily.
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18
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2
21
22
23
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24
Stay away from stress.
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26
27
3
28
Don't over do it!
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30
1
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Date of Conception
4
4
5
6
7
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10
Share your thoughts and feelings with others.
11
Month 1 (weeks: 1 - 4)
  • heartbeat begins
  • arm and leg buds appear
  • primitive digestive system develops
  • embryo is 5 mm (1/5th of an inch) long

During this time of your pregnancy...
Your baby's brain, skull and spine form during the first few weeks of pregnancy, before you even know you are expecting! In order for them to form properly, you must have enough folic acid. Folic Acid is essential to the normal development of your baby's spine, brain and skull, especially during the first four weeks of pregnancy. Schedule a check-up in your first trimester to have your teeth cleaned and your oral health assessed.

Throughout your pregnancy remember the following...

Nutrition
Include meat and meat alternatives. Eating meat and alternatives each day will help you and your baby stay healthy.
You need to eat food from a variety of sources to make sure you get all the vitamins, minerals and nutrient you and your developing baby need.

Folic Acid
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about which multivitamin is right for you.

Alcohol and Pregnancy
There is no safe amount or safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy.

Physical Activity
Drink lots of water before, during and after physical activity to avoid overheating and dehydration.
The type of activity you choose is up to you, as long as you feel comfortable doing it and your doctor says it's okay.

Smoking and Pregnancy
If you are currently smoking the best step you can take is to quit! Your baby will get more oxygen and nutrients, which will help the baby's birth weight and health.

Oral Health
Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft toothbrush using fluoride toothpastes. Don't forget to floss!
Regular dental check ups and cleanings by your dental professional are the best ways to detect and prevent periodontal disease.

Emotional Health
If you are tired don't skip sleep. Put your feet up, take a nap or just slow down. You'll feel better physically and mentally.
Stay away from stress. If certain people or situations cause you stress, avoid them as much as possible.


 
July/August 2009 

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Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

5
12
13
14
Eating well is important for your oral health.
15
16
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18
6
19
20
21
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Stay away from stress.
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24
25
7
26
Avoid second hand smoke.
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28
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30
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8
2
3
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6
7
A smoke-free environment is best for both of you and your developing baby.
8
Month 2 (weeks: 5 - 8)
  • brain, liver, kidneys, bloodstream, and digestive system are developing
  • limbs develop
  • embryo has become a fetus: it is about 2.9 cm (1 and 1/8th inches) long and weighs 0.9 g (1/30th of an ounce)

During this time of your pregnancy...
Your baby's brain, skull and spine form during the first few weeks of pregnancy, before you even know you are expecting! In order for them to form properly, you must have enough folic acid. Folic Acid is essential to the normal development of your baby's spine, brain and skull, especially during the first four weeks of pregnancy. Schedule a check-up in your first trimester to have your teeth cleaned and your oral health assessed.

Throughout your pregnancy remember the following...

Nutrition
Include meat and meat alternatives. Eating meat and alternatives each day will help you and your baby stay healthy.
Aim for three meals a day with healthy snacks in between.

Folic Acid
All women who could become pregnant should take a multivitamin containing 0.4 mg of folic acid every day.

Alcohol and Pregnancy
There is no safe amount or safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy.

Physical Activity
Don't over do it! You should be able to carry on a normal conversation during physical activities. If you're feeling more tired than normal, take it easy and rest for the day.
Drink lots of water before, during and after physical activity to avoid overheating and dehydration.

Smoking and Pregnancy
If you are currently smoking the best step you can take is to quit! Your baby will get more oxygen and nutrients, which will help the baby's birth weight and health.

Oral Health
Morning sickness can cause tooth decay.
Regular dental check ups and cleanings by your dental professional are the best ways to detect and prevent periodontal disease.

Emotional Health
Accept offers of help from friends.
If you are tired don't skip sleep. Put your feet up, take a nap or just slow down. You'll feel better physically and mentally.


 
August/September 2009 

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Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

9
9
10
11
Alcohol and Pregnancy don't mix.
12
13
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14
15
10
16
17
18
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19
Have milk and milk alternatives for strong bones.
20
21
22
11
23
Regular physical activity during pregnancy is great!
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25
26
27
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29
12
30
31
1
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3
4
Grain products are important.
5
Month 3 (weeks: 9 - 12)
  • facial features are present, the nose and outer ears are formed
  • movement such as head turning or sucking begins
  • all internal organs are developing
  • fetus is about 7.5 cm (3 inches) long and weighs 30 g (1 ounce)

During this time of your pregnancy...
Your baby's brain, skull and spine form during the first few weeks of pregnancy, before you even know you are expecting! In order for them to form properly, you must have enough folic acid. Folic Acid is essential to the normal development of your baby's spine, brain and skull, especially during the first four weeks of pregnancy. Schedule a check-up in your first trimester to have your teeth cleaned and your oral health assessed.

Throughout your pregnancy remember the following...

Nutrition
You need to eat food from a variety of sources to make sure you get all the vitamins, minerals and nutrient you and your developing baby need.
Fruits and vegetables are a must! Pregnant women need fruits and vegetables every day.

Folic Acid
All women who could become pregnant should take a multivitamin containing 0.4 mg of folic acid every day.

Alcohol and Pregnancy
There is no safe amount or safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy.

Physical Activity
The type of activity you choose is up to you, as long as you feel comfortable doing it and your doctor says it's okay.
Regular physical activity during pregnancy is great!

Smoking and Pregnancy
Avoid second hand smoke. Make your home and car smoke-free spaces.

Oral Health
Taking care of your teeth and gums is very important when you are pregnant.
Morning sickness can cause tooth decay.

Emotional Health
If you are worried, upset, sad or anxious, talking about it can help.
Share your thoughts and feelings with others.


 
September/October 2009 

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Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

13
6
7
8
If you are tired don't skip sleep.
9
10
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12
14
13
14
15
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16
Accept offers of help from friends.
17
18
19
15
20
Avoid second hand smoke.
21
22
23
24
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26
16
27
28
29
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1
2
A smoke-free environment is best for both of you and your developing baby.
3
Month 4 (weeks: 13 - 16)
  • strong heart beat begins
  • lanugo or fine body hair develops
  • fetus is about 15 cm (6 inches) long and weighs 110 g (4 ounces)

During this time of your pregnancy...
Know what you need. During your second and third trimesters of pregnancy, you need more calories each day to support the growth of your baby. For most women, this means an extra two or three Food Guide servings daily.

Throughout your pregnancy remember the following...

Nutrition
Check out Canada's Food Guide to see how many servings of each food group you need each day.
Have milk and milk alternatives for strong bones. Milk and alternatives are important for your growing baby.

Folic Acid
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about which multivitamin is right for you.

Alcohol and Pregnancy
If you drink alcohol while you are pregnant you are at risk of giving birth to a baby with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

Physical Activity
Drink lots of water before, during and after physical activity to avoid overheating and dehydration.
You should refrain from being active outdoors on overly hot or humid days.

Smoking and Pregnancy
A smoke-free environment is best for both of you and your developing baby.

Oral Health
Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft toothbrush using fluoride toothpastes. Don't forget to floss!
Morning sickness can cause tooth decay.

Emotional Health
Share your thoughts and feelings with others.
One in ten women suffers from bouts of depression during pregnancy.


 
October 2009 

Week #

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

17
4
5
6
Take a folic acid supplement daily.
7
8
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10
18
11
12
13
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14
Stay away from stress.
15
16
17
19
18
Regular physical activity during pregnancy is great!
19
20
21
22
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24
20
25
26
27
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29
30
Share your thoughts and feelings with others.
31
Month 5 (weeks: 17 - 20)
  • finger and toe nails formed
  • responds to noise
  • hair and eyebrows are growing
  • movements become increasingly vigorous
  • fetus is about 25 to 30 cm (10 to 12 inches long), half its length at birth and weighs 220 to 450 g (8 ounces to 1 pound)

During this time of your pregnancy...
Know what you need. During your second and third trimesters of pregnancy, you need more calories each day to support the growth of your baby. For most women, this means an extra two or three Food Guide servings daily.

Throughout your pregnancy remember the following...

Nutrition
You need to eat food from a variety of sources to make sure you get all the vitamins, minerals and nutrient you and your developing baby need.
Aim for three meals a day with healthy snacks in between.

Folic Acid
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about which multivitamin is right for you.

Alcohol and Pregnancy
There is no safe amount or safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy.

Physical Activity
The type of activity you choose is up to you, as long as you feel comfortable doing it and your doctor says it's okay.
Build physical activity into your daily routine.

Smoking and Pregnancy
Avoid second hand smoke. Make your home and car smoke-free spaces.

Oral Health
Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft toothbrush using fluoride toothpastes. Don't forget to floss!
Regular dental check ups and cleanings by your dental professional are the best ways to detect and prevent periodontal disease.

Emotional Health
Share your thoughts and feelings with others.
If you are tired don't skip sleep. Put your feet up, take a nap or just slow down. You'll feel better physically and mentally.


 
November 2009 

Week #

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

21
1
2
3
Alcohol and Pregnancy don't mix.
4
5
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7
22
8
9
10
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11
Accept offers of help from friends.
12
13
14
23
15
Avoid second hand smoke.
16
17
18
19
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21
24
22
23
24
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26
27
Grain products are important.
28
Month 6 (weeks: 21 - 24)
  • eyes are open
  • a creamy substance called vernix covers the skin
  • skin is wrinkled and the fetus appears very thin
  • fetus is about 28 to 36 cm (11-14 inches) long and weighs 0.7 kg (1 1/2 pounds)

During this time of your pregnancy...
Know what you need. During your second and third trimesters of pregnancy, you need more calories each day to support the growth of your baby. For most women, this means an extra two or three Food Guide servings daily.

Throughout your pregnancy remember the following...

Nutrition
Have milk and milk alternatives for strong bones. Milk and alternatives are important for your growing baby.
Check out Canada's Food Guide to see how many servings of each food group you need each day.

Folic Acid
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about which multivitamin is right for you.

Alcohol and Pregnancy
There is no safe amount or safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy.

Physical Activity
Regular physical activity during pregnancy is great!
The type of activity you choose is up to you, as long as you feel comfortable doing it and your doctor says it's okay.

Smoking and Pregnancy
A smoke-free environment is best for both of you and your developing baby.

Oral Health
Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft toothbrush using fluoride toothpastes. Don't forget to floss!
Taking care of your teeth and gums is very important when you are pregnant.

Emotional Health
Accept offers of help from friends.
Staying active and eating well can help keep your moods in check.


 
November/December 2009 

Week #

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

25
29
30
1
Keep cool and hydrated
2
3
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5
26
6
7
8
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Have milk and milk alternatives for strong bones.
10
11
12
27
13
Avoid second hand smoke.
14
15
16
17
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19
28
20
21
22
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23
24
25
Share your thoughts and feelings with others.
26
Month 7 (weeks: 25 - 28)
  • fetus weighs about 1.1 kg (2.5 pounds) and is approximately 37 cm (15 inches) in length

During this time of your pregnancy...
Know what you need. During your second and third trimesters of pregnancy, you need more calories each day to support the growth of your baby. For most women, this means an extra two or three Food Guide servings daily.

Throughout your pregnancy remember the following...

Nutrition
Grain products are important. You need to include grain products as part of your daily diet.
You need to eat food from a variety of sources to make sure you get all the vitamins, minerals and nutrient you and your developing baby need.

Folic Acid
All women who could become pregnant should take a multivitamin containing 0.4 mg of folic acid every day.

Alcohol and Pregnancy
If you drink alcohol while you are pregnant you are at risk of giving birth to a baby with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

Physical Activity
Regular physical activity during pregnancy is great!
You should refrain from being active outdoors on overly hot or humid days.

Smoking and Pregnancy
Avoid second hand smoke. Make your home and car smoke-free spaces.

Oral Health
Morning sickness can cause tooth decay.
Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft toothbrush using fluoride toothpastes. Don't forget to floss!

Emotional Health
Staying active and eating well can help keep your moods in check.
One in ten women suffers from bouts of depression during pregnancy.


 
December 2009/January 2010 

Week #

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

29
27
28
29
Alcohol and Pregnancy don't mix.
30
31
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2
30
3
4
5
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6
Have milk and milk alternatives for strong bones.
7
8
9
31
10
Don't over do it!
11
12
13
14
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15
16
32
17
18
19
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20
21
22
Share your thoughts and feelings with others.
23
Month 8 (weeks: 29 - 32)
  • Fetus weighs about 2.2 kg (5 pounds) and is 40 to 45 cm (16 to 18 inches) long

During this time of your pregnancy...
Know what you need. During your second and third trimesters of pregnancy, you need more calories each day to support the growth of your baby. For most women, this means an extra two or three Food Guide servings daily.

Throughout your pregnancy remember the following...

Nutrition
Check out Canada's Food Guide to see how many servings of each food group you need each day.
You need to eat food from a variety of sources to make sure you get all the vitamins, minerals and nutrient you and your developing baby need.

Folic Acid
All women who could become pregnant should take a multivitamin containing 0.4 mg of folic acid every day.

Alcohol and Pregnancy
If you drink alcohol while you are pregnant you are at risk of giving birth to a baby with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

Physical Activity
The type of activity you choose is up to you, as long as you feel comfortable doing it and your doctor says it's okay.
Build physical activity into your daily routine.

Smoking and Pregnancy
If you are currently smoking the best step you can take is to quit! Your baby will get more oxygen and nutrients, which will help the baby's birth weight and health.

Oral Health
Taking care of your teeth and gums is very important when you are pregnant.
Eating well is important for your oral health. It can also help build strong teeth and bones in your developing baby.

Emotional Health
Stay away from stress. If certain people or situations cause you stress, avoid them as much as possible.
Share your thoughts and feelings with others.


 
January/February 2010 

Week #

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

33
24
25
26
If you are tired don't skip sleep.
27
28
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30
34
31
1
2
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Stay away from stress.
4
5
6
35
7
Regular physical activity during pregnancy is great!
8
9
10
11
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13
36
14
15
16
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18
19
Share your thoughts and feelings with others.
20
Month 9 (weeks: 33 - 36)
  • fetus weighs 3.2 to 3.6 kg (7 or 8 pounds) and may be more than 50 cm (20 inches) long
  • skin wrinkles become less pronounced
  • eyes open and close
  • fetus responds to light

During this time of your pregnancy...
Know what you need. During your second and third trimesters of pregnancy, you need more calories each day to support the growth of your baby. For most women, this means an extra two or three Food Guide servings daily.

Throughout your pregnancy remember the following...

Nutrition
Check out Canada's Food Guide to see how many servings of each food group you need each day.
Grain products are important. You need to include grain products as part of your daily diet.

Folic Acid
All women who could become pregnant should take a multivitamin containing 0.4 mg of folic acid every day.

Alcohol and Pregnancy
There is no safe amount or safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy.

Physical Activity
The type of activity you choose is up to you, as long as you feel comfortable doing it and your doctor says it's okay.
Regular physical activity during pregnancy is great!

Smoking and Pregnancy
Avoid second hand smoke. Make your home and car smoke-free spaces.

Oral Health
Morning sickness can cause tooth decay.
Eating well is important for your oral health. It can also help build strong teeth and bones in your developing baby.

Emotional Health
Staying active and eating well can help keep your moods in check.
Accept offers of help from friends.


 
February/March 2010 

Week #

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

37
21
22
23
Alcohol and Pregnancy don't mix.
24
25
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27
38
28
1
2
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Accept offers of help from friends.
4
5
6
39
7
Include meat and meat alternatives
8
9
10
11
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13
40
14
15
16
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18
19
Grain products are important.
20
41
21
22
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24
Due Date
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26
27
For New Parents
  • Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in your life, and, at the same time, one of the most daunting. There are many changes to adjust to and many unknowns to face. With this in mind, it is important to remember that the most precious gift you can give your child is a healthy start in life. New parents can visit the Public Health Agency of Canada's Healthy Pregnancy Web site for more information on specific topics in order to reduce the risk of injury and illness and to promote the healthy development of their infants. www.healthycanadians.ca/pregnancy

  • 1 800 O-Canada

During this time of your pregnancy...
Know what you need. During your second and third trimesters of pregnancy, you need more calories each day to support the growth of your baby. For most women, this means an extra two or three Food Guide servings daily.

Throughout your pregnancy remember the following...

Nutrition
Include meat and meat alternatives. Eating meat and alternatives each day will help you and your baby stay healthy.
Check out Canada's Food Guide to see how many servings of each food group you need each day.

Folic Acid
All women who could become pregnant should take a multivitamin containing 0.4 mg of folic acid every day.

Alcohol and Pregnancy
If you drink alcohol while you are pregnant you are at risk of giving birth to a baby with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

Physical Activity
Regular physical activity during pregnancy is great!
You should refrain from being active outdoors on overly hot or humid days.

Smoking and Pregnancy
Avoid second hand smoke. Make your home and car smoke-free spaces.

Oral Health
Eating well is important for your oral health. It can also help build strong teeth and bones in your developing baby.
Taking care of your teeth and gums is very important when you are pregnant.

Emotional Health
Share your thoughts and feelings with others.
Stay away from stress. If certain people or situations cause you stress, avoid them as much as possible.